1 World Medical (1WM) was formed at the onset of the pandemic by a GP and a surgeon who were compelled to act to help address the shortage of PPE available to frontline healthcare colleagues. Through collaborations with a range of non-medical creatives, 1WM has facilitated out of the box solutions that have resulted in large donations of PPE to hospitals across London.
Hernias are bulges in the groin or abdominal wall which occur when bowels or other tissues are pushed through the muscle, potentially leading to pain or difficulty in participating in normal activities. In our blog, consultant general surgeon at The Lindo Wing, Professor Sanjay Purkayastha explains the different types of hernias and what the treatment options might be.
Maria Prasens, a 50-year-old marketing and innovation consultant living in London, credits an expert team at the Lindo Wing for saving her life after a freak water-skiing accident left her with a near-fatal infection.
Sir, Further to your report “Johnson to launch war on fat after virus scare” (May 15), obesity is a disease, not a choice. There is now enormous data in scientific literature to implicate genetics, metabolism, mental health, education, social deprivation, access to healthcare and other factors beyond an individual’s control in the complex causes of this disease.
Bariatric surgery is known to provide up to a 40 per cent reduction in all-cause mortality in patients suffering from severe, complex obesity. It reduces heart attacks, strokes, cancer risk and the risk of diabetes, and can even reverse the end-organ damage from chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Understandably, most bariatric surgery services globally have shut during the pandemic. However, rather worryingly, plans to restart them are all up in the air. We will undoubtedly need to develop newer ways to manage and mitigate risks associated with the pandemic. Several strategies, such as pre-operative isolation, testing, personal protective equipment for staff and shorter hospital stays, are already being piloted around the world.
Boris Johnson’s support sounded very much like a call to arms in this battle to restart (and provide improved access to) bariatric surgery.
Sanjay Purkayastha, Professor in bariatric surgery, Imperial College London; Philip Schauer, professor of metabolic surgery, Louisiana State University; Paulina Salminen, professor of surgery, Turku University Hospital; Almino Ramos, medical director, Gastro-Obeso-Centre Metabolical Optimisation Institute, Sao Paulo; Kamal Mahawar, consultant surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha, Professor in Bariatric Surgery and Consultant Surgeon for the Department, has worked with fashion retailer Burberry to supply St Mary’s Hospital with one tonne of surgical gowns.
PanSurg is a global initiative to deliver education and research to the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The obesity pandemic has been a burden globally for decades. The current COVID-19 pandemic has superimposed its morbidity, especially on those with the disease of obesity and obesity-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes.
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it has acquired Digital Surgery (London), a privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and digital education and training.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Medtronic and Digital Surgical expect to co-develop systems providing AI and data analytics for laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery.
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha at Imperial College performs a bariatric procedure, demonstrating the clinical efficacy of Digital Surgery's AI and computer vision platform. Source: Business Wire
This live webinar that was hosted at Digital Surgery labs in London. Professor Sanjay Purkayastha talked about the use of digital technologies in the operating room and the benefits of digitizing surgical record-keeping to improve efficiency, patient safety, training, and standardization.
Dr Purkayastha talks about the referral guidelines in the UK for weight loss surgery.
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Dr Sanjay I found to be an absolutely wonderful doctor. From the minute I first met Mr Sanjay in A and E I felt totally reassured I was in the best care. He explained my condition clearly and in such a way I understood.
It has been a very pleasant consultation;He was kind enough to explain very clear about my health condition .
So warm and welcoming. Excellent communication skills and explanation of my situation.
He was wonderfully reassuring and helpful to someone who was clearly both naive and apprehensive! He explained all the possible causes and cures for my problem and I came away knowing I was in the safest hands
as expressed in the 5 categories above -my experience has been only so very positive -- from my first contact through to my post op meeting with Professor Sanjay yesterday --- the process has been seamless -- as a patient i was always respected
i write to share that my hernia surgery with professor Purkayastha was truly excellent in every way ---- his team organized every detail of the process perfectly -- the actual surgery went exactly as he shared --- i always felt very relaxed that i was in top hands --a star
Excellent care from start to finish. Mr Purkayastha was very professional, kind and thorough with his care.
I am really grateful to Professor Sanjay Purkayastha for explaining in detail about my health condition and solution. I recommend him to everyone.
I have known Mr Purkayastha for 6 years now when he performed my gastric bypass. He is my first port of call for any abdominal issues I might encounter even though they have nothing to do with my bypass. He is caring, thorough, and makes me feel safe.
Please note, most insurance policies in the UK do not cover weight-loss surgery. However, we will do our utmost to provide the best package for you should you choose to have your surgery with us.