Mr Edwards is a Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon based in Taunton. Having qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, he completed his general surgical and colorectal training in the South West of England.
In addition he has undertaken fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease in Edinburgh, intestinal failure in Manchester (one of only two such units in the UK) and laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Plymouth, home to LAPCO – the national training programme. At the end of his training he undertook a travelling fellowship to Cleveland, USA, to study advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
Mr Edwards provides a comprehensive range of general surgical and colorectal care with specific interests in laparoscopic general and colorectal surgery (including day-case), single port surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy, hernia repair, upper and lower GI endoscopy and colorectal cancer, especially low rectal cancer surgery including sphincter preserving techniques.
Mr Edwards specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital:
Outside of work he devotes all of my spare time to my wife and two daughters who are also based in Taunton, although he occasionally sneaks out for a bike ride or a surf when they’re not looking.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tom Edwards at Nuffield Health
- Family history screening
- Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
- Abdominoperineal resection
- Hernia repair
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
- Colorectal screening
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Colorectal surgery
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Diagnostic endoscopy
- Stapled haemorrhoidopexy
- Anterior resection
Aside from his Masters Mr Edwards has an extensive research background with over 36 publications in major surgical journals. Most recently these have included work on single port laparoscopic surgery, low rectal cancer and abdomino-perineal resection. He is currently drafting the laparoscopic component of the LOREC national position statement for the management of low rectal cancer.
- Royal College of Surgeons
- Medical Defence Union
- Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland
Other post held
- Consultant Laparoscopic General & Colorectal Surgeon, Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
- Consultant Laparoscopic General & Colorectal Surgeon, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust