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Professor Thanjakumar Arulampalam

Tan Arulampalam

General surgery

 

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  • Accredited endoscopist
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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Lower GI surgery

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  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Professor Tan Arulampalam trained as a surgeon in London and Rome and was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Colchester General Hospital in 2003.

He has performed over 500 laparoscopic colorectal resections as well as a full range of advanced complex laparoscopic surgery.

Professor Arulampalam was awarded a Doctorate by the University of London for research on the role of PET scanning in Colorectal Cancer Imaging. He has continued his research interests in PET, colorectal cancer, laparoscopic surgery and surgical humidification. He is Professor of Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.

Having held the post of Clinical Director of the ICENI Centre Professor Arulampalam has taken an active role in training as a National Laparoscopic Colorectal Trainer and being on the faculty at the European Surgical Institute, medical advisor to the charity Beating Bowel Cancer and working on Department of Health projects.

As a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland International Development Committee establishing closer links between the surgical fraternities of developed and developing nations. He has also been a regular advisor to BBC Television Drama

Professor Arulampalam is on the Board of the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons, the Council of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and Research Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons.

Areas of interest

Hernias, including inguinal hernia, sportsman hernia and complex abdominal wall reconstruction; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colorectal disease (Lower GI) including specialist proctology offering Video assisted anal fistula treatment and endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment; Gall bladder; Biliary disease; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Endoscopic procedures; Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Coloproctology

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