Mr Rhys Thomas

Mr Rhys Thomas

FRCS

General Surgery

Recommended by 7 specialists
19 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“I saw Mr Thomas when I needed surgery to remove my gall bladder. Mr Thomas was kind, compassionate, thorough and professional at all times. Every step was explained in detail, any questions answered in full and my procedure carried out at Shirley Oaks Hospital, without a long wait. Surgery was successful, I am now fully recovered and living without the acute pain of gall stones. I was last seen by Mr Thomas for a follow-up consultation three weeks after my surgery and discharged. I am so grateful and can’t thank Mr Thomas enough for his guidance and excellent care. “
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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
    3,081 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,659 reviews

    The Shirley Oaks Hospital

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

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    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.

    In my spare time I am a single figure handicap golfer and I enjoy cycling.

    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

    Procedures

    • 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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    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

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.89
    Gallstones
    12/46
    Hernia
    8/46
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    5/46
    Open Hernia Repair
    5/46
    Inguinal Hernia
    4/46
    Lipoma Removal
    3/46
    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    1/46
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/46
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I saw Mr Thomas when I needed surgery to remove my gall bladder. Mr Thomas was kind, compassionate, thorough and professional at all times. Every step was explained in detail, any questions answered in full and my procedure carried out at Shirley Oaks Hospital, without a long wait. Surgery was successful, I am now fully recovered and living without the acute pain of gall stones. I was last seen by Mr Thomas for a follow-up consultation three weeks after my surgery and discharged. I am so grateful and can’t thank Mr Thomas enough for his guidance and excellent care.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Thomas made the process very simple, his explanation of the procedure and what to expect afterwards was absolutely spot on. He was very professional and attentive when the procedure was complete and the support from himself and his team has been second to none. Thank you guys
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Thomas responded promptly to my initial approach and appreciatively to the test results I volunteered. His consultations and answers to questions were informative and unhurried and I was reassured by his level of experience and his explicitly evidence-based approach. I found him approachable, friendly and focused.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The initial consultations and investigations were informative and to the point. This resulted in a quick diagnosis of my illness and my options. These were explained to me fully, including the risks, so that I could take an informed decision. The surgery went very well and I have since made a full recovery. The follow-up consultation was therefore entirely positive, allowing me to move forward with confidence.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    It was a pleasure to have Mr Thomas as my consultant for an umbilical hernia repair. The operation has been very successful with hardly any problems during recovery. I believe him to be a highly professional and skilled surgeon and would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Mr Thomas thank you so much for the care you bestowed upon me and also a special mention for your secretary, she was extremely helpful and efficient in making the arrangements with the hospital and others.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent. Mr Thomas did as he explained and the outcome has been very good. Made me feel comfortable and confident.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent, reassuring and professional, it was a pleasure to meet Mr. Thomas, His secretary, Simone was also extremely helpful.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very knowledgeable and approachable doctor making me feel at ease throughout the whole procedure. Did a fantastic job on my inguinal Hernia and was back to normality within a few weeks. I can’t recommend him enough
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rhys Thomas recently operated on me to address an umbilical hernia. I could not recommend him more highly. He has a great manner, he explains everything very clearly, the operation went very smoothly and he was prompt and responsive with post op follow up.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 specialists
    Dr Parth Paskaran
    Dr Parth Paskaran
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "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!"

    09-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Gallstones
    Mr Said Mohamed
    Mr Said Mohamed
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "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."

    24-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Gallstones
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Mr Will Sarakbi
    Breast Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "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. "

    24-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Acid Reflux, Gallstones
    Mr Jonathan Walczak
    Mr Jonathan Walczak
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

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

    24-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Gallstones

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