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Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 459

Contact the Hospital About Mr Shashank Gurjar

Mr Shashank Gurjar

Consultant General Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic procedures (‘keyhole surgery’); Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Hernia surgery (including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric, incisional); Bowel cancer (colon & rectum) surgery; Endoscopy – upper & lower; Coloproctology (fissures / fistulas / piles); Pelvic floor surgery (rectal prolapse, evacuatory problems); Crohn’s disease; Ulcerative colitis

Specialising In

General surgery, colorectal surgery, pelvic floor surgery

Professional Profile

I am a consultant general surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, with a specialist interest in colorectal surgery.
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 sugery) 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 includes elective bowel cancer and benign 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) surgery for bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). I perform open and keyhole 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).
As a pelvic floor dysfunction specialist, I offer patients surgery for rectal prolapse and management of evacuatory disorders.
I actively train young surgeons in keyhole surgery, as well as teaching medical students attached to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Personal Profile

I enjoy sport, especially football, cricket, tennis and golf. I have a passion for travel, and enjoy scuba-diving. I also enjoy reading, whether medical literature or current affairs.

Research Interests

I have an interest in clinical surgery and pelvic floor dysfunction, and have published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Mesorectal thickness as a marker of difficulty in laparoscopic rectal surgery Patient safety matters.


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