Mr Aruna Munasinghe, Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon

Mr Aruna Munasinghe MBBS BSc FRCS (Gen.Surg) ChM

Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon

MBBS BSc FRCS (Gen.Surg) ChM
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Areas of expertise

  • Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery
  • Redo/revision surgery
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia Surgery
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Recommendations for Mr Munasinghe

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  • byDr Josephine Mary Balderamos-Price, GP

    Mr Munasinghe was attentive and extremely patient, taking time and effort to listen to my concerns and to explain symptoms and signs. I knew I could trust him. He outlined what would happen and I was confident that I would benefit from the procedure. All in all, his skills, his care and his personal attention are of the highest quality. I'm very fortunate to have had his expert services and have made a full uneventful recovery. I wholeheartedly recommend him without reservation.

  • byDr Wijith Kumara Wijeratne, GP

    I recommend Mr Aruna Munasinghe because of his prompt response to my referral and the professionalism that he has shown to my patient throughout the journey of his initial consultation to his very successful surgery.

  • byMr Shashank Gurjar, Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

    Aruna is an experienced and dedicated Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon. He offers a wealth of expertise with regards gall bladder conditions and obesity surgery. He has a pleasant, affable manner and shows real compassion for his patients. He demonstrates competence in both clinical and practical aspects of his role. I have no hesitation in recommending him for diagnosis and surgical management of upper GI conditions, upper GI endoscopy and the appropriate management of bariatric patients.

  • byMr Partha Das, Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Mr Munasinghe is a great human being, a fantastic surgeon and an excellent friend to have around. I am privileged to have him again as my colleague. If I or my family ever need surgery, it will be him doing it.

  • byDr Josephine Mary Balderamos-Price, GP

    Mr Munasinghe was attentive and extremely patient, taking time and effort to listen to my concerns and to explain symptoms and signs. I knew I could trust him. He outlined what would happen and I was confident that I would benefit from the procedure. All in all, his skills, his care and his personal attention are of the highest quality. I'm very fortunate to have had his expert services and have made a full uneventful recovery. I wholeheartedly recommend him without reservation.

  • byDr Wijith Kumara Wijeratne, GP

    I recommend Mr Aruna Munasinghe because of his prompt response to my referral and the professionalism that he has shown to my patient throughout the journey of his initial consultation to his very successful surgery.

  • byMr Shashank Gurjar, Laparoscopic Colorectal & General Surgeon

    Aruna is an experienced and dedicated Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon. He offers a wealth of expertise with regards gall bladder conditions and obesity surgery. He has a pleasant, affable manner and shows real compassion for his patients. He demonstrates competence in both clinical and practical aspects of his role. I have no hesitation in recommending him for diagnosis and surgical management of upper GI conditions, upper GI endoscopy and the appropriate management of bariatric patients.

  • byMr Partha Das, Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Mr Munasinghe is a great human being, a fantastic surgeon and an excellent friend to have around. I am privileged to have him again as my colleague. If I or my family ever need surgery, it will be him doing it.

  • Address

    • BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

      Sudbury Hill, Harrow, HA1 3RX

    • Cobham Clinic

      Care Of Luton & Dunstable Hospital/Lewsey Rd, Luton, LU4 0DZ

    • One Hatfield Hospital

      Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, AL10 9UA

    • Spire Harpenden Hospital

      Ambrose Ln, Harpenden, AL5 4BP

    About Mr Aruna Munasinghe

    GMC number: 6029084

    Year qualified: 2001

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Areas of expertise

    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Abscess incision and drainage
    • Anti-reflux surgery /Fundoplication
    • Appendicectomy (appendix removal)
    • Bariatric/metabolic surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gallbladder removal surgery
    • Gallstone disease
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Balloon
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastroscopy
    • Hernia repair (epigastric)
    • Hernia repair (femoral)
    • Hernia repair (umbilical and paraumbilical)
    • Laparoscopic (keyhole) Hernia surgery
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    • Hiatus Hernia Repair
    • Ingrown toenail surgery
    • Inguinal repair
    • Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery
    • Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
    • Mole, cyst, wart and skin tag removal
    • Redo/revision surgery
    • Skin lesion removal
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Upper GI surgery
    • Weight loss surgery

    Frequently asked questions

  • Why do you do what you do?

    I have a broad training in all aspects of general surgery and am able to manage most common surgical conditions to a high standard. I particularly enjoy all aspects of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as it brings excellent results for patients with faster recovery and fewer complications. My passion is bariatric and metabolic surgery which is life changing for my patients.

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallstone pain, hernias, groin lumps, abscesses, obesity-related problems, appendicitis, lumps and bumps.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I am pleased to offer minor surgical procedures under local anaesthesia such as lump and bump removal which can be performed in an out patient clinic. Within hospitals, I routinely performed day case general anaesthetic procedures including keyhole hernia repair, cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), and anti-reflux surgery. As a fully trained Bariatric surgeon, I welcome patient of all body weights. Emergency surgery for painful gallstones, appendicitis, burst ulcers, strangulated hernias and bowel obstruction. I am also able to offer diagnostic gastroscopy / upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I am a high-volume Bariatric Surgeon performing in the region of 100 obesity surgical procedures per year. These include Gastric Bypass (Roux En Y and One Anastomosis/Mini Bypass), Sleeve Gastrectomy, Adjustable Gastric Band, Intragastric Balloon and Revision (Redo) Surgery. These operations will provide not just weight loss, but a significant improvement in obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Professional memberships

    Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
    British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
    International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) copy
    Royal College of Surgeons
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Aruna Munasinghe

    SARS-CoV-2 and the pandemic of COVID-19

    A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Barrett's Esophagus

    Long-Term Outcomes and Quality of Life at More than 10 Years After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Using Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System

    Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

    A pilot study of primary care physicians' attitude to weight loss surgery in England

    Impact of laparoscopic versus open surgery on hospital costs for colon cancer

    Comparison of Outcomes of Esophagectomy Between England and the United States

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