I am a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital. I am also the Lead for Undergraduate and Postgraduate education in pain management at Barts Health. I did my MD in Anaesthesia (Medal scholar) at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, which is one of the premier postgraduate medical education centres in the country. I did my anaesthetic training in the UK at The South East Scotland rotation and I received a Certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 2014. I also did an Advanced Pain Fellowship at Imperial Healthcare, London. I manage patients both in the out-patient setting including multi-disciplinary clinics as well as in the in-patient complex pain ward rounds and regularly perform a variety of interventions. I have extensive expertise in managing a wide variety of acute pain and chronic pain conditions including back pain, neck pain, whiplash injury, sports injury, post-surgical pain, cancer pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia) and neuropathic pain. I offer a comprehensive patient-centred care during my consultation and arrive at a treatment plan, which is agreeable for the patient. I have excellent intervention skills and I offer a variety of simple and complex pain procedures such as • Cervical and Lumbar facet joint/ medial branch injections • Epidural/ root block (all spinal levels including cervical, thoracic and lumbar levels) • Radiofrequency treatment to medial branch/ nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, • Complex pain interventions such as splanchnic nerve block • 8% Capsaicin application • Ultrasound guided interventions (both anaesthetic nerve blocks and complex pain interventions including MSK interventions) • Neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral neurostimulation including peripheral electrical nerve stimulation). I have wide expertise in performing interventions both under X-ray imaging as well as under ultrasound. My anaesthetic practice involves a wide variety of general and orthopaedic anaesthetic list with particular expertise in ultrasound guided nerve blocks including inserting nerve catheters Areas of interest Chronic pain management- X ray and ultrasound guided interventions- neuromodulation- anaesthetics- regional anaesthesia
What I found about Dr Ramaswamy is, he listens to me specially explained in depth. He is a very gentle surgeon. He made me feel at ease when he saw that I was nervous. He spoke gentle to me like he knew me, he have time for you. Unlike other doctors they treat you as a numbers.Despites of his busy schedules and exhaustion, He made a point of visiting me in my room after few hours of my surgery. Which you dont find that from other doctors. I highly recommend Dr Ramawamy. Vilma Daels
From the initial consultation to the day of the procedure Dr Shankar Ramaswamy put me at total ease, he explained every aspect of the procedure at each stage which in turn allowed me to be more confident that I was in great hands. Dr Ramaswamy had a great bedside manner as well even although I am sure he was extremely busy he still took the time to answer any queries or worries that I had.
This doctor is selfless he ensures you understand the treatment and he is very caring by maintaining your dignity to give your views.he explains into details what the treatment entails and other options and side effects. He always give you the chance and time to make decisions before procedure.
Dr.Ramaswamy is a very caring pain doctor. He listens to your concerns in the clinic patiently. He treated me for my back pain for which I am very grateful to him.
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