Mr William THOMAS MS FRCS

Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director of Surgery

Biliary Surgery

  • As a biliary surgeon I have been able to provide all forms of therapeutic management of gall stone disease including endoscopy, ERCP, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, small incision cholecystectomy and a ‘one stop’ urgent or emergency ‘jaundice’ service.
  • I am involved in convening and teaching on training courses for laparoscopic cholecystectomy both nationally for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and internationally.
  • I have provided a comprehensive endoscopic biliary service for gall stone disease as well as biliary and pancreatic malignancy for both adults and children and our success rate and complication rate are some of the lowest recorded:-
    ‘Are complications of endoscopic sphincterotomy age related?’ GUT 1997;
    41:545-548
  • I have been involved in research projects relating to biliary disease and have published on several different topics relating to management:-
    ‘Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for the management of bile duct stones ; is
    it always a safe procedure?’ Gastroenterology 1991;101:1754
    ‘Investigation of the biliary tree and the jaundiced patient’ Surgery 1997;15:182-8
    ‘In vitro responses of gallbladder muscle from patients with acalculus biliary
    pain’ Digestion 2000;61(2):140-144
    ‘Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for common bile duct stones’ Br. J. Surg
    1997;84:29-32
  • As a unit we provided a comprehensive and regional service for bile duct injuries using both advanced endoscopic and surgical techniques for correction.

 


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