Consultants
Mr Ganeshwaran Sittampalam
Mr Ganeshwaran Sittampalam
BDS(Lond), MBBS(Lond), FDSRCS(Eng), MRCS(Edin), FRCS(OMFS)

Ganeshwaran Sittampalam Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Consultant Oral & maxillofacial Surgeon at the Great Western Hospital since March 2008 with dual qualifications in both medicine and dentistry. Mr Sittampalam did both his Medical and Dental degrees at the Royal London/St Bartholomew’s hospitals which are part of the University of London. General surgical training was undertaken in the Mersey Deanery and his specialist higher surgical training in the West Midlands predominantly in Birmingham. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is one of the largest Maxillofacial units in the Country. Mr Sittampalam holds surgical fellowships in both Medicine and Dentistry.

Mr Sittampalam's training background with both a medical and dental qualification gives him great expertise in managing conditions affecting the head and neck region and in particular the mouth and jaws/teeth.

Qualifications:

BDS(Lond), MBBS(Lond), FDSRCS(Eng), MRCS(Edin), FRCS(OMFS)

Research & Publications

Mr Sittampalam was fortunate enough to carry out a research project as an undergraduate on the perception of swallowing. This work was presented at a national meeting as well as being published in the Archives of Oral Biology.

  • R.L Speirs, A Staniforth and G Sittampalam: Subjective assessment of liquid volumes by humans during swallowing. Archs Oral Biol.vol.33, No. 10, pp. 701-706, 1988

Publications relating to clinical work, some of which are listed below:

  • Sittampalam G: Are Anaesthetist satisfied with the standard of pre-assessment by dentally qualified hospital staff? Br J Oral Maxillofacial Surg 2007;45:150-153
  • Ali K, Sittampalam G, Malik A: Bilateral Temporalis Hypertrophy: A Case Report. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010;39:292-307
  • Ali K, Sittampalam G, Malik M: Facial Tuberculoid Leprosy: A Case report. Br J Oral Maxillofacial Surg Feb 2010.
  • Lake L, Sittampalam G, Williamson L: Audit of steroid tapering in temporal artery biopsy negative patients: Guidelines may help reduce total steroid use. Rheumatology(2016),55(Suppl-1);117

Personal Interests

  • Family: Married with two young children
  • Current affairs
  • Sports (particularly cricket)
  • Documentaries (particularly wildlife)