Consultant Profile

Mr David Rew

Mr David Rew TD, MA MB MChir (Cambridge) FRCS (London)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Breast care
    • General surgery
      • Breast surgery
      • Endocrine surgery
      • Hernia repair surgery
      • Parathyroid disease
      • Thyroid disease
    Special clinical interests:
    • Diagnosis and treatment of breast disorders and breast cancer
    • Diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid disorders of adults and children, inlcuding nodules, goitres and Graves disease
    • Surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism in adults and children
    • Therapeutic abdominoplasty in the correction of obesity
    • Surgery of skin and soft tissue lesions
    • Surgery of hernias, including inguinal, femoral, incisional and complex hernias

    Medico-legal practice at the Spire Southampton Hospital
    I have a wide ranging experience in independent medico-legal practice, including personal injury, breach of duty and causation casework.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Cancer Specialist, University Hospitals of Southampton
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton
    Consultant Surgeon to the Defence Medical Services Reserve 1994 - Present
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Council Member, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (2008 +)
    • Council Member (2008+) and former National Secretary, British Association of Surgical Oncology (2000 - 2002)
    • Editor in Chief, EJSO, The European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003 - 2009
    • Medical Subject Chair, Elsevir SCOPUS Content Selection and Advisory Board (2009 +)
    • Member, Societies of Academic and Research Surgeons
    • Council Member Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE (2008 2010)
    • Regional Subspecialty Representative, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2010+)
    • British Medical Association (Armed Forces Reservists Representative 2006 - 2008)
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    023 8076 4325
    Private secretary telephone number:
    Karen Healey
    Private secretary fax:
    023 8091 4418
    Private secretary email address:
    Private appointment immediately
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I am an experienced General Surgeon in specialist University Teaching Hospital practice, having trained widely in the surgical subspecialties since qualifying from the University of Cambridge in 1981.

    I have an audited caseload of over 5000 cases (from 1999 to 2012) as a consultant surgeon in Southampton, including 1100+ thyroid and parathyroid operations and 2000+ breast cancer procedures. I provide a specialist surgical service for complex endocrine disorders, working in conjunction with colleagues in the audit and paediatric endocrine service and with the thoracic surgical team for intrathoracic goitres and parathyroid adenomas.

    Personal profile:

    I have a wide range of academic and research interests, including Journal Publication and Publication Ethics. From 2003 - 2009 I was the Editor in Chief of the EJSO, a major international subspecialty journal in Cancer Surgery, and I was consequently invited by Elsevier Science in 2009 to take up the role of Medical Subject Chair to the SCOPUS Content Advisory Board. SCOPUS is a major citation and research data system which will inform the UK's 2013 - 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

    I have served as a Consultant Surgeon to the Defence Medical Services Reserve since 1994, and have a wide experience of the management of the complex trauma and of the organisation of trauma systems from operational service in the Gulf and Afghanistan.

    I have a wide ranging Medico-Legal practice. I am pleased to provide reports and assessments on a wide range of subjects within my areas of general and specialist surgical and wider professional experience.

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    Mr David Rew

    Mr David Rew Breast care & General surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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