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Dr Aathavan Loganayagam

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Practises at: The Blackheath Hospital


Personal Profile

Dr Aathavan Loganayagam trained in medicine at Guy’s, King's and St. Thomas’ medical schools. He then underwent rigorous structured specialty training in gastroenterology and general internal medicine in the well respected South London training programme.

He then spent two years during postgraduate training as a research and endoscopy fellow at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. His research was in the fields of pharmacogenetics, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal malignancy. He has received awards and grants for outstanding research work, including the prestigious NHS Innovation London Award.

Dr Loganayagam has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals on all aspects of gastroenterology. He is actively involved in clinical research. He has particular local expertise in the practice of personalised medicine and the utilisation of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of complex inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently the lead clinician for endoscopy at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

Diagnostic and advanced therapeutic endoscopy remains a major part of his clinical expertise, including assessment and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, strictures, polyps and cancers.

Dr Loganayagam is an approachable doctor who takes pride in his communication skills with patients. He is keen to ensure that patients are fully informed and involved in all aspects of their care. 

Dr Loganayagam offers consultations for the following treatments:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel Cancer screening
  • Abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Blood testing
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy procedure
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatment
  • Liver disease treatment
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Ulcerative colitis treatment
  • Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy)


Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

·        Bowel Cancer
·        Upper GI endoscopy
·        Gastroscopy
·        Indigestion (dyspepsia)
·        Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
·        Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)
·        Colonoscopy
·        Bowel Cancer screening

Professional Membership

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Royal College of Physicians