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Areas of Expertise

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery)
  • Robotic surgery
  • Bariatric & metabolic (weight loss) surgery
  • Gastric bands
  • Sleeve gastrectomies
  • Gastric bypasses
  • Surgical management of type 2 diabetes
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Lower GI surgery, for benign disease
  • Upper GI surgery, for benign disease
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hernia surgery

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Hernias (of all varieties)
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Heartburn (gastro oesophageal reflux, GORD)
  • Obesity and weight loss management (bariatric surgery)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Achalasia
  • Benign hepatobiliary disease

Personal Biography

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha BSc (Hons) MBBS (Hons) MD FRCS (Eng) first qualified in 2000. He trained at Saint Mary’s hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, where he completed his MBBS in 2000, MRCS in 2004 and his MD in 2007. During this period, he was awarded numerous times for excellence in teaching and patient care.

He completed his training at the Royal College of Surgeons England (FRCS Gen Surg), in 2010. During his training he has also spent time at Cook County Hospital, Chicago the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and the Mayo Clinic in the USA.

He was appointed as a consultant surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in 2011 and as a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College, London in 2013.

Mr Purkayastha provides all his bariatric data to the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR), as he believes that transparency of results and outcome/volume-based surgery ensures the safest and best results for patients.

Research and Awards

His academic interests include digital health/surgical research, obesity and related diseases research and surgical interventions thereof, surgical evidence synthesis, robotic surgery and educational research.

He has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and nearly 8000 citations. His H-index is 47 and i10 index is 97.

He was a co-founder of Touch Surgery, the world’s largest, most disseminated interactive mobile educational platform for surgical procedure related education and assessment, with over 2 million users.

Getting to know Mr Purkayastha

Mr Purkayastha loves to cook and travel with his family. He is an ardent F45 training enthusiast and also enjoys entrepreneurial nonmedical challenges.

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