Dr. Kayal Vijayakumar is an experienced consultant paediatric Neurologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Dr. Kayal has a particular interest in neurology and consults on a wide range of common neurological conditions, including fits and funny turns, seizures, movement disorders, and headaches.
Her special interest is in neuro-muscular disorders and neurological diseases including:
Dr Kayal graduated from MGR Medical University in India and underwent specialty training in paediatrics and paediatric neurology in hospitals across the UK, including Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. She gained a wealth of experience as a consultant at Bristol Children's Hospital before moving to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Dr. Kayal brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of paediatric neurology to the Childhealthy team and loves to meet, support, and reassure families with any paediatric neurological concerns and questions.
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Very helpful information today, Looking forward to see her next time with more explanation to my son health condition.
Dr Vijaykumar has been responsive, caring and thorough, and we are very grateful for the care which we have had from her.
Dr Vijayakumar has a broad knowledge of paediatric neurologic conditions, especially neuromuscular conditions, performs a thorough neurological examination and connects well with child and parents.
Excellent doctor, went above and beyond for us.
We were urgently looking for a paediatric consultant neurologist for our 16 yr old son (per our GP's referral). I Google searched and contacted several offices but was unsuccessful in getting an appointment. Exasperated, I eventually came across Dr. Vijayjumar's profile, which had a telephone number underneath her picture. I rang it, expecting to be connected to yet another office reception, but Dr. Vijaykumar answered herself. I was surprised but she was very warm and friendly and asked me how could she help. I told her what was happening with my son and she stated that she had an available slot that same day and could see him. When we saw her, she had a very kind, welcoming, and approachable demeanour and was very patient and thorough with my son and asked him/us very detailed questions. She intently listened to everything we had to say, did not rush us at all and reviewed the GP referral and additional notes from his school we'd provided. She explained her suspicions about what could be happening with my son but shared that she wanted to investigate further to be sure to either rule or diagnose and promptly referred him to other specialists for further medical tests and investigations. We are currently still awaiting the results of these but felt that Dr. Vijayjkumar's approach was holistic in nature and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a paediatric neurologist.
Dr Vijayakumar is an exceptional clinician. Her understanding and explanations of epilepsies and their treatment is done at a level of excellence. Very supportive colleague, easy to engage and communicate with, patient and understanding.
Dr Vijayakumar, whom I have known as a colleague for a number of years, is an excellent Paediatric Neurologist and a supportive colleague. She is a thorough clinician and goes an extra mile to help children and families.
Knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands.
A very efficient and helpful colleague who always goes out of her way to help.
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Kayal is a genuinely fabulous, very experienced and well-regarded paediatric neurologist. She is warm, empathetic and very nice to her patients. I share many patients with her and she always gets amazing feedback. Kayal is extremely supportive to both her patients and colleagues and is highly recommended.
Dr Wathik Alsaud
Dr Vijayakumar is an excellent neurologist - knowledgeable, caring and approachable. `I highly recommend her.
Dr. Kerry Robinson
Kayal is a superb paediatric neurologist and member of the Childhealthy team. Kayal is approachable, always available to discuss patients and highly respected by families and colleagues.
Dr Yiannis Ioannou
What are Dr Kayal Vijayakumar's reviews like?
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar's overall patient rating is 4.91 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 22 reviews
What languages does Dr Kayal Vijayakumar speak?
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar speaks Tamil and English
Where is Dr Kayal Vijayakumar located?
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar 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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Does Dr Kayal Vijayakumar accept new patients?
Dr Kayal Vijayakumar generally accepts new patients.
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