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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Cardiff for the past 14 years. My busy Colorectal Practice includes the full range of Colorectal and Anal Conditions. I undertake minimally invasive laparoscopic and transanal surgery. I undertake Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy.
I 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.
I undertake emergency and elective general surgery including hernia repair.
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
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
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1995
- MBBS Guy's Hospital London 1990
- FRCS Eng Intercollegiate Examination Board 2001
- Master of Surgery Univeristy of London 2000
Reference number 3482845
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