Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar

MBBS FRCS, Dip (Med Ed), MSc, MBA

General Surgery

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2 specialists

23 years of experience
20 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.87
Bedside Manner
4.88
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“Mr.Gurhar was professional and clear in his explanation of my diagnosis. He made me fee comfortable and distilled me with confidence in his ability as a specialist in this particular area of expertise. “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4448459
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    OSD Healthcare

    Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU
    377 reviews

    BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, London, United Kingdom, HA1 3RX
    254 reviews

    BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

    Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, London, United Kingdom, HA6 2JW
    107 reviews

    One Hatfield Hospital

    Hatfield Avenue Hatfield business Park, Hatfield, United Kingdom, AL10 9UA
    22 reviews

    About

    I am a full-time consultant surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital (NHS) where I have a specialist interest in colorectal and emergency general surgery. 



    My areas of expertise include colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery (Crohn's disease & Ulcerative Colitis), open and keyhole abdominal hernia repair, anal fissure management, fistula surgery (including fistula laser surgery), open and keyhole bowel cancer surgery and complex colorectal surgery. He is also an accredited endoscopist. I also offer surgical treatment options for haemorrhoids including THD and Rafaelo procedure. 



    My specialist training in pelvic floor dysfunction allows me to offer patients appropriate surgery for rectal prolapse and effective management of evacuatory disorders. I have an active private practice. 



    I qualified in medicine from St Mary's Hospital, London in 1997 and then completed basic surgical training in the King's College surgical rotation. I did my research at the Royal Free Hospital and University College, London. I underwent specialist surgical training (colorectal surgery) in the South East Thames region. I completed my training with a senior post- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) fellowship in Pelvic Floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. 



    I have an interest in clinical surgery and pelvic floor dysfunction, and have published papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as ‘Mesorectal thickness as a marker of difficulty in laparoscopic rectal surgery’ and patient safety matters. I am a member of the Britsh Medical Association, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, European Society of Coloproctology, Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland and Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland. I actively train young surgeons in keyhole surgery, as well as teaching medical students attached to Luton and Dunstable Hospital. 


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    Medical procedures

    • Groin Hernia Surgery (inguinal and femoral hernia)
    • Abdominal wall hernia repair (including incisional hernia repair)
    • Haemorrhoid surgery (THD, Rafaelo procedure)
    • Anal fissure treatment & surgery
    • Anal fistula surgery (including FILAC laser fistula surgery)
    • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
    • Pelvic floor surgery
    • IBD (Crohn's disease & Ulcerative Colitis) treatment & surgery
    • Diverticular disease & treatment
    • Colorectal cancer surgery
    • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
    • Bowel Cancer & surgery
    • Diverticular disease & surgery
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) surgery
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Colonoscopy
    • Fistula surgery
     
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    Special interests

    Pelvic floor dysfunction - management of evacuatory problems

    Groin hernia surgery


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    Education

    Education:

    • 1997 MBBS at St. Mary's 
    • 2002 MSc at UCL
    • 2009 FRCS General Surgery
    • 2014 Diploma in Medical Education

     

    Memberships:

    • Britsh Medical Association
    • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    • European Society of Coloproctology
    • Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland
    • Association of Coloproctology GB and Ireland
    • General Medical Council Investigations Committee Panellist
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr.Gurhar was professional and clear in his explanation of my diagnosis. He made me fee comfortable and distilled me with confidence in his ability as a specialist in this particular area of expertise.

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    21-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Gurjar, made me feel relaxed, he confirmed and explained what I have and gave me the choice of surgery I could have to resolve my issues. The consultation process was clear and reassuring, thank you

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    08-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    It was great meeting with Mr Guruar today he was very Polite, Explain things very well I Was very satisfied with our meeting tonight

    Patient seen for:
    Abdominoperineal Resection
    Anal Fistula
    08-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional , very friendly consultation . Has researched my case before the consultation as it is a rare case . Through note keeping. Excellent communication post consultation . Show interest and sound advise .

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Many thanks - I look forward to hearing the outcome of your treatment. Best wishes! SG

    Patient seen for:
    a very rare case of swelling in yhe gluteal muscle
    08-09-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    All went well and everything explained clearly

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professional, reassuring and understanding.

    Patient seen for:
    fissures
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had Mr Shashank Gurjar as my consultant. It’s fair to say I’ve never felt so comfortable. He had supported me from the initial consultant appointment, through to my procedure and follow up. If I needed to ask him any questions, he was available to answer them. I would 100% recommend Mr Shashank Gurjar, he had made this tough time so much more bearable. I could not thank him enough.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Many thanks for your positive feedback!

    Patient seen for:
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    28-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Incredibly reassuring and thorough consultation - was seeking a second opinion and feel much better going forward. Would highly reccomend

    Patient seen for:
    General Surgery
    Anal Fistula
    26-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Gurjar inspired confidence with his calmly purposeful but reflective approach. He responded to my questions in an illuminating and comprehensible fashion. When undergoing my physical examination, I got the sense he was being informed by plentiful relevant experience in drawing his conclusions; the examination seemed both expert and thorough. I was impressed by the fact he was mindful of me being a self-paying patient when discussing treatment options, including suggesting he time my surgery early in his daily schedule in order to minimise the chances of any need for an overnight stay in hospital. Nevertheless, Mr Gurjar explored various treatment options, including not only required remedial treatment but also simultaneous preventative treatment that might prove very cost effective. Following my consultation, I was also impressed by the promptness with which Mr Gurjar's highly proficient secretary telephoned to talk me through treatment costings and timing, following her initial call with an immediate further call to respond to couple of additional queries from me.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Thank you very much for your comprehensive feedback. I am glad that all worked out as planned

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    21-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Mr Gurjar to be very friendly & put me at ease right from the beginning of my appointment. He made me feel completely comfortable along with a lovely nurse during an examination. I left with all the information I needed & very happy with my appointment. I would highly recommend him.

    15-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A month before my consultation with Mr Gurjar, I had acute diverticulitis and acute appendicitis. A very nice local surgeon removed my appendix but I continued to suffer with acute diverticulitis with an abscess. I was in severe pain and didn't know where to turn for help. Thankfully I found Mr Gurjar and was given an immediate appointment the same day. Mr Gurjar is so reassuring, knowledgeable and explained everything with such clarity and devised a brilliant treatment plan. I asked him a great many questions and he listened and explained clearly, he even drew a great diagram that showed exactly what was happening and what will be needed to restore me to good health. He was gentle while examining me and understood the pain I was in. If it comes to needing surgery, I will not hesitate to have Mr Gurjar operate on me. I cannot recommend him highly enough and I thank him so much for helping me immediately in such a crisis.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback.

    Patient seen for:
    Acute Diverticulitis with Abscess
    15-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    He explained my condition very well and put my mind at rest over the prognosis.

    13-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Gurjar was very professional and exceptionally reassuring.

    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Consultation with Mr Gurjar was a good experience. He was able to explain my problem and the treatment to me very well. Overall I’m very pleased.

    09-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Reassuring and inspiring confidence

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    08-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Lovely man, gracious and gentle.

    06-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Gurjar was excellent - he listened openly, asked great questions and we have agreed a plan of action that I feel very confident in. Thank you!

    29-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was treated like a person, with interest and great care.

    24-07-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Clear and helpful consultation. Mr Gurjar was understanding and sympathetic and provided his recommendation based on my personal situation and preferences

    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    24-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Shashank very kindly made special arrangements to see my son at OSD, not on his usual clinic day. He was wonderful with my sixteen year old son, making him feel comfortable, speaking to him as an adult and explaining clearly and concisely to us what Alex’s condition is. We both felt hugely reassured and in very safe, knowledgeable hands.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    It was a pleasure to meet with you both. I hope everything settles as discussed.

    Patient seen for:
    perianal
    haemaeoma
    23-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was very happy with my procedure. Everything was explained in detail and Mr Gurjar and his staff were very kind and reassuring. I experienced no problems after I left the hospital, but was given details of what to do should a problem arise. I would happily recommend Mr Gurjar to family and friends.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Very pleased that everything went to plan.

    20-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Gurjar was excellent. He was very informative, patient and clear, and he took the time to answer everything concisely. He made sure all our questions were answers whilst simultaneously expanding on them with further knowledge. Hight reccomened.

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Many thanks for your kind feedback.

    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very through and professional consultation

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    07-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional and superb to deal with - Thank you

    Mr Shashank Gurjar

    Thank you very much for your kind words

    26-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear explanation about my options and happy to spend the time explaining each to me.

    25-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    This was an initial telephone (not video) consultation. Mr Gurjar was knowledgable on the probable diagnosis and will arrange an ultrasound scan to confirm this. He explained the next steps, the reasons behind his recommendations and the likely timeframe.

    02-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very friendly and helpful

    02-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    clear and through explanation of potential diagnosis answered all questions clearly

    26-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear explanation, understood the risks and felt that I was in good hands.

    12-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very clear and precise. Welcoming and friendly

    Patient seen for:
    Rectal bleeding
    12-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good and put me at ease. Well explained and detailed.

    Patient seen for:
    Haemorrhoids
    10-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I saw Mr Gurjar with regards to concern about pain on the left of my abdomen. He was very considerate and put my mind at ease. He explained the possible diagnosis to me in great detail and arranged for rapid endoscopy. I was very please with my experience. he has an excellent approach and reassuring manner during the consultation

    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    25-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    really great, calming and knowledgable

    Patient seen for:
    back passage fissure
    18-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very high rating for Mr Gurjar as I've had the best care, advice and treatment I could have wished for.

    Patient seen for:
    Bowel Cancer
    06-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Gurjar is a very calm and confident consultant - he put me at ease and made me feel at ease

    04-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Gurjar was very friendly and made me feel at ease. Answered all my questions, and was very helpful. Would definitely see him again and recommend him to friends and family!

    Patient seen for:
    Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    30-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The whole experience, whilst daunting, was excellently dealt with throughout.

    Patient seen for:
    Rectal Bleeding
    Colonoscopy
    09-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Mr Gurjar manner extremely assuring. He explained my condition and the operation that is required in a clear and concise manner. I feel confident in the success of the procedure.

    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    07-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very calm and took the time to explain the procedure. Made me feel confident and relaxed.

    07-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Gurjar was amazing, he explained the cause and treatment very clearly.

    31-12-2019
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Overall good experience. Sometimes had a wait for appointments

    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    03-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very professional and accommodating service, very pleased with the outcome.

    Patient seen for:
    Anal Fistula
    03-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The experience was superb, everything was explained fully so I knew what to expect and the operation went well and the aftercare was superb. His decision to carry the operation without hesitation was exactly what was required and thanks to Mr Gurjar my quality of life has improved 100%.

    21-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Mr Gurjar very easy to discuss health matters and gave me excellent advice in how to proceed.

    Patient seen for:
    Change in bowel habit
    08-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very personable and professional . I have every faith in Mr Gurjar

    Patient seen for:
    Piles
    31-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Took the time to acknowledge and validate issues which really made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Helped as much as possible with as many offerings of options of solutions as possible. Really appreciate the help, support, interest and time taken rather than dismissing things. Thank you!

    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    31-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Clear and concise about the process. Kind, warm and welcoming when I arrived and throughout, made what could be an awkward process anything but!

    29-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Felt at ease and explanations concise

    29-10-2019
    Overall
    2
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    2

    Excellent care.

    Patient seen for:
    Anal Fistula
    24-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Came to see Dr Gurjar for consultation, he explained the problem in detail and gave me options to find a permanent cure. I would recommend and see him again.

    Patient seen for:
    Fistula
    23-10-2019

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    General Surgery

    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology

    17-10-2019

    I am delighted to recommend Mr Gurjar who is an excellent general surgeon and colleague.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Gastroenterology

    15-09-2019

    Excellent general and IBD surgeon. Open and laparoscopic surgery. Great bedside manner feedback from patients.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Connection: Is a colleague

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