Mr Partha Das

Consultant Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS, ChM, FRCS (Colorectal/Gen Surg)


Specialises in

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Haemorrhoid laser surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

I am a high volume laparoscopic colorectal surgeon with a sole interest to reduce perioperative complications and to help patients make the right decision for their treatment and to improve their outcome. I offer keyhole and open surgery for colorectal cancer and other benign colorectal problems like Diverticulosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I perform laser surgery for haemorrhoids (also HALO) and anal fistula apart from other standard treatments for various other ano-rectal conditions eg fissure/warts etc.

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C5178867

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Partha Das at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Anal fistula (including Laser surgery) and fissures, pilonidal sinus
  • Diverticular disease and other benign colorectal problems
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Haemorrhoids (banding, HALO, THD, Laser)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Laparoscopic complex major abdominal wall reconstruction using components separation technique
  • Laparoscopic and open inguinal and other abdominal wall hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic/open surgery for bowel cancer

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Additional information

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


Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

British Medical Association

European Society of Coloproctology

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

St. Mark’s Association

University of Edinburgh


Professional leadership

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.

After a busy day's work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young daughters. I enjoy a wide range of DIY activities such as repair work for cars, small scale building projects, general household repairs etc. I am a model railway enthusiast and currently I am building a layout with Indian Railways as a theme. When the weather is right, I enjoy cycling in the countryside.
Private secretary Secretary to Mr Das
Private secretary telephone 07368 672174
Private secretary email parthadas.sec1@gmail.com