Dr Asankha Ranasinghe

Consultant Paediatrician

MBBS, DCH, MD, MRCPCH, MRCP


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I am a senior Consultant paediatrician at Medway NHS Foundation Trust with more than 20 years’ experience in paediatrics.  I have been a substantive consultant since 2007 having completed my specialist training at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (University of Birmingham) and Addenbrooke’s Hospital (University of Cambridge).

I specialise in general paediatrics and endocrinology, with a specific interest in general infections, migraine, headaches and seizures, eczema and other skin conditions, heart murmurs, palpitations and chest pains.

I also provide a service for allergies, food intolerances, gastroesophageal reflux and cows milk allergies. In addition to asthma, I treat viral related wheeze, recurrent cough and wheeze and chest infections. I am also experienced in urinary tract infections, joint swelling and pain and arthritis.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Asankha Ranasinghe at Spire include:

Other treatments

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Asankha Ranasinghe at Spire include:

  • Concerns around growth and puberty, diabetes, lack of weight gain or excessive weight gain, hypoglycaemia, thyroid problems
  • Recurrent headaches, migraine, neuralgic pain, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, lethargy  
  • Eczema, chronic urticaria (hives) and other skin conditions  
  • Hay fever, allergic rhinitis 
  • Gastroenterology - constipation/diarrhoea/soiling, abdominal pain, bowel urgency, irritable bowel disease, coeliac disease, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux, cow’s milk and lactose intolerance, blood and mucus in stool, gastritis/hyperacidity 
  • Chronic sinusitis and recurrent ear infections/sore throats, glue ear 
  • Food allergy and intolerance - iron deficiency, eating disorder or problems with feeding, nutritional and dietary advice 
  • Funny turns, breath-holding attacks, seizures (epileptic and non-epileptic events), vacant spells, dizziness, faints 
  • Gait issues - in-toeing, toe walking, waddling, limp
  • Involuntary movements – simple tics, Tourette’s syndrome 
  • Heart murmurs, palpitations, chest pains, hypertension, postural hypotension and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 
  • Infantile colic, fussy baby, excessive crying/distress, cow’s milk protein allergy/intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux. Concerns about feeding, weaning, growth, development or immunisations 
  • Joint pain and swelling, arthritis, hypermobility, joint dislocation, back pain 
  • Problems relating to genetic/inherited conditions 
  • Recurrent infections or temperature in general.
  • Lymph gland enlargement 
  • Respiratory conditions - asthma, viral related wheeze, recurrent cough and wheezing, shortness of breath 
  • Urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, bed-wetting, and bladder instability, foreskin infection, blood/glucose/protein in urine, excessive thirst and passage of urine. 
  • Interpretation of abnormal blood/stool/urine tests or x-ray/ultrasound/CT/MRI scans 

 

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Additional information

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
Allergy
Endocrinology
Nutrition
Paediatrics
Paediatric dermatology
Paediatric rheumatology
Respiratory medicine

MBBS / University of Colombo / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH)

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone 07754 838 714
Private secretary Mrs Carol Moore
Private secretary telephone 07754 838 714
Private secretary email cam-medsec@protonmail.com