Mr Rhys Thomas

Mr Rhys Thomas


General Surgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 6 specialists
18 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

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“Absolutely 5 star really nice consultant explained all the pro’s and cons i always felt i was in safe professional hands having my gall bladder removed was the best decision I could have made i never felt pressured i was advised and came to my own decision thanks so much finally pain free ! “
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  • 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
    2,651 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    09:00 - 17:00
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    Mr Rhys Thomas is a top Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with extensive expertise in general, upper GI, hernia and laparoscopic surgery. Based at Croydon University Hospital for the NHS, and privately at London Bridge Hospital, Mr Thomas specialises in treating all kinds of hernias and acute management of gallstones. Expressing a keen interest in abdominal wall hernia surgery, Mr Thomas has also established a multidisciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital for the management of complex hernias.

    Mr Thomas gained his medical qualification in 2003, from Imperial College School of Medicine, after which he embarked up extensive training. His previous training and fellowship posts include Senior House Officer at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (2005-2007), Specialist Registrar in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery as part of the South West Thames training rotation (2007-2015) and Clinical Fellow in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford (2009-2011).

    Since 2015, he has been based at Croydon University Hospital, where he is the Lead Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon and is devoted to developing the service to benefit local patients. Although he most often performs keyhole surgery for his patients, Mr Thomas strives to provide a tailored, patient-centred approach when devising treatment plans, to ensure that the right operation is chosen for each patient. He is also responsible for developing the anti-reflux surgical service at Croydon University Hospital, which continues to thrive.

    Outside of work, Mr Thomas can be found teeing off on the golf course (with a single figure handicap) or going for a cycle.

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    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastroscopy
    • 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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    • 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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