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Mr Sanjay Purkayastha

Mr Sanjay Purkayastha
Consultant Surgeon

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.

Mr Purkayastha trained at Saint Mary's hospital and medical school, Imperial College London, the London deanery, and the Royal College of Surgeons England. During his training he also spent time at Cook County Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic in the USA.

His research interests are varied and include surgical education especially digital mobile technologies, clinical research in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, assessing the health of healthcare 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).

As a specialist upper GI surgeon his practice includes laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery including fundoplication and LINX. He is a member of the multi-disciplinary team at The London Reflux Centre at King Edward Vll hospital.

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