Dr Shankar Ramaswamy

Pain Management Specialist

Pain Management Specialist

Orpington, BR6 7RG

24 years of experience

Verified profile

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Pain Management Specialist

Orpington, BR6 7RG

24 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

4.98

77 patient reviews

2 professional endorsements

4.99

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside manner

4.99

Explanation

60 of 74 total recommendations are for:

Back Pain

(36)

Neck Pain

(13)

Fibromyalgia

(11)

Other

(14)

Recent patient review

This provider has not collected a review in over 6 months

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About

Dr Ramaswamy is a consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain Management, and Neuromodulation at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital, where he is also the clinical lead for in-patient pain management. Dr Ramaswamy has extensive experience managing acute and chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, post-surgical pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia), neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injury, whiplash injury, and cancer pain.

He provides simple and complex pain procedures including cervical and lumbar facet joint/medial branch injections, epidural/root block, radiofrequency treatment of medial branches/nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, and splanchnic nerve stimulation. His intervention experience ranges from X-ray guided to ultrasound interventions and for a variety of general and orthopaedic anaesthetic procedures, with particular expertise in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks such as nerve catheter insertion.

Dr. Ramaswamy develops a treatment plan based on a patient's individual needs and preferences. He believes in educating patients about their condition and advising them on self-management techniques that patients can use long-term. He also provides advice on pain medications and pain interventions as needed. Dr Ramaswamy works closely with a multi-disciplinary team including orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists to provide his patients with the best treatment available.

Dr Ramaswamy received his MD in Anaesthesia (Medal Scholar) from PGIMER, India before earning his certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in the UK. He then went on to complete an Advanced Pain Fellowship at Imperial Healthcare in London. Dr Ramaswamy has also trained in medicolegal report writing and is familiar with civil procedure protocols such as CPR Part 35 and the PD 35 protocol. He has report writing experience and can provide detailed insights into causality, prognosis, assessing capacity to work, understanding specific roles, assessing ability to function, and commenting on the prospect of achieving pain relief. He can provide medicolegal appointments at short notice and produce a report in a timely manner. He sees patients for personal injury and criminal negligence claims.

Dr Ramaswamy has an interest in medical education and is the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Lead at Queen Mary University of London and Bart's Health. He is also an honorary visiting senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and the course director of the MSc in Pain Management.

https://www.pain-expert.org/team/dr-shankar-ramaswamy/

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Anaesthetics
  • Neuromodulation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Spinal Medicine
  • Sports & Exercise Medicine

All conditions and treatments

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Joint Injection
  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain
  • Alternative Pain Management

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MD
  • FRCA
  • FFPMRCA
  • EDRA
  • Cer Cli Res
  • British Pain Society
  • International Association for Study of Pain
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Royal College of Anaesthetist
  • British Medical Association
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland

languages spoken

  • English

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £250
  • Follow-up appointment: £180

insurers

  • Bupa Platinum

Location

All locations

Chelsfield Park Hospital

4.9

(708)

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

Not available

Tuesday

Not available

Wednesday

Not available

Thursday

Not available

Friday

Not available

Saturday

Not available

Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Back Pain (35)
Neck Pain (13)
Fibromyalgia (11)
Facet Joint Injection (4)
Lower Back Pain (3)

77 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Was very impressed with treatment and goo d explanation with Mr Ramaswami. He was patient with me and very informative. He put me at ease and reassured me. I am thankful for his kindness and attention.

19 Feb 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Back Pain

4.67

5.00

Overall Experience

4.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very professional

15 Jan 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Back Pain

Facet Joint Injection

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

The only issue was bit of a wait due long list

07 Jan 2021

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Facet Joint Injection

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very good doctor. Highly recommended.

22 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Back Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very professional and caring. The result of this procedure has been life changing.

18 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Back Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very well explained good experience felt very comfortable

18 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Chronic Pain

Joint Injection

Pain Medicine

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very good person and very understanding with my needs.

18 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very well. Very thorough. Pleasant young man.

17 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Neck Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I am very happy with the care given by Dr.Ramaswamy. He has really gone the extra mile to help with my pain with his skillfully performed injections.

17 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Back Pain

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Dr.Ramaswamy has been brilliant and excellent in looking after me. Thank you so much.

17 Dec 2020

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Neck Pain

Epidural

Back Pain

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Endorsements

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

All endorsements
Back Pain (1)
Pain Management (1)
Pain Medicine (1)
Spinal Injections for Pain (1)

2 endorsements

Dr Ramaswamy is an excellent clinician with extensive knowledge in pain management providing him with the expertise to combine multiple techniques from different areas including anaesthetics and drug prescription. He is a caring and empathetic individual that is devoted to his patients and engages them in personalised treatment plans for the best outcomes. Highly recommended colleague.

14 Dec 2020

Endorsed for

Pain Management
Pain Medicine

Mr Francesc Malagelada

Orthopaedic Surgery

Is a colleague

Dr Ramaswamy is my colleague at Royal London Hospital. He completed his fellowship in Pain Management at Royal London and practices at Royal London and other private hospitals. He has excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and I can highly recommend him as Pain Consultant

14 Nov 2020

Endorsed for

Back Pain
Spinal Injections for Pain
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Professor Yogesh Bajaj

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Dr Shankar Ramaswamy's reviews like?

Dr Shankar Ramaswamy's overall patient rating is 4.98 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 77 reviews

What languages does Dr Shankar Ramaswamy speak?

Dr Shankar Ramaswamy speaks English

Where is Dr Shankar Ramaswamy located?

Dr Shankar Ramaswamy primarily practices at Chelsfield Park Hospital, located at Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG
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does Dr Shankar Ramaswamy accept new patients?

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