Mr Samir Rahmani
Consultant General, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon
MBChB, Dip, MSc, MD, FRCS (Eng)
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 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've performed over 600 gall bladder surgeries and about 500 Hernia operations. I have also done about 100 Anti-reflux surgery. Most of my procedures are performed as day case surgeries (ie same day admission and discharge) as most of them are performed laparoscopically (keyhole).
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.
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Samir Rahmani at Spire include:
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.
MBChB / University of Baghdad / 1999
Medical and Surgery Bachelor
Dip / University of Hull / 2007
Diploma in Health and Social Care
MSc / University of Hull / 2008
Master of Science (Education, Research and Development)
MD / University of Leeds / 2013
Medical Doctorate in Surgery
FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2015
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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