Mr Vivek Datta
MB BS, BSc, MD, FRCS (Gen)
Consultant general and colorectal surgeon
Mr Vivek Datta is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon with over 25 years’ experience.
He was appointed as a colorectal consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 2007 and performs a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) and colorectal procedures.
Vivek is a recommended consultant member on BUPA’s open referral service. In addition to face to face appointments, he offers telephone and video consultations, and his patients describe him as approachable, straightforward and very professional.
Vivek is passionate about teaching and is on the steering group for the national training programme in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
Vivek’s clinical interests include rectal bleeding, abdominal and rectal pain, abscess, anal fistula, haemorrhoids, lumps and bumps, colorectal cancer, hernia and emergency general surgery.
He also has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, exploring post-operative enhanced recovery, minimalised pain, healing time and optimised cosmetic results.
- Colonoscopy (endoscopy)
- Gastroscopy (endoscopy)
- Colorectal surgery
- Hernia repair
- Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Pilonidal sinus surgery
- Bowel diversion surgery
- Bowel surgery (colectomy)
- Removal of rectum and colon (proctocolectomy)
1993: University of London- specialist surgical training included fellowships at St Marks University College Hospital, London.
Vivek went on to complete a research MD at Imperial College.
Membership of professional bodies
- Marks Association
- Association of Coloproctology GB and I
- Association Laparoscopic Surgeons GI and I
- Royal Society of Medicine
- Association of Surgical Education