Mr Darmarajah Veeramootoo
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon
MB BS, MD, FRCS (Eng)
"Spire Hospital has all the ingredients for good clinical practice and excellent patient care. It has top level facilities, friendly and skilled staff and a committed approach to personalised care."
I have been a consultant general and upper gastro-intestinal surgeon for the past four years, following six years of higher surgical training in the London/ KSS deanery. I am trained in emergency surgery, routine and complex general and upper Gastro-intestinal surgery, routine diagnostic and advanced endoscopy.
I am a specialist general surgeon with enhanced interest in oesophago-gastric and biliary disease; this includes hiatal hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and diagnostic upper GI endoscopy. I have a specific interest in advanced endoscopy including endoscopic ultra-sound and ERCP. I also offer surgery for groin and abdominal wall hernia.
Annually I perform around 300 operations, most of which are elective procedures: 80-100 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, 60-80 Hernia Repair, 10-20 complex UGI procedures (Giant Hiatus Hernia Repair, Anti-reflux surgery, feeding jejunostomy), 10-20 other Laparoscopic Procedures (eg cancer staging). I perform 100+ emergency operations including commonly: laparotomy for small and large bowel obstruction, peritonitis, hot cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, amongst others.
Endoscopy: I perform between 750-800 diagnostic upper GI endoscopy a year (OGD), around 150 Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCPs) and 50 Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) scans annually.
I am the surgical tutor and junior doctors leave and rota facilitator at Frimley Park Hospital. I am a faculty and committee member of the Local Education Board and regional contributing member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
I am the local clinical representative to the regional Oesophago-Gastric and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary MDT.
I am driven by excellence and have received may awards during my surgical training and professional career eg People's Choice Prize, poster competition – Frimley Health (2018), First Place Resident/Fellows Presentation Competition, SAGES, USA (2011), EAES Award for Best Video Presentation, Geneva Convention (2010), The John Farndon Research Prize – Surgical Club of South West England (2009), The David Dunn Medal, ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle (2007), Merit for Leadership Project, Junior Chamber International, Mauritius (2002).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Darmarajah Veeramootoo at Spire include:
Spire Clare Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS / APS University, India / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
GMC Specialists Register
Association of Upper GI Surgeons
British Medical Assocciation
Medical Defence Union
Surgical college tutor at Frimley Park Hospital
I am committed to excellence and strive to deliver patient centered care of the highest standards. Being entrusted with a patient’s health is a responsibility that I nurture and take very seriously.
Alongside this clinical passion, I invest actively in maintaining a stable work-life balance. I feel blessed with good health and a supportive partner who shares and enjoys my zest for life. We embrace a good lifestyle, regular gym sessions, sport activities, long walks with our GSD dog in the countryside, and thrive on a solid social network of family and friends.