Mr Hemal Raja

Consultant ENT Surgeon

MBBS, DO-HNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Specialises in

  • Adult and paediatric ENT
  • Tonsillectomy / grommets
  • Lump in throat
  • Sinus surgery / nasal blockage
  • Ear problems

Languages spoken

English, Urdu, French, German

I qualified as a doctor in 2000 from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals medical school in London. I carried out my elective training in trauma surgery at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical School in the USA. I am originally from the North West, but I have trained all over the UK and completed my specialist registrar training in ENT at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Children's Hospital and University Hospital North Midlands.

I completed my Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and have my name on the GMC specialist register for ENT (qualifications to become a consultant). I carried out my fellowship to super specialise in nasal surgery (rhinoplasty and advanced sinus surgery) at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford, and the nose clinic under the guidance of Mr Julian Rowe Jones.

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General Medical Council Number: C4725743

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Hemal Raja at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

Paediatric ENT, flexible nasal endoscopy, canal wall up mastoid surgery, palatoplasty, turbinate reduction, rigid laryngoscopy, phonosurgery, examination under anaesthetic, manipulation under anaesthetic, voice changes, ear discharge treatment, tinnitus, anosmia-hyposmia, sinusitis, nose bleeding, nasal discharge, nasal blockage, facial palsy, sneezing and noisy breathing, treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ear, nose and throat

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Guy’s Kings & St.Thomas’ School of Medicine, UK / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS(Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons Of England / 2004
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

DO-HNS / Royal College of Surgeons Of England / 2005
Diploma of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

MBA / Warwick Business School / 2008
Master of business administration

FRCS(ORL-HNS) / Royal College of Surgeons Of England / 2012
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in Otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery

CCT / GMC (Specialist Register for ENT), UK / 2013
Certificate of Completion of Training


Professional memberships

British Society of Otology

Facial Plastics Surgery UK


Professional leadership

Formerly Educational Co-ordinator ENT Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Organisation of weekly 3 hour educational program, with external & local speakers
Clinical Lead Tutor for ENT Nurse Specialist
Warwick MBA West Midlands Distance Learning Study Group & Group Lead
Regular lecturing/ seminars with fourth year University of Liverpool medical students and Warrington Hospital junior doctors

Research and publications

2013

Raja H, Pabla L, Wheatley H, Farr M. LYMPHOMA PRESENTING AS NECK LUMPS: CAUSES OF BREACHES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS. J Laryngol Otol. 2013 Nov;127(11):1111-5

2012

Raja H, Upile T, Jerjes W, Charakias N, Dewan V, Redfern RM. MICROSCOPIC ENDO-NASAL ACCESS IN PITUITARY SURGERY FOR TUMOUR REMOVAL: 8 YEAR REVIEW OF NASAL COMPLICATIONS Head Neck Oncol. 2012 Nov 23;4(4):76

Raja H, Komodikis G, Samra R, Moloney N. NASOPORE VS MEROCELE- RESIDUAL NASAL SYMPTOMS AT 5 DAYS POST-OP (2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference inOtolaryngology Posters - Rhinology. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 192–212. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02514.x 

Raja H WOULD YOU INVEST IN AN NHS TRUST? An Economic Analysis Of The Vulnerabilities, Micro And Macroeconomic Exposure Faced By An NHS Trust Compared To Its Nearest Competitor(2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Posters - Clinical Audit and Practice. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 17–72. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02517.x 

Raja H, Williams J, Tzifa K, AUDIOLOGY FOLLOWING UP GROMMETS: ECONOMIC SURPLUS OR DEFECIT? (2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Posters - Paediatric ORL. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 168–191. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02516.x

Raja H, Okonkwo O, Rao S, McDermott A-L, SLEEP STUDIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Posters - Paediatric ORL. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 168–191. doi: 10.1111/j.17494486.2012.02516.x

Raja H, Pabla L, Wheatley H, Farr M, LYMPHOMA PRESENTING AS NECK LUMPS ARE WE HITTING THE 62 DAY TARGET? (2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology Posters – Head and Neck. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 73–117. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02512.x

Raja H, S Mitchell, A Sharma, G Barrett, D Skinner, KTP/ 532 LASER TURBINATE REDUCTION IMPROVES SUBJECTIVE NASAL OBSTRUCTION IN THE LONG TERM (2012), Abstracts of the 14th British Academic Conference inOtolaryngology Posters - Rhinology. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 192–212. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02514.x 

2011

Charaklias N, Mamais C, Pal R, Raja H, Pothula, Kumar N, Izzat ST, LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX AND PRIMARY SNORING The Otorhinolaryngologist 2011; 3(3): 124-131

2010

Charaklias N, Raja H, Humphreys ML, Magan N, Kendal C. THE FUTURE OF EARLYDISEASE DETECTION: APPLICATIONS OF E-NOSE TECHNOLOGY IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY.J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Jun 2:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

2009

Charaklias N, Raja H, Humphreys ML, Magan N, Kendal C. THE FUTURE OF EARLY DISEASE DETECTION: APPLICATIONS OF E-NOSE TECHNOLOGY IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY. The Otolaryngologist 2009; 2(3): 102-109

Clamp PJ, Verey CF, Raja H. EDUCATING PATIENTS REGARDING NASAL IRRIGATION USING INTERNET VIDEO TUTORIALS. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Aug;34(4):398

Raja H, Charaklias N, Clamp PJ. FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL FROM THE NOSE: POSITIONING THE CHILD. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Jun;34(3):265

2008

Alhamarneh O, Raja H, England RJA .INADEQUATE ANALGESIC PRESCRIPTION INCREASES SECONDARY POST TONSILLECTOMY BLEED RATES: A COMPLETED AUDIT LOOP. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Jul;122(7):719-21.

Blenke EJSM, Anderson AR, Raja H, Bew S, Knight LC. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA ADENOTONSILLECTOMY IN CHILDREN  WHEN TO REFER TO A CENTER WITH PICU. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Jan;122(1):42-5.

2006

Raja H, Anderson AR, Mistry D. PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION. BMJ 2006;333:96 Careers

Raja H, Anderson AR. THE FACIAL NERVE. The Auricle.2005/2006; 2-3

2004

Goodyear P, Raine C, Firth A, Wallace H, Marsh K, Tucker A, Raja H. DEVELOPMENT OF A BAHA PROGRAMME – REVIEW OF COMPLICATIONS & PATIENT SATISFACTION 1991-2003 5th European Congress of Oto- Rhino- Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery.2004 Sept; 53

1998

Parsons M, Ramirez AJ, Raja H, Timothy AR .IMPROVING INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES A CANCER CENTRE IN THE UK. WHO Collaborating Centre for Cancer Education: Cancer Care In General Practice 1998 Nov; 66.

Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT surgeon, Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

I would have mentioned how I train at the gym and play football and hockey regularly, however since signing up for my MBA (Masters of Business Administration) course and having a family, my time is mainly spent revising and/or ferrying/chasing my two year old round the house. I do thoroughly enjoy travelling and learning foreign languages. At present I am proficient in French, German, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati.

Contact information

Telephone 01925 215 087
Private secretary Lisa Drummond
Private secretary telephone 01925 662 076
Private secretary email lisa.drummond@whh.nhs.uk