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- Accredited endoscopist
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
- Video and telephone consultations
Military Consultant General Surgeon - Trained in Military and civilian posts in Southern England and South Wales. Graduated from Cardiff University in 1997. Advanced training Fellowships in Advanced Pelvic Malignancy/Exenterative surgery (Swansea) and in Cytoreductive surgery/Pseudomyxoma (Basingstoke). Multiple military deployments to Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and Oman.
Currently practices in the NHS in Cardiff and continues to serve in the Military.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery; Colorectal Cancer; Advanced Surgical Oncology; IBD(Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) Surgery; Colonoscopy; Proctology; Haemorrhoids (Piles); Hernias; Day surgery; Intestinal Failure; THD procedure for Haemorrhoids; Cytoreductive surgery; Peritoneal Malignancy; Pelvic exenteration surgery; ePIPAC; PIPAC
- Spire Cardiff Hospital Profile Page
- Association of Coloproctology Profile Page
- Cardiff Colorectal Website
- Linkedin Profile Page
- Cardiff & Vale University Health Board News Page
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Llandough, Penarth
Deputy Clinical Director Major Trauma Directorate, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, UHW, Cardiff
Clinical Governance Lead South Wales Major Trauma Network, NHS Wales Collaborative, Cardiff
Deputy Clinical Lead, Dragons Heart Hospital Development Programme - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board - COVID 19 Response
Surgical outcomes - International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) - Cardiff Principle Investigator.
Lymphangiogenesis in Colorectal Carcinoma.
PIPAC - Pressurised Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.
ADD-Aspirin - Aspirin cancer chemoprevention study - Cardiff Principle Investigator.
HART - Hughes Abdominal Repair Technique - Investigator.
CIPHER - Observational study to investigate the prevention of Parastomal Hernia - Cardiff Principle Investigator.
COVIDSURG - Coronavirus & Surgery research programme.
Mountaineering, Cycling, Caving, Cave rescue, Climbing, Rugby.
Hughes Abdominal Repair Trial (HART) - Abdominal wall closure techniques to reduce the incidence of incisional hernias
December 2016Trials 17(1)
Modular emergency general surgery training: A pilot study of a novel programme
June 2016Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 98(7):1-4
Expression of Lymphangiogenic Factors Vegf-C and Vegf-D and Impact of Vegf-D Knockout on Tubule Formation in Human
January 2015British Journal of Surgery
Conference: International Surgical Congress of theVolume: 102
Death associated protein 1 is correlated with the clinical outcome of patients with colorectal cancer and has a role in the regulation of cell death
November 2013Oncology Reports 31(1)
Long term outcomes after lateral anal sphincterotomy for anal fissure: A retrospective cohort study
November 2013Surgery Today 44(6)
Death Associated Protein-1 (DAP-1) is associated with the clinical outcome of the patients with colorectal cancer and its role in the regulation of cell death
September 2013European Journal of Cancer 49:S568
Junior surgeons interest in the Welsh barbers research group – Where the trainees of today are with research
December 2012International Journal of Surgery 10(8):S73-S74
Distribution and expression of the ERM family members, ezrin, radixin, moesin and EHM2 in human colon cancer and the clinical relevance
Selection Criteria for the Radical Treatment of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
October 2011International Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011(2):678506
Davies SR, Davies ML, Sanders A, Parr C, Torkington J, Jiang WGDifferential expression of the CCN family member WISP-1, WISP-2 and WISP-3 in human colorectal cancer and the prognostic implications. Int J Oncol 36: 1129-1136
May 2010International Journal of Oncology 36(5):1129-36
COM-1 is over-expressed in human colorectal carcinomas
June 2007Journal of Clinical Oncology 25(18_suppl):21001-21001
Colonic pouchography is not routinely required prior to stoma closure
October 2004Colorectal Disease 6(5):396
Death from petrol inhalation after an armoured vehicle rollover
October 2003Emergency Medicine Journal 20(5):494-5
Courses offered to GPs
GP education events available in Colorectal cancer, minor anorectal conditions, haemorrhoids assessment and treatment, trauma and military surgery, peritoneal malignancy, general surgical conditions and emergency surgery
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/patients/surgeon-directory/ACP01054/leigh-davies/
- MBBCh (Wales) - Primary Medical degree University of Wales College of Medicine 1997
- MRCS(Eng) - Initial Surgical Qualification Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000
- BSc(Hons) - Medical Biochemistry Cardiff University 1994
- FRCS(Gen Surg) - Final Surgical Qualification Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
- MD - Doctorate of Medicine (Research degree) Cardiff University 2009
- Advanced Pelvic Surgical Oncology Fellowship (Exenterative Surgery) Morriston Hospital, Swansea 2011
- Pseudomyxoma/Cytoreductive Surgery Fellowship Pseudomyxoma unit, Basingstoke 2012
Reference number 4435291
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Emergency Surgery Committee Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Trauma and Military Surgeons
British Medical Association
South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Organisation
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