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Appointed as consultant surgeon to the Royal Gwent Hospital in 2008. Underwent Higher Surgical Training in Wales, including 2 years of research into molecular biology of colorectal cancer at Swansea University. Was awarded a prestigious national laparoscopic colorectal fellowship for 6 months in Leeds. Under the tutelage of Prof P Sagar I gained advanced skills in laparoscopic surgery for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease and also surgery for advanced pelvic cancer and anal disorders.
Lead Clinician for Colorectal Surgery at Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
MRCS examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Subspeciality (colorectal) Editor for Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Honorary Lecturer in Surgery (Cardiff University).
South Wales representative on Council of Association of Coloproctology of GB&I
Areas of interest
All aspects of colorectal disease & colorectal surgery. Hernia surgery, lumps & bumps, anal conditions, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, laparoscopic surgery.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Mohammed M Esmail Fee Assured
- Dr Victor Francis Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
Royal Gwent Hospital
Colorectal cancer survival
Psychology of bowel screening
Outcome of emergency surgery
Involvement in national clinical trials
Rugby, skiing, mowing the lawn.
Ferrying two children to various sports matches on most weekends
Singing tenor (poorly) in a welsh language male voice choir
President of Cardiff Medicals RFC 2018-2020
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Welsh - Native or bilingual
see PubMed (GL Williams)
Hospital data on colorectal cancer patients are annually entered into the National Bowel Cancer Audit. Individual consultant outcomes for elective colorectal cancer surgery are not published in Wales (unlike England). Audit of my own results over a similar 5 year period to English surgeons shows a 90 day post operative mortality of 4/266 (<2%).
- FRCS Eng 1999
- MCh Wales 2006
- MB BCh Wales 1994
- FRCS (GenSurg) Eng 2006
Reference number 4112635
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Coloproctology of GB&I
British Hernia Society
Welsh Surgical Society
Welsh Assoc of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
Y Gymdeithas Feddygol
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- 01633 820300
Post treatment communication
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