Dr  Asankha Ranasinghe

Dr Asankha Ranasinghe

Consultant Paediatrician


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.


Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, lethargy  
  • Chronic sinusitis and recurrent ear infections/sore throats, glue ear 
  • Concerns around growth and puberty, diabetes, lack of weight gain or excessive weight gain, hypoglycaemia, thyroid problems
  • Eczema, chronic urticaria (hives) and other skin conditions  
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Hay fever, allergic rhinitis 
  • 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 
  • Interpretation of abnormal blood/stool/urine tests or X-ray/ultrasound/CT/MRI scans 
  • Involuntary movements – simple tics, Tourette’s syndrome 
  • Joint pain and swelling, arthritis, hypermobility, joint dislocation, back pain 
  • Lymph gland enlargement 
  • Problems relating to genetic/inherited conditions 
  • Recurrent headaches, migraine, neuralgic pain, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome
  • Recurrent infections or temperature in general
  • 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

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Additional information

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
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.