Dr Prayman Sattianayagam, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at One Ashford Hospital
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Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 303

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Dr Prayman Sattianayagam

MA(Cantab) MBBChir MD FRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


Year Qualified



Clinical Interests

luminal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic complaints including abdominal pain; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; altered bowel habit; rectal bleeding; irritable bowel syndrome; inflammatory bowel disease; deranged liver function tests and all forms of liver disease including viral hepatitis.

This is complimented by diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including gastroscopy; colonoscopy; stricture dilatation; endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.


Specialising In

  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine


Professional Profile

Dr Prayman Sattianayagam graduated from Cambridge University in 1999. His specialist gastroenterology training was in hospitals in London, Surrey and Sussex (2004-2012). In addition to his medical and pharmacology degrees, in 2012 he was awarded a MD doctorate from University College London after completing a 3-year clinical research fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital, London. This period of research resulted in presentations at several international meetings and publication of numerous peer-reviewed papers in highly regarded medical journals. These were in the areas of luminal gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology and nutrition.


Dr Sattianayagam sees patients with luminal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions. He has developed subspecialty interests in endoscopy and hepatology. He was awarded a British Society of Gastroeneterology travelling endoscopy fellowship to the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Subsequently he completed a one year therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melboune, Australia (2012-2013). There he learnt specialist endoscopic techniques including capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic muscosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions, radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s oesophagus and endoscopic ultrasound.


He acquired further tertiary centre hepatology experience in Melbourne supplementing his previous training in London at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital.


He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also the lead for viral hepatitis. He has an active research interest and is involved in studies of both inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.


Dr Prayman Sattianayagam is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London and Assistant Professor, St. George’s Medical School in the Caribbean.


Personal Profile

Dr Sattianayagam is married with one child. He enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.


Memberships & Associations

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association


Research Interests

  • Biologic therapy in inflammatory bowel disease
  • Small bowel endoscopy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Systemic amyloidosis syndromes
  • Autoimmune liver disease


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


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