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Mr. Wijeyekoon is a Specialist Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. He trained at the Universities of Cambridge and London with qualifications and research degrees from the University of Cambridge, St Bartholomew's and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. In 1999 he was awarded a Department of Health Research Fellowship, based at the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was the principal investigator for the United Kingdom National Liver Transplant Audit for over two years. He has represented the Royal of College of Surgeons of England in an expert advisory capacity with several national health regulatory organisations including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Prior to taking up his appointment in Bournemouth, Mr. Wijeyekoon held Consultant positions for over four years starting at the Academic Surgical Unit of the Royal London Hospital and then Homerton University Hospital, London.
His operative results are published by the Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland. He has a wide range of experience in the management of colorectal and anal cancer, endometriosis, inflammatory bowel and diverticular disease, coloproctological conditions (fissure, fistula and haemorrhoids), and general surgery (hernia, complex abdominal wall reconstruction). He is a JAG accredited endoscopist and trainer.
His unique training and experience includes treating officials and athletes with colorectal and general surgical conditions at the 2012 London Olympic and Para-Olympic Games. He was the designated colorectal surgeon for the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) designated Homerton Endometriosis Centre.
Mr. Wijeyekoon's particular specialist expertise is in the management of pre-cancerous change in the perineum (AIN3) including laser ablation. He is a NHS designated high resolution anoscopist (HRA) and anal cancer surgeon and was previously the lead clinician of the Homerton Anal Neoplasia Service. His current specialist practice and research interest is in the application of laser technology for proctology (haemorrhoids, fistula in ano, AIN3 and pilonidal disease). A full range of laser surgery including laser haemorrhoidectomy is now being offered by Mr. Wijeyekoon in Bournemouth.
Areas of interest
Colorectal Cancer Surgery;
Incisional Ventral Hernia;
Abdominal wall reconstruction;
pilonidal sinus surgery;
sebaceous cyst surgery;
Laser fistula-in-ano ablation;
Laser pilonidal sinus ablation;
High Resolution Anoscopy;
The management of AIN3 including laser ablation;
Reafello procedure for haemorrhoids;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
- Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon BBC NEWS
- Grandfather aged 99 becomes world's oldest person to beat cancer - The Daily Telegraph
- Rapid access flexible sigmoidoscopy
- I want great care
- The Independent
- London Colorectal Cancer Standards
- Clinical Research
- Understanding Anal Cancer 2017
- National complicated acute diverticulitis (CADS) study: a protocol for a prospective observational scoping study for acute diverticulitis
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London E96SR
Laser proctology including laser haemorrhoidectomy
High Resolution Anoscopy with laser ablation and the management of AIN3.
1999 Clinical Research Fellowship - The Royal College of Surgeons of England
2011 Cutlers Surgical Fellowship
Laparoscopic Surgery for Benign Gynaecology
Hardback with DVDs
Preoperative tests for elective surgery
NICE guidelines [CG3] Published date: June 2003
Courses offered to GPs
The specialist management of high grade squamous dysplasia of the perineum - High Resolution Anoscopy and treatment of AIN3
Laser applications in proctology, particularly laser haemorrhoidectomy.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MA Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge 1993
- MBBS Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London 1996
- MRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
- MSc The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2002
- FRCS ( Gen ) The Intercollegiate Specialty Board for General Surgery 2008
- Accredited Colonoscopist JAG 2010
- Accredited High Resolution Anoscopist NHS London 2014
- Accredited Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgeon NHS London 2009
Affiliations / memberships
The Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
The International Anal Neoplasia Society
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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