Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon



GMC number: 4305534

Practising since: 1996


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Every Thursday morning
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Mr. Wijeyekoon is a Specialist Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon.

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 and 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 Clinical 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 complex colorectal and anal cancer, 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.  

Other interests

Mr. Wijeyekoon's specialist expertise is in the management of pre-cancerous change in the perineum (anal intra-epithelial neoplasia or AIN) 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, a tertiary referral centre for the assessment and treatment of high grade pre-cancerous change in the perineum – of colorectal, gynaecological and sexual health origin.  

A full assessment and treatment service for AIN2/3, including laser treatment is now being offered in Bournemouth.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon at Nuffield Health

  • Colorectal surgery

Locations Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon works with

Related experience


  • Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeon of England
  • International Anal Neoplasia Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant colorectal surgeon at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon works with

Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.