Mr Thanesan Ramalingam, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
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Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 303

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Mr Thanesan Ramalingam

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

 

Year Qualified

1993

 

 

 

Clinical Interests

All Colorectal Surgery, including colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic).
As a highly experienced Colorectal Surgeon I can offer advice and surgical treatment for all Colorectal conditions (including Bowel cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), diverticular disease, rectal bleeding, anal fissures, perineal sepsis and fistulae) as well as general surgical procedures such as hernia repairs.
I perform a high number of endoscopies annually: both colonoscopies and oesphagogastroduodenoscopies (OGD’s). I have additional expertise in endoscopy (having trained for, and previously been on, the GI Bleeding rota) and I also train junior doctors in endoscopy.

 

Specialising In

All Colorectal Surgery, including colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic). As a highly experienced Colorectal Surgeon I can offer advice and surgical treatment for all Colorectal conditions (including Bowel cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), diverticular disease, rectal bleeding, anal fissures, perineal sepsis and fistulae) as well as general surgical procedures such as hernia repairs. I perform a high number of endoscopies annually: both colonoscopies and oesphagogastroduodenoscopies (OGD’s). I have additional expertise in endoscopy (having trained for, and previously been on, the GI Bleeding rota) and I also train junior doctors in endoscopy.

 

Professional Profile

I have been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon for over ten years and combine my NHS work with my duty as a Senior Consultant Surgeon in the Armed Forces (Royal Army Medical Corps, RAMC). Prior to joining East Kent Hospital University Trust I spent seven years as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in University of Durham and Darlington NHS Trust, where I established a Multidisciplinary team for patients with Inflammatory Bowel disease. I was nominated, and received, an ‘NHS Hero’ award for patient care.
Having qualified in 1993 from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, and subsequently completed my house-officer jobs, I spent a year as an anatomy and physiology teacher at the University of Sheffield. I subsequently completed general surgical training before undertaking specialist Colorectal training at a number of highly regarded professorial units, including Oxford, Basingstoke and St Marks Hospital London (an internationally renowned centre for the treatment of intestinal and colorectal disorders).
I actively participate in the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA), and National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) where my operative results are consistently within the top ten percent nationally. The majority of my major –case operative practice involves treating patients with colorectal cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I have an active interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) colorectal surgery and spent a Year of my training developing this skill in a New Zealand tertiary centre.
I have a keen interest in medical education and am an Honorary Senior lecturer at Swansea University and a Chief External Undergraduate Examiner (Year 3) at Southampton University. I am also a keen trainer and assessor of junior surgeons and medical students within the NHS and the Armed Forces.
On joining East Kent University Hospital Trust Mr Thanesan Ramalingam spent a number of years as a Governance Lead. This role involves working to improve patient safety and surgical accountability, alongside improving patient care. These aims remain central to my surgical practice.

 

Personal Profile

Mr Thanesan Ramalingam is married with four children and, together with my wife, enjoy keeping up with their endeavours.

 

Research Interests

I have a keen interest in medical education and research. I hold an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at Swansea University and a Chief External Undergraduate Examiner (Year 3) at Southampton University. I am also a keen trainer and assessor of junior surgeons and medical students within the NHS and the Military. On joining East Kent University Hospital Trust I spent a number of years as a Governance Lead. This role involves working to improve patient safety and surgical accountability, alongside improving patient care. These aims remain central to my surgical practice.