IBD Surgical Outcome Registry

Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon

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 experience includes treating officials and athletes with colorectal and general surgical conditions at the 2012 London Olympic and Para-Olympic Games, the designated colorectal surgeon for the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) recognised Homerton Endometriosis Centre.

Mr. Wijeyekoon's particular specialist expertise is in the management of perineal squamous dysplasia 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).

GMC ref.
Present appointment
Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon since 2010
Hospital address

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustRoyal Bournemouth HospitalCastle Lane EastBournemouthCastle Lane EastBH7 7DW

Contact name
Sanjaya Wijeyekoon
020 3934 9828
Specialism(s) :
  • Anal cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • IBD and other colitides
  • Lower GI endoscopy