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Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke is a highly esteemed and mightily experienced general paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric endocrinology; the field of medicine regarding glands and hormone production in children. He also specialises in thyroid problems, asthma, urinary tract infections in children, growth disorders, bedwetting, and abdominal pain

Dr Goonetilleke also possesses a high degree of expertise when it comes to all general paediatric conditions including coughswheezeshay fever, and constipation. He attends to children of all ages, from birth up to the age of 18. His interests in endocrinology have led him to obtain a wealth of knowledge in the conditions of children's thyroid disorders, delayed pubertyearly puberty, weight disordersdiabetes and polycystic ovarian disease.

He currently practices at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Cambridge, and Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, Leicester. Furthermore, he holds two current NHS posts: one at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, where he is the clinical lead for diabetes and paediatric endocrinology, and another at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he is an honorary visiting specialist. He has, thus far in his medical career, published an extensive amount of peer-reviewed articles. 

Especialista en

Abdominal pain

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What is asthma? Asthma is a condition which occurs when the upper airways constrict as a result of...


What is enuresis in children? Enuresis is the medical term for what is commonly known as bedwetting. It is quite common during childhood, and h...


The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid is shaped a little like a butterfly, and is responsible for...

Growth disorders

What are growth disorders? Growth disorders are anomalies or irregularities during a child’s growth and development. This means t...

Urinary tract infections in children

What is a UTI? A UTI...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Allergic reactions
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic urticaria
  • Allergy
  • Allergy testing
  • Anaemia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in children
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Child allergies
  • Child nutrition
  • Childhood obesity
  • Coeliac disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Digestive diseases
  • Drug allergy
  • Faltering growth
  • Febrile seizures
  • Feeding the newborn
  • Fever
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerance
  • Growth disorders
  • Growth hormone
  • Hay fever
  • Health check up (health screening)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Infant colic
  • Infant feeding
  • Iron deficiency
  • Jaundice
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Latex allergy
  • Macroglossia
  • Malnutrition in children
  • Newborn physical examination
  • Precocious puberty
  • Prick test
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory allergies
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Rhinitis
  • Short stature
  • Thyroid
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections in children
  • Vaccines
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (kidney reflux)
  • Vomiting
  • Wasp sting allergy
  • Weight loss
  • Wheezing

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  • Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
    30 New Road CB24 9EL - Cambridge
    (+44) 02076618821

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What causes growth problems in children?
In this article, Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke, an experienced general paediatrician, outlines the main issues relating to child growth and development, reveals what the main causes of growth problems in children tend to be, and points out some of the main growth disorders commonly suffered by children.
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Growth delay: a cause for concern?
If you're a parent, you may sometimes worry about your child's growth and development. Children grow at different rates and at times it can be difficult to know if they’re growing enough. We spoke with a general paediatrician expert and expert in paediatric endocrinology, Dr Rajiv Goonetilleke to find out how a child's growth should be evaluated, some of the main causes of growth delay in children and how they're diagnosed.
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