Dr Sheela Purkayastha

Dr Sheela Purkayastha

MB BS MD FRCOG FFFP

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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3 specialists

40 years of experience
28 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I Really listened to me. Explained in an easy to understand way. Supportive.“
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Subspecialties

  • Gynaecology
  • Pyscosexual Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Bihari
  • Persian
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist: 11107
  • General Medical Council: 2532251
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    Practices worked at

    Harley Street Specialist Hospital (Prev: Queen Anne Street Medical Centre)

    18-22 Queen Anne St Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8HU
    11 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    0 reviews

    132 Harley Street

    132 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JX
    4 reviews

    About

    Mrs Sheela Purkayastha is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with over 36 years' experience working in the field. Dr Purkayastha is also recognised by The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology as a Specialist in Colposcopy, She is an instructor in Family Planning with accreditation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Wide experience in Menopausal problems and had experience in running the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Menopause and PMS Clinic for many years. She is keen to solve the postmenopausal vulvovaginal problems without HRT to help women who do not wish to use HRT. She was the sole author of the book titled Postreproductive Gynaecology.

    She has special interst in PCOS and premenstrual syndromme (PMDD).Premature menopause (POF) is another of her subspeciality. Dr Purkayastha considers conservative treatment for various gynaecological problems before recommending surgery. Many women seek second opinion from her in case they can be treated without surgery as advised previously by other gynaecologists.

    Dr Purkayastha graduated from The Calcutta Medical College in India and her academic achievements included a National Scholarship and the Maharaja Gwalior Gold Medal for top marks in exams as part of her medical and surgical degree course. She then went on to study at postgraduate level at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, where she achieved her Doctor of Medicine Qualification.

    After working in Iran as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for several years, Dr Purkayastha moved to the UK and passed the exam for Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1982. Dr Purkayastha was then granted Fellowship of the Royal College in 1997 and Fellow of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health in 2006.

    For further information please go to her website www.femalegynaecologistlondon.co.uk

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    Medical procedures

    • Colposcopy
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Family planning
    • Psychosexual counselling
    • Female Sexual Health Screening
    • Vaginal Tightening and Rejuvenation
    • Routine Gynae check ups
    • Breast examination 
    • PCOS
    • Post menopauasal vulvovaginal atrophy(VVA of menopause)
    • Laser treatment for VVA
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    Special interests

    • Routine gynae check ups
    • Cervical cell abnormality ( Abnormal Smear)
    • Contraceptives and Family Planning
    • Fibroids Conservative treatment
    • Menopause
    • Premature menopause ( POF)
    • Menstrual problems: Heavy periods, Irregular periods
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Post-menopausal Bleeding
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Laser treatment for post menopausal genital symptoms
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    • MBBS 1969 University of Calcutta
    • DGO 1971 University of Calcutta
    • MD 1974 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    • MRCOG 1982
    • FRCOG 1997
    • FFFP 2006 the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Gynaecology
    5/30
    Cervical (Cone) Biopsy
    4/30
    Smear Test
    4/30
    Colposcopy
    3/30
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    3/30
    Abdominal pain
    1/30
    Acute lower abdomen pains
    1/30
    Annual check up and smear test
    1/30
    Bacterial Vaginosis
    1/30
    Genealogical
    1/30
    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    1/30
    Irregular Periods
    1/30
    Menopause
    1/30
    Mireya insertion
    1/30
    PMT
    1/30
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    1/30
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    I Really listened to me. Explained in an easy to understand way. Supportive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Purkayastha is always very professional and explains all options available. She makes you feel very comfortable and at ease to discuss any problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent as always. I have been seeing Dr. Purkayastha for more than 10years and she is a consummate professional, not only is she thorough, she is extremely pleasant and easy to talk to and puts you at your ease. I would be happy to recommend her services to any woman looking for a gynaecologist and woman's health practitioner.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Genealogical
    Quick and easy examination and very reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Annual check up and smear test
    I have known Dr S Purkayastha for many years and always valued her excellent advice. It is always a pleasure to see her during my annual checks and she has a very clear, honest but reassuring manner. I have always recommended her to my peers, the women in my family all see her and have only excellent feedback.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Abdominal pain
    Dr Sheela is always very kind and she know her patients well, she always ask an care about entire health of patient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very knowledgable, helpful, clear and through
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Purkayastha is very easy to talk to. She is caring and very professional and she makes you feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been a patient of Dr Purkayasthas for over 15 years and she is absolutely brilliant. Very professional with an excellent bedside manner.
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent clear and sympathetic and accurate
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    She is wonderful, very caring and takes her time to explain everything in detail. I have been seeing yearly for the last 6 years. I would highly recommend her!j
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Mireya insertion
    The doctor and nurse were extremely gentle and caring, reassuring me and encouraging me all the way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have known Mrs P since 4-5 years now. She listens and inquires . She has given me working solutions throughout my menopause and subsequent HRT treatment. She is also thorough with the data, always making sure that the lab results are consistent with feedback. She is also very personable . I would highly recommend her.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    The doctor came very recommended by my GP to sort out menopausal issues. I was very happy with the phased approach of resolving the most immediate concerns and make extra tests to further understand if HRT could be beneficial.
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very thorough explanation, very pleasant manner
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acute lower abdomen pains
    Very reassuring, great at listening, very thorough and the examination went very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    I know Dr Sheila for long time , she has followed me in my journey with this condition (fibroids) . She has given me a very good advice and also know what type of tests I should go for. She very professional and she goes straight to the point, she is a carrying person and understands your pain. I am very happy with her and I will not change her to anyone else. I recommend DrSheila to any women
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I had my coil removed and she was great at talking me through the procedure and did it swiftly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irregular Periods Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    I visited Dr. Purkayastha as I was having symptoms of PCOS. She was very quick to understand the symptoms and request for the necessary tests to be done. I visited her again with the test results and she was very patient in explaining the results in detail along with simple explanations for the different factors to be taken into consideration for the diagnosis. She was looking to treat the underlying problem and didn't prescribe any additional medication. It was an absolute pleasure meeting her and I was in great hands for my treatment!
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    Dr Sheela Purkayastha

    Thank you very much indeed for your review and helpful comments for my future patients. Much appreciated.

    Overall
    (5/5)
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    A very thorough examination and explanation
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    Dr Sheela Purkayastha

    Thank you very much indeed for the review and comments. It will help my future new patients who will rely on your judgement.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Dr Susie Morris
    Dr Susie Morris
    Dermatology

    21-08-2020

    Sheela is a highly regarded gynaecologist with many years of experience. She has a kind and approachable manner and is well respected among her peers. I thoroughly recommend her.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Amenorrhoea, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), Fibroids, Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia), Irregular Periods, Menopause
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Colposcopy, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Smear Test, IUD Insertion
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Awwad M Awwad
    Mr Awwad M Awwad
    Plastic Surgery

    27-08-2020

    Highly recommended - we have worked together on patients and referred other patients to each other.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    For procedures: Colposcopy, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), IUD Insertion
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Miss Jean McDonald
    Miss Jean McDonald
    Urology

    27-08-2020

    I have known Sheela for many years and regularly refer patients with gynaecological problems to her. She is an excellent gynaecologist who is a leader in her field. is kind, sympathetic , professional and treats patients with empathy, and the feedback from the patients has always been positive.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    For procedures: Colposcopy, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), IUD Insertion
    Connection: Is a colleague

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