Personal profile

Mr Myrddin (Merv) Rees qualified from Westminster Medical School, London in 1973.  He underwent his surgical training at St George’s Hospital, London .  In 1980 he spent two years as Research and Clinical Fellow at the Oschner Clinic New Orleans.

Myrddin (Merv) Rees came to Basingstoke as a consultant surgeon in l986.  In 1987 he performed his first liver resection in Basingstoke, in what has become one of the largest series of colorectal liver metastases in the world.

He has a particular interest in hepatic anatomy relevant to surgeons, use of video in surgical teaching and evolving techniques for expanding the indications for resection of hepatic malignancy.  He has written papers and lectured worldwide on these topics.  He is a regular reviewer for several medical publications.

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh ad hominem

  • Member of the International HPB Association

  • Past-President of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons

  • Past-President of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Surgery

Clinical Interests


  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • All Hernia Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Colonoscopy
  • Skin and Sub-cutaneous Lesions
  • Liver Cancer – primary and secondary
  • Benign Liver Tumours and Cysts

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