Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar

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

General Surgery

Recommended by 10 specialists
25 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.94

Bedside Manner

4.93

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“Mr Gurjar made me feel very comfortable. He explained the process with great detail and in a way for me to understand. “
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Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) 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
    1,762 reviews

    The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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

    Spire Harpenden Hospital

    Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
    350 reviews

    Spire Bushey Hospital

    Heathbourne Road, Watford,, Bushey,Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, WD23 1RD
    326 reviews

    Bishops Wood Hospital

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

    One Hatfield Hospital

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

    The Cobham Clinic

    Lewsey Road, Luton, United Kingdom, LU4 0DZ
    81 reviews

    GI Doctors

    116 Harley St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JL
    33 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    18:00 - 19:30
    Tue
    08:00 - 09:30 | 18:00 - 20:00 | 10:30 - 12:30
    Wed
    18:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    18:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Shanks Gurjar was appointed as a Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital in January 2012. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) gastrointestinal surgery for bowel cancer (colon and rectum), inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and surgical treatment of diverticular disease, and rectal prolapse. He also offers expertise in laparoscopic groin hernia surgery (inguinal, femoral) and incisional hernia repair.

    He offers treatment for all common coloproctology conditions including haemorrhoids (THD and Rafaelo), anal fistula surgery, pilonidal sinus, and anal fissures. He is an accredited endoscopist with expertise in colonoscopy and polypectomy.

    Shanks graduated from St Marys Hospital, London in 1997, then trained as a surgeon in the South-East Thames region, before completing a fellowship in pelvic floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

    He has a strong academic interest in clinical surgery and has published extensively across the field of colorectal & general surgery in various papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently an examiner for the General Medical Council and actively trains young surgeons in laparoscopic keyhole surgery.

    Shanks strives to ensure all his patients have a high quality, evidence-based approach to their care. He holds practising privileges at a number of hospitals in North London and Hertfordshire.

    Contact details:

    Private Secretary (Denise Bodsworth) 07506 589070

    Email: sec2sgurjar@gmail.com

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Abdominoperineal Resection
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Pilonidal Sinus Excision
    • Rectal Biopsy
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Appendicectomy
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Coloproctology
    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Excision of Sebaceous Cysts
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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    Special interests

    • Haemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Anal Fistula
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Diverticulitis
    • Anal Fissure
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    • Anal Cancer
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Colon Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Lipoma
    • Rectal Cancer
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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:

    • British 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

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.94
    Bedside Manner
    4.93
    Explanation
    4.93
    Colonoscopy
    32/153
    Haemorrhoids
    24/153
    Hernia
    19/153
    Anal Fistula
    9/153
    Colorectal Surgery
    7/153
    Inguinal Hernia
    7/153
    Bowel Cancer
    5/153
    Diverticulitis
    5/153
    General Surgery
    4/153
    Open Hernia Repair
    4/153
    Anal Fissure
    3/153
    Bowel Diversion Surgery
    2/153
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/153
    Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    2/153
    Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    2/153
    Abdominoperineal Resection
    1/153
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    1/153
    Laparoscopy
    1/153
    Pilonidal Sinus Excision
    1/153
    Rectal Biopsy
    1/153
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Gurjar made me feel very comfortable. He explained the process with great detail and in a way for me to understand.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Gurjar was very helpful, pleasant, kind and made me feel at ease during both the procedure and consultation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Clear articulate explanations delivered professionally and showing care and compassion in all respects.Cannot be faulted only appreciated
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Gurjar and the supporting staff made the procedure much easier than it might have been. Very reassuring during and after the procedure and much appreciated by a nervous and worried patient.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Makes you feel at ease and explains everything
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I had a complex case with a number of potential root causes we needed to explore. Mr Grujar methodically took me through the process of diagnosis and we now have a positive outcome.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very helpful and lots of information given. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional. Quick appointment and eased worries about the issue.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I contacted Mr Gurjar after a private consultation that left me unsure, nervous and with no timelines on exploratory procedures. He was able to accommodate an appointment the very same day, in the evening. He is at once thorough and reassuring. No scare-mongering, just practical and swift to provide recommended options and dates accordingly. Mr Gurjar carried out a colonoscopy with minimal delay and with the backing of a superb team of nurses. Whilst the procedure was never going to be pleasant, I felt entirely confident in his skill, communication and advice. Follow up was immediate. A very talented man who manages to balance medical speed and practicality with superior human interaction.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Direct, straightforward, pragmatic discussion about the likely prognosis and outcomes. An approach that worked well for me
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 specialists
    Dr Matthew Johnson
    Dr Matthew Johnson
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Approachable and excellent laparoscopic surgeon, with proven good outcomes"

    06-07-2021

    Recommended for:
    Bowel Cancer
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

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

    17-10-2019

    Recommended for:
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Dr Mani Naghibi
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

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

    15-09-2019

    Recommended for:
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    Mr Aruna Munasinghe
    Mr Aruna Munasinghe
    Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Gurjar is recommended colleague to whom I will readily refer patients with Colorectal problems. He is a reliable, skilful and caring colleague."

    24-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Bowel Cancer, Femoral Hernia, Inguinal Hernia
    , Hernia, Appendicitis, Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Pilonidal Sinus Disorders, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Haemorrhoids, Faecal Incontinence, Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Diverticulitis, Bowel Obstruction, Crohn’s Disease, Anal Fistula, Lipoma, Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)

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