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."
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aruna Munasinghe at Spire include:
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.
MBBS / Guy's, Kings & St Thomas' Hospital, University of London / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Clinical Lead for Safety and Clinical Governance for Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery for Bedfordshire Hospitals.
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!