Mr Rhys Thomas

Mr Rhys Thomas


General Surgery

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6 specialists

17 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
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“Excellent, reassuring and professional, it was a pleasure to meet Mr. Thomas, His secretary, Simone was also extremely helpful.“
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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
    1919 reviews

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    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

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    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

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    • 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

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    • Lipoma Removal
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Endoscopy
    • 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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