Sanjay Purkayastha is a Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in Bariatric & Upper GI Surgery. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. His research interests are varied and include surgical education especially digital mobile technologies, clinical research in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, assessing the health of heathcare organisations, single port laparoscopic surgery and surgical evidence synthesis. He has a busy general surgery practice both for elective (planned) surgery and emergencies which include working as a trauma surgeon in one on London's busiest Major Trauma Centres at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London. He was also one of the first surgeons in the UK to carry out robotic Bariatric surgery. He is one of four surgeons at the Imperial Weight Centre which is a Tier 3 and Tier 4 service for weight loss management and surgery for obesity. He routinely carries out gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomies and gastric bypasses all laparoscopically (key hole surgery). Mr. Purkayastha provides all his Bariatric data to the NBSR (National Bariatric Surgery Registry) as he is a believer of transparency of results and outcome/volume based surgery ensuring the safest and best results for patients. His general surgery practice includes laparoscopic surgery for hernias of all kinds, gall bladder surgery and anti-reflux surgery (surgery for treatment of severe heartburn) as well as emergency surgery work outside trauma that includes management of conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, hernia emergencies and the management of many other conditions that present with abdominal pain. His NHS practice is at St. Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London and he also sees patients there privately on request in the Lindo Wing where Prince George was born in 2013 and Princess Charlotte born in 2015.
I Was referred to Mr Purkayastha when I began having trouble with my gastric band (which was fitted privately at another hospital). Dr Purkayastha was brilliant right from the start and instantly made me feel he knew what course of action was best for me. I had surgery to remove the failed band and had a mini bypass. It was 14 months ago and I have already passed the expected weight loss target, my BMI is now a healthy 21.4. I have avoided a hip replacement which is great news as I’m only 47! My only regret is I didn’t have this surgery sooner. I have been so impressed by the team as a whole through my journey at the Imperial. Everyone has been wonderful and I would recommend anyone thinking of changing their life for the better with this surgery to go for it. It really has been a total success for me.
Written on 02.05.2017. After many years of weight problems along with other medical problems I was offered and subsequently elected to have a mini gastric bypass surgical procedure, this took place in June 2016, my surgeon Mr Sanjay Purkayastha was fantastic. From day one at my initial consultation, he explained all the different types of procedure in full, I had already taken time to research these and had made my preferred choice before seeing him. He totally agreed with my choice and an appointment was made for my surgery. He is a caring, understanding man, who I immediately trusted, he is experienced in this field and would highly recommend him. I am now in my 10th month post-surgery and have just had my first check up with him. He was extremely pleased with my progress, I have lost some 46kg ( approx. 7.5 stone), it hasn't been that easy and I had some difficulties at first, but the Bariatric team at St. Mary's Hospital is second to none and together we have got through them. For anyone who reads this, if you are thinking of having this procedure, take it from me, it was the best decision I have ever made.
By the excellent care and organisation of his staff, Mr. Purkayastha saved my life. His expertise as a surgeon is not to be dismissed. My case was difficult, and required agile thinking in order to manage my case. He ensured that I was always informed, even when the news wasn't welcome as my case took time to resolve. His constant attention, appropriate confidence, and attentive listening helped me keep my confidence in the team and strength as I struggled through a long illness. In addition, I admire the ability of Mr. Purkayastha to manage a large team of medical students with appropriate focus on their education and my care always attending to my privacy and comfort. Mr. Purkayastha has a humbleness about his manner which is rare in a surgeon. This sets him apart and he should be encouraged to continue to teach his treatment philosophy to his students.
Dr. Sanjay is very helpful, understanding to the patient. He listens patiently the patients' complaints of their health & sicknesses.Give complete sympathetic replies on all medical aspects. Plus very simple in understanding him.Absolutely co-operative and give full moral support to the patient before going for operation. He has done surgery for me for Incissisonal Hernia very well and after care in the hospital was done very properly & with complete satisfaction. Also with complete monitoring by on duty team of doctors. Full moral support given to recover through out the stay in the hospital. I will always and totally recommend him for the future operations to patients, St. Mary;s hospital should take pride to have such surgeons in their medical team of operations. Hospital gets tremendous respect from the people who come across for hospital treatments. I earnest wish the Surgeon doctor Mr. Sanjay Puryakastha and his team best of luck in their future operations at the hospital. Thank you St. Mary's hospital to have such wonderful team of doctors. With my Kind & Warmest Regards to the staff and team of Doctors of this St. Mary's Hospital.
I'm so very happy that I met a doctor/ surgeon Dr Sanjay Purkayastha who believed in me. As my first surgeon dismissed me after performing my baractric sleeve. Dr Purkayastha could see my woes of having mobility issues he backed me. So last August 2015 he preformed revisional baractric surgery to the Mini Bypass. Which at today appointment has been a great success. I have lost 30% of my weight which my surgeon said was exceptional. So I would recommend Dr Sanjay Purkayastha to anyone who wants Baractric Surgery his your man.
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