Dr Babu Vadamalayan

Dr Babu Vadamalayan

MBBS MSc(Paeds) MRCPCH DCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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1 specialist

20 years of experience
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I highly recommend this doctor and he diagnosed reflux on our 8 weeks old. He did not recommend to exclude milk unnecessarily like 2 previous doctors and discussed the rationale for the treatment plan at every step “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Hepatology
  • Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4770839
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1287 reviews

    New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
    1104 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    08:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    08:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    08:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    08:00 - 17:00

    About

    Dr Babu Vadamalayan is a paediatric doctor and  gastroenterologist, sees children from birth to 18 years of age, currently practising in the UK.

    Dr Vadamalyan qualified in 1996 with a Bachelor of Medicine. Following this, he then completed his fellowship at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2001. Dr Vadamalyan then went on to get a Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition in 2006. As well as this in 2006 he went to Australia and completed a FRACP.

    Since returning to the UK he has worked and gained experience in various international centres of excellence including King’s College Hospital, London, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney and Jichi Medical Centre, Japan. He is the lead gastroenterology consultant in King’s College Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas NHS trust) in London. Dr Vadamalayan has also trained at various international centres of excellence in the UK, Australia and Japan.

    Dr Vadamalyan has special interests in children's GI investigations such as endoscopy (gastroscopy, balloon enteroscopy, capsule enteroscopy and colonoscopy), pH studies to diagnose reflux, hydrogen breath tests to diagnose lactose intolerance, food allergy tests and pancreatic function tests.  He trains other paediatric doctors on endoscopy and run endoscopy course, and he is also the Chair for the endoscopy working group in BSPGHAN (British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Upper GI endoscopy gastroscopy
    • Food allergy tests
    • Pancreatic function tests
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Abdominal pain
    • Constipation
    • Food allergy
    • Poor weight gain
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Celiac disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Paediatric endoscopy
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    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Allergy Blood Tests
    • Allergy Blood Tests
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Endoscopy
    • Food Provocation (Challenge) Test
    • Food Provocation (Challenge) Test
    • Gastroscopy
    • Health Check (Screening)
    • Immunisations
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
    • Paediatric Blood Tests
    • Paediatric Imaging
    • Paediatric Imaging
    • Skin Prick Test
    • Skin Prick Test
    • Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound
    • Vaccination Advice
    • Video Consultation
    • Video Consultation
    • Well Baby Check
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    Special interests

    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Acid Reflux
    • Allergies
    • Appendicitis
    • Blood in Stool
    • Blood in Vomit
    • Chest Infection
    • Chest Pain
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Chronic Paediatric Disorder
    • Colic
    • Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    • Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
    • Food Allergies
    • Food Allergies
    • Food Intolerance
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Rickets
    • Threadworm
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification
    MB BS 1996 Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University

    Further Qualifications

    FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 2001
    MSc Paediatrics UCL, London 2006
    DCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 2001
    Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 2006
    FRACP (Part 1&2) Royal College of Paediatrics, Austra2006

    Specialist Register entry date
    Paediatrics From 27 Oct 2008

    Professional Memberships

    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    British Medical Association
    American Gastroenterology Association
    American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Constipation
    2/13
    Colonoscopy
    1/13
    Diarrhoea
    1/13
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/13
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I highly recommend this doctor and he diagnosed reflux on our 8 weeks old. He did not recommend to exclude milk unnecessarily like 2 previous doctors and discussed the rationale for the treatment plan at every step
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Babu was very nice to our son and he has helped with his bowel issues successfully, no further accidents or embarrassing situations. I would highly recommend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My teenager was referred to Dr V by our paediatrician. He performed blood tests, stool tests then endoscopy and diagnosed as having mild inflammation in large bowel. He was prescribed medications with an improvement in his condition. Dr V was nice and explained everything and made a treatment plan together
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I highly recommend this doctor
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    We learned a lot about EoE ( Eosinophillic Esophagitis) after meeting Dr Vadamalayn. He made this diagnosis after performing endoscopy on our child, We never heard of this before and our son is a lot better on treatment. No further choking.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Best gastro doctor for children, and he helped my 3 years with vomiting.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Vadamalayan is an experienced and skilled endoscopist. He was recommended to us by our paediatrician. He performed special capsule endoscopy and diagnosed small bowel Crohn's disease on our 6 years old, who is now growing taller with no gastro issues. Highly recommend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very experienced gastro doctor for children, he does not perform unnecessary tests. He helped our 4 years old with constipation and soiling with systematic treatment plan.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Vadamalayan performed endoscopy on our 3 years old, he is very efficient and informed the whole process in detail. He diagnosed polyp as a cause for the bleeding and removed at the same time during endoscopy. Highly recommend!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great doctor, very helpful with managing constipation.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Dr Shankar Sridharan
    Dr Shankar Sridharan
    Cardiology

    30-08-2020

    Dr Vadamalayan is a very smart and able Paediatric Gastroenterologist. He has a very caring manner and our patients have only ever conveyed confidence and gratitude for skilled and kind care

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Diarrhoea, Food Intolerance, Reflux and Colic
    For procedures: Food Provocation (Challenge) Test
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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