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Dr Kesavan Kandiah

Consultant Gastroenterologist

QualificationsMBChB MRCP

Main NHS base:

  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Member of:

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Clinical interests:

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; indigestion; heartburn: acid reflux; regurgitation;
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis; oesophagitis; oesophageal cancer;
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus; achalasia; hiatus hernia, silent reflux;
  • Swallowing disorders; dysphagia; oesophageal spasm; non-cardiac chest pain
  • Abdominal pain; dyspepsia; bloating; food intolerances; bacterial overgrowth
  • Altered bowel habit; Diarrhoea; Constipation; rectal bleeding
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease; ulcerative colitis; Crohns
    endoscopy; colonoscopy; sigmoidoscopy
  • Coeliac disease; weight loss; anaemia; iron deficiency
  • Colorectal cancer screening; bowel cancer screening

Training and Background

Dr Kandiah has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2018. His clinical practice includes the assessment and management of a range of luminal gastroenterology conditions, including coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, dyspepsia (indigestion), Barrett’s oesophagus, anaemia, and unexplained weight loss.

Dr Kandiah trained in the University of Manchester, qualifying in 2006. He undertook specialist training in gastroenterology in the North West London Deanery and completed an Advanced Endoscopy Research Fellowship in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth in 2017. His research on advanced endoscopic detection and resection techniques has been presented in national and international conferences. His work on advanced resection of colonic polyps was awarded the Marsha Dreyer Award by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2016. He has widely published on advanced endoscopy and continues to participate in endoscopy research.

He is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in St George’s University Hospital NHS Trust. His main interests are advanced therapeutic endoscopy (which include resection of large/complex colonic polyps) and endoscopy training. He leads the Complex Polyp Multi-Disciplinary Team and performs advanced endoscopic resections of complex colonic polyps in St George’s Hospital. He is the current Training Lead for Endoscopy in St George’s, which is recognised as a National Endoscopy Training Centre. He is also a National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme accredited endoscopist.

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