Dr Senthil Murugesan
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MD
"Spire Fylde Coast has an excellent team of dedicated staff who are helpful, professional and committed to the delivery of patient centred care."
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, endoscopic ultrasound) as an advanced endoscopy fellow in the professorial unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (2011-2012)
I was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospital in 2012. I was head of the department of gastroenterology and Endoscopy lead from 2018 to 2022.
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 hold the post of Director of the Lancashire and South Cumbria North West Endoscopy Academy.
I continue to maintain my accreditation and competencies including endoscopy key performance indices.
I am 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, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde pancreatography), dyspepsia management (heartburn, indigestion), irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and colitis) and diseases of the liver and pancreas.
MBBS / Chennai, India / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training.
Currently lead clinician for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Services at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Endoscopy Gastrointestinal cancer Inflammatory bowel disease
I live on the Fylde Coast with my wife (a local GP) and children. I enjoy a very active outdoor life.