Mr Arun Shanmuganandan

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in London

MBBS MS MRCSEd FRCSEd FRCSEng

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Mr Arun Shanmuganandan is a leading consultant colorectal surgeon based in South London. He specialises in colonoscopyhaemorrhoid surgery and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancerpolyps and anal fistula surgery. He privately practises at Shirley Oaks Hospital and Spire St Anthony's Hospital, while his NHS base is Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. 

Mr Shanmuganandan is highly qualified and underwent higher surgical training in general and laparoscopic surgery in south west London.

Mr Shanmuganandan is highly-skilled in a wide range of treatments alongside the specialisms mentioned above. He is an advanced endoscopy practitioner who is fully accredited by JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) for performing colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and OGD. He is an expert in endoscopic removal of large polyps of the bowel (EMR/ESD) and early cancers of the rectum (TEMS/TAMIS). He advocates for prevention and early diagnosis of bowel cancers, bowel cancer screening which he is approved for and organ preserving surgery, where possible. 

He is also renowned for his consultation work regarding IBD and various other functional bowel disorders such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and abdominal pain. As part of this work, he works closely with gastroenterologists, dietitians, nutritionists, and strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to improve his patients' general gut health. 

Mr Shanmuganandan is a respected name in management, and is the trust lead of the National PCCRC (Post Colonoscopy ColoRectal Cancer) audit at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. He is also a revered academic and is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at King's College, London. 

His research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, is a member of various professional organisations and is the principal investigator for a multi-centre, NIHR and NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved trial on the use of FIT test, which is a screening tool for bowel cancers that is less invasive.

Furthermore, Mr Shanmuganandan is a member of the trauma care delivery group, Sepsis Taskforce and Research & Development Committee at Croydon University Hospital, and he's also a member of the NICE FIT trial steering group..

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14/06/2024

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Warm, knowledgable, reassuring - interested in preventative care too

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12/06/2024

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I selected Dr Arun based on reviews I had seen online, and he entirely lived up to my expectations. He was clear with me at our first outpatient what treatment was necessary and added on a colonoscopy to rule out any serious conditions. The procedure was conducted perfectly.

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04/06/2024

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I highly recommend Mr. Shanmuganandan services as he is world class healthcare provider taking in consideration even the smallest or concerns raised. With an impeccable attention to details he addressed all of my current but also future concerns which made me feel reassured.

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31/05/2024

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I received the best care and advice and would recommend to anyone


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