Mr Kirana Arambage

Mr Kirana Arambage

MBBS, DFFP, MSc, MRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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2 specialists

20 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.86

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Clear explanation of all the options before surgery and what had happened during. Also nice to receive a call the next morning to see how I am feeling. Follow up appointment date set and fully aware of next steps. Very happy with level of care. “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist: 144377
  • General Medical Council: 6083459
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital Oxford

    Beech Road, Headington, United Kingdom, OX3 7RP
    159 reviews

    The New Foscote Private Hospital

    2 Foscote Rise, Banbury, United Kingdom, OX16 9XP
    4 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
    13:30 - 20:00
    Wed
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    Thu
    18:30 - 20:00
    Fri
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    Sat
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    About

    Mr Kirana Arambage is an experienced consultant gynaecologist who specialises in complex endometriosis, benign gynaecology and advanced minimal access gynaecological endoscopic surgery. Since 2014, he has been based at the Endometriosis Care and Research Centre at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford which is one of the busiest BSGE accredited endometriosis centres in the UK.

    He also treats patients privately in Oxford Nuffield BSGE accredited endometriosis centre based at the Nuffield Manor Hospital in Oxford which provide the multidisciplinary care by team of specialists.  This is one of the handful of endometriosis centres in the UK accredited by BSGE for the private patients.

    His sub-specialities include complex endometriosis and endometriosis (stage 1-4) involving other pelvic and abdominal organs, pelvic pain, menstrual and post-menopausal disorders, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, cystectomy, oophorectomy and fibroid removal (myomectomy).

    Mr Arambage first qualified with an MBBS in 2002 from Sri Lanka before going on to complete RCOG specialist training in Eastern and London postgraduate deaneries. He then got selected to complete RCOG accredited specialist training modules in advanced laparoscopic/hysteroscopic surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in 2012 through competitive national recruitment. He also achieved a master's degree in advanced gynaecological endoscopy from the University of Surrey with a merit pass.

    He is also the current Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and has contributed to the training, BSGE/ESGE guidelines on the management of fluid distension media in operative hysteroscopy as well as the Cochrane review of laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.

    Mr Arambage has a passion for medical education and spends time teaching at the University of Oxford where he is an honorary senior clinical lecturer. He is the preceptor for Oxford advanced laparoscopic training programme over the last few years. He worked as the lead for gynaecological endoscopic simulation and training for Oxford postgraduate deanery (HEETV) and oversaw speciality registrar (ST1-ST7) training over the last 5 years.

    He has published work in his specialists areas and invited to speak nationally and intenationally.

    Mr Arambage frequently (weekly basis) carries out the following procedures:

    • Laparoscopic excision of recto-vaginal endometriosis +/- shaving of bowel endometriosis
    • JOINT cases in Laparoscopic removal of endometriosis from bladder/ureteric/bowel/diaphragmatic/liver and abdominal wall (Caesarean section scar/port site) jointly with other specialists in urology, colorectal surgery, Hepatobiliary surgery, thoracic surgery and plastic surgery.
    • Hysterectomy laparoscopic/open/vaginal
    • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids) Laparoscopic/open irrespective of the location of the fibroids +/- in-bag morcellation to avoid upgrading any cancers
    • Laparoscopic ovarian cystecomy and salpingectomy (removal of tubes) and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
    • Laparoscopic excision of pelvic endometriosis
    • Laparoscopic extensive adhesiolysis
    • Operative hysteroscopy including TCRE/TCRF and resection of polyps
    • Diagnostic hysteroscopy +/- insertion of mirena IUS


    Mr Arambage has a particular interest in:

    • Advanced Minimal Access Gynaecology
    • Severe endometriosis involving other organs
    • Extra-pelvic endometriosis
    • Complex benign gynaecology  


    Prizes and Awards; 

    • Bernhard Baron Travelling Scholarship - RCOG member’s award - To observe a centre of excellence for endoscopic surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. (11/2015)
    • Cochrane Incentive grant 2013 - Duffy JMN, Arambage K, Correa FJS, Olive D, Farquhar C, Garry R, Barlow D, Koninckx PR, Jacobson TZ; Cochrane review on Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis (01/2014)
    • BSGE travel scholarship 2013 : for the training under Prof. A. Wattiez in Strasbourg - IRCAD- Endometriosis Centre/EITS in Strasbourg, France (04/2013)
    • BSGE Medical bursary 2013 for MSc in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy - University of Surrey (04/2013) 
    • Best video presentation – Bronze prize – BSGE, ASM in Norwich (05/2014)
    • Muttukrishna S, Naidu M, Baru J, Arambage K, Sathanandan M (2007). “Serum Inhibin B and AMH in disorders in permatogenesis” - Runners up research prize BHR Trust (11/2004) 

    Procedures

    • Hysterectomy
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Endometrial Biopsy
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    • Oophorectomy (Ovary Removal Surgery)
    • Uterine Polyps
    • Cystoscopy
    • Early Pregnancy Care
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Pre-conception Counselling
    • Ultrasound
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
    • Early Pregnancy Scan
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
    • Intrauterine System (IUS)
    • Salpingectomy (Fallopian Tube Removal)
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Smear Test
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Cervical (Cone) Biopsy
    • Tubal Surgery
    • Myomectomy
    • Gynaecological/Pelvic Scan
    • Endometrial Ablation
    • Contraception Advice
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Well Woman Check
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Amenorrhoea
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
    • Candidiasis (Thrush)
    • Female Infertility
    • Miscarriage
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Premature Menopause
    • Subfertility
    • Uterine, Vaginal and Vulvar Disorders
    • Complex Benign Gynaecology
    • Advanced Minimal Access Gynaecology
    • Advanced Endometriosis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Adenomyosis
    • Vaginal Infection
    • Vulvodynia
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Irregular Periods
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Adhesions
    • Perimenopause
    • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
    • Early Pregnancy
    • Late or Missed Period
    • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Bartholin's Cyst
    • Menopause
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Fibroids
    • Endometriosis
    • Postmenopausal Bleeding
    • Vaginal Atrophy
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    Education

    • MBBS, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka - 2002
    • MRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 2006
    • DFFP,  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 2009
    • MSc in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery (University of Surrey) - 2013

    Completed RCOG accredited Advanced Training Specialist Modules mentioned below (2011-2014)

    ▪ ATSM in advanced laparoscopic surgery for excision of benign gynaecological disease (through competitive national recruitment conducted by RCOG/London Deanery - first preferrence - training rotation in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford)

    ▪ ATSM in benign gynaecological surgery (Open surgery, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy)

    ▪ RCOG ultrasound module in gynaecology and early pregnancy

    ▪ ATSM in advanced labour ward practice

    ▪ ATSM in medical education

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.86
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Endometriosis
    5/7
    Hysterectomy
    3/7
    Fibroids
    2/7
    Adenomyosis
    1/7
    Endometrial Ablation
    1/7
    Hysteroscopy
    1/7
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    1/7
    Ovarian Cysts
    1/7
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Clear explanation of all the options before surgery and what had happened during. Also nice to receive a call the next morning to see how I am feeling. Follow up appointment date set and fully aware of next steps. Very happy with level of care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Arambage showed a real understanding of my issues and took his time to discuss all my options. I felt confident in his ability to undertake the necessary surgery in the best and most appropriate manner. He has done a fantastic job.
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great. Efficient.
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    Overall Experience
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Arambage was very nice and friendly although I would have liked to have seen him the day after my surgery when I got discharged. He did a very good job however.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Arambage is the first person who really listened to what I was going through and made a plan of action to get me back on the right path. He was professional and very attentive. Prior to surgery, he broke down exactly what he'd be doing so I could understand and checked on me post op too. He has helped to give me a restart on life and would highly recommend him for any procedure you're planning on doing. I also want to give a special thanks to his secretary, Fiona. She's kept me updated and informed throughout the journey which helped to put me at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I was introduced to Mr Arambage by another specialist, who referred to Kirana as the best Endometriosis doctor there is; he was not wrong! Mr Arambage has the ability to put you at ease from the get go. His natural kindness and sincerity is truly welcomed when dealing with such sensitive health matters. Having met several doctors, surgeons and specialists over a 20 year period, all recommending I have a hysterectomy, Mr Arambage was the only one whom I felt was holding my hand through the decision making process. All the information I needed was provided, considerations I hadn't thought of were shared, and there was no pressure to make the decision. On the day of my surgeon, Mr Arambage spoke to me, putting me at ease before I was transferred to surgeon. After my surgery, he called my husband with all the details that needed to be shared - Kirana's confidence, and attitude about the outcome of the operation, was very much appreciated by my husband! Not only did my physical recovery from the surgery go perfectly, thanks to Mr Arambage, my mental healing of undertaking such major surgery, has been extremely positive.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr. Arambage and his team exceeded all my expectations. He expertly explained my diagnosis and the surgery. He was caring and supportive throughout the whole process. My surgery was a success and without complications. I have already recommended him to others. I can not thank him enough for what he has done for me.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Ms Uloma Okwuosa
    Ms Uloma Okwuosa
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    05-10-2021

    Fantastic endometriosis surgeon

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Fibroids, Adenomyosis
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Myomectomy, Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ako Nnochiri
    Mr Ako Nnochiri
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    25-10-2021

    Kiran is an excellent gynaecologist, clinically astute, surgically excellent and most importantly a humane doctor who listens to his patients, values their opinion in formulating clinical management. He has that ability to bring a smile to almost anyone’s face. I recommend him unequivocally.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Endometriosis
    For procedures: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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