Mr Walter Douie


MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), DCH, DA, MMed

GMC number: 3645334

Practising since: 1989


General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Consultation times

  • By arrangement
  • Overview
Book online today Enquire now

Or call us on

01752 761874


Mr Douie undertook his primary medical training in Cape Town, graduating in 1989. He subsequently undertook sub-speciality training in General Surgery again in Cape Town and was awarded his Fellowship in General Surgery in 1999. Following this he spent three years of sub-specialist training in transplant surgery and two years in gastrointestinal surgery. He moved to the UK in 2002 to undertake a further sub-speciality fellowship in Coloproctology in Edinburgh. He took up a substantive post as a consultant colorectal surgeon in Plymouth in 2003. 

Mr Douie was awarded his research degree, MMed in 2001.  

Mr Douie manages a wide range of both benign and malignant conditions affecting the GI tract and has a special interest in the management of Inflammatory bowel disease. He is an accredited Bowel Cancer screening colonoscopist and is actively involved in the programme.

Special interests

  • Benign and malignant conditions of the large bowel and anus, including Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Surgery for hernias and pilonidal disease.
  • Incisional hernia repair
  • Femoral hernia repair
  • Abdominal hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Banding of haemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal sinus surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Walter Douie at Nuffield Health

  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Anterior resection
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr Walter Douie works with

Related experience


  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Other posts held

  • Consultant Colorectal surgeon – University Hospital Plymouth

Insurers Mr Walter Douie works with

Mr Walter Douie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Bupa Global
  • Childsure
  • Cigna International
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healthcare RM
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Walter Douie does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Walter Douie does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Walter Douie does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.