Dr. Raj Srirajaskanthan is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Kings College hospital, London and is lead of the Neuroendocrine Tumour Service and Upper Gastrointestinal cancer service. He graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ medical school with his medical degree and an intercalated BSc. His MD (Res) was awarded in 2010 for breakthrough research in neuroendocrine tumours. He is accomplished in endoscopy and colonoscopy and has attended a number of advanced endoscopy courses. In addition, he was awarded British Society of Gastroenterology travel fellowship to The Medical University of South Carolina, USA.
He is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Gastroenterology at Kings College London and maintains an active research program, supervising PhD and MD fellows. He has written and edited four textbooks on liver disease and neuroendocrine tumours. He is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, The American Gastroenterological Association, European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society. He is Chairman of the Clinical practice group of United Kingdom and Ireland NET Society.
His clinical interests are bowel cancer screening, colonoscopy, neuroendocrine tumours, heartburn, abdominal pain, change in bowel habit.
Treatments and procedures
Bowel cancer screening colonoscopy – Dr. Srirajaskanthan is specifically accredited for bowel cancer screening in the UK. This is a highly sought-after qualification and regulated by a national body.
Gastroscopy – investigation for assessment of the oesophagus and stomach
Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy – to assess causes of change in bowel habit or rectal bleeding.
Neuroendocrine tumours – this is a rare type of tumour that can arise in almost any organ of the body. Specialist care is delivered through a multi-disciplinary team and Dr. Srirajaskanthan leads this service at Kings Health Partners, a recognised European Centre of excellence for this type of cancer.