Romi Navaratnam is a founding consultant of the gastrointestinal (GI) units at The Wellington Hospital and the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London. Both institutions are recognised as national and international centres of excellence.

He trained at Nottingham, Cambridge, London and Sri Lanka before being appointed Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal surgeon at the North Middlesex University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Medical School in 2002. His specialist interests include the investigation and management of common and complex gastrointestinal problems, including altered bowel habit, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rectal bleeding, haemorrhoids, anal fissures, complex anal fistulae and bowel cancer. He is passionate about endoscopy, colonoscopy and laparoscopic (keyhole) minimally invasive surgery, for benign disease eg Crohns, diverticular disease and bowel cancer.

He has a significant interest in the management of the complex clinical dilemma. He has provided second opinions both at a local and international level. He is an invited speaker on the investigation and management of IBS, bowel cancer and common conditions of the peri anal region eg haemorrhoids and fistulae. He is the cancer lead in his NHS hospital and is a member of the London Cancer pathway board. He provides regular advice in both a clinical and managerial capacity to both local and international private medical institutions, NHS Trusts and some governments, with regards to the management of senior dignitaries. His work over the past 16 years as a Consultant surgeon has been associated with very positive outcomes.

Our Services

  • The Consultation

    A concise history and thorough examination is undertaken.

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening

    An attempt to identify early onset disease

  • Common Conditions

    The methods of investigation used are relatively non-invasive techniques

  • Giving Back

    • Charity

      Mr Navaratnam routinely travels to Sri Lanka every 4 months and operates on a voluntary basis.

    • Recent Articles

      Download Mr. Romi Navaratnam MSc
      MS FRCS (Lon) FRCS (Gen) Recent articles


  • Testimonials

    " We are very grateful for the excellent care and attention you have given my father and will recommend you highly to everybody we meet "

    October 2018, Dr SK

    " I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your treatment over the past 18 months. The bravest decision of yours was not to operate and I will be eternally grateful for that. "

    December 2018, PW CEO

    " I can’t THANK YOU enough for what you have done for our mother it's priceless "

    April 2018 , AK


" Romi, From the depths of our hearts, my husband & I cannot thank you enough for the care we have received in the last 10 days. You are the most attentive and expert surgeon I have encountered in my career in healthcare in over 35 years. "

March 2018, TF Chief Financial Officer Central London Hospital

" Thank you for being such a great support to our family & for being there day in day out. We will always truly remember. "

November 2017, MK Senior Surgical Nursing Sister Central London Hospital

" I wanted to thank you again for everything you've done for me over the last 3 months. You've been amazing. "

Dec 2017 , MS Cancer survivor

" Great care. Thanks very much. "

February 2017, JS London GP

" You operated on me to remove a sigmoid tumour on 26.1.16.  I want to thank you and all the surgical team involved. Having read more about your work, I am overwhelmed with admiration and gratitude for all you do! "

August 2016, DL

" Thank you for the care and support you gave to me and my family. I had the luxury of your skill and care. I am eternally grateful. Thank you & God bless you."

January 2016, T.O

" Please thank Romi. He looked after my mother with tremendous care and spirit. My parents were very impressed by him & I am extremely grateful."

March 2016, ML Consultant Surgeon

" Romi Navaratnam is one of the finest surgeons I have ever worked with, combining judgement, clinical skill and acumen with intelligence and exemplary communication. He is very personable and has a particularly human touch, which is often missing. Patients feel very well cared for indeed. "

May 2016, JS Consultant Oncologist

" Thank you very much for the excellent service. I must admit I am totally blown away with your professionalism, pre and after operation care and your willingness to communicate. You are world class. "

October 2014, MS

Contact Info

Address: The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road, St. John’s Wood,

London, NW8 9NH

Secretary: 020 7078 3832 Alexandra
Fax: 0207 078 3898


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