Mr Partha Das
Consultant Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
MBBS, ChM, FRCS (Colorectal/Gen Surg)
I perform open and keyhole abdominal and groin hernia surgery. I have pioneered a novel surgical technique (laparoscopic anterior and posterior components separation) for complex-major multi-recurrent large and giant abdominal wall hernia repair, to reduce post-operative complications and recurrence rates. I am the only surgeon in the south of England currently offering this technique with excellent outcome. I also perform diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy /flexible sigmoidoscopy including colonic stenting.
Apart from my own practise in general and colorectal surgery, I regularly perform joint surgery with gynaecologists for complex gynaecological conditions such as advanced endometriosis and difficult hysterectomies.
Following my qualification, I spent a few years in surgical training in India. I pursued further training in the UK in the surgical specialties. I gathered a wide range of training in various surgical specialties in the Midlands, when I decided to sub-specialise in Colorectal Surgery. I pursued three years of Research Fellowship with Professor John Nicholls at St Mark’s Hospital, London, internationally renowned centre for treatment of Intestinal and Colorectal Diseases. My research interest was the surgical outcome for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Since then, I completed higher surgical training in the South East Thames London rotation. I spent a year as a Locum Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Northampton and at Ashford & St Peter's Hospital before I was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in 2015.
I am the lead for Clinical Governance for Colorectal Surgery at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital since 2017 and have been the chair of the surgical clinical governance. I enjoy this role as this gives me an opportunity to excel in patient safety and ensuring good practice.
I am a keen educator and regularly train and teach higher surgical trainees. I am a clinical teacher for medical students affiliated to the University College of London. I am currently supervising six junior surgical trainees and one higher surgical trainee.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Partha Das 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.
MBBS, ChM, FRCS (Colorectal/Gen Surg) / University of Calcutta, India / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; Master of Surgery; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
I am the lead for Clinical Governance for Colorectal Surgery at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital since 2017 and have been the chair of the surgical clinical governance there. I enjoy this role as this gives me an opportunity to excel in patient safety and ensuring good practice. My sole goal is to ensure best outcome for our patients.
I have published more than 15 papers in peer reviewed journals and more than 25 abstracts in scientific conferences (UK and international). I am a reviewer for the articles submitted to the British Journal of Surgery.