After my basic qualification I have completed more than 15 years of practice in the field of Gastroenterology and General medicine covering all aspects of this specialty. I have been practising as a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 2007 and have a specialist interest in all aspects of endoscopy, gastroenterology, liver and pancreatic disease. I have a keen interest in service development, teaching and training. As endoscopy lead I established a brand new three room endoscopy unit at Warrington Hospital and led the team to achieve national accreditation. I am currently the lead for Advancing Quality programme (AQuA) for the Trust and participate actively in achieving a high quality of care across both medical and surgical divisions of the hospital. As the joint lead for management of alcohol related liver disease for the AQuA programme I have streamlined guidelines for evidence based high quality management of this condition. I teach all levels of trainees nurses and colleagues to update them of recent advances and techniques. I am currently the lead for research in Gastroenterology for the Trust and we are actively recruiting to several national trials. As a keen family man, I enjoy my spare time interacting with children and travelling as much as possible. I also enjoy many sports, particularly cricket. I pride myself in being very open with patients and am keen to promote a patient centred approach to managing their illnesses. Procedures: Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP Conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Ulcerative Colitis/ Crohn's disease Celiac Disease Liver problems Alcohol related problems Gallstones Cancer of gullet, stomach, bowel, pancreas and liver Investigations for: Heartburn, Indigestion, Bloating Constipation, Diarrhoea Bleeding from back passage/stomach/bowel Jaundice Anaemia
I write on behalf of my husband and myself. (Ian Funnell and Valerie Park-Funnell). My husband had an appointment with Dr Ram on Thursday last and once again it was like meeting an old friend. The consultant was as usual his kind and attentive self . He has been looking after Ian's ailments for over eight years with his excellent, never changing 100% care and consideration. In this much changing world of medications and medical staff, Dr Ram has been a solid rock in his own way, and a steadying factor that has always left us leaving the appointment feeling much better. Thank you seems so little to say,but we both feel he is a credit to the medical profession and a great asset to Warrington Hospital. Five star in every field.
Dr Ramakrishnan is a kind, thoughtful, highly skilled and knowledgable doctor. He immediately put me at ease. He clearly and patiently explained all procedures and results. He undertook procedures with kindness which is so important in what can feel an embarrassing situation. He answered all my questions patiently and with an empathetic manner. I now have confidence to deal with the bowel issues I have. I would highly recommend him. Thank you so much Dr Ram.
A caring doctor who explains everything simply and answers all your questions without making you feel like you are wasting his time. Very knowledgeable in his field. Would highly recommend him.
I have suffered with ongoing symptoms of IBS from 2005. My General Practitioner could not offer a remedy for my ever increasing pain and discomfort. I recently suffered from a severe bout of IBS symptoms and felt that I now needed further investigation to rule out any other possible cause for my symptoms. I looked on the internet for a gastroenterologist in my local area. I had previously used the Spire Hospital for an orthopaedic issue and felt that they had provided an excellent service, so I contacted Dr Ramakrishnan. I noted the outstanding reviews from his patients and that he was offering capsule endoscopy, which is a way of recording images of the small intestine. A capsule is swallowed, which is the size and shape of a pill and contains a tiny camera. This camera takes pictures which are then viewed by the gastroenterologist. I have recently undergone this procedure. It is totally painless, there is no discomfort whatsoever. It is just like swallowing a normal tablet. There is no sedation, you simply swallow the capsule and wear a belt for the day. The capsule left my body naturally when I went to the toilet. I opted for this procedure following an MRI, colonoscopy and gastroscopy by Dr Ramakrishnan which did not highlight anything. I am delighted that I chose Dr Ramakrishnan “Dr Ram”. He always makes me feel as though I am his only patient. He is very thorough, explaining everything you need to know in a kind, caring and professional manner. He never ever rushes your consultation but will take as long as you need. I cannot praise him enough. I have already recommended him to a friend.
Doctor Ram offers the level of care that one could only hope for from a modern physician. His competency, communication skills, dedication and pride in the service he delivers cushioned the trauma of the overall experience. An exemplar of his profession, I am entirely content with the care he delivered.
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