Mr William THOMAS MS FRCS

Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director of Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

  • I provided a full endocrine surgical service and ran joint clinics with Medical Endocrinologists as well as Endocrine Oncologists
  • I have had a particular interest in parathyroid disease and been involved in research projects with regard to the bone changes in hyperparathyroidism:-
    ‘Longitudinal changes of bone density and bone turnover in post-menopausal
    women with primary hyperparathyroidism.’
    J Clin Endo Met 1996;81:3487-3491
    ‘Parathyroid Disease: Hyperparathyroidism and Hypercalcaemia’
    Surgery 2001;19:233-236
    ‘Differential effects of primary hyperparathyroidism on ultrasound properties of
    bone.’ Osteoporosis Int. 2002;13:572-578
  • I have long been interested in clinical protocols for management of thyroid disease and as a result of speaking at a symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine published a suggested protocol:-
    ‘Thyroid swellings – a protocol for management.’
    J. R. Soc. Med. 1998;91(Suppl. 33):21-27
    ‘Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis’ Surgery 2003;21:12:293-296
  • The technical details and outcome of thyroidectomy have long been one of my particular interests. I was involved in the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons national audit programme and have also published on the technical aspects of thyroidectomy:-
    ‘Thyroidectomy and its complications’ Surgery 2001;19:9:223-225
  • As a unit we provided a regional service for endocrine malignancies especially thyroid and pancreatic endocrine tumours including all MEN sufferers. All such cases were subjected to discussion at the regular Multi Disciplinary Team Meeting.
    ‘Neoplasms of the thyroid gland’ Surgery 2003;21:12:296-300

 


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