Mr Arun Prasath Shanmuganandan

Mr Arun Prasath Shanmuganandan

General Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Mr Arun has a very sympathetic and careful approach to your highly personal "issue". He develops a very good rapport and has an outstanding and simple way of explaining your surgical options. He does not "sugar coat" the extent or the detail of the surgery and its potential positive and negative ramifications. He is also very good at answering all of your questions and providing good solid and sound advice for you to follow - both before and after your surgery. I can definitely and very strongly recommend and advise you to go and see Mr Arun if you have any colorectal "issues" as he is an extremely good consultant surgeon who clearly has a passion for his patients and a passion to use his remarkable surgical skills to help people. My issue = Severely prolapsed and damaged rectum My solution = Agressive and complex hemorrhoidectomy surgery My outcome = Fully working and restored rectum with no negative side effects“
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Subspecialty

  • Colorectal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Surgeons: 57620
  • General Medical Council: 6078027
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Shirley Oaks Hospital

    Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
    288 reviews

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital

    London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM3 9DW
    266 reviews

    About

    Mr Arun Shanmuganandan is a consultant colorectal surgeon in a busy surgical unit at Croydon University Hospital. He specialises in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for diseases of the bowel including cancer of the colon and rectum. He also treats patients with benign bowel disorders like diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

    He is an advanced endoscopy practitioner, fully accredited by JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) for performing colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and OGD (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy). He carries out endoscopic removal of large polyps of the bowel (EMR / ESD) and early cancers of the rectum (TEMS / TAMIS). He believes strongly in prevention and early diagnosis of bowel cancers and is a strong advocate of bowel cancer screening, which he is approved for.

    His special interests also include treatment for benign anorectal conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal abscesses and anal fissure. He offers various surgical options for treatment of haemorrhoids including rubber band ligation, THD, HALO, RAFAELO and traditional surgical haemorrhoidectomy.

    He offers BOTOX for anal fissures and various surgical options for anal fistulas including fistula plug, gel, LIFT procedure and VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment) procedure.

    In addition to surgical procedures, he provides wide-ranging, latest evidence based consultation on functional bowel disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, acid reflux, indigestion, bloating and coeliac disease. He works closely with other allied specialties like gastroenterologists, dietitians and nutritionists, and believes strongly in a multi-disciplinary approach to improve his patients’ general gut health.

    He takes a keen interest in teaching and training junior surgical trainees and is  an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College, London.

    He has multiple publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and is currently the Principal Investigator for a multi-centre, NIHR and NICE approved trial on the use of FIT test, which is a less invasive screening tool for bowel cancers. He is a member of the Trauma Care delivery Group, Sepsis Taskforce and Research & Development Committee at Croydon University Hospital. He is also a member of the NICE FIT trial steering group. He is the Trust Lead for PCCRC(Post Colonoscopy ColoRectal Cancers) Audit.

    Arun qualified from a reputed medical university in the south Indian city of Chennai. Following basic surgical training in India, he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue higher surgical training. He underwent most of his specialist surgical training, in general and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, in south west London, which resulted in his entry to the General Medical Council’s specialist register.

    He enjoys spending his weekends with his wife and son, and his favourite pursuit is hiking in the beautiful Surrey countryside. He follows cricket and the premier league and enjoys playing football and tennis with his son.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy Gastroscopy
    • Bowel cancer screening
    • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Fistula surgery
    • Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
    • Bowel Surgery
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Bowel disorders
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Gut Health and Functional Bowel Disorders inc. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Haemorrhoids and Anal Fistula/Fissure

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Abdominoperineal Resection
    • Appendicectomy
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
    • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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    Special interests

    • Haemorrhoids
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anal Fissure
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Anal Cancer
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Colon Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Lipoma
    • Rectal Cancer
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    Education

    Education:

    · FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2018

    . FRCS Intercollegiate, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2014

    . MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2006

    . M.S (Master of Surgery)- The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, 2004

    . MBBS- The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, 2000

    Memberships:

    . General Medical Council

    . Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    . British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.97
    Colonoscopy
    58/100
    Haemorrhoids
    42/100
    Anal Fistula
    7/100
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    7/100
    Anal Fissure
    5/100
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/100
    Lipoma Removal
    2/100
    Coloproctology
    1/100
    Colorectal Surgery
    1/100
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    1/100
    Skin Lesion Treatments
    1/100
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Arun has a very sympathetic and careful approach to your highly personal "issue". He develops a very good rapport and has an outstanding and simple way of explaining your surgical options. He does not "sugar coat" the extent or the detail of the surgery and its potential positive and negative ramifications. He is also very good at answering all of your questions and providing good solid and sound advice for you to follow - both before and after your surgery. I can definitely and very strongly recommend and advise you to go and see Mr Arun if you have any colorectal "issues" as he is an extremely good consultant surgeon who clearly has a passion for his patients and a passion to use his remarkable surgical skills to help people. My issue = Severely prolapsed and damaged rectum My solution = Agressive and complex hemorrhoidectomy surgery My outcome = Fully working and restored rectum with no negative side effects
    Read more
    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Arun Prasath Shanmuganandan has been giving me the right advice from the beginning and really cares about my well being. I can trust him and he is there for me. My health issue is much better since I started consultations and treatment with him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Always a consummate professional, but takes the time to explain things in layman’s terms. I felt very at ease & with the knowledge that I was dealing with a specialist in that field.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was very nervous and embarrassed about the procedure but Dr Arun was very reassuring and put me at ease. He explained everything that he was going to do in a way that was easiy to understand always making sure I was comfortable and understood the process . All follow up appointments were as equally informative and sensitive. Thankyou
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Glad to have seen Mr Arun. A very knowledgeable physician with true passion for his work and patients. Very clear from the first day all the way through the reccomended treatment course. Highly recommended
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He is very professional and friendly and I felt very comfortable during all visits and consultation
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Arun Shanmuganandan provided excellent care, and reassured me as well communicating effectively.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Arun from the very beginning of my health issue to now has been extremely professional and caring! - i personally appreciated the empathy he had towards me, always trying to put himself in my shoes and trying to figure out the best way to go about with the treatment given my disability, work and family circumstances.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Shanmuganandan has a hugely kind nature and manner. He was professional and reassuring pre-operatively, intra-operatively and post operatively. I am a medical professional myself and he never assumed I knew everything, he treated me as a patient and not by by profession, making sure he explained everything appropriately making no assumptions. He has a very kind manner and made me feel extremely safe in his hands
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Arun was immediately warm and friendly as soon as he met me. Explained every option for treatment for what was a very personal medical issue and treated me really well. A really good consultant. He also rang me a few weeks after the surgery and made me feel that he was heavily invested in my wellbeing.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Breast Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Arun is a fantastic colleague. Very passionate about his work and his patients. He is dedicated and very thorough clinician who is respected by colleagues and patients alike. "

    07-01-2021

    Miss Bini Ajay
    Miss Bini Ajay
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Is a colleague

    "Arun is an excellent surgeon. I refer my patients both in NHS and private sector to him as he is very caring, thorough and meticulous in his approach."

    07-01-2021

    Recommended for:
    Bowel Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Bowel Disease

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