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Mr  Samir Rahmani

Mr Samir Rahmani

Consultant General, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon
MBChB, Dip, MSc, MD, FRCS (Eng)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Samir Rahmani at Spire include:

General surgery

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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 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.

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS 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

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Private contact details

Telephone 029 20735515
Email Samir.rahmani@wales.nhs.uk
Website www.rahmani.org.uk
Private secretary Sarah Kvedaras
Private secretary telephone 01873 732003
Private secretary email sarah.kvedaras@wales.nhs.uk