Mr Veluppillai Vathanan
Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
MBBS, MS, FRCOG, DFSRH, PG Dip US Scan
"The team at Spire Thames Valley Hospital looks after me and my patients exceptionally well."
I am an experienced Gynaecologist with more than 18 years of experience and an expert in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, endometriosis and early pregnancy. I believe in holistic approach in patient care and my priority is patient safety, minimal intervention and patient involvement in decision making. I earned excellent experience in managing complex cases with minimal intervention and best outcomes.
I have extensive experience in all benign Gynaecology conditions including menstrual disorders, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, fibroid, ovarian cysts and utero vaginal prolapse. I have particular interest in minimal access surgery, endometriosis, reproductive surgery and early pregnancy complications including miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and a range of other conditions. I perform most of the surgeries via keyhole (including hysterectomy, ovarian cyst removal, fibroid removal, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis and other conditions). This involves only 3 small tummy scars (usually one 10mm and two 5mm scars) to provide best cosmetic and surgical outcome for my patients.
I am the lead for early pregnancy services at Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals.
In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be the undergraduate O&G lead for Southampton medical students at Wexham Park Hospital and a member of gynaecology laparoscopic simulation faculty of Oxford deanery. I am also a member of RCOG part 2 examination subcommittee.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Veluppillai Vathanan at Spire include:
Spire Thames Valley Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Member of British society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Member of International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Early pregnancy services Lead of Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals
Undergraduate lead for University of Southampton O&G students at Wexham Park Hospital
Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals, Frimley Health NHS
I am married with two children.
I can converse fluently in Tamil and Sinhala along with English.
I spend my free time with my kids and like travelling, playing badminton, listening to classical music, and walking. I am involved in many charities and currently actively involved in helping orphans affected by the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.