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
4.8
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.6

Top feedback

“Mr Rhys Thomas could not have been more helpful. He answered all my questions in such a way I was able to undertand his comments. He also backed this up by showing me diagrams on the computer. Although he informed me that he, himself, was not able to help me, he told me that he could assist me with alternative options. I did not feel rushed in any way and I am very grateful for his help.“
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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

    BMI The Shirley Oaks Hospital

    Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
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    About

    I am  a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Croydon University Hospital in the National Health Service and at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Croydon. I specialise  in the acute management of emergency gallstones cases and have stablished an acute pathway for managing these cases at Croydon. I also have a particular interest in abdominal wall hernia surgery, having established and am the lead for the Croydon MDT for 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 perform more than 15 cases per year of acid reflux surgery at this location.

    For more information visit: www.croydonsurgeon.com or https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultants/rhys-thomas

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

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    Medical procedures

    • 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. 

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    Special interests

    • 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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    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

    4.8 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gallstones
    1/5
    Inguinal hernia repair
    1/5
    Lipoma Removal
    1/5
    Pancreatic Disorders
    1/5
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Rhys Thomas could not have been more helpful. He answered all my questions in such a way I was able to undertand his comments. He also backed this up by showing me diagrams on the computer. Although he informed me that he, himself, was not able to help me, he told me that he could assist me with alternative options. I did not feel rushed in any way and I am very grateful for his help.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thank you for your kind feedback...I always use any feedback to try to improve the way I conduct my consultations so this is most welcome. thank you!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal hernia repair
    The procedure was carried out with careful regard to the covid 19 situation. The operation was carefully described before and after the operation.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Many thanks for taking the time to review Mr Thomas, We hope you are recuperating well.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pancreatic Disorders
    I have had a number of consultations with Mr Rhys Thomas in the past and on every occasion have been extremely satisfied with his professionalism and knowledge.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thank you for your kind words! All the best!

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lipoma Removal
    Excellent quality of care
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Thanks again for this review!

    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallstones
    Good doctor, patient and took time to explain things in detail.
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    Mr Rhys Thomas

    Many thanks for taking the time to review Mr thomas!

    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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