About the Authors



Prof. P.N. Haray

  • Qualified in Mumbai, India – General Surgery
  • In the UK since 1991 – Training in Wales, Visiting Fellowship at the Colorectal Department in Cleveland Clinic, USA
  • Consultant Surgeon, Prince Charles Hospital- since 1996
  • Ext Professor of Coloproctology, University of South Wales – since 2000
  • Assistant Medical Director (Head of Education) for Cwm Taf University Health Board 2013 – 2017
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) – Since 2015
  • Established colorectal (bowel surgery) subspecialisation at PCH – 1996
  • Experience with laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for bowel diseases since 1998 and now accredited trainer across Wales
  • Winner of the ‘Best Surgical Team in the UK- 1999’
  • Winner PEN National Award 2010
  • Winner NHS Wales Award 2011
  • Director of Cancer Services (1997 -2004) & Clinical Director for Combined Surgical Services (2004- 2008) at PCH

David Brown

  • Background in Geology & Minerals – exploration & management
  • Started first company Synchronize in 1995
  • Specialised in Medical Media with DigiMed from 1997
  • Created first patient information video for Urology (Prostate Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment) in 1998 in Surrey
  • Trained the DigiMed team in Operating room etiquette and established a clinical protocol for best practice
  • Filmed extensively throughout UK from 2000
  • Started filming in Europe and created Patient Journey DVD’s for multiple Clinical disciplines
  • Won first contract in USA to showcase medical devices
  • Delivered a unique Plastics interactive flash based DVD which became the industry standard
  • Part of the winning team for PEN National Award 2010 and NHS Wales Award 2011
  • Created first interactive App in 2010
  • Designed unique online resource for Colorectal Procedures in 2015


This suite of resources would not have been possible without the active involvement of all the staff within the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, in addition to many patients, carers and several technical experts from DigiMed®. The Management of Cwm Taf University Health Board has been actively involved in enabling the continued development of these internationally acclaimed interactive resources.


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