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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Mr Rhodri Codd
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
MBBCh FRCS (Eng) MSc MAcadMEd
I qualified in 2002 from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. I completed my specialist training in General and Colorectal surgery within the Wales Deanery. I have since completed a Royal College of Surgeons approved Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship endorsed by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI). This fellowship, with Professor Sagar in Leeds, enabled me to gain expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery, complex pelvic oncology surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and complex proctology.
I have also completed an Advanced Pelvic Oncology Fellowship at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and was awarded a travelling fellowship which enabled me to visit the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the world-leading Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and perform operating lists and clinics at Royal Gwent Hospital, Nevill Hall Hospital and Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan. My specialist interests include minimally invasive and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, hernia surgery and proctology including surgery for haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures.
I am a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) accredited colonoscopist with extensive endoscopic experience. I maintain a caecal intubation rate of over 95% and am competent in endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps.
I am the only surgeon at St Josephs to offer Trans-anal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD) for the treatment of haemorrhoids (piles). This method is suitable for the treatment of the majority of grades of haemorrhoids and is a less painful alternative to traditional haemorrhoidectomy.
I am passionate about medical and surgical education. During my surgical training, I completed a Masters degree (MSc) in Medical Education at Cardiff University for which I received a Distinction. I have continued to develop this interest as a consultant. I am the Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. This role is crucial in supporting junior and advanced Medical Education.
I have been the Lead for Emergency Surgery within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board since 2015. This is a rapidly developing and significant area of surgery that I feel passionately about. Advancing and improving the standard of care for acutely ill surgical patients within the Gwent area, I feel, is vitally important. I am currently involved in the planning of emergency surgical services for the soon to be opened critical care centre at Llanfrechfa.
Special clinical interests
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery - I have completed a dedicated Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England which has trained me in keyhole surgery for colonic and rectal disorders. Performing operations with smaller incisions is a key element of enhanced recovery in colorectal and general surgery and results in less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal daily activities.
Colorectal (bowel) and Pelvic Oncology - the Fellowship I completed in Leeds with Professor Sagar and also the Fellowship in Morriston Hospital, Swansea have provided me with a high level of training in the management of colorectal (bowel) cancers.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - I have an interest in the surgical management of patients with Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Again, many of these operations can be performed laparoscopically. I am a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) accredited colonoscopist and am therefore competent to a standard commensurate with independent specialist practice.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Conditions and treatments offered include:
Transanal Haemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD/HALO), Haemorrhoid ligation,
Inguinal hernia surgery,
Umbilical/paraumbilical hernia surgery,
Incisional hernia surgery
Femoral hernia surgery
Ventral hernia surgery
Epigastric hernia surgery
Pelvic floor disorder
Colonoscopy (including polypectomy),
Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s),
Removal of lumps and bumps
Lymph node biopsy.
- Lyndsey Monahan
- Royal Gwent Hospital Cardiff Road NEWPORT NP20 2UB
- 07510 464431
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant colorectal and general surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Lead for Emergency Surgery for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Qualifications: MBBCh FRCS (Eng) MSc MAcadMEd
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
When away from work I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and getting out into the Welsh countryside whenever possible. I enjoy sport and was a keen rugby player. I played for the Cardiff Medicals RFC and also played for Clwb Rygbi Cymru Caerdydd who are a Welsh speaking side based in Cardiff. Now, whenever possible, I enjoy cycling both on the road and on my mountain bike.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Welsh - Fluent
Reference number 6045293
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd)
Honorary Clinical Teacher - Cardiff University
Reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery
- Glanusk suite, Nevill Hall hospital
- 08:00 - 10:00
- 01873 732387
- Harding Avenue Malpas NEWPORT NP20 6ZE
- 15:00 - 18:00
- 01633 820300
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