Consultant Profile

Mr Rafael Chavez

Mr Rafael Chavez MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Gastro-intestinal surgery
Hepatobiliary surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Cholecystectomy and surgery of hernias

Research interests:

Basic research in inflammation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 6011
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated in 1975 and became a consultant lecturer in 1981. Having completed my PhD I have worked in transplantation and general surgery in Cambridge. I am currently working as a consultant transplant and general surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff.
My surgical interests are general and laparoscopic surgery and transplantation.

Personal profile:

I enjoy music and play several instruments. I am also a keen cyclist.

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Mr Rafael Chavez

Mr Rafael Chavez General Surgeon, at Spire Cardiff Hospital

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