Dr Andrew Thillainayagam is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist based in London. He specialises in abdominal pain, colonoscopy and endoscopy alongside gastroscopy, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He practices privately for The London Clinic in central London and Imperial College Private Healthcare in west London and also works for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as one of the lead interventional endoscopists.
Dr Thillainayagam always aims to give the best service to his patients; he makes use of cutting-edge techniques and technologies at the forefront of the field of interventional endoscopy.
Dr Thillainayagam graduated from the University of Manchester's highly-regarded medical school in 1984. He undertook further training in the London region at St Bartholomew's and St Mark's Hospitals and in the Oxford region at John Radcliffe Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Dr Thillainayagam's highly-qualified practical expertise is complemented by his respected clinical academic reputation. He has been a consultant lecturer and was promoted to honorary senior lecturer in medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where he has remained in this top role since 1996. He also manages an undergraduate teaching firm.
Mr Thillainayagam's clinical interests include therapeutic endoscopy, complex functional disorders of the digestive system and hepatopancreaticobiliary medicine as well as inflammatory bowel disease. At present, he is researching into cholangiocarinoma, iron deficiency anaemia and novel endoscopic imaging alongside bile salt malabsorption and the palliation of GI cancer.
Mr Thillainayagam is chairman of the NW Thames Gastroenterology Group and has written extensively on the subject of gastroenterology. His work has been featured in prominent peer-reviewed journals. He is also on the Clinical Services committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and an executive committee member of The Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA).