Dr Gareth Thomas

Dr Gareth Thomas

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCP (Lond)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gareth Thomas at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

Oesophageal manometry, acid studies, ERCP

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

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 many areas of luminal gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Qualification and professional memberships

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
MD

MRCP (FRCP 1998) / London / 1991
MRCP (FRCP 1998)


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians London


Professional leadership

Associate Director of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Current NHS posts

University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff

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Personal Profile

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.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group PLC.

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Private contact details

Telephone 02920 736 011
Private secretary Mrs E Davies
Private secretary telephone 02920744879