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Mr Kumaran Thiruppathy

Consultant General, Colorectal Surgeon



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Professional profile

Mr Thiruppathy is currently a colorectal and general surgeon, with an interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, at Circle Reading Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He was trained on the North East London training rotation and has undergone two fellowships.


South Florida Hospital Group, Orlando, USA – under the tutelage of Dr M Albert into minimally invasive surgery including trans anal microsurgery.
QE, Adelaide, Australia – Under the tutelage of Mr P. Hewett largely into laparoscopic and complex abdominal and pelvic resections. Here he also furthered his expertise into pelvic floor dysfunction.

Personal profile

Mr Thiruppathy was educated at Latymer Grammar School in Enfield and continued his higher education at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. He has always been a sports enthusiast.

Current NHS or research position

Ongoing research in to laparoscopic surgery and clinical outcome – multi-centre trial.
Ongoing pelvic floor research in association with Prof A Emmanual, University College Hospital London.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
Colorectal cancer
Diverticular disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Anal disorders (haemorrhoids, fissure and fistula)
Per rectal bleeding
Hernia repair (including laparoscopic)
Gallbladder surgery (including laparoscopic)
Pelvic floor dysfunction (incontinence, constipation and rectal prolapse)
Abscess drainage
Ingrowing toe nail ablation

Research interests

M.Phil – Pelvic floor Dysfunction,
MS into laparoscopic colorectal surgery,

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Advance laparoscopic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland