About Us

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Wales ALSW

ALSW delivers laparoscopic Anti-Obesity, Laparoscopic Gastro-Oesophageal, Laparoscopic Pancreatico - Biliary and Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery in Wales.

Dedication to leadership and excellence in delivery of advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in Wales.

Conditions We Treat

  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Acid Reflux
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Achalasia
  • Obesity
  • Hernia
Laparoscopic Bariatric (Anti-Obesity/Weight Losing) Surgery
Laparoscopic Acid Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Gallstones Surgery
Laparoscopic Appendix Removal
Laparoscopic Spleen Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Benefits of Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery leads to Less operative trauma with reduction of the incidence of complications.
  • Laparoscopic surgery is performed through smaller skin incisions with lesser chance of wound infection.
  • Laparoscopic surgery leads to reduction in scar tissue formation and better cosmesis.
  • Laparoscopic surgery is associated with less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
  • Laparoscopic surgery leads to quicker return to work.
  • Laparoscopic surgery reduces the risks of long term complications (incisional hernia).
Mr. Ashraf Rasheed a Lead Laparoscopic/Upper Gastro-Intestinal Consultant Surgeon.


Ashraf Rasheed

MB Bch BAO FRCS (I) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surg)

After graduating from Dublin in 1992, Ashraf 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 (key hole) and upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

Appointed Consultant Surgeon to West Dorset Foundation Trust in 2004 before moving to the current position of lead for Laparoscopic Upper GI surgery at Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Ashraf has a special interests in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and 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 reviewed the upper GI and biliary surgical services and developed management pathways for upper GI diseases.

ALSW is committed to the provision of a patient's focused specialist services.

Current Memberships
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
Council Member of Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)

General Medical Council Specialist Registration No: 4561693

General Surgery
Obesity Surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery

Private Secretary: Lynne Pryce

Mobile: 07892 703312
Tel: 01633 234126
Fax: 01633 854777