Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

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

General Surgery

Recommended by  
7 specialists

19 years of experience
8 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very pleased with the care“
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Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatobiliary 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

    OneWelbeck

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

    OneWelbeck Digestive Surgery

    1 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9HL
    13 reviews

    The Lindo Wing - St Mary's Hospital

    Praed St, Paddington, London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
    0 reviews

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    729 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 managment 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 forefornt of new technologies, techniques and treatments to ehnace 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Appendicectomy
    • Coloproctology
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Splenectomy
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • ERCP Procedure
    • FibroScan
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Gastric Banding
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Linx procedure
    • Medical Nutrition
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Weight Loss Programme
    • Weight Loss Surgery
    • Appendicitis
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Pancreatitis
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) Or Reflux
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • Gallstones
    • Weight Gain
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    Medical procedures

    • Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    • Appendicectomy
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (colectomy)
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • FibroScan
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Gastric Banding
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Gastroscopy
    • Healthy Living Advice
    • Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    • Ketogenic Diet
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Medical Nutrition
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Micronutrition
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Non-surgical weight management
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Weight Loss Programme
    • Weight Loss Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Appendicitis
    • Gallstones
    • Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Jaundice
    • Obesity
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • Pancreatitis
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
    • pancreatitis
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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
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    7/57
    Hernia
    5/57
    Gallstones
    4/57
    Haemorrhoids
    4/57
    Appendicectomy
    3/57
    Appendicitis
    3/57
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    2/57
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/57
    Anal Fistula
    1/57
    Bariatric surgery
    1/57
    Cyst Removal
    1/57
    Fatty Liver Disease
    1/57
    Frozen bowel
    1/57
    Gastric Bypass
    1/57
    Gastric Sleeve
    1/57
    Gastric surgery
    1/57
    Gastroenteritis
    1/57
    General Surgery
    1/57
    Hiatus Hernia
    1/57
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/57
    Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
    1/57
    Weight Loss Surgery
    1/57
    Weight Management
    1/57
    bariatric surgery
    1/57
    pain in the groin
    1/57
    stomach upset pain and spasms
    1/57
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anal Fistula
    Very pleased with the care
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastric Bypass
    Very good experience re consultations and surgery. Mr Purkayastha is very professional, but also explains things clearly. Nothing is too much trouble for him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Haemorrhoids
    Makes one feel good, allays worry about the outcome
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Excellent surgeon, knowledgeable and great, calm approach.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenteritis
    Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is attentive and goes above and beyond for my health
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Haemorrhoids Weight Loss Surgery
    I’ve had 2 surgeries done by Mr Sanjay Purkayastha , he’s kind ,patient and supportive and trustworthy .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Frozen bowel
    My consultation with Mr Purkayastha was excellent. From the efficient and very accommodating arrangement of my appointment, the warm friendly reassuring approach and the clearly very knowledgeable skilful clinician it could not have been improved. All the questions asked were pertinent, listening carefully to my answers and Mr Purkayastha was clear in his communication. I feel very reassured and confident that I am placing my health in safe caring hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    At all stages Sanjay was fantastic He explained everything very clearly and the surgery and follow up was perfect . Great job by a very nice guy and a very competent Surgeon
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    An excellent doctor who explains things clearly, is obviously passionate about what he does but is most of all compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone and will see him if further issues arise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Mr Purkayastha looked after me for some weeks at St Mary's and I could not have had a more expert, considerate and very kind surgeon. Not only did he get me totally cured but also explained everything to me and addressed all my concerns and made the whole experience as easy and effective as possible.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Very professional. Made me feel very comfortable throughout my hospital stay.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    pain in the groin
    I am pleased to have seen Mr Sanjay Purkayastha for the groin problem that I have been experiencing for some time. After initial meeting, he arranged for blood tests, MRI and CT scan. Once the tests were completed, I had a follow up meeting to discuss the course of action.Mr Sanjay took the time to explain the results of the various tests. Thankfully no surgery will be required. I will meet Mr Sanjay again in January 2021 to see the progress that I will make in the next 6 weeks or so. Overall I feel well cared for under the guidance of Mr Sanjay.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones Haemorrhoids
    My first appointment with Mr Purkayastha was as good as it could have gone. He had read my file and letter from my referring doctor, he explained the situation, the course of action, and the options available. The physical examination was done with care. We wrapped up with clear next steps.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cyst Removal
    Mr. Sanjay is very precise and the overall experience is excellent.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Appendicitis
    Very warm and thorough, gave me plenty of time and care. Very pleased with this experience. Also accommodated me switching from nhs to private, at a difficult time due to the Covid protocols.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones
    Mr Purkayastha is an exceptional Consultant. He has been very attentive to my condition and very clear on the communication. Also, he has an amazing staff of people, ensuring that your overall experience is as easy as possible.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Excellent all round
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Open Hernia Repair
    Mr Purkayastha was fantastic throughout my consultations and surgery with him, explaining everything clearly and really putting me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Appendicectomy
    Excellent, efficient, evidence based care focused on the individual patients needs. The transfer from NHS to the private sector for emergency laparoscopic surgery was extremely efficient, and the administration team made it very easy. The care I received from Mr Purkayastha's team was second to none, for which I am very grateful. Subsequent follow up has been very thorough. I would absolutely recommend Mr Purkayastha.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    The team are professional but with empathy. The level of medical expertise is excellent, The pre and post surgery service is above and beyond expectation. Highly recommend choosing this team for your medical needs.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 doctors for:
    7

    General Surgery

    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 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 Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Ms Romana Kuchai
    Ms Romana Kuchai
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    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 Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Mr Kalpesh Patel
    Mr Kalpesh Patel
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    19-07-2020

    I am pleased to recommend Sanjay Purkayastha who is my esteemed colleague at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College. Sanjay is an internationally recognised leader in his field of Surgery and in particular for bariatric surgery. We have managed a number of patients together in the past and his patients speak very highly of him. Sanjay demonstrates the correct balance of care and competence when dealing with patients. Sanjay is very affable and gets on with patients and staff alike. I recommend Sanjay unreservedly.

    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 Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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