Mr Rhodri Codd

Mr Rhodri Codd

General surgery 06045293

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  • Not in Open Referral network
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Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery


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About me

Mr Rhodri Codd
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

Professional profile

I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon based in Newport, South Wales. I am lead colorectal surgeon for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and perform operating lists and clinics at Royal Gwent Hospital, Nevill Hall Hospital and Grange University Hospital. I conduct my private practice at St Joseph's hospital, Newport. My specialist interests include laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, colonoscopy, hernia surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, and proctology including surgery for haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures.

I qualified in 2002 from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. I completed my specialist training in General and Colorectal surgery within the Wales Deanery. I have since completed a Royal College of Surgeons approved Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship endorsed by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI). This fellowship, with Professor Sagar in Leeds, enabled me to gain expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery, complex pelvic oncology surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and complex proctology.

I have also completed an Advanced Pelvic Oncology Fellowship at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and was awarded a travelling fellowship which enabled me to visit the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the world-leading Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

I am a JAG (Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) accredited colonoscopist with extensive endoscopic experience. I maintain a caecal intubation rate of over 97% and am competent in endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps.

I am passionate about medical and surgical education. During my surgical training, I completed a Masters degree (MSc) in Medical Education at Cardiff University for which I received a Distinction. I have continued to develop this interest as a consultant. I am the Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor for the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. This role is crucial in supporting junior and advanced Medical Education.

Special clinical interests

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery - I have completed a dedicated Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England which has trained me in keyhole surgery for colonic and rectal disorders. Performing operations with smaller incisions is a key element of enhanced recovery in colorectal and general surgery and results in less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal daily activities.

Colonoscopy - I perform a high number of endoscopic procedures per year and maintain very high standards. I am able to offer endoscopic mucosal resection of complex polyps.

Hernia surgery - I regularly perform surgery for inguinal, umbilical, incisional and other abdominal wall hernia and maintain excellent results.

Colorectal (bowel) and Pelvic Oncology - the Fellowship I completed in Leeds with Professor Sagar and also the Fellowship in Morriston Hospital, Swansea have provided me with a high level of training in the management of colorectal (bowel) cancers.

I am the only surgeon at St Josephs to offer Trans-anal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD) for the treatment of haemorrhoids (piles). This method is suitable for the treatment of the majority of grades of haemorrhoids and is a less painful alternative to traditional haemorrhoidectomy.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - I have an interest in the surgical management of patients with Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Again, many of these operations can be performed laparoscopically.

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Areas of interest

Hernia surgery
Colorectal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Conditions and treatments offered include:

Colonoscopy (including polypectomy),
Hernia surgery,
Inguinal hernia surgery,
Groin pain,
Umbilical/paraumbilical hernia surgery,
Incisional hernia surgery
Femoral hernia surgery
Ventral hernia surgery
Epigastric hernia surgery
Rectal bleeding
Colonic surgery
Rectal surgery
Colorectal cancer
Diverticular disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s)
Laparoscopic surgery
Key-hole surgery
Haemorrhoid surgery
Haemorrhoid removal
Haemorrhoid injection
Haemorrhoid banding
Transanal Haemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD/HALO), Haemorrhoid ligation,
Anal fistula
Anal fissure
Pelvic floor disorder
Rectal prolapse
Pilonidal sinus
Removal of lumps and bumps
Lymph node biopsy.

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