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General Surgery
Recommended by 10 specialists
25 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Mr Shanks Gurjar was appointed as a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital in January 2012. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) gastrointestinal surgery for bowel cancer (colon and rectum), inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and surgical treatment of diverticular disease, and rectal prolapse. He also offers expertise in laparoscopic groin hernia surgery (inguinal, femoral) and incisional hernia repair.

He offers treatment for all common coloproctology conditions including haemorrhoids (THD and Rafaelo), anal fistula surgery, pilonidal sinus, and anal fissures. He is an accredited endoscopist with expertise in colonoscopy and polypectomy.

Shanks graduated from St Marys Hospital, London in 1997, then trained as a surgeon in the South-East Thames region, before completing a fellowship in pelvic floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

He has a strong academic interest in clinical surgery and has published extensively across the field of colorectal & general surgery in various papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently an examiner for the General Medical Council and actively trains young surgeons in laparoscopic keyhole surgery.

Shanks strives to ensure all his patients have a high quality, evidence-based approach to their care. He holds practising privileges at a number of hospitals in North London and Hertfordshire.

Contact details:

Private Secretary (Denise Bodsworth) 07506 589070


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General Surgery
Recommended by 8 specialists
32 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Asif Haq is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and Minimal Access Surgeon based at Kings College Hospital. He specialises in bowel cancer and coloproctological conditions. He is also has exceptional expertise in revision abdominal surgery in particular incisional hernia repair using the minimal access approach, abdominal wall reconstruction and reversal surgery for stomas (ileostomy and colostomy).

Mr Haq graduated in Medicine from the National University of Ireland in 1990, before undertaking his surgical training in England. Following this, he completed specialised colorectal training in London and Canada. He was awarded the Sir Ian Todd Fellowship and the New York travelling fellowship for research by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After completing his training, he undertook two prestigious Laparoscopic Fellowships

Mr Haq is passionate about teaching both nationally and internationally. He is a trainer for the national training program for laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. He is also a member of the Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovation, traveling annually to hospitals in Iran to train and lead workshops for medical students and doctors. 




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General Surgery
Recommended by 7 specialists
30 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery + 1 more

Mr Niteen Tapuria is an experienced Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HBP) surgery which is surgery of the liver, pancreas and bile system. He has performed more than 600 laparoscopic cholecystectomies for gallstones and is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as bile duct stones , pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer and diseases of the liver as well as Spleen. However, he is also has a special interest in minimally invasive and open techniques for groin hernia repair and abdominal wall hernia as well . More recently he has developed skills in Robotic surgery and Virtual reality surgery .

Graduating with a medical degree from the University of Delhi in 1992, followed by MS in General Surgery from Delhi University, he moved to the UK and began his specialist training here in King’s College Hospital, London . His first job as an HBP Specialist Registrar began in the Royal Free and University College London Hospitals in 2011. Since then, he has worked across London at Kings College Hospital as well as The Royal Marsden Hospital before taking up a HPB Consultant post in early 2017 in the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in HBP surgery and liver transplantation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Robotics in Italy.

His current NHS base is at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Mr Tapuria takes a particular interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotics. He is a member of Great Britain Hepatobiliary Association and Association of Surgeons of Great Britain.


Mr Tapuria is a recipent of the European Society of Surgical Oncology Fellowship and Peter Samuel Grant (Royal Free Trust) .

Academic interests

Mr Tapuria is currently the Principal investigator at MKUH for trials looking at role of MRCP in gallstones and drug modulation in pancreatitis. He was awarded an MD in 2008 from the University College of London for his research work which demonstrated the protective role of preconditioning on organs by regulation of endothelial function. He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at International conferences. He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery and other journals by invitation.

Laparoscopic (Keyhole) gallbladder and biliary surgery

I have a special interest in diseases of the gallbladder such as gallstones and gallbladder dyskinesia and have a high volume practice in managing these conditions with experience in managing acute gallstone disease. I also manage bile duct stones and pancreatic pseudocysts laparoscopically.

Laparoscopic (Keyhole ) Groin hernia surgery

All patients with groin hernia regardless of symptoms should be offered a consultation as the long term outcome of early operation is better than wait and watch policy even in asymptomatic hernia according to recently published international guidelines. I have a special interest in performing laparoscopic groin hernia operations. I have been to Belgium to train and learn new approaches in robotic surgery in groin hernia .

Abdominal wall hernia and complex abdominal wall reconstruction ( Laparoscopic/Open)

I adopt a multidisciplinary team approach to complex abdominal wall reconstruction including both open and minimally invasive techniques. Abdominal wall hernia result in poor quality of life due to poor abdominal wall function and surgical treatment can offer a significant improvement in quality of life. I offer Laparoscopic and open approaches to management of abdominal wall hernia, incisional hernia, umbilical and paraumbilical hernia. I have learnt new approaches in robotic surgery in abdominal wall hernia repair and reconstruction at specialist centres in Belgium .

Acute Surgery (Laparoscopic/Open)

I have a high volume practice im emergency surgery and perform laparoscopic appendicectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy , diagnostic laparoscopy for abdominal pain, small bowel resection, colectomy, laparoscopic duodenal perforated ulcer repair

Excision of skin lesions, surgical treatment of haemorrhoids and anal fissure.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 9 specialists
25 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Mr Lee Simon Dvorkin graduated from Leeds University Medical School and completed his basic surgical training in Wessex. He undertook a period of research at The Royal London Hospital in 2002.

Mr Lee Dvorkin was awarded an MD by the University of London for his work on pelvic floor disorders.

Mr Dvorkin completed higher surgical training in 2010 in North East London. This was then followed by an 18-month supra-specialist fellowship at St Marks Hospital which included a 6-month laparoscopic colorectal fellowship. He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2011.

Mr Dvorkin is currently a Consultant Laparoscopic General & Colorectal Surgeon at the North Middlesex University Hospital in London and has held various managerial and educational posts.

Private secretary: 07867 491761

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments




Fistula and haemorrhoid surgery

TAMIS & SILS surgery

Skin lumps & bumps

Pilonidal disease surgery

Gallstone disease

Faecal incontinence

All types of hernias (keyhole and open repair)

Bowel surgery for benign and malignant diseases


Surgery for Crohns and colitis

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General Surgery
Recommended by 6 specialists
29 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Vivek Datta works at Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. He has more than 25 years' experience in the field and performs a wide range of gastrointestinal and colorectal procedures. His clinical interests include rectal bleeding, abdominal and rectal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, hernia, and emergency general surgery. Mr Datta also specialises in colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and the detection and treatment of colon cancer.

After graduating from the University of London in 1993, Mr Datta went on to undertake surgical training including fellowships at St Mark's University College Hospital in London. He also completed a research MD at Imperial College.

Mr Datta is passionate about research and teaching, and he has co-authored several articles in his field. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars, and he is on the steering group for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
23 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Said Mohamed is a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon, with expertise in treating colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease as well as benign colorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, anal fissure and anal fistulae. 

Mr Mohamed qualified in medicine from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and completed his surgical training at the London Postgraduate Deanery. He obtained further advanced training in colorectal surgery at the University College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Mr. Mohamed is an advanced endoscopist and specialises in the treatment of large colorectal polyps and early rectal cancer. He is an accredited Bowel Scope screening endoscopist and is the Endoscopy Lead for training at the Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust. In addition to his colorectal expertise, he specialises in repairs of all types of abdominal wall herniae including abdominal wall reconstruction and component separation for large incisional herniae.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 4 specialists
33 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery + 1 more

Mr Stuart Gould is a highly-experienced Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon working in West London and Central London. He covers a broad range of upper and lower GI conditions, but mainly treats gallbladder diseases and umbilical hernia.

He qualified in Medicine from the University of London in 1989 and subsequently chose to specialise in the field of General Surgery. He has worked in many practices across London including the Hospital of St John’s and Elizabeth and Clementine Churchill Hospital. He provides emergency surgery and treatments for hernia and colorectal diseases.

Mr Gould is highly dedicated to education and he teaches and trains at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Furthermore he teaches on many surgical courses and is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

surgery for complications of pancreatitis

trigger point injections

groin pain

Hernia surgery of all types

Pilonidal sinus


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General Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery

Mr Arun Shanmuganandan is a consultant colorectal surgeon in a busy surgical unit at Croydon University Hospital. He specialises in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for diseases of the bowel including cancer of the colon and rectum. He also treats patients with benign bowel disorders like diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

He is an advanced endoscopy practitioner, fully accredited by JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) for performing colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and OGD (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy). He carries out endoscopic removal of large polyps of the bowel (EMR / ESD) and early cancers of the rectum (TEMS / TAMIS). He believes strongly in prevention and early diagnosis of bowel cancers and is a strong advocate of bowel cancer screening, which he is approved for.

His special interests also include treatment for benign anorectal conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal abscesses and anal fissure. He offers various surgical options for treatment of haemorrhoids including rubber band ligation, THD, HALO, RAFAELO and traditional surgical haemorrhoidectomy.

He offers BOTOX for anal fissures and various surgical options for anal fistulas including fistula plug, gel, LIFT procedure and VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment) procedure.

In addition to surgical procedures, he provides wide-ranging, latest evidence based consultation on functional bowel disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, acid reflux, indigestion, bloating and coeliac disease. He works closely with other allied specialties like gastroenterologists, dietitians and nutritionists, and believes strongly in a multi-disciplinary approach to improve his patients’ general gut health.

He takes a keen interest in teaching and training junior surgical trainees and is  an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College, London.

He has multiple publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and is currently the Principal Investigator for a multi-centre, NIHR and NICE approved trial on the use of FIT test, which is a less invasive screening tool for bowel cancers. He is a member of the Trauma Care delivery Group, Sepsis Taskforce and Research & Development Committee at Croydon University Hospital. He is also a member of the NICE FIT trial steering group. He is the Trust Lead for PCCRC(Post Colonoscopy ColoRectal Cancers) Audit.

Arun qualified from a reputed medical university in the south Indian city of Chennai. Following basic surgical training in India, he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue higher surgical training. He underwent most of his specialist surgical training, in general and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, in south west London, which resulted in his entry to the General Medical Council’s specialist register.

He enjoys spending his weekends with his wife and son, and his favourite pursuit is hiking in the beautiful Surrey countryside. He follows cricket and the premier league and enjoys playing football and tennis with his son.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy Gastroscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Fistula surgery
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Bowel disorders
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Gut Health and Functional Bowel Disorders inc. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Haemorrhoids and Anal Fistula/Fissure
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General Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Mr Slesser qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine in 2003 and is an experienced surgeon who is fully trained in all minimally invasive techniques.

Slesser undertook his higher surgical training in West London. During his training he mainly focused on honing his skills in gastrointestinal surgery. He regularly performs colorectal cancer surgery and has an interest in abdominal wall reconstruction. Mr Slesser also undertakes emergency general surgery and performs all hernia repairs as well as surgery for gallstone disease.

In 2009, Mr Slesser was awarded an MSc in Surgical Sciences by Imperial College London. In 2016, for his research focused on metastatic colorectal cancer-based at the Royal Marsden Hospital he was awarded a Doctorate by Imperial College London.

He is a honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Abdominal wall reconstructions
  • Bowel Diversion Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery (colectomy)
  • Removal of Rectum and Colon (proctocolectomy)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Appendicectomy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Obstruction Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Femoral Hernia
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Recommended by 2 specialists
31 years of experience

Dr Besherdas has been a consultant since 2000 and has developed an interest and expertise in therapeutic endoscopy. He is a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. He also has expertise in endoscopy of the biliary tree (ERCP) of which he undertakes more than 200 procedures per annum. 

He has expertise in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy) as well as lower GI (colonoscopy) including dilatation, stenting and feeding tube insertions.

Dr Besherdas has held senior positions in NHS, below is a list of some of his past and current roles:

  • Undergraduate lead clinician for medicine at Barnet Hospital.
  • Member of the Specialist Training Committee in Gastroenterology with the London Deanery.
  • Clinical Service Lead in Endoscopy at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital.
  • Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology at Royal Free Hospitals (Barnet and Chase Farm).

In addition to the above, he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Gastroenterologist at the University College London Medical School. Dr Besherdas is actively involved in teaching and training undergraduates. He has also presented and published posters at many national and international gastroenterology events 

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