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- Accredited endoscopist
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Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Cardiff for the past 15 years. My busy Colorectal and General Surgery Practice includes investigation and treatment of the full range of Colorectal and Anal Conditions. I undertake Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy. I undertake surgery for a wide range of Colorectal and anal conditions including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, hernia repair surgery and excision of lumps and bumps.
I am a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and I am a Specialist Advisor to Bowel Screening Wales. I have a specialist interest in Colorectal Cancer and Polyps and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Areas of interest
Hernia repair, including inguinal hernia repair, paraumbilical hernia repair, femoral hernia repair and incisional hernia repair and excision of lumps and bumps;
Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery); Colonoscopy and management of Colorectal Polyps;
Investigation of abdominal and bowel symptoms including, Rectal Bleeding; Diarrhoea, Constipation, and Incontinence;
Management of Haemorrhoids including haemorrhoidal banding, haemorrhoid artery ligation & pexy (THD) procedure and haemorrhoidectomy;
Management of Anal Fissure; Anal Fistula, Bowel Cancer, Polyps; Diverticular disease; Crohns' Disease and Colitis;
Minimally invasive (laparoscopic (key-hole)) surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM).
- Ruth Smith
- Spire Cardiff Hospital Croescadarn Road Pentwyn CARDIFF CF23 8XL
- 029 2054 2634
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Rafal Sami Said Baraz Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough).
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Early Rectal Cancer (Local PI for STARTREC Trial)
Enhanced Recovery (Local PI for Allegro Trial)
- BSc Guy's Hospital, London 1987
- MBBS Guy's Hospital London 1990
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1995
- FRCS Eng Intercollegiate Examination Board 2001
- Master of Surgery Univeristy of London 2000
Reference number 3482845
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.