Dr Nurhashim Haron

Specialty: General Surgery, Colorectal surgery

Languages: Malay, English

603-4026 7777 Ext: 5086

Suite 36, Level 5, KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

About Dr Nurhashim Haron

Biographical Sketch:

A General and Colorectal Surgeon, Dr Hashim has special interest in minimally invasive surgery particularly in treating colorectal disease. Specialised in various general surgical conditions, he has proven expertise in treating colorectal disease from benign to malignant cases.

Graduated from University St. Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) with B.Sc. Medical Science, he completed his medical degree at the University of Manchester in 1999. He began his career as a houseman in Manchester, UK in 1999. He subsequently started his surgical training at the Northwest region of the UK and obtained Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) of Edinburgh in 2003. After seven years of medical service with the NHS in the UK, he returned to Malaysia to continue his Higher Surgical Training at the University of Malaya and graduated with Masters of Surgery in 2009.

Providing surgical service from 2009 at Selayang Hospital, Sungai Buloh Hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre (PPUM) and Pusat Perubatan UKM (PPUKM), he completed his Subspeciality in Colorectal Surgery in 2015. This Supspeciality Fellowship includes a 12 month service as a Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow at a renowned Laparoscopic Colorectal (LAPCO) training centre located at the ICENI centre of Colchester General Hospital, UK. This training has sharpened his knowledge and skills in the management of acute and elective colorectal and general surgical cases via a minimally invasive approach.

Since 2006, Dr Hashim is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Faculty of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) where he also acts as examiners for professional examinations.

He is a member of various associations which include Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI), Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons (MSCRS) and College of Surgeons Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

Area of Expertise (Clinical Conditions)

1.General Surgery Disease

• Hernia

• Gallbladder conditions

• Thyroid disease (Thyroid cancer,Benign and Endocrine abnormality of thyroid glands)

• Breast disease (Breast Cancer,Benign breast lump)

2. Colorectal Disease

2.1 Colon and Rectum conditions


• Diverticular disease

• Polyps

• Inflammatory bowel disease and its complications

• Acute inflammatory colon and appendix conditions


• Cancer of colon and rectum

• Malignant polyps

2.2 Perianal disease

• Haemorrhoids

• Perianal abscess

• Fistula in ano

• Anal fissure

Area of Expertise (Surgical Procedure)

General Surgical Procedures

• Repair of abdominal wall hernias including laparoscopic repair of inguinal and incisional hernia.

• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy including intraoperative cholangiogram

• Subtotal and Partial Gastrectomy

• Splenectomy for acute and elective conditions

• Surgery for perforated or bleeding peptic ulcer disease

• Bowel resection for benign and malignant disease

• Mastectomy and Breast conserving surgery

• Thyroid Surgery for benign and malignant disease

• Surgery for varicose veins

Colorectal and Anal Procedures

•Removal of colon: i.e. Colectomies for benign and malignant disease.

•Anterior resection including low rectal tumour as well as abdominal perineal resection (APR) for cancers of rectum

•Formation of stomas

•Surgical bypass procedures for inoperable tumour

Perianal Procedures

•Haemorrhoids surgery including Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy, Laser Haemorrhoidoplasty and conventional Haemorrhoidectomy.

•Surgery for anal fissure including instillation of Botox Injection and lateral sphincterotomy

•Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) and various definitive procedure including fistulectomy and fistulotomy for fistulotomy for fistula in Ano

•Perianal skin tags


Laparoscopic Procedures

•Diagnostic Laparoscopic procedures

•Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

•Laparoscopic Small Bowel resection

•Laparoscopic appendicectomy

•Laparoscopic Colectomies

•Laparoscopic anterior resection

•Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal resection

Endoscopy Procedures

•Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy

•Endoscopic polypectomies

•Endoscopic insertion of stent for obstructed colon or upper rectum tumour

•Therapeutic endoscopy for bleeding peptic ulcer disease as well as lower Gastro intestinal

Education and Fellowship:

1995 – BSc (St. Andrews)

1999 – MBChB Manchester

2003 – MRCS Edinburgh

2009 – M.Surg Malaya

Fellowship of Colorectal Surgery (Mal)

Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (ICENI, UK)

Induction of Fellow Academy of Medicine (College of Surgeon, Mal)

Specialty Interests:

1.General Surgery

2.Colorectal Surgery

3.Laparoscopic Surgery

Research and Publications:

1.Feasibility and Outcome of Trans Anal Total Mesorectal Excision in Multicentre Unit in the National Health Service.

2.Asymptomatic Gallstone: Differential behaviour in Male and Female Subjects

3.Immunological consequences of appendicectomy;exploring the effects of appendicectomy in the colonic microbiota and body proteins

4.Anorectal complications of labour

5.Rectovaginal fistula due to obstetrics trauma (Paper)

6.Factors predicting Non Colorectal Histopathological Involvement in Locally Advanced Colorectal Cancer undergoing Multi-visceral Resection. (2012)

Management of Fistula in Ano (FIA) in Colorectal Unit in Hospital Selayang over a five year period (2012)

Demographic differences in breast cancer in UMMC-A study of ethnicity and age (2009)

Clinical assessment of the axilla a reliable indicator for lymph node metastases in breast cancer (2008)

The effect of ethnicity and age of survival of breast cancer in Malaysia (2009)

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for urgent CT scanning of patients with head injuries. Audit result from DGH (2004)

Professional Memberships:

He is a member of various associations which include Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI), Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons (MSCRS) and College of Surgeons Academy of Medicine Malaysia.


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