Dr Kadukkavil Padmakumar

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist

MBBS, FRCP (London)

Personal profile

Having received post graduate training in general medicine and gastroenterology from Newcastle and Mersey region, Dr Padmakumar is experienced in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology and endoscopy.

Dr Padmakumar has been working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 1997. He deals with patients suffering from a wide range of disorders like inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and hepatobiliary-pancreatic diseases. Dr Padmakumar has a particular interest in NASH and viral hepatitis.

Symptoms for which patients are commonly referred are: 

  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anaemia
  • Abnormal liver function test
  • Jaundice
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

He undertakes the following treatments:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • EMR
  • ERCP, biliary stone extraction
  • PEG
  • Dilatation and stenting of esophageal stricture

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Rolyal College of Physicians
  • Member of British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests

  • General gastroenterologist with a special interest in liver disease, experienced endoscopist undertaking diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. Nationally accredited to undertake bowel cancer screening colonoscopy.
  • Dr Padmakumar is an expert colonoscopist and is nationally accreditated to undertake colonoscopy for those who are referred though the national bowel cancer screening programme. He also undertakes highly specialised therapeutic procedures like EMR, dilatation of strictures and banding. His caecal intubation rate has always been over 95%.
  • He has particular expertise in alcohol-related liver disease, fatty liver , cirrhosis, portal hypertension, liver failure, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and gallstone disease.
  • Newer modalities of treatment of anemia, IBS and IB.
  • Cancer care: Bowel cancer
  • Gastroenterology: Capsule endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology: Inserting an oesophageal stent (endoscopy)


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