Consultant Profile

Mr Rhodri Williams

Mr Rhodri Williams MB MCh - Bachelor of Medicine / Master of Surgery
FRCS - Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England since 1982
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Breast care
    • General surgery
      • Breast surgery
      • Vascular surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Cosmetic and reconstructive breast cancer surgery
    Breast reduction & therapeutic mammoplasty
    Familial breast cancers
    Nipple reconstruction
    Breast augmentation, Correction of unequal breasts
    Gynaecomastia (male breast surgery)
    Varicose veins surgery

    Research interests:

    Breast cancer
    Breast reconstruction

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Surgeon at Breast Test Wales
    Consultant Surgeon at Royal Glamorgan Hospital
    Breast Cancer Lead Clinician SE Wales Cancer Network
    Breast Cancer Lead Clinician at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

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

    British Association of Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
    All Wales Breast Group
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    029 2073 6011
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01446 775326
    Personal email address:
    Tuesday 2.30 - 5.00pm
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    At Spire Cardiff Hospital, I normally provide a one-stop breast service in conjunction with my colleague Dr Kate Gower-Thomas (a leading expert breast radiologist). Our aim is to provide rapid, accurate and sympathetic diagnosis. We work in a multidisciplinary team that provides all facets of clinical management, from specialist counselling to surgical and other treatments. The cosmetic surgical techniques I provide include reduction, augmentation and reshaping aesthetic techniques, leading to the best and maximal use of breast conserving cancer surgery, together with a range of reconstructions when mastectomy is occasionally required.

    I have been working as a surgeon for nearly 30 years. After breast surgical and cancer research at The Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, I became Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College School of Medicine and then Senior Registrar at University College and The Middlesex Hospitals, London.
    I returned to S Wales as a consultant in 1994. At the Royal Glamorgan Hospital I have built up and lead a very busy and go-ahead Breast Unit that now treats about 1/3 of the screen-detected breast cancers in Wales.

    In addition to breast surgery, I am a fully trained vascular and general surgeon and continue to operate on a wide range of conditions.

    Personal profile:

    Originally from Ceredigion, my interests include classical music and playing the piano. I enjoy gardening, sailing and skiing and continue to play squash (occasionally for a local team).

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    Mr Rhodri Williams

    Mr Rhodri Williams Consultant Breast Care Surgeon at Spire Cardiff Hospital in Wales specialising in breast disease, breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery

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