Private Consultations

Mr Samir Rahmani Dip, MSc, MD, FRCS (Eng)
Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon

Professional profile

I qualified from Baghdad Medical School in 1999 and then undertook most of my Basic Surgical Training in Leeds Teaching Hospital, Yorkshire. During this time I obtained two degrees from the University of Hull (Diploma in Social Health and MSc in Education & Development) as well as a further third degree from the University of Leeds (Medical Doctorate in Surgery). I then moved to South Wales for my Higher Surgical Training and spent most of my time performing cancer resections of the stomach and oesophagus. My academic degrees have bridged the gap between clinical practice and research methodology. I am a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) accredited endoscopist and therefore, competent to a standard commensurate with independent specialist practice. I am appointed as a Consultant Upper GI, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Aneurin Bevan Health Board, based at Nevill Hall Hospital. I am currently undertaking a wide range of laparoscopic procedures throughout the Health Board. I consider myself honest, hard working, friendly, and very motivated, always aiming for clinical excellence. I have outstanding communication skills, evident from patient and colleague feedback. I am regularly involved in teaching and training doctors and students at various levels.

Special clinical interests

I am a trained General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. My main interest is in Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery. I have a special interest in Obesity and prevention of related metabolic diseases. I have published and presented in this field and done a fellowship in Leeds Nutrition Centre for 2 years. I have gained a wide experience in managing malnourished as well as morbidly obese patients. Having worked in a few big centres in the country has enabled me to gain invaluable surgical experience over the years. I am also interested in managing reflux disease and have very successful results. My special clinical interests are: Laparoscopic inguinal, umbilical, incisional and epigastric hernia. Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures and Hiatus hernia. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration. Laparoscopic Heller's Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia. Appronectomy (abdominoplasty) to remove extra abdominal wall fat. Upper and lower GI endoscopy. General lumps and bumps under local anaesthetics.

Research interests

1- Doctor of Medicine (MD). The University of Leeds, October 2013. The physiological effects of pre-operative adjuvant chemo and/or radiotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer awaiting resection. 2- Master of Science (MSc) in General Surgery (Education, Research & Development), The University of Hull, 2008. 3- Diploma (Dip) in Health and Social Care, The University of Hull, 2007. 4- Malnutrition Screening Tools (MUST), The University of Hull, Oct 2006. 5- ADEPT in prevention of Post Operative adhesions in the major abdominal surgeries. (Combined Gastroenterology Research Unit, Scarborough General Hospital, Jan 2005).


  • St Josephs Hospital

  • Harding Avenue

  • Newport

  • NP20 6ZE




Private Consultations:


  • Spire Cardiff Hospital

  • Glamorgan House

  • Croescadarn Road

  • Cardiff

  • CF23 8XL


02920 735515


Secretary details:


  • Allison Lloyd

  • Medical Secretary

  • to Mr Samir Rahmani

  • Consultant Laparoscopic & General Surgeon

  • Nevill Hall Hospital

  • Brecon Road

  • Abergavenny

  • NP7 7EG


01873 732003

01873 732440