Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCS (Eng)

General Surgery

Recommended by  
9 specialists

20 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Purkayastha is extremely thorough and professional and explains in detail whatever procedures and tests he needs to carry and the reason for doing them, and also discusses the results in great depth. He also very friendly and approachable. “
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Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
  • Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Bengali
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4733975
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    Practices worked at

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    958 reviews

    OneWelbeck

    1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    87 reviews

    About

    Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon who specialises in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also works on call to treat surgical emergencies including major trauma Surgery. He trained at St. Mary's hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, and the Royal College of Surgeons England.

    His general surgery practice includes laparoscopic surgery for hernias of all kinds, gall bladder surgery and hiatus hernia with anti-reflux surgery, management of conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, hernia emergencies and the management of many other conditions that present with abdominal pain.

    The weight management practice includes a full private bariatric multi-disciplinary team assessment and pre- and post surgery support. Weight loss procedures carried out by him and his team include gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypasses (roux-en-y and mini gastric bypass). All of these care carried out using minimally invasive techniques and the latest surgical techniques and technology. 

    As a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London in Surgery and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Mr Purkayastha is at the forefront of new technologies, techniques and treatments to enhance patient recovery and personalised treatment pathways. This has included robotic-assisted surgical approaches, digital technologies to enhance surgical procedures and also the assessment of the gut microbiome to help gastrointestinal conditions and weight loss.

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    Procedures

    • Appendicectomy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • FibroScan
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Gastric Banding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Ketogenic Diet
    • Laparoscopy
    • Linx System
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Medical Nutrition
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Splenectomy
    • Weight Loss Programme
    • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Gallstones
    • Gallstones
    • Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Appendicitis
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Jaundice
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    Qualifications

    FRCS (Eng) General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010

    MD University of London 2007

    MBBS (Hons) Imperial College 2000

    BSc (Hons) Imperial College 1997


    Additional training

    DSTS (Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills) Royal College of Surgeons, England 2015

    ATLS (Advanced Trauma and Life Support) Royal College of Surgeons, England 2010

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Gallstones
    6/70
    Gallstones
    6/70
    Hernia
    6/70
    Hernia
    6/70
    Appendicectomy
    5/70
    Haemorrhoids
    5/70
    Appendicitis
    4/70
    Fatty Liver Disease
    2/70
    Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    2/70
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/70
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    1/70
    Gastric Bypass
    1/70
    Gastric Sleeve
    1/70
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/70
    General Surgery
    1/70
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/70
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Purkayastha is extremely thorough and professional and explains in detail whatever procedures and tests he needs to carry and the reason for doing them, and also discusses the results in great depth. He also very friendly and approachable.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Explanation of health issue and surgery was excellent. Beside manner personable yet professional.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I would absolutely recommend Mr Purkayastha to anyone contemplating his services. Not only is he a highly competent professional, he is approachable too, happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. He is extremely thorough in his approach, which instills a great deal of confidence. I have already recommended him to a friend following my positive experience.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Sanjay Purkayastha explained the procedure of removing my gallbladder and was very impressed with the time and care spent in preparing me and arranging scans. I feel safe in his hands
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very positive experience. A great deal of sympathy and empathy shown. Excellent communication in a way I understood.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Purkayashta has been extremely helpful, professional and friendly. He took time to explain my treatment, answered all questions whatever they were which made me reassured that I am going to be in really good hands. Post operative he has been very supportive as well. Extremely satisfied with my experience. I admire Mr Purkayashta's dedication to his profession.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I couldn’t have asked for better more thorough care. I have never had a gastro issue before and Mr Purkayastha was so patient with me, my questions and had answers for everything. He ran all necessary tests and explained thoroughly. He was also incredibly accommodating to my personal family needs and circumstances.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Found Sanjay very profesional & experienced. Friendly & easy to talk to. Honest & well explanatory on different types of surgery. He made me feel very relaxed & positive throughout. Made sure I understood everything by not just using doctors/medical terms.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A charming and intuitive surgeon. Good empathy and awareness.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great communicator. Instills confidence.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 9 doctors for:
    9

    General Surgery

    Mr James Kinross
    Mr James Kinross
    General Surgery

    19-07-2020

    Sanjay is an outstanding surgeon, and I highly recommend him.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Heart Burn, Gallstones, Weight Gain, Obesity, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Pancreatitis, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Hernia, Appendicitis, Hiatus Hernia, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    For procedures: Open Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair (Keyhole), Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Barry Paraskeva
    Mr Barry Paraskeva
    General Surgery

    19-07-2020

    Mr Purkayastha is an excellent surgeon and colleague.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Heart Burn, Gallstones, Weight Gain, Obesity, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Pancreatitis, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Hernia, Appendicitis, Hiatus Hernia, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    For procedures: Open Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair (Keyhole), Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr George Reese
    Mr George Reese
    General Surgery

    19-07-2020

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Heart Burn, Gallstones, Weight Gain, Obesity, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Pancreatitis, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Hernia, Appendicitis, Hiatus Hernia, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    For procedures: Open Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair (Keyhole), Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Ms Romana Kuchai
    Ms Romana Kuchai
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    19-07-2020

    Mr Purkayastha is a highly knowledgable clinician and well respected by his peers. He is committed in caring for each of his patients and simply a wonderful colleague to work with.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Heart Burn, Gallstones, Weight Gain, Obesity, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux, Pancreatitis, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia, Hernia, Appendicitis, Hiatus Hernia, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    For procedures: Open Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair (Keyhole), Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery

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