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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dharmaraj Durai at Spire include:
I have been a doctor for 22 years and a Consultant Gastroenterologist for more than 10 years. I completed my postgraduate and higher specialist training in UK. My NHS practice is based at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff where I do specialist gastroenterology clinics and endoscopy lists. I undertake research and currently involved in International clinical trials in Inflammatory bowel disease (Colitis, Crohn's disease). I am also actively involved in training postgraduate doctors in gastroenterology and endoscopy. I keep up-to-date with my knowledge and endoscopic skills by regularly attending International conferences.
I have wide experience in gastroenterology and deal with a broad range of gastrointestinal disorders including dyspepsia (indigestion, acid, ulcer disorders), diarrhoeal disorders (colitis, crohns disease, coeliac disease), functional bowel disorders (abdominal pain, bloating, altered bowel habits), gastrointestinal cancer. I undertake a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy.
I have done thousands of upper GI endoscopies, flexible sigmoidoscopies and Colonoscopies. I also undertake various therapeutic endoscopic procedures including removal of colonic polyps. I see thousands of patients with various gastrointestinal disorders every year. I routinely collect patient satisfaction and outcome data to constantly improve my practice.
I am the clinical lead for the endoscopy unit at Spire Cardiff hospital and with a team of very dedicated staff and supportive management got the new endoscopy unit JAG (Joint advisory group for gastrointestinal endoscopy) accredited in year 2016.
I have an honorary title as teacher at the Cardiff University. As part of my NHS post I also teach medical students and deliver lectures to junior doctors and trainees attached to the South Wales training programme. I have also given lectures to general practitioners in South Wales, like National Institute for Health and Care excellence (NICE) guidelines on early cancer detection in gastroenterology.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohns disease), diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy, dyspepsia (indigestion and ulcer acid disorders), irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal cancer
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British Society of Gastroenterology
Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (WAGE)
Society of Physicians in Wales
Cardiff Medical Society
British Medical Asscociation
European Crohns Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (Member 1998, Fellow 2008)
Certificate of completion of Specialist training in Gastroenterology, United Kingdom (2006)
Doctor of Philosophy PhD - University of Wales Swansea 2005
Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Honorary Clinical Teacher in Medicine, Cardiff University.Back to top
I enjoy spending my spare time playing tennis, table tennis or badminton with my wife and children. I try to keep fit by swimming or exercising in a local club.Back to top
Dr Durai provides advice and polices for endoscopy JAG accreditation and attending meetings when required - paid £7,500 per annum.Back to top
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