Mr Shashank Gurjar
Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg), MSc, MBA
I was appointed in 2012, as a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic General surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. I ensure all my patients have a high quality, evidence based approach to their care. My NHS practice at Luton encompasses elective bowel cancer surgery as well as an on-call commitment for general surgery. I offer my patients expertise in open and laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel cancer surgery and surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). I perform hernia repair (groin, abdominal, incisional) and deal with all aspects of coloproctology (piles, fissures and fistula). I am an accredited endoscopist (OGD, colonoscopy and removal of polyps). My specialist training in pelvic floor dysfunction allows me to offer patients surgery for rectal prolapse and effective management of evacuatory disorders.
I qualified in medicine from St Mary's Hospital, London 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 gained specialist surgical training (colorectal surgery) in the South East Thames region. I completed my training with a senior post-CCT fellowship in Pelvic Floor surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
I have an active research interest in clinical surgery and pelvic floor dysfunction, and have published papers in peer-reviewed journals. I actively train young surgeons in keyhole surgery, as well as teaching medical students attached to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shashank Gurjar at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I am married and live with my two young children in Stanmore. I love spending as much time as possible with my children, taking them swimming and playing football. I personally enjoy all forms of sport, especially football, cricket, tennis and golf. I have a passion for travel and enjoy scuba diving when the opportunity arises. I also enjoy reading, whether medical literature or current affairs.