Child Gut Specialist is a Sheffield based private medical consultancy practice led by Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr Prithviraj Rao..
We specialise in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including coeliac disease, paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and food allergies.
Our service prides itself on being accessible, responsive and professional. This means that you and your child benefit from high quality, consistent care, led by a single experienced paediatrician, and swift response times for consultations and procedures – things that are not always possible with the National Health Service (NHS).
The service is unique, in that it acts as a one-stop shop for all general paediatric gut-related conditions and offers all basic and complex investigations, to come to a diagnosis within a short time frame. This means we get to the root of your child's discomfort quickly and effectively, and can put together a programme of treatment to help your child feel better as soon as possible.
My name is Dr Rao and I'm a private Consultant Paediatrician, with further sub specialisation in Paediatric Gastroenterology. I have also been the Clinical Lead for Tertiary level paediatric gastroenterology services at the Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Having trained in both India and the UK I'm dually accredited in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology. I specialise in treating children and adolescents with chronic gastrointestinal conditions.
Being a parent myself, I understand parental anxiety with respect to your child's ill health, and wanting answers quickly. That's why I offer a personalised and responsive service, which is both parent and child friendly, to address your concerns and expectations as quickly as possible.
I am rarely a tearful person and did not cry throughout Sarah's surgery or 5 day stay, but the thing that did make me ‘well up' was telling people about Dr Rao, who came in specifically on his day off to do her surgery.
The fact that someone would do this to help my child is amazing and wonderful. Thank you so very much.
Mr & Mrs Wells
Thanks for being the BEST Dr ever possible
Jasmine & Sienna
Thank you so much for helping and doing all that you do (which is a lot). All that I have gone through, and am going through, has inspired me to be a doctor.
But it wasn't just that that inspired me, it was you, and I hope I inspire children when I'm older.
Dr Rao was amazing and we have all come away feeling that we are in so much better a place than before. Alex's throat even feels better than previously.
Please pass on our enormous thanks to Dr Rao for making Alex's treatment such a priority when he must be absolutely run off his feet. We appreciate it more than words can say.
If you'd like to book an appointment right now, click the button below which will take you to the BMI healthcare website. On the BMI healthcare website please select the following:
Preferred hospital: South Yorkshire BMI Thornbury Hospital
Preferred consultant: Prithviraj Rao
If you'd like to speak to someone before making your appointment, you can can call our team on either of the numbers below.
Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 6.30pm.
If you have any questions that are not answered within the FAQs page or any feedback about my service, you can contact me using this enquiry form.
I aim to provide a 24 hour response service for urgent enquiries.