Dr Subramaniam Ramakrishnan
MBBS, MD, MRCP
I have been practising as a consultant gastroenterologist since 2007 and have a specialist interest in all aspects of endoscopy, gastroenterology, liver and pancreatic disease. I have a keen interest in service development, teaching, training and research. I pride myself in being very open with patients and am keen to promote a patient centred approach to managing their illness.
I am currently the lead for advancing quality programme (AQuA) for the trust and participate actively in achieving a high quality of care across both medical and surgical divisions of the hospital. As the joint lead for management of alcohol related liver disease for the AQuA programme I have streamlined guidelines for evidence based high quality management of this condition. I am a trustee at St Rocco's hospice and am contributing to the hospices quality and safety agendas. I am keen to promote all of the hospices' activities. I teach all levels of trainees, nurses and colleagues to update them of recent advances and techniques.
I am currently the lead for research in gastroenterology for the trust and we are actively recruiting to several national trials. As endoscopy lead I established a brand new three room endoscopy unit at Warrington Hospital and led the team to achieve national accreditation.
After my basic qualification I have completed more than 15 years of practice in the field of gastroenterology and general medicine covering all aspects of this specialty.
I have performed over 8,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that includes gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP with excellent success rates and high patient satisfaction scores. I also introduced the capsule endoscopy service at Spire Cheshire in October 2015.
I am the MAC member for gastroenterology and endoscopy at Spire Cheshire Hospital. I am also a trustee at St Rocco's Hospice. In addition to my clinical commitments I am the advancing quality lead for the trust.
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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Subramaniam Ramakrishnan at Spire include:
Bowel problems - polypectomy and colorectal screening, gastroenterology - abnormal liver function tests, gastroesophageal, gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy), gastrointestinal radiology, gastrointestinal tract and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, general medicine - chronic fatigue and palliative care, scans and investigations - bone density scanning (DEXA), MRI scan, diagnostic endoscopy and CT colonoscopy, colitis, Crohn's disease, IBS, jaundice, iron deficiency anaemia, rectal bleeding, cancer of gullet, stomach, pancreas and liver.
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MRCP / UK / 1996
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
MD / Bombay / 1994
Doctor of Medicine
MBBS / India / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
CCST in General Medicine and Gastroenterology / UK / 2007
CCST in General Medicine and Gastroenterology
Advancing Quality lead
Consultant physician and gastroenterologist, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
I enjoy my spare time with my family and three children taking part in their sporting and musical activities. I am an active member of the Mere cricket club and enjoy playing this wonderful game at every opportunity.
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