In November 2016 my 10 year old daughter was complaining of blurry vision for a few days, and had complained of headaches on and off for approx. 3 years. I made her an opticians appointment and he advised that she had swollen optic nerves at the back of both eyes. The optician recommended I take her to A&E at the RVH to have the cause of this investigated. I took her straight to A&E and within a few hours, following a CT and MRI scan it was confirmed that she had a significant mass on her brain. My daughter was admitted and immediately placed under the care of Mano (Mr Shanmuganathan). I believe Mano came in on his day off to review my daughter's scans and speak personally with me, my family and most importantly, my daughter - which says a massive amount in itself. Mano was extremely professional, direct, honest, reassuring, and empathetic when explaining everything to us. From the minute I met Mano he filled me with complete confidence and reassurance that he was going to do absolutely everything he could to save and look after my daughter. Within a day and a half of my daughter being diagnosed with a significant sized brain tumour in A&E, Mano and his team were carrying out a 9 hour operation to remove it. From beginning to end the team took fantastic care of my daughter, lead impeccably the entire time by Mano. I was kept updated throughout her surgery, she received brilliant care whilst in ICU following her surgery and then faultless care from the nurses in Paul Ward for the next 5 days. Within the space of just one week Mano and his team had removed my daughters brain tumour, the nursing team had managed her pain and met her every need, physiotherapists etc. had got her up walking/moving again and best of all Mano was able to confirm that her results from the lab had come back confirming that the tumour was benign and she could go home (just 5 days after her surgery - unbelievable!). No words can ever describe how amazing and talented I think Mano is and I am eternally thankful to him for all he has done and continues to do. Throughout my daughters care Mano has always been so positive, straight talking and extremely friendly. I have had complete trust and faith in him throughout and this continues with her on-going care, with regular one to one check-up appointments with Mano himself and on-going MRI scans. All of which will continue for the next 10 years, which is fantastic and very reassuring as a parent. I would recommend Mano all day long, every day of the week! And anyone placed in his care is extremely fortunate to have someone so incredible and talented looking after them!
Mr Shanmuganathan is a very helpful, informative professional. Throughout my treatment I was kept informed about my condition and feedback recorded during consultation. He is very reassuring and I felt confident in his care. Thank you
What an awesome neurosurgeon! Best in his field and passionate about what he does! Goes way and beyond for patients and given the nature of this surgery, it's a relief to have someone so open to questions and have the time and patience to help you along your journey! Fantastic surgeon
Was under his care in Rvh,couldn't have asked for better,operation on cervical spine which gave me my life back. Genuinely nice caring guy and fantastic surgeon