Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

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

General Surgery

Recommended by 10 specialists
22 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“After 7 consultations with 'top' bariatric doctors - Dr Sanjay is hands down the best we have seen. He is the most phenomenal doctor who deeply cares about and is invested in his patients. You need someone with his empathy, multidisciplinary support & guidance in this process. Absolutely cannot fault him or ask more and were blown away by our experience.“
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic 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
    2,077 reviews

    The Lindo Wing - St Mary's Hospital

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

    OneWelbeck

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

    OneWelbeck Digestive Surgery

    1 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    25 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.

    Procedures

    • Appendicectomy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • BRAVO Capsule
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • ERCP Procedure
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • 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
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    Special interests

    • Gallstones
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Appendicitis
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Jaundice
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • 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
    8/84
    Appendicectomy
    7/84
    Haemorrhoids
    7/84
    Hernia
    7/84
    Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    6/84
    Appendicitis
    5/84
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    3/84
    Open Hernia Repair
    3/84
    Fatty Liver Disease
    2/84
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    2/84
    Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
    2/84
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    1/84
    Colonoscopy
    1/84
    Gastric Bypass
    1/84
    Gastric Sleeve
    1/84
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/84
    General Surgery
    1/84
    Hiatus Hernia
    1/84
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/84
    Pancreatitis
    1/84
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    After 7 consultations with 'top' bariatric doctors - Dr Sanjay is hands down the best we have seen. He is the most phenomenal doctor who deeply cares about and is invested in his patients. You need someone with his empathy, multidisciplinary support & guidance in this process. Absolutely cannot fault him or ask more and were blown away by our experience.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great guy made me not feel at all embarrassed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was extremely fortunate to be treated by Dr Purkayasyha. He is obviously one of the best. His care was exemplary throughout two quite major operations where I was particularly grateful for his guidance and explanation through every step. I would recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Recommend him highly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    10/10 experience
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    What can I say?! Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is an incredible surgeon. From the very first moment we began our conversation I felt at ease and as though I was in very safe hands. He diagnosed me within seconds and this was later confirmed through imaging and later a biopsy. I feel as though I am in good health for the first time in a long time just 2 weeks after surgery. Should I have any problems in the future I will not hesitate to contact Mr Purkayastha. His kind and caring nature alongside his skill and expertise are everything you could ever hope for in a surgeon.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    On time, very professional and friendly, put me at ease and had a clear plan of what the process would be and communicated that well. Very happy
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    From my first meeting with Mr. Purkayastha, I felt very comfortable, he was patient and kind and explained in great detail the procedure I needed to have. I knew I was in good hands. pre and post surgery, he remained the kind, compassionate and extremely professional. I am so thankful to have had Mr. Purkayastha as my surgeon.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I always felt like I was in the hands of the best of the best. I would insist on Mr Purkayastha for any further surgery.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Brilliant doctor!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 specialists
    Dr Harvinder Chahal
    Dr Harvinder Chahal
    Endocrinology & Diabetes
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is an excellent, highly-skilled, experienced surgeon. We have worked closely for a long time and he offers a first class service. The patients I have referred to him tell me they feel listened to and have everything explained to in ways they can understand. My patients are in safe hands and I would thoroughly recommend his services. "

    19-07-2020

    Recommended for:
    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)
    Mr James Kinross
    Mr James Kinross
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

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

    19-07-2020

    Recommended for:
    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)
    Mr Barry Paraskeva
    Mr Barry Paraskeva
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Purkayastha is an excellent surgeon and colleague."

    19-07-2020

    Recommended for:
    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)
    Mr George Reese
    Mr George Reese
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague
    Recommended for:
    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)

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