Dr Dharmaraj Durai

Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBBS, PhD, FRCP (Edinburgh)

"Spire Cardiff Hospital has high class facilities including a JAG accredited endoscopy unit. Staff and management are very supportive and place patients at the centre of care."

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I am experienced in managing patients with various gastrointestinal problems. I have done over several thousand endoscopies (OGD) and Colonoscopies. 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 have published articles in peer reviewed gastroenterology journals.

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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dharmaraj Durai at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Special clinical interests: 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.

MBBS, PhD, FRCP (Edinburgh) / Madras Medical College (MMC) / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Philosophy
MBBS is a degree that one obtains on qualifying as a doctor. PhD - Doctor of philosophy is a higher degree.

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (WAGE)

Society of Physicians in Wales

Cardiff Medical Society

British Medical Asscociation

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

University Hospital of Wales

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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.

Telephone 02920 736 011
Private secretary Fiona Houlihan