Consultant Profile

Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy

Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy MBBS, MD, MRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Nutrition
Special clinical interests:
  • dyspepsia
  • reflux disorders
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • small bowel disorders
  • abnormal liver function
  • endoscopic management of obesity and diabetes
Research interests:
  • Innovations in gastrointestinal disease management
  • CONSTRUCT trial for management of acute ulcerative colitis
  • GWID10160: placebo controlled trial for management of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis


Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant gastroenterologist, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Dr Pushpakaran is available for appointments at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Monday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

As a consultant gastroenterologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Dr Munuswamy treats patients with gastrointestinal problems, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and patients with complex nutrition requirements.  He also uses endoscopic procedures to treat patients with acute gastro-intestinal bleeding.

Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy trained in gastroenterology and liver diseases at King’s College Hospital, London, as part of the South East Thames rotation. He has experience in managing a wide range of complex, acute and chronic conditions.

Patient safety is central to Dr Munuswamy’s clinical practice, together with a gentle, kind, considerate and ‘listening’ approach to patient care. He takes time to discuss and involve patients in the decision process for managing their condition.

Personal profile:

I am interested in innovation and have developed a new design of naso-gastric tube. This design was given a highly commended prize in the competition in East of England region.  I believe proper design is essential to all the services we develop and a good design is capable of solving most problems in life.

I have a young family and it is amazing to see them develop.

I play badminton, am interested to learn music and relax by meditation. I also participate in charity events.

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Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy

Dr Pushpakaran Munuswamy, consultant gastroenterologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761.

Procedure data for Dr

Colonoscopy: over 1,500 procedures completed with good 'patient comfort' scores
Caecal intubation rate: >95%
Polyp detection rate: 24%

Gastroscopy:  over 1,500 procedures completed with good 'patient comfort' scores

What patients say about Dr Munuswamy

“Excellent service and I received the utmost courtesy, respect and professionalism at all times.”
“Dr Munuswamy listened to my problems and made a difference.”

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