Dr Andrew Thillainayagam

Dr Andrew Thillainayagam

MBChB MD FRCP

Gastroenterology

38 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr T is a remarkable doctor so holistic caring and bespoke. He goes the extra mile for his patients and really looks at them as a whole person and not just an individual symptom he is thorough courteous incredibly knowledgeable and I cannot recommend him highly enough“
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Subspecialties

  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2922672
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The London Clinic - 116 Harley Street

    116 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7JL
    57 reviews

    Charing Cross Hospital | Private Patients

    Charing Cross Hospital Fulham Palace Road, London, UK, W6 8RF
    56 reviews

    Charing Cross Hospital

    Floor 15, Thames View, Fulham Palace Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 8RF
    18 reviews

    About

    Dr Andrew Thillainayagam qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1984. He then undertook specialist medical training in St Bartholomew’s Hospital and St Mark’s Hospital in London, and then the John Radcliffe Hospital and Royal Berkshire Hospital in Oxford. He then decided to specialise into the field of Gastroenterology having completed his PhD in 1995. His doctoral research involved investigating fluid therapy of acute infections of diarrhoea. 

    Dr Thillainayagam has specialist interests in therapeutic endoscopy, malignancy of the digestive system, inflammatory bowel diseases and hepatopancreatic biliary medicine.

    Following the completion of his PhD, he was appointed the title Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine for the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. More specifically, he is the lead clinician for cancer of the upper GI tract, the lead interventional endoscopist and coordinator for the GI curriculum for undergraduate students for the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial College London. The research he is currently undertaking includes cholangiocarcinoma, endoscopic imaging, anaemia, bile salt malabsorption and palliation of GI cancer.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Bravo pH telemetry
    • Dilatation of strictures
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Pancreatitis
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    • Anaemia
    • Bile Salt Malabsorption 
    • Palliation of GI cancer
    • Cholangiocarcinoma 

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Enteral Feeding
    • FibroScan
    • Gastroscopy
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Parenteral Nutrition
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Bloating
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Achalasia
    • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Cholestasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hepatitis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Jaundice
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Polycystic Liver Disease
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Swollen Stomach
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    Education

    MBChB University of Manchester (1984)

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Acid Reflux
    3/20
    Bloating
    3/20
    Colonoscopy
    3/20
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    2/20
    Autoimmune Diseases
    1/20
    Constipation
    1/20
    Crohn’s Disease
    1/20
    Functional Bowel Disease
    1/20
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr T is a remarkable doctor so holistic caring and bespoke. He goes the extra mile for his patients and really looks at them as a whole person and not just an individual symptom he is thorough courteous incredibly knowledgeable and I cannot recommend him highly enough
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    After suffering a long time with various gastric issues, when it all ended up in pain, I had to see a specialist …and I was very lucky to be advised, by a doctor in my family, to see Dr Thillainayagam - she remembered him since she was a medical student. From my first conversation with Dr T, I felt good about my choice: he is a great listener, kind, thoughtful, compassionate and has excellent communication skills. He made me feel at ease talking to him about anything that could have been relevant to my issues. At the end of many laboratory tests and procedures, Dr T took time to explain to me his findings in a simple, friendly, warm and reassuring way. A diagnosis was found and a combination of treatment and some changes in my handling of stress have now changed my life for the better. I simply cannot find enough words to thank Dr T for all his help and kindness. I definitely would recommend him to those I know that are in need to see a brilliant gastroenterologist, a wonderful doctor with great knowledge and a warm and friendly approach.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Thillainayagam is by far the leader in his field, but above that he cares and is the kindest doctor I’ve met (I’ve met a lot!). It’s not easy to find the right words of gratitude but without doubt Dr T has improved my life quality and has literally saved my life. You’re lucky if Dr T is your consultant.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Five star!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    I have seen Dr. Thillainayagam for many years. He has without fail sorted all my gastroenterology health issues out! l have also consulted Dr Thillainayagam to refer me to other specialists when I have had health problems outside his area of expertise. He has put me in the hands of excellent specialists. I am very lucky and grateful to have Dr. Thillainayagam looking after my health. I could not be in better hands.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Thank you so much for seeing me at your clinic and showing such concern in my times of worry and pain. I very much appreciate all your input and what you have done so far.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I want to thank you for all the kindness and care you have always given me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Sending you my most sincere thanks for the time, trouble and care you've extended to me this year.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Many thanks for your kind care to both my mother and myself. Have a great Christmas. Best wishes.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    All the very best. Thank you very much for looking after us both.
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