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)
- Colorectal surgery
- Capsule endoscopy
- Upper GI endoscopy gastroscopy
- Food allergy tests
- Pancreatic function tests
- Abdominal pain
- Food allergy
- Poor weight gain
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux
- Celiac disease
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Paediatric endoscopy
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1996 Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University
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
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
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
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.
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
I highly recommend this doctor
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.
Best gastro doctor for children, and he helped my 3 years with vomiting.
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.
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.
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!
Great doctor, very helpful with managing constipation.
I highly recommend Dr Vadamalayan. He saved our daughter. Our 16 months old daughter was referred to him by our GP with ongoing vomiting and poor weight gain as reflux treatment was not working. Dr Vadamalayan examined our little girl thoroughly and diagnosed her to have heart problems & referred her to have heart scan which confirmed heart condition, then needed further treatment. If it was not him self picked up this on examination , this would have been a disaster. We can't thank him enough for his help.
Dr Vadamalayan was recommended to us by a GP friend and we saw him in Guthrie clinic for our 8 weeks old daughter with severe colic. Dr examined our daughter and made diagnosis of cows milk protein allergy. He recommended to change to specialist formula and my daughter improved on his treatment plan. We were pleased with Dr Vadamalayan, he explained the possible causes and the need for change of milk. He was not rushed and he listened to us and explained in detail about the plans
My 8 years old son was seen with abdominal pain. Our GP referred us to see Dr Babu Vadamalayan & he listened to us and run number of blood tests & diagnosed my child with coeliac disease. He involved us in deciding to have endoscopy or not. We highly recommend Dr V as he did not propose unnecessary tests and involved us in managing my child's condition. Very good paediatrician and gastroenterologist and we highly recommend.
Paediatrics (children's doctor)
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