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- Accredited endoscopist
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
I was trained in gastroenterology and liver diseases in King’s College Hospital London. I did my clinical training as part of South East Thames rotation. This had provided me the experience in managing a wide ranging, complex, acute and chronic conditions.
I manage patients with acid reflux, dyspepsia, dysphagia, GI bleeding, abdominal pain, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, investigation of GI malignancy, coeliac disease and liver test abnormalities.
I am an accredited (national-JAG) bowel cancer screening practitioner.
Patient safety is central to my clinical practice with emphasis on gentle, kind, considerate and good listening approach to patient care. I always discuss and involve patients in the decision process for managing their condition.
Areas of interest
Acid reflux disease; dyspepsia; dysphagia evaluation; coeliac disease; irritable bowel syndrome; other bowel diseases including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures- Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy; Liver disease; Nutrition; GI tract malignancy; GI bleeding disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Gastroenterology/Medicine-Basildon and Orsett hospital
Innovations in GI disease management.
CONSTRUCT trial for management of acute ulcerative colitis: National Trial
GWID10160: Placebo controlled trial for management of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
Pilot study on use of smart phone based faecal calprotectin monitoring in inflammatory bowel disease.
Survey on post-COVID recovery in healthcare workers.
Digital technology in healthcare
I am interested in innovation and have developed an innovation in design of naso-gastric tubes. This design was given a highly commended prize in a competition in East of England region.
(Additional) Languages spoken
An unusual finding of obstructive jaundice - A case report and review of the literature Oxford Medical Case Reports 2018(11) · November 2018
The use of faecal elastase in a district general hospital
E Tash, P Munuswamy. GUT 2012;61:A115
MRI enterography-Review article, published in gastroenterology today.
Colonic Schistosomiasis: Dr. P. Munuswamy, Dr. S.G. Barton
Case report published in Gastroenterology Today 2008; 18(1): 18-19.
Candida Albicans Peritonitis in a patient with Felty’s Syndrome
Thomas DW, Munuswamy P, Holgate CS, Prentice AG
J Clin Pathol. 2005 Apr;58(4):432-3.d
Colonoscopy: 5000 procedures,
Caecal intubation rate 98%
Polyp detection rate 65%,
Polyp retrieval rate: 99%
Good comfort score.
Good comfort scores.
Excellent service and received the utmost courtesy, respect and professionalism at all times.
Listened to my problems and made a difference.
- MBBS MGR Medical University Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 1997
- MD MGR Medical University Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 2002
Reference number 5205824
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT-Gastroenterology and General Internal medicine , 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterologist
- Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, CM15 8EH
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital, CM13 3LE
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 01277 232525
- Springfield hospital, Lawn...
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01245 234000
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)