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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Wales ALSW

ALSW is a specialist laparoscopic (keyhole) service delivering laparoscopic Anti-Obesity, Laparoscopic Gastro-Oesophageal, Laparoscopic Pancreatico – Biliary and Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery in Wales. ALSW is committed to the provision of a patient’s focused specialist services.


Mr. Ashraf Rasheed, a Lead Laparoscopic General & Laparoscopic Gastro-Intestinal Consultant Surgeon / Honorary Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Cardiff.

Ashraf Rasheed Profile

Ashraf Rasheed MB ChB FRCS (Gen Surg)
Lead Laparoscopic / Upper Gastro-Intestinal Consultant Surgeon

After graduating from Dublin in 1992, Ashraf Rasheed MB ChB FRCS (Gen Surg) was awarded Lyon’s Medal and McDonnell’s prize for proficiency in surgery. He completed his higher surgical training in Wales and was awarded CCST in General and Upper GI Surgery in 2003.

Ashraf undertook international fellowships in advanced laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery. Appointed Consultant Surgeon to West Dorset Foundation Trust in 2004 before moving to the current position of lead for upper gastrointestinal surgery at Aneurin Bevan Health Board with special interest in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Professor Rasheed performs Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (Acid Reflux) Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric (Anti-Obesity/Weight Losing) Surgery, Laparoscopic Biliary (Gallstones) and Pancreatic (Pancreatitis) Surgery, Laparoscopic Spleen Surgery, Laparoscopic Ventral, Incisional and Inguinal Hernia Surgery. He is an expert at oesophago-gastric and biliary endoscopy.

Ashraf wrote the Gwent operational policy for UGI cancer management, reviewed the benign upper GI / biliary services and developed management pathways for upper GI diseases.

Current Memberships

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)