Mr Sanjaya P Wijeyekoon: General surgery

Mr Sanjaya P Wijeyekoon

Sanjay Wijeyekoon

General surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

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;
Anal Cancer;
Diverticular Disease;
Laparoscopic Surgery;
Groin hernia;
Umbilical hernia;
Ventral hernia;
Incisional Ventral Hernia;
Abdominal wall reconstruction;
Haemorrhoid treatments;
anal fissure;
pilonidal sinus surgery;
lipoma surgery;
sebaceous cyst surgery;
Laser haemorrhoidectomy;
Laser fistula-in-ano ablation;
Laser pilonidal sinus ablation;
High Resolution Anoscopy;
The management of AIN3 including laser ablation;
Reafello procedure for haemorrhoids;
Flexible sigmoidoscopy;

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