Dr Babu Vadamalayan

Paediatrician

Paediatrician

London, W1W 5AH

27 years of experience

Verified profile

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Paediatrician

London, W1W 5AH

27 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.55

15 patient reviews

1 professional endorsement

4.60

Overall Experience

4.53

Bedside manner

4.53

Explanation

7 of 13 total recommendations are for:

Stomach / Abdominal Pain

(3)

Constipation

(2)

Diarrhoea

(2)

Other

(6)

Recent patient review

This provider has not collected a review in over 6 months

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About

Dr Babu Vadamalayan, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, currently works within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust in London in the King’s College Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital. He also sees patients privately in clinics across London. He is highly specialised in the diagnosis of paediatric gastroenterological issues, he can perform a wide range of endoscopies including gastroscopy, balloon enteroscopy, capsule enteroscopy, and colonoscopy. He also performs pH studies to diagnose reflux, food intolerance and allergy tests, and pancreatic function tests.

Dr Vadamalayan graduated with his BSc in Medicine in 1996, before going on to do specialist training in paediatric health. During his training, he underwent a fellowship at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and completed a Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition. He has gained a wealth of experience from prestigious institutions around the world, in London he worked within King’s College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, in Australia he trained in the Royal Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, and finally, in Japan, he trained in the Jichi Medical Centre.

Dr Vadamalayan currently holds the position of Lead Gastroenterology Consultant in his NHS trust. He is also an active teacher, he runs an endoscopy course and Chairs the endoscopy working group in the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology
  • Others

Subspecialties

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

All conditions and treatments

  • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acid Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Blood Tests
  • Appendicitis
  • Blood in Stool
  • Blood in Vomit

Registered with

General Medical Council

4770839

Qualifications

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

languages spoken

  • Tamil
  • English

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £250
  • Follow-up appointment: £200

insurers

  • Bupa Platinum
  • Norwich Union
  • Four Points Assistance
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • General Medical
  • Saga Insurance
  • April
  • Legal & General
  • health-on-line
  • Aetna
  • The PHC
  • WPA
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Vitality Health
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • The Exeter
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Freedom Healthcare
  • Simply Health
  • Groupama
  • Healix

Location

All locations

The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK

4.81

(1563)

Specialist's working hours

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Reviews

All reviews
Stomach / Abdominal Pain (3)
Constipation (2)
Colonoscopy (1)
Diarrhoea (1)
Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology (1)

15 reviews

2.33

3.00

Overall Experience

2.00

Bedside manner

2.00

Explanation

Unfortunately, I'd not rate Dr Vadamalayan highly. My child and I were in and out in 10 minutes and I felt that he didn't listened to me much or took any notice of what I was telling him, even before we left the room he was checking his phone. Even my child commented " that was quick mummy, it took us 25 mins to get here and only a few mins to see the doctor!" Despite telling the doctor that my child did not suffer from constipation he prescribed tablets for a colonic transit study so my child had to take tablets for 3 consecutive days and on day 4 an x-ray of abdomen was done. He called us a couple of days after the x-ray, he didn't even have the results and asked us to tell him once again what our concerns were which I thought he'd have had noted down during our initial consultation. He then called a few days later to tell me that he had found the x-ray results and there was no sign of the tablets somy child did pass them and didn't have constipation which I had told him already. The only thing he could suggest was giving my child laxatives to make my child have diarrhea and clear out the intestines which again was unnecessary as the reason for our visit was to find out why my child throws up occasionally while feeling absolutely fine and well, without any sign or symptoms of any illness. My child did not suffer from constipation. I told him at the consultation that it could of course be psychological but I wanted to rule out any physiological problems and focusing on constipation was not helpful. Having had to pay the excess on our health insurance and other bills I'm very unsatisfied.

28 Jun 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Stomach / Abdominal Pain

Paediatric (Pediatric) Gastroenterology

1

1.00

Overall Experience

1.00

Bedside manner

1.00

Explanation

Poor, no solution and overbooked. Would not use again

19 May 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Stomach / Abdominal Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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

16 Mar 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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.

16 Mar 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Soiling

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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

05 Mar 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Diarrhoea

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I highly recommend this doctor

05 Mar 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Stomach / Abdominal Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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.

22 Feb 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Eosinophillic esophagitis

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Best gastro doctor for children, and he helped my 3 years with vomiting.

22 Feb 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Gastritis

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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.

19 Feb 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Crohn’s Disease

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

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.

19 Feb 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Constipation

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Endorsements

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

All endorsements
Diarrhoea (1)
Food Intolerance (1)
Food Provocation (Challenge) Test (1)
Paediatrics (Pediatrics) (1)

1 endorsement

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

30 Aug 2020

Endorsed for

Diarrhoea
Food Intolerance
Reflux and Colic
+ 2 more

Dr Shankar Sridharan

Cardiology

I have referred patients to them

FAQ

What are Dr Babu Vadamalayan's reviews like?

Dr Babu Vadamalayan's overall patient rating is 4.55 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 15 reviews

What languages does Dr Babu Vadamalayan speak?

Dr Babu Vadamalayan speaks Tamil and English

Where is Dr Babu Vadamalayan located?

Dr Babu Vadamalayan primarily practices at The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, located at 205 – 209 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5AH
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