Dr Gareth Thomas
MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCP (Lond)
"The facilities at Spire Hospital, Cardiff are excellent. The environment and commitment of the staff ensure the patients get the best possible care."
I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Cardiff for 22 years, and am experienced in dealing with all areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary disorders.
My areas of specific interest include oesophageal disorders (swallowing problems and reflux), functional bowel disease (irritable bowel disease) and inflammatory bowel disease. However, I am a general gastroenterologist and have experience in all areas of luminal gastroenterology and hepatology.
To date I have performed over 6,000 colonoscopies and 10,000 endoscopies. My key performance indicators are comparable to the standards set by the British Society of Gastroenterology and my adverse events and complications are lower than the national averages. I am the associate clinical director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University Hospital of Wales. I have been a member of various committees of the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Royal College of Physicians. I have over 70 publications in the field of Gastroenterology, in Gut, Gastroenterology, The NEJM and Nature Clinical Practice
I am an Honorary Clinical Teacher at University Hospital of Wales.
Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / St Bartholomew's Medical School, London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
BSc pharmacology (1st) / London / 1985
BSc pharmacology (1st)
MD / London / 1995
MRCP (FRCP 1998) / London / 1991
MRCP (FRCP 1998)
Royal College of Physicians London
Associate Director of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
I have been involved in research in many areas of Gastroenterology and have over 70 publications.
I am a family man who enjoys spending time with my wife, two children and dog. We enjoy all sport including rugby, football, hockey, squash and skiing. I am a keen guitarist but have much to learn.