Mr Sanjaya P Wijeyekoon

Mr Sanjaya P Wijeyekoon

Sanjay Wijeyekoon

General surgery 04305534

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

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 treatment of complex skin pre-cancer ( squamous dysplasia/ AIN3) including laser therapy. He is the Dorset lead for High Resolution Anoscopy and works closely with colleagues in Genito Urinary Medicine, HIV medicine, and Gynae Oncology.

Areas of interest

1. General Surgical conditions treated;

Laparoscopic Surgery;
Groin hernia;
Umbilical hernia;
Ventral hernia;
Incisional Ventral Hernia;
Abdominal wall reconstruction;
Abdominal pain;

2. Colorectal conditions;

Haemorrhoids (THD/HALO, laser, rubber banding, haemorrhoidectomy);
Anal fissure - Botulinum Toxin, advancement flap;
Fistula-in-ano (laser, plugs, glue, surgery);
Colorectal cancer;
Anal Cancer;
Diverticular Disease;
Gastroscopy/Flexible sigmoidoscopy;
Levator ani syndrome;
Proctalgia fugax;
Pelvic floor problems;
Radiation proctitis;
Functional bowel conditions;
Pelvic congestion syndrome;

3. Skin conditions;

Moles; warts; skin tag removal;
Pilonidal sinus surgery - laser, local tissue flap; GIPS
High Resolution Anoscopy;
The management of AIN3; perineal squamous dysplasia including laser ablation pre-cancer;

4. Laser Surgery

Haemorrhoids, Fistula-in-ano, Pilonidal Sinus, AIN3

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