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+44 (0)207 935 4444
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The London Clinic
Dr Thillainayagam's specialist clinical interest and expertise lie in therapeutic endoscopy, malignant disease of the digestive system, hepatopancreaticobiliary medicine, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Gastroenterology
Interventional endoscopy
Hepatopancreaticobiliary medicine
Inflammatory bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer

Professional profile

Dr Thillainayagam did his higher medical training in the London Region (St Bartholomew's Hospital & St Mark's Hospital) and Oxford Region (John Radcliffe Hospital & Royal Berkshire Hospital). His doctoral research was into the fluid therapy of acute infectious diarrhoea (MD 1995).

From his post as a Senior Registrar in Oxford he was appointed consultant & honorary senior lecturer in medicine to Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now part of The Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, University of London) in 1996.

This is now Imperial College Healthcare, the largest Trust in the UK, and the first Academic Health Sciences Centre in the UK.

He is one of the lead interventional endoscopists in the Trust, was clinical lead for Medicine on the clinical effectiveness committee of Hammersmith Hospitals Trust, leads an undergraduate teaching firm, and was very involved in co-ordinating the GI curriculum for the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial College (University of London).

Dr Thillainayagam has also been the lead clinician for cancer of the upper GI tract for the Cancer Services Collaborative (West London Cancer Network), as well as for Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust.

He is on the Clinical Services Committee of the BSG and is chairman of the NW Thames Gastroenterology Group.

His specialist clinical interest and expertise lie in therapeutic endoscopy, malignant disease of the digestive system, hepatopancreaticobiliary medicine, and inflammatory bowel disease.

His current research interests include cholangiocarcinoma, novel endoscopic imaging, iron deficiency anaemia, the palliation of GI cancer and bile salt malabsorption.

Clinical interests

  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Complex functional bowel disorders
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Novel endoscopic imaging

Current posts

  • Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer
    Imperial College Healthcare

Medical training

Year qualified 1984
  • Manchester Medical School 1984

Articles

How technology can help people with food allergies
The London Clinic
The BBC News ‘Click’ technology show featured an interview with Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, about how new technologies can help people with food allergies.

Personal interests

He likes fly fishing, theatre, music andsport.

Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office: 020 7616 7676

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