Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam is a Consultant specialising in General Surgery with an interest in gastrointestinal surgery and weight loss surgery. He has been working as a Consultant for Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust since 2007, and is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant upper GI surgeon at Imperial College, London. He is the Clinical Lead and Cancer Leadfor upper GI Surgery for Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He qualified in Medicine in 1991 from the University of Madras in India, before moving to the UK where he undertook his surgical training in the West Midlands at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He worked in the Liver Transplantation unit for a year before completing the intercollegiate speciality examination and being awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).
Mr Jambulingam is highly experienced in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including insertion of intragastric balloons, gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He has completed a number of bariatric training courses across Europe which has allows him to perfect his surgical skills and deliver his best performance at the Obesity Centre for Research at his current consultant post.
His areas of interest include esophago-gastric surgery covering acid reflux disease, hiatus hernia repair, achalasia cardia and fundoplication, and he regularly performs esophagectomies and gastrectomies for malignant tumours.
He delivers bariatric surgical services at the Obesity Centre for research at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and enters his data regularly on the National Bariatric Surgery registry (NBSR). He attended bariatric training courses in Hull, Taunton, Bruges in Belgium, UPMC - Pittsburgh and Rotterdam. He is an experienced bariatric surgeon who performs insertion of intragastric balloons (Obera), Obalon, laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revisional bariatric surgery. He was an invited speaker for the Sleeve gastrectomy course at IFSO, Montreal 2014.
His special interest is oesophago-gastric surgery which includes the management of acid reflux disease in the form of laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair, fundoplication, paraoesophageal hernia repair and achalasia cardia. He has visited the Cancer Institute Hospital and the National Cancer centre in Tokyo and the Division of Thoracic and Foregut surgery at UPMC Pittsburgh on an AUGIS travelling Fellowship. He performs minimally invasive oesophagectomies (MIO) and gastrectomies for cancers and for excision GIST tumors.Apart from surgery he has an interest in medical education. He has completed his Post graduate Diploma in Medical Education at University of Cardiff. He is a Clinical and Educational supervisor for core and Specialty Trainees in general surgery. He is an examiner for the MBBS exams for UCL medical students. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and is an instructor for the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS), Higher Surgical Skills (HSS) and Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CRISP) courses.
He was awarded the prestigious Robert H Sage Award (best HST) 2000 - 2001 by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. Selly Oak. and the Glory of India Award 2009 India International Friendship Society