Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon in
London

BSc (hons) MBBS (hons) MRCS (Eng) MD FRCS (Gen Surg)

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Professional statement

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha is a consultant general surgeon with a specialist interest in bariatric and upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgery.

He regularly performs laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures for a wide variety of conditions. Patients seeking a highly trained and skilled bariatric surgeon can benefit from his leading expertise in all procedures in surgical weight loss management, including gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomies, gastric bypasses. He also provides the surgical management of type 2 diabetes.

Aside from bariatric and metabolic surgery, he is also extensively trained and practiced in upper and lower GI surgery for benign disease, anti-reflux surgery and surgery for all varieties of hernia. Patients often seek his first-class surgical care for conditions such as diverticulitis, achalasia, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis and gallstones, among other conditions. What's more, he is a digital and robotic surgery entrepreneur: Mr Purkayastha was one of the first surgeons in the UK to carry out robotic bariatric surgery.

He trained at Saint Mary’s Hospital Medical School and the Imperial School of Medicine London where he completed his BSc in 1997, MBBS in 2000 and his MD in 2007. He obtained his MRCS in 2004 and FRCS in 2010 from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Throughout his training, he was awarded numerous times for excellence in teaching and patient care. He has also spent time during his training in the US at renowned centres such as Cook Country Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic.

More recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr Purkayastha and a GP colleague teamed up with Hollywood actor Thandie Newton in a campaign to provide one million surgical masks to care homes free of charge. He also worked closely with fashion retailer Burberry to provide St Mary's Hospital with one tonne of surgical gowns to help with the shortfall of PPE protection during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. During the current Covid-19 surge, Mr Purkayastha has collaborated with Mr John Vincent and LEON to provide more than 300 meals per day for the ICU staff at St Mary's Hospital.

Mr Purkayastha is an avid researcher and educator. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and nearly 8000 citations. Furthermore, he is a clinic senior lecturer (associate Professor) at Imperial College London.

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14/04/2021

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I received a full diagnosis and his surgical skills appear very good. i must mention his anesthetist who made it possible and easy


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Thank you for your positive comments. I am glad that my anaesthetic colleague also met your expectations as the best care is always a team based approach. Stay safe and well.

Verified Patient
11/04/2021

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Extreme professionalism (as expected) and very friendly. explained everything thoroughly and clearly! very lucky to have mr. purkayastha as my consultant.


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Thank you for your excellent feedback. It is important to us that our patients understand their condition, options and treatment as this really helps the whole patient journey and your recovery. Stay well and safe.

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01/04/2021

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I cannot recommend mr purkayastha highly enough. the whole process of my consultation, surgery and aftercare was smooth, calm and efficient. i felt comfortable and in very safe hands.


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Thank you for your kind and positive comments, myself and the team will always like to ensure that the whole patient pathway is looked after so that our patients feel safe, comfortable and calm throughout.

Verified Patient
22/03/2021

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An excellent communicator with a very reassuring manner.


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Thank you for your positive feedback. Our communication is so important for your best care so this great to hear. Stay well and safe.


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