Mr Thanjakumar Arulampalam: General surgery
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Mr Thanjakumar Arulampalam

Tan Arulampalam

General surgery

 

  • Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist
Overview

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Mr 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.

Mr 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 has been Reader in Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.

Having held the post of Clinical Director of the ICENI Centre Mr 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

Mr. 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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Procedures completed

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (5-50)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • T3910

    Excision of retroperitoneal tumour, +/-ureterolysis - (1-5)

  • H0750

    Laparoscopically assisted right hemicolectomy - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • H5520

    Laying open of high anal fistula (fistulotomy) (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • T8700

    Excision biopsy of lymph node for diagnosis (cervical, inguinal, axillary) - (1-5)

  • T2100

    Repair of recurrent inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

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