Dr Shankar Ramaswamy

Dr Shankar Ramaswamy

MBBS MD FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA Cer Cli Res

Pain Management

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

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“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.“
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £180

Practices worked at

Chelsfield Park Hospital

Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG
684 reviews

The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
495 reviews

The Sloane Hospital

125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
468 reviews

The Harley Street Hospital

19 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ
130 reviews

Barts and The London NHS Trust

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, Whitech, London, United Kingdom, E1 1BB
7 reviews

Centre For Surgery

106 Crawford Street, London, United Kingdom, W1H 2HY
2 reviews

The Medical Cannabis Clinics

10 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1GF 9PF
1 review

Essex Lodge Surgery

94 Greengate St, London, United Kingdom, E13 0AS
0 reviews

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/

Procedures

  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Alternative Pain Management
  • Caudal Epidural Injection
  • Discectomy
  • Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions
  • Laser Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
  • Nerve Root Injection
  • Neuromodulation
  • Opioid Management
  • Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Prolotherapy
  • Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections for Pain
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Special interests

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain
  • Arthritis (Spine)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx Fracture
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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Education

  • 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
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Reviews

4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.99
Back Pain
35/77
Neck Pain
13/77
Fibromyalgia
11/77
Facet Joint Injection
4/77
Lower Back Pain
3/77
Chronic Pain
1/77
Joint Injection
1/77
Pain Management
1/77
Pain Medicine
1/77
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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.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (4/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Very professional
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
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The only issue was bit of a wait due long list
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Very good doctor. Highly recommended.
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Very professional and caring. The result of this procedure has been life changing.
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Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Very well explained good experience felt very comfortable
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Very good person and very understanding with my needs.
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Very well. Very thorough. Pleasant young man.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
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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.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Dr.Ramaswamy has been brilliant and excellent in looking after me. Thank you so much.
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Other Reviews

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 specialists
Professor Yogesh Bajaj
Professor Yogesh Bajaj
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
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"

14-11-2020

Recommended for:
Back Pain
Mr Francesc Malagelada
Mr Francesc Malagelada
Orthopaedic Surgery
Is a colleague

"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."

14-12-2020

Recommended for:
Pain Medicine

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