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Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar

Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg), MSc, MBA

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shashank Gurjar at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Coloproctocology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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Professional profile

I am a consultant general surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, with a specialist interest in colorectal surgery. I believe that all my patients have the right to a high quality, evidence based approach to their care.

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.

My NHS practice at Luton encompasses elective bowel cancer surgery as well as an on-call commitment for all general surgical emergencies. I am a fully trained general surgeon and 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 laparoscopic hernia repair (groin, abdominal, incisional) and deal with all aspects of coloproctology (piles, fissures and fistula). I am an accredited endoscopist (OGD, colonoscopy & 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 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.

Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, pelvic floor surgery.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Luton and Dunstable University NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Anne Gregory
Private secretary telephone 07506 589 070
Private secretary email sec2sgurjar@gmail.com