Mr Aruna Munasinghe

Consultant General, Upper GI & Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS BSc ChM FRCS (Gen Surg)

"I can offer patients an exemplary service at Spire and use the most innovative techniques in a comfortable environment."


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I am a Consultant General Surgeon, with a special interest in Advanced Laparoscopic Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgery. I have an NHS base at Bedfordshire Hospitals where I am the Clinical Lead for Safety and Clinical Governance, and the welfare of my patients’ is at the heart of all my activities.

I am pleased to offer a large range of common general surgical procedures which will be performed through a keyhole route wherever possible to minimise pain and for a faster recovery. My main areas of interest are in the treatment of Obesity, Reflux Disease, Gallstones and Hernia. I am happy to see patients of varying complexity, for both primary and revision (redo-) procedures.

I qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital in 2001, and have enjoyed outstanding Postgraduate Training in London, the South East and the West Midlands. I undertook a period of research at Imperial College London and a fellowship in Bariatric and Complex Upper GI Surgery at St George’s Hospital, London before taking up a Consultant post.

In addition to maintaining high standards in my NHS and Private Practice I am also a trainer in Bariatric Surgery, Keyhole Hernia Repair, Trauma and Endoscopy.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aruna Munasinghe at Spire include:

Bariatrics

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Guy's, Kings & St Thomas' Hospital, University of London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)

General Medical Council (GMC)

British Medical Association (BMA)


Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Safety and Clinical Governance for Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery for Bedfordshire Hospitals.

Current NHS posts

Luton and Dunstable Hospital (Bedfordshire Hospitals)

Personal profile

I am a keen sportsman, and I enjoy running and staying fit. I am regularly involved in charitable ventures in the third world. The rest of my spare time is spent entertaining my children with my attempts at amateur dramatics!

Contact information

Private secretary Mrs Joy Pownall
Private secretary telephone 01582 718972
Private secretary email joy.pownall@ldh.nhs.uk