Rhys Thomas

General Surgery

21 years of experience
21 years of experience



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Mr Rhys Thomas is a top Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with extensive expertise in general, upper GI, hernia and laparoscopic surgery. Based at Croydon University Hospital for the NHS, and privately at London Bridge Hospital, Mr Thomas specialises in treating all kinds of hernias and acute management of gallstones. Expressing a keen interest in abdominal wall hernia surgery, Mr Thomas has also established a multidisciplinary team at Croydon University Hospital for the management of complex hernias.

Mr Thomas gained his medical qualification in 2003, from Imperial College School of Medicine, after which he embarked up extensive training. His previous training and fellowship posts include Senior House Officer at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (2005-2007), Specialist Registrar in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery as part of the South West Thames training rotation (2007-2015) and Clinical Fellow in Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford (2009-2011).

Since 2015, he has been based at Croydon University Hospital, where he is the Lead Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon and is devoted to developing the service to benefit local patients. Although he most often performs keyhole surgery for his patients, Mr Thomas strives to provide a tailored, patient-centred approach when devising treatment plans, to ensure that the right operation is chosen for each patient. He is also responsible for developing the anti-reflux surgical service at Croydon University Hospital, which continues to thrive.

Outside of work, Mr Thomas can be found teeing off on the golf course (with a single figure handicap) or going for a cycle.

For more information on Mr Thomas and the treatments he offers, visit: www.croydonsurgeon.com, https://hcahealthcare.doctify.com/hca/specialist/mr_rhys_thomas or https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultants/rhys-thomas.


Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

All procedures

  • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Open Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Gallstone Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Endoscopy (OGD)
  • Hiatus Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bilateral Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pilonidal Sinus Excision
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia Surgery
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Appendicectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Excision of Lymph Nodes
  • Gastroscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Ileostomy Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Linx System
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Lumps and Bumps Removal
  • Niseen's Fundoplication
  • No Mesh Hernia Repair
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
  • Skin Lesion Treatments
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Splenectomy
  • Stoma Reversal
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
  • Abdominal (Ventral) Hernia
  • Abdominal Wall Defects
  • Achalasia
  • Adhesions
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anorectal Conditions
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Oesophagus
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bloating
  • Cholestasis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
  • Femoral Hernia
  • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
  • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heart Burn
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Jaundice
  • Lipoma
  • Liver Disease
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Oesophagitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Perianal Disease
  • Reflux
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Swollen Stomach
  • Umbilical (Belly-Button) Hernia





Registered with

General Medical Council: 6077250


120 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR

  • Thursday:
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

  • Monday:
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday:
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

  • Monday:
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday:
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Video Consultation

Call to book a video consultation

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £150


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.92 / 5

Personal care received

4.9 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.86 / 5



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