Dr Senthil Murugesan

Dr Senthil Murugesan

Consultant Gastroenterologist


"Spire Fylde Coast has an excellent team of dedicated staff who are helpful, professional and committed to the delivery of patient centred care."

Specialises in

  • Dyspepsia management
  • Endoscopy
  • Irritable bowels
  • Liver and pancreatic disease

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I completed Specialist Registrar training in Gastroenterology in the North West Deanery. Following a two year period of research into gastric cancer, I was awarded the Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree (University of Liverpool). I subsequently trained in advanced endoscopic techniques (colonoscopy, ERCP) as an advanced endoscopy fellow in the professorial unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (2011-2012)

I was a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospital from 2012 to 2024. I was head of the department of gastroenterology and Endoscopy lead from 2018 to 2022.

In June 2024 I was invited to work as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool University Teaching Hospital with regional specialists providing expert management in all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy.

I have been providing private patient services at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital since 2014. I am a certified endoscopy trainer and teach at the Mersey School of Endoscopy (National Endoscopy Training Centre) and held the post of Director of the Lancashire and South Cumbria North West Endoscopy Academy (2022 - 2024). I am one of the trainers for endoscopy trainers in the region. I continue to maintain my accreditation and competencies including endoscopy key performance indices.

I am also an accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist.

I am actively involved in clinical research which helps patients to get up to date and evidence based care. The patient remains the heart of my clinical care and as such I have received excellent patient and colleague feedback. Through all the above roles I have extensive working relations with surgical and radiological colleagues locally and in tertiary referral centres such as Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester both within NHS and private sectors.

My areas of specialist skills are endoscopy (all aspects of diagnostic, therapeutic such as polyp removal, and cancer surveillance of the oesophagus, stomach and colon), bowel cancer screening, colonoscopy, diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas (including ERCP), dyspepsia management (heartburn, indigestion), irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease (crohn’s and colitis).


General Medical Council Number: C5207168

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Senthil Murugesan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Dyspepsia management
  • Endoscopy - gastroscopy and colonoscopy 
  • General gastroenterology including; 
  • GI cancer surveillance 
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • Liver and pancreatic disease 

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

MBBS / Chennai, India / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training.

Professional memberships

Member of British Society of Gastroenterology

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Currently lead clinician for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Services at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I live on the Fylde Coast with my wife (a local GP) and children. I enjoy a very active outdoor life.