Mr Vivek Datta

Mr Vivek Datta

Mr Vivek Kumar Datta

General surgery 04049290


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

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Vivek Datta is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, having qualified from the University of London in 1993, where his specialist surgical training included fellowships at St Marks University College Hospital, London. He went on to complete a research MD at the Imperial College.

With over 25 years’ experience in his field Mr Datta works in both the NHS & Private Sector. He was appointed as a Colorectal Consultant at Guys and St Thomas Hospital in 2007. Experienced in all aspects of colorectal surgery, including, but not limited to, rectal bleeding and pain, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, intestinal failure, hernia and emergency general surgery. He holds a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, exploring post-operative enhanced recovery, minimalised pain, healing time and optimised cosmetic results.

Mr Datta continues to train and regularly attends seminars, conferences and lectures, where he has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions. He is passionate about teaching and is on the steering group for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

Areas of interest

Bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and inflammatory (IBD); Colorectal surgery, both open and laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Intestinal failure; Diverticular disease; Hernia repairs, both primary and recurrent, including inguinal, femoral and incisional herniae, including abdominal wall reconstruction; Rectal bleeding and pain; Ileo-anal pouch (including reversal surgery); Anal fissures; Low and high anal fistula, including fistula in association with Crohn's disease; Pilonidal sinus surgery, including flap reconstruction; Haemorrhoids (piles); Appendicectomy; Emergency general surgery; Colorectal (bowel) cancer screening and surgery; General lumps and bumps surgery; Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy;

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