Mr Hemal Raja
Consultant ENT Surgeon
MBBS, DO-HNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Hemal Raja at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
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.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cheshire Hospital.
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
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
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
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 in Otolaryngology 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 deficits? (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 in Otolaryngology Posters - Rhinology. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37: 192–212. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02514.x
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
Charaklias N, Raja H, Humphreys ML, Magan N, Kendal C. The future of early disease detection: applications of E-nose technology in otolaryngology .J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Jun 2:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.