Professor 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 an internationally renowned academic in Surgical technologies Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Mr Purkayastha is at the forefront of new devices, 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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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
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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Dr Sanjay I found to be an absolutely wonderful doctor. From the minute I first met Mr Sanjay in A and E I felt totally reassured I was in the best care. He explained my condition clearly and in such a way I understood.
It has been a very pleasant consultation;He was kind enough to explain very clear about my health condition .
So warm and welcoming. Excellent communication skills and explanation of my situation.
I met Mr. Purkayastha yesterday and was both impressed and reassured by him. The consultation was thorough and unrushed - time was taken to listen to my explanation of events leading up to the consultation and his explanation of treatment I might need was very clear. Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly for me, I have some issues around endoscopic procedures and Mr. Purkayastha immediately set my mind at ease by setting out what he and his team would do to make this tolerable. He dealt with my issues in a warm and compassionate manner and I feel very reassured I am in safe hands going forward.
Mr Purkayastha was incredibly kind and helpful. He was very thorough in making sure I was physically and mentally fit for surgery and I felt assured that I was in the best shape possible pre surgery. I struggle with my mental health and he has been extremely understanding and caring, ensuring I was well looked after. Throughout my care he has been very careful to explain everything properly and this extended to my family as well. I can’t praise Mr Purkayastha enough, he is everything you would want from a surgeon!
He was wonderfully reassuring and helpful to someone who was clearly both naive and apprehensive! He explained all the possible causes and cures for my problem and I came away knowing I was in the safest hands
Mr. Purkayastha was great, he answered all my questions. He relieved my anxiety going into our appointment and was respectful to my situation.
Very efficient, positive engagement and reassurance. Arranged required tests in other parts of the hospital immediately. Consulted with the top experts.
The experience was smooth and efficient.
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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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.
He is a lead surgeon at Imperial. Approachable and friendly.
Dr Iqbal Malik
Sanjay is a long-standing friend and colleague, someone I trained alongside and now work with in collaborative partnership at One Welbeck Digestive Surgery. He is a superb technical surgeon, has an outstandingly detailed grasp of surgical physiology and anatomy, and is a kind and empathetic person. I have successfully recommended him to patients of mine with upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as reflux disease or pathologies such as gallstones.
Mr Oliver Warren
Mr Purkayastha is a leading surgeon in his field. We work closely together at the Imperial College Healthcare, and we often manage patients jointly. Specially those patients with acid reflux (GORD). I He always receives appraise from patients and their families or relatives about his professionalism, his very kind and gentle approach. All my patients are thankful once met him. As a colleague, in my perceptive, he is one of top surgeons at our institute and, of course, in London. Very knowledgeable, skilled and with unrivalled academic portfolio. I would recommend highly for all prospective patients for opinion and management. He is a problem solver.
Mr Ali Taghi
What are Professor Sanjay Purkayastha's reviews like?
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 93 reviews
What languages does Professor Sanjay Purkayastha speak?
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha speaks Bengali and English
Where is Professor Sanjay Purkayastha located?
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha primarily practices at King Edward VII's Hospital, located at 5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
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