Consultant Profile

Mr Samir Rahmani

Name:
Mr Samir Rahmani MBChB, Dip, MSc, MD, FRCS (Eng)
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
Specialties:
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and Biliary surgery

I am a trained General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. My main interest is in Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery. My special clinical interests are: Laparoscopic inguinal, umbilical, incisional and epigastric hernia, Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures and Hiatus hernia, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration, Laparoscopic Heller's Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia, Appronectomy (abdominoplasty) to remove extra abdominal wall fat.

Research interests:

Doctor of Medicine (MD). The University of Leeds, October 2013. The physiological effects of pre-operative adjuvant chemo and/or radiotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer awaiting resection.

Master of Science (MSc) in General Surgery (Education, Research & Development), The University of Hull, 2008.

Diploma (Dip) in Health and Social Care, The University of Hull, 2007.

Malnutrition Screening Tools (MUST), The University of Hull, Oct 2006.

ADEPT in prevention of Post Operative adhesions in the major abdominal surgeries. (Combined Gastroenterology Research Unit, Scarborough General Hospital, Jan 2005).

I have over 6 publications and 25 presentations in various national and international meetings. I have done many courses in General and Laparoscopic Surgery and very much enhanced my hand-eye co-ordination and skills in keyhole surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Aneurin Bevan Health Board, based at Nevill Hall Hospital.

Honorary Clinical Teacher at the University of Cardiff.

Year of first medical qualification:
1999
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow.
Honorary Clinical Teacher at the University of Cardiff.
Full GMC Registration
British Medical Association
MDDUS Membership
Provisional JMC Registration

Full IMC Registration

 
Contact Details 
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified from Baghdad Medical School in 1999 and then undertook most of my Basic Surgical Training in Leeds Teaching Hospital, Yorkshire. During this time I obtained two degrees from the University of Hull (Diploma in Social Health and MSc in Education & Development) as well as a further third degree from the University of Leeds (Medical Doctorate in Surgery). I then moved to South Wales for my Higher Surgical Training and spent most of my time performing cancer resections of the stomach and oesophagus.  I have over 6 publications and 25 presentations in various national and international meetings. I have done many courses in General and Laparoscopic Surgery and very much enhanced my hand-eye co-ordination and skills in keyhole surgery.  My academic degrees have bridged the gap between clinical practice and research methodology.  I am a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) accredited endoscopist and therefore, competent to a standard commensurate with independent specialist practice.  I am appointed as a Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Aneurin Bevan Health Board, based at Nevill Hall Hospital. I am currently undertaking a wide range of laparoscopic procedures throughout the Health Board. I consider myself honest, hard working, friendly, and very motivated, always aiming for clinical excellence. I have outstanding communication skills, evident from patient and colleague feedback. I am regularly involved in teaching and training doctors and students at various levels.

Most of my procedures are performed as day case surgeries (i.e. same day admission and discharge) as most of them are performed laparoscopically (keyhole).

Over 600 Gall bladder surgeries and about 500 Hernia operations. I have also done about 100 Anti-reflux surgery. 

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow.
Honorary Clinical Teacher at the University of Cardiff.
Full GMC Registration
British Medical Association
MDDUS Membership
Provisional JMC Registration
Full IMC Registration

Personal profile:

I enjoy sport being a very keen footballer, playing twice weekly in Cardiff. I enjoy cooking, gardening and playing chess, as well as organising various social activities with friends and family. I have an amazing wife, 2 daughters and a son.  I am a member of the IWA which is a UK registered charity involved in the distribution of donations, surgical instruments and used products from the UK to the developing world. I am a faculty member at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on the CCrISP and BSS courses and an ALS course provider.  I have achieved a number of prizes, awards, and distinctions during my career thus far.

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