Dr. Nimal Balaratnam

Dr. Nimal Balaratnam

BMBS, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Exceptional at all times - he is extremely patient, explains things very clearly and takes a very holistic approach.“
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Subspecialties

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • General (Internal) Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3562521
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £190

    Follow-up appointment: £130

    Practices worked at

    St Joseph’s Hospital

    Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, United Kingdom, NP20 6ZE
    54 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:00 - 13:00
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    14:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr. Nimal Balaratnam is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with over two decades of experience in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He sees private patients at St Josephs Hospital.

    Dr Balaratnam qualified from Nottingham University 1991 and joined the Formerly Specialist Registrar the Welsh Deanery 1995. He undertoo further research and endoscopy training Swansea University 1999 in Helicobacter Pylori, colonoscopy and endomucosal resection, and was then appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Gwent Hospital 2003. He has since become well known for pioneering and leading of the Capsule Endoscopy service.

    He is the clinical lead within gastroenterology in clinical governance, undergraduate teaching and endoscopy training at the Royal Gwent Hospital. He actively participates in postgraduate teaching.

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Acid Reflux
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastritis
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophagitis
    • Achalasia
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Food Intolerance
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Jaundice
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Pancreatitis
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    Education

    Education

    MD

    FRCP

    Memberships

    Royal College of Practitioners

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    5
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    21/47
    Acid Reflux
    11/47
    Colonoscopy
    9/47
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    7/47
    Bloating
    6/47
    Constipation
    5/47
    Gastroscopy
    5/47
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    4/47
    Crohn’s Disease
    3/47
    Diarrhoea
    3/47
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/47
    Hiatus Hernia
    2/47
    Nausea and Vomiting
    2/47
    Rectal Bleeding
    2/47
    Swollen Stomach
    2/47
    Functional Bowel Disease
    1/47
    Gastritis
    1/47
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/47
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
    1/47
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    1/47
    Oesophagitis
    1/47
    Sigmoidoscopy
    1/47
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    Sort by:
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Exceptional at all times - he is extremely patient, explains things very clearly and takes a very holistic approach.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Balaratnam explained what he was going to do by way of procedures right from the start and spoke in layman’s terms. I felt that he was very thorough throughout.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very informative and friendly, feel very happy leaving the consultation with the outcome and felt as though he listened to everything I needed to say.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have found Dr Balaratnam to be kind, attentive and most importantly I feel he cares about improving my symptoms.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    A. Very good Dr who has a wonderful way of putting you at ease and explaining everything in detail
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    He was amazing, he listened to what i had to say, he explained everything to me in a way i understood, there was no rush , he was very reassuring. i would recomend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have returned to Dr. Balaratnam, because I have every confidence in him, also he really puts me at ease he is genuinely a very good doctor.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very easy to talk to , and explained everything thoroughly , he spotted something that could of been very serious
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    Overall Experience
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Excellent, reassuring manner. Everything was explained very well.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Great interpersonal skills, makes you feel at ease. Takes time to discuss in detail your situation and the options available without the medical jargon. Top man..
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr. Minesh Patel
    Dr. Minesh Patel
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "I always find Dr Balaratnam, very helpful and informative. He is a good colleague to have. "

    14-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

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