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. Mr. Purkayastha is also collaborating with teams to introduce artificial intelligence and machine learning systems into the operating room environment to improve outcomes and was the first surgeon to do this live in the operating room in 2018. 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.
Very warm welcome, great attention to what the patient has to say. Very open with medical assessment and ready to discuss the patient's condition and its details which helps the patient make a learned decision. I saw Mr Purkayastha twice and felt comfortable and safe under his care. I trust his judgement and recommendations.
Sanjay is a wonderful Doctor. He was very professional and very kind. He took the time to talk me through the procedure I was having and answered all my questions very patiently. I am not a fan of going to the Doctors or the Hospital, however Sanjay put me totally at ease. I couldn't be happier with the care and support I received from him and would highly recommend him. His PA Marcela was so lovely and kind and she added to the overall experience of the great support I received. They make a great team!
I was an extremely nervous patient and reluctant to have a general anesthetic. Sanjay was absolutely first class. His caring manner, ability to explain things in a simple and calming fashion due to his obvious experience was brilliant.
Mr Purkayaastha is a gentleman of a doctor. He has been extremely kind and considerate to me as a patient. He was honest in his assessment of my health needs and carried out my surgery diligently. He is extremely approachable and makes a real effort to explain to his patents what is happening and why - even if he has to repeat himself/explain things a few times. The detail in his follow-up care is great and he makes you feel very comfortable as a patient. He possesses a wealth of knowledge, professional skills and is a really affable practitioner.