Ms Santhini Jeyarajah
Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon
BMBS, MD, FRCS (General Surgery)
I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at East and North Herts NHS Trust since 2017. I specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, currently developing into robotic surgery for bowel conditions. I am one of a small minority of female colorectal surgeons regionally and in the UK.
I perform keyhole procedures primarily dealing with bowel cancer and other bowel conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and Diverticular Disease which was also the primary subject of my postgraduate research degree.
I treat anorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fistula and botox treatment for fissures. I also perform surgery to repair abdominal and groin hernias as well as keyhole surgery for gallstone disease. In addition, I perform diagnostic endoscopic procedures, namely colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
I have sub-specialist expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School and completed higher surgical training in the Northeast Thames region, with a final year in Specialty Laparoscopic training. During the course of my training I completed my research degree in Diverticular Disease and Epidemiology at King's College London. In addition, I have worked on design and project management for surgical simulation applications for both educational and theatre work flow settings.
I am a faculty member of the CCrISP, ATLS and Basic Surgical Skills courses which forms part of the National Surgical Higher Training Selection Committee.
I am a thoughtful and compassionate person who ensures my patients are comfortable and listened to. As a woman, I understand some conditions are difficult to discuss and I seek to provide a safe environment for these delicate discussions.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Santhini Jeyarajah at Spire include:
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