Mr Rhys Thomas

Mr Rhys Thomas

FRCS

General Surgery

Recommended by  
5 specialists

16 years of experience
5 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.92
Bedside Manner
4.92
Explanation
4.88

Top feedback

“Clear open discussion of my medical problem. Agreed the plan with him and felt very comfortable going forward“
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Subspecialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6077250
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1279 reviews

    About

    I am a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Croydon University Hospital in the National Health Service and HCA London Bridge in Central London. I am a general, upper GI, Laparoscopic and Hernia surgeon. I specialise in managing hernias of all types and the acute management of gallstones cases and have established an acute pathway for managing these cases at Croydon. I also have a particular interest in abdominal wall hernia surgery, having established the Croydon MDT for managing complex hernias. A significant proportion of my cases are performed with keyhole surgery although a tailored, patient-centered approach is my preferred method for choosing the right operation for each patient. I am the lead upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon at Croydon University Hospital and am dedicated to developing the service for the benefit of local patients.

    I also developed the anti-reflux surgical service at Croydon and this service continues to flourish.

    To make an appointment to see me please call Simone Caggiano or Caroline Godfrey on 07738 622 799 / 020 3488 2920 or email info@mcs-london.co.uk

    For more information visit: www.croydonsurgeon.com, https://hcahealthcare.doctify.com/hca/specialist/mr_rhys_thomas or https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultants/rhys-thomas

    Please make an enquiry for adhoc video consultations as well as face to face consults.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Fundoplication
    • Keyhole (laparoscopic) hernia repair
    • Open hernia repair
    • Endoscopy
    • Appendicectomy
    • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma removal
    • Skin lesion treatments
    • Achalasia surgery
    • Gastroscopy
    • Video consultation

    Visit www.croydonsurgeon.com for full information and procedure-specific information sheets.

    • Hernia
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Femoral hernia
    • Appendicitis
    • Gallstones
    • Pancreatitis
    • Elective and emergency general and upper GI surgery
    • Complex abdominal wall hernia repair
    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Acute surgical management of emergency gallstone patients
    • Acute biliary surgery
    • Anti-reflux surgery

    For more information visit: www.croydonsurgeon.com

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    Medical procedures

    • Lipoma Removal
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Endoscopy
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastroscopy
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
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    Special interests

    • Gallstones
    • Achalasia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Appendicitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Cholestasis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastritis
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hernia
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Lipoma
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    Education

    • MBBS - Imperial College School of Medicine - qualified 2003
    • Senior House Officer, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford - 2005-2007
    • Specialist Registrar in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery: South West Thames training rotation - 2007-2015
    • Clinical Fellow in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford - 2009-2011
    • Consultant General and Upper GI surgeon, Croydon University Hospital - 2015-present

    Memberships of Societies

    • FRCS - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2015
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gallstones
    7/26
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    7/26
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    2/26
    Hernia
    2/26
    Lipoma Removal
    2/26
    Acid Reflux
    1/26
    Inguinal hernia repair
    1/26
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    1/26
    Pancreatic Disorders
    1/26
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/26
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones
    Clear open discussion of my medical problem. Agreed the plan with him and felt very comfortable going forward
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    I think Mr Rhys Thomas carried out a good operation. I saw him very briefly before the operation but that was 3 HOURS before the operation and I wasn’t informed that there was going to be a long wait because there would be 2 other patients before I would be taken to the operating theatre. I didn’t see him post operation .... though that might have been because I was knocked out by the anaesthetic. So I wasn’t given any advice re what to expect about healing process and the likely timescale etc. However, I managed to get an appointment with Mr Thomas two weeks after the operation when I was able to ask questions and he reassured me that the the amount of swelling, bruising and pain that I was experiencing was to be expected and all would return to normality fairly soon. Now, nearly 4 weeks after the operation that is beginning.... though the swelling is still a little alarming!
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thank you so much for taking time to write this. ALL feedback is really valuable but the feedback when things haven't quite gone according to plan are the most most important...and the ones we always remember most clearly. I use them to improve where I can. All of my patients can come back to see me any time if there is a problem and there are queries to be addressed. Thanks again!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    Made time to thoroughly explain my condition and my options on treatment. In summary I felt assured that I was in good hands
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thank you for taking the time to write this! R

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lipoma Removal
    Professional and caring.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thank you for going out of your way to write this feedback.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    Really great experience throughout.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    I'm so glad to hear it!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    explained things very clearly and gave me time to ask questions
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    I would always try to give patients time to answer any queries which make the process clearer..

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Dr Thomas was very clear and made what felt daunting manageable and easy to understand. After speaking to him I felt there was a path forward on how to tackle my condition. Very reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Repair (keyhole)
    Showed good Professionalism and empathy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones
    Very reassuring manner. Explaining everything simply and concisely. Would recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Kept me well informed both before, during and after the operation.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    General Surgery

    Mr Said Mohamed
    Mr Said Mohamed
    General Surgery

    24-05-2020

    Rhys is a Consultant Surgeon colleague who treats upper gastrointestinal conditions such as gallstones. He is a skilful laparoscopic surgeon who puts the care of his patients at the heart of his practice. I have seen at first hand the dedication and commitment he shows towards his patients. Rhys is a colleague whom I value his opinion and I recommend him highly.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Gallstones
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Breast Surgery

    24-05-2020

    Rhys is a fantastic colleague and an outstanding surgeon. I have full faith in his expert opinion and operative experience. He is a good listener and is very well liked by his colleagues and patients alike.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Acid Reflux, Gallstones
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Jonathan Walczak
    Mr Jonathan Walczak
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    24-05-2020

    I am happy to refer Mr Rhys Thomas, as an excellent General surgeon, with a specialist practice in Gallstones, Acid reflux and Pancreatitis.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Gallstones
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Arvind Mohan
    Mr Arvind Mohan
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    24-05-2020

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Gallstones

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