Dr Prithviraj Rao

Paediatrics 06032271


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Dr Prithviraj Rao has trained firstly in Paediatrics in Newcastle and then in the sub-specialities of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Paediatric Nutrition at Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals. The varied training culminated in an immediate offer of a Consultant's post in Paediatric gastroenterology at Sheffield Children's Hospital. The diversity of training has allowed him to bring the best management practices from other areas into his own personal practice.
Whilst in post at the Children's he has taken a lead in streamlining Paediatric Inflammatory bowel disease care, designing hospital protocols as well as initiating and running the first training course in Paediatric upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is a regular faculty on National training courses for Paediatric Wireless capsule enteroscopy, colonoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy. He has had the privilege to work with some of the pioneers in paediatric endoscopy and this has led to expertise in novel techniques like Double balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic pyloromyotomy etc. This has led to multiple international presentations and publication as well as the offer to lecture and teach at international events.
His strengths in his career so far have been, being receptive and a deep understanding of the child and parents perspective. He has recently been appointed as the training programme director for post graduate paediatrics by Yorkshire Deanery.

Areas of interest

Eating disorders
Abdominal pain
Food allergies
Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD) Functional bowel disorders
Coeliac disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux
Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
Wireless capsule endoscopy of small intestine
Interventional endoscopy

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Procedures completed

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Thornbury Hospital (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    Thornbury Hospital (1-5)

  • G4530

    Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (e.g. bravo) - (1-5)

    Thornbury Hospital (1-5)

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