Mr Rhys Thomas

Mr Rhys Thomas

FRCS

General Surgery

Recommended by  
6 specialists

17 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.94

Bedside Manner

4.94

Explanation

4.86

Top feedback

“Mr Thomas was great from the first meeting. Read referral throughly and explained everything. Went through all options and what the next steps would be. He made me feel very at ease and that I was in very good hands. I can’t that him and his team enough. “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic 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: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1763 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    10:00 - 12:30
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    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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    Procedures

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

    • Gallstones
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Appendicitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Cholestasis
    • Constipation
    • 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
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Lipoma
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • 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
    4.94
    Bedside Manner
    4.94
    Explanation
    4.86
    Gallstones
    9/36
    Hernia
    6/36
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    3/36
    Lipoma Removal
    3/36
    Open Hernia Repair
    3/36
    Inguinal Hernia
    2/36
    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    1/36
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Thomas was great from the first meeting. Read referral throughly and explained everything. Went through all options and what the next steps would be. He made me feel very at ease and that I was in very good hands. I can’t that him and his team enough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A no nonsense consultation and a very rapid response to rectify the problem made for a brilliant experience all round. Mr Thomas is a top draw consultant and I will certainly recommend him in the future. I have now made a full recovery and cannot thank you enough for all your help.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Rhys Thomas from the start explained exactly what was going to happen regarding my double Hernia operation, in plain simple language. I was concerned about the mesh side of the operation & sent him an email expressing my concerns & was pleasantly surprised to receive a response that evening regarding the mesh which put my mind at rest The operation went well & he came to see me in the evening. I had cause to go to the hospital the following Saturday as I was a little concerned about the extent of the bruising & some swelling. The hospital changed the dressing & spoke to Mr Thomas who asked them to tell me to come in the following Tuesday. Here again he checked everything, assured me all was ok again in a down to earth manner
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    When given a choice , many personal reasons can come into play hence I chose Dr Thomas because of his profile on dealing with Hernias from a list of 10 Surgeons and because one of my best friends is Welsh. Dr Thomas met my expectations of being professional knowledgable and a nice calm personality, reassuring and a pleasure to have met to help me with my condition. I thoroughly recommend him as a doctor that does a take a little more time with you, is confident in his knowledge and doesnt make you feel rushed is reassuring when you are nervous of whats to come.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Rhys Thomas was everything you could wish for in a consultant. He explained everything in an accessible and non patronising way that gave me confidence to make an informed decision. He is extremely professional, and his surgery is exceptional, I can’t believe how small my scars are! At every stage Mr Thomas was kind, thoughtful and listened to my views, he is thankfully not in the least ego-centric which has been my previous experience of consultants, and made a refreshing change. I cannot recommend Mr Thomas highly enough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Felt at ease through every appointment and the surgery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Friendly and professional. Nothing negative to say.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I required an incisional hernia repair and Mr Thomas explained the procedure to me thoroughly and took great care to make sure all was well! My operation (which was fairly major surgery) was a complete success and I can’t thank Mr Thomas enough
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    The overall experience with Mr Thomas was very good especially in the operating theatre, however I was not given any after-care and dietary tips to take home with me after the Op. I had to research the Internet to find out myself.
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    Rhys Thomas

    Oh dear! I am sorry about this. I usually try to discuss it pre-op to cover in broad terms what is and isn't advised. Reviews like this are particularly useful as it highlights where I can target the information given during consultations in future. Also, I am always ready to respond to my email address if needed. Thanks again for bringing it up.! R

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very polite and professional. Keeps you well informed as to what is needed.
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    Rhys Thomas

    Thanks for your kind words! R

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    General Surgery

    Dr Parth Paskaran
    Dr Parth Paskaran
    Gastroenterology

    09-02-2021

    Mr Thomas is a dedicated and skilled surgeon and is my number one choice when I'm looking for an Upper GI Surgeon to handle problems, relating to Gallstones, Hernias and other complex issues affecting the Upper GI tract. He's always approachable and ensures that this patients are listened to and that everyone is clear on the treatment plan being proposed. He is an exemplary presence in the operating theatre where his calm confidence ensures that the best possible care is delivered every time. Highly recommended!

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Gallstones
    For procedures: Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    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

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