Mr David Rew: General surgery

Mr David Rew

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Breast surgery
  • Endocrine
  • General

About me

I am a broadly trained and widely experienced Consultant General Surgeon, working full time in the NHS at University Hospital Southampton and the Princess Anne Hospital Southampton. I undertake independent surgical practice at the Spire Southampton Hospital.

I am also a Consultant Surgeon to the Army Reserve, with operational experience in the Middle East and Afghanistan, for which work I was awarded the Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List in 2015.

I also hold a national Clinical Excellence Award from the NHS for my nationally significant work in Surgery.

I graduated from Cambridge University and Kings College Hospital in 1981 and trained in various specialist surgical centres in London, Southampton and the South of England.

I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1985; the Master of Surgery Degree of the University of Cambridge in 1991; and a Hunterian Professorship for surgical research by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992.

I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leicester from 1994 to 1999, when I returned to Southampton.

I now specialise in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer and other breast disorders, as a senior member of the Southampton Breast multidisciplinary team;

I also specialise n the surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases, as a member of the Southampton Endocrine multidisciplinary team.

I also have a wide experience in the treatment of hernias and of skin and soft tissue lesions.

From 2003 to 2009 I was the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Since 2009 I have been the international Subject Chair for Medicine of the Content Advisory Board to SCOPUS. SCOPUS is the worldwide academic publishing information system which informs the UK's academic Research Excellence Framework programme.

I have been an Executive Director of the British Association for Surgical Oncology (BASO) from 2000-2002, and of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, from 2012 to 2016.

I am also a member of the Association for Breast Surgery (ABS) and of the British Association for Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS).

I have a busy academic research and development programme in clinical data visualisation systems with which to advance the NHS transition from a paper-based to a digital information economy.

Areas of interest

The multidisciplinary diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer and of benign breast disorders;
The multidisciplinary diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid disorders, including cervical and retrosternal goitres, Graves disease and thyroid cancers;
The multidisciplinary diagnosis and surgical treatment of parathyroid adenomas (primary hyperparathyroidism);
The open surgery of abdominal, inguinal, femoral and incisional hernias
Therapeutic (non-cosmetic) abdominoplasties for redundant tissue after weight loss;
The surgical removal of "lumps, bumps and skin lesions"

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Procedures completed

  • T9020

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye and radioactive probe for breast cancer - (1-5)

    Spire Southampton Hospital (1-5)

  • B2780

    Simple mastectomy (including axillary node biopsy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Southampton Hospital (1-5)

  • S4760

    Fine needle aspiration cytology - (1-5)

    Spire Southampton Hospital (1-5)

  • B2880

    Excision biopsy of breast lesion after localisation - (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • B1450

    Parathyroidectomy - (1-5)

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