Mr Shashank Gurjar, Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

Mr Shashank Gurjar MA(Hons), MBBS, MSc (Surgical Sciences), FRCS (Gen Surg), Diploma in Medical Education

Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

MA(Hons), MBBS, MSc (Surgical Sciences), FRCS (Gen Surg), Diploma in Medical Education
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Areas of expertise

  • Colonic surgery (bowel cancer, diverticular disease)
  • Coloproctology (haemorrhoids, fistulas & fissures)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Keyhole abdominal hernia surgery
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
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Recommendations for Mr Gurjar

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Sahadev Swain, GP

    Recommended Colorectal Surgeon

  • byMr Aruna Munasinghe, Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon

    Mr Gurjar is excellent colleague who has is very experienced, knowledgeable and is a talented surgeon. He treats his patients to very high standard and would recommend him as a Colorectal and General Surgeon to anyone. Would be happy for him to treat a member of my family.

  • byMr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    Mr Shashank Gurjar is a senior surgeon of repute. He has an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge. I regularly would consult with him for a second opinion and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

  • byDr Laith Al-Rubaiy, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    It is pleasure to work with Mr Gurjar. He is an excellent surgeon and all my referred patients spoke highly of him. He is very compassionate, knowledgeable, and well liked by staff and patients alike.

  • byDr Shameer Mehta, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Gurjar is an excellent surgeon who provides fantastic care for his patients. I have found him to be a reliable colleague who always puts his patients first. Highly recommended.

  • byDr Mani Naghibi, Gastroenterologist

    Highly respected for patient communication and surgery, including laparoscopic and pelvic floor. Would recommend for general surgery and colorectal. Trusted colleague.

  • byDr Farooq Rahman, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Gurjar is an excellent general and colorectal surgeon and colleague. His pleasant manner and attention to detail are particular attributes.

  • byMr Chetan Bhan, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Excellent colorectal cancer surgeon

  • byDr Sahadev Swain, GP

    Recommended Colorectal Surgeon

  • byMr Aruna Munasinghe, Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon

    Mr Gurjar is excellent colleague who has is very experienced, knowledgeable and is a talented surgeon. He treats his patients to very high standard and would recommend him as a Colorectal and General Surgeon to anyone. Would be happy for him to treat a member of my family.

  • byMr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    Mr Shashank Gurjar is a senior surgeon of repute. He has an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge. I regularly would consult with him for a second opinion and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

  • byDr Laith Al-Rubaiy, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    It is pleasure to work with Mr Gurjar. He is an excellent surgeon and all my referred patients spoke highly of him. He is very compassionate, knowledgeable, and well liked by staff and patients alike.

  • byDr Shameer Mehta, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Gurjar is an excellent surgeon who provides fantastic care for his patients. I have found him to be a reliable colleague who always puts his patients first. Highly recommended.

  • byDr Mani Naghibi, Gastroenterologist

    Highly respected for patient communication and surgery, including laparoscopic and pelvic floor. Would recommend for general surgery and colorectal. Trusted colleague.

  • byDr Farooq Rahman, Gastroenterologist

    Mr Gurjar is an excellent general and colorectal surgeon and colleague. His pleasant manner and attention to detail are particular attributes.

  • byMr Chetan Bhan, General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Excellent colorectal cancer surgeon

  • Address

    • BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

      Sudbury Hill, Harrow , Middlesex, HA1 3RX

    • Spire Harpenden Hospital

      Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4BP

    • BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

      Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2JW

    • One Hatfield Hospital

      Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, AL10 9UA

    • Cobham Clinic - Private Patients Unit

      Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0DZ

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, HA1 3RX

  • Luton And Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Lewsey Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0DZ

  • About Mr Shashank Gurjar

    GMC number: 4448459

    Year qualified: 1997

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    I am a full-time consultant surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital (NHS) where I have a specialist interest in colorectal and emergency general surgery.

    My areas of expertise include colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery (Crohn's disease & Ulcerative Colitis), open and keyhole abdominal hernia repair, anal fissure management, fistula surgery (including fistula laser surgery), open and keyhole bowel cancer surgery and complex colorectal surgery. He is also an accredited endoscopist. I also offer surgical treatment options for haemorrhoids including THD and Rafaelo procedure.

    My specialist training in pelvic floor dysfunction allows me to offer patients appropriate surgery for rectal prolapse and effective management of evacuatory disorders. I have an active private practice.

    I qualified in medicine from St Mary's Hospital, London in 1997 and then completed basic surgical training in the King's College surgical rotation. I did my research at the Royal Free Hospital and University College, London. I underwent specialist surgical training (colorectal surgery) in the South East Thames region. I completed my training with a senior post- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) fellowship in Pelvic Floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

    I have an interest in clinical surgery and pelvic floor dysfunction, and have published papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as ‘Mesorectal thickness as a marker of difficulty in laparoscopic rectal surgery’ and patient safety matters. I am a member of the Britsh Medical Association, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, European Society of Coloproctology, Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland and Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland. I actively train young surgeons in keyhole surgery, as well as teaching medical students attached to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

    I enjoy sport, especially football, cricket, tennis and golf. I have a passion for travel, and enjoy scuba-diving. I am also fond of reading, whether medical literature or current affairs.

    Areas of expertise

    • Abscess (incision and drainage)
    • Appendicectomy
    • Colonic surgery (bowel cancer, diverticular disease)
    • Coloproctology (haemorrhoids, fistulas & fissures)
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Complex colorectal surgery
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Dermatology
    • Diverticular disease
    • Emergency general surgery
    • Evacuatory disorders
    • General surgery
    • Hernia repair
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Keyhole abdominal hernia surgery
    • Minimally invasive procedures
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Pelvic floor surgery
    • Rectal prolapse
    • Surgical oncology
    • Ulcerative colitis

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    I'm a colorectal and general surgeon, so most of the patients who come to me are patients with common coloproctology problems, such as rectal bleeding or haemorrhoids, fissure and fistulas. These form the significant bulk of my practice.

    The other common condition that I see are hernias of the abdominal wall. These are patients with inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, umbilical hernias, epigastric hernias or incisional hernias. I offer a keyhole repair of most of these types of hernias as well as open repair if required.

    I also manage patients with diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

    I also see colorectal cancer patients.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    If we look at hernias, I can offer them both keyhole and open repairs. My preferred option is the keyhole approach for inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias where required. I tend to use the totally extraperitoneal technique, although I do offer the TAPP technique which is the transabdominal approach.

    In terms of haemorrhoids, there are a number of options available, including the old-fashioned open Ligasure technique or the THD (transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization) repair. Nowadays I use the Rafaelo technique.

    In terms of fistulas, I offer a range of treatments, including seton placement, lay open, the LIFT technique and also the laser fistula technique which we've been doing for the last 18 months.

    In terms of cancer and diverticular disease, I can offer dissections, both keyhole and open, and it all depends on what's required. I have done a couple of pouch cases where we take out the whole of the colon and create an ileal pouch or on patients whose disease requires the removal of the whole colon.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I trained as a pelvic floor specialist, having done a fellowship in Oxford. That's an area that I do offer, for usually women, who tend to present with problems such as obstructive defecation as a consequence of childbirth in their younger years. These are patients who have difficulty in evacuating their bowels. I can offer them an understanding of how to best approach this problem.

    In terms of treatments, they tend to be conservative, while there are a few patients who require surgery. In the instance where a patient requires surgery, I do offer surgical treatments using laparoscopic techniques. Alternatively, I can offer local hernial repairs for prolapse such as the Delorme's procedure.

  • Professional memberships

    General Medical Council
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    Medical Protection Society
    Association of Coloproctology GB and Ireland
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

    Articles by Mr Shashank Gurjar

    PTU-199 A regional assessment of perineal wound complications after abdomino-perineal excision of the rectum

    Abdominal actinomycosis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: an uncommon presentation of an uncommon problem

    General surgical adverse events in a UK district general hospital-lessons to learn.

    Physiology: evacuation, pelvic floor and continence mechanisms

    An unusual gall-bladder polyp - site of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a case report

    Small intestinal strictures as a complication of mesenteric vessel thrombosis: two case reports

    Morning or afternoon emergency list? Effects on service provision and training.

    Outpatient general surgical follow-up: are we using this resource effectively?

    Mycotic aneurysm of the posterior tibial artery – a rare complication of bacterial endocarditis: a case report

    Ileo-anal pouch necrosis secondary to small bowel volvulus: A case report.

    Indwelling trans-anastomotic rectal tubes in colorectal surgery: a survey of usage in UK and Ireland.

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