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Mr Thanesan Ramalingam


Having qualified from medical school in London in 1993 I undertook my Specialist Surgical Training in 3 of the best Colorectal Units in the country working for leaders in this field. [Basingstoke (Professor Heald & Mr Moran); Oxford (Professor Mortensen) & St Mark's (Professors Philips Nichols Northover)].

I accepted the post of Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at DMH & BAGH in October 2007 my main specialist interests being in surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bowel cancer.

I also perform Laparoscopic Surgery.

Having been a 'Regular' serving officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps since 1991 my non-NHS time is spent with the Army training teaching and on deployment.

I am married with four young children.

  • Specialities: Cancer Services, Day Surgery, , Endoscopy, General Surgery, GI & Liver (Medicine & Surgery)
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative colitis); Colon & rectal cancer; Laparoscopic ('Keyhole' surgery); Benign perianal conditions (haemorrhoids anal fistula incontinence)
  • Training: Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School MBBS) 1993; Guy's Hospital Medical School (BSc) 1992; North Hampshire Hospital Basingstoke (Higher Surgical Training) 2000; Oxford (Higher Surgical Training) 2004; St Mark's Hospital (Higher Surgical Training) 2006.
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCSEd FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Date added to the specialist register: 15-Sep-07
  • Training role: Undergraduate & postrgraduate teaching

'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital