Consultant Profile

Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar MBBS, FRCS (General Surgery), MSc, MBA
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Coloproctocology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • General surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, pelvic floor surgery

Research interests:

Pelvic floor dysfunction
Clinical aspects of bowel cancer

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of GB & Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland
British Medical Association
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
General Medical Council Investigations Committee Panellist
European Society of Coloproctology

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Anne Gregory
Private secretary telephone number:
Private secretary email address:
Outpatient times are available on Thursday evenings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Shashank Gurjar is a consultant general surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, with a specialist interest in colorectal surgery. He believes that all his patients have the right to a high quality, evidence based approach to their care.

Mr Gurjar qualified in medicine from St Mary's Hospital, London and then completed basic surgical training in the King's College surgical rotation. He did my research at the Royal Free Hospital & University College, London. He gained specialist surgical training (colorectal sugery) in the South-East Thames region. He completed his training with a senior post-CCT fellowship in Pelvic Floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Mr Gurjar's NHS practice at Luton encompasses elective bowel cancel surgery as well as an on-call commitment for all general surgical emergancies. He is a fully trained general surgeon, and offers his patients expertise in open and laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel cancer surgery and surgery for inflamatory bowel diseases (crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis). He performs laparoscopic hernia repair (groin, abdominal, incisional) and deals with all aspects of coloproctology (piles, fissures & fistula). He is an accredited endoscopist (OGD, colonoscopy & removal of polyps). His specialist training in pelvic floor dysfunction allows me to offer patients surgery for rectal prolapse and effective management of evacuatory disorders.

Mr Gurjar has an active research interest in clinical surgery and pelvic floor dysfunction, and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals. He actively trains young surgeons in keyhole surgery, as well as teaching medical students attached to Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Personal profile:

Mr Gurjar is married and lives with his two young children in Stanmore. He loves spending as much time as possible with the children, taking them swimming and playing football.

Mr Gurjar personally enjoys all forms of sport, especially football, cricket, tennis and golf. He has a passion for travel, and enjoys scuba-diving when the opportunity arises. He also enjoys reading, whether medical literature or current affairs.

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Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar Gastroenterology & General surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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