Mr Paul Thomas is a Consultant General Surgeon at Ashtead Hospital in Surrey who specialises in vascular surgery.
He treats all arterial and venous disease including carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysm (open and stenting) and bypass surgery for claudication and limb ischemia. Varicose veins including redo surgery and catheter ablation techniques (VNUS). Sympathectomy and Injections for excess sweating. Abdominal wall hernias open and laparoscopic. Thyroid and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery. Emergency general and laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Thomas has been a Consultant Surgeon at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals since 1996. He leads a comprehensive vascular service working with two other vascular surgeons and three interventional radiologists. He provides a laparoscopic hernia service in day surgery and is also lead clinician for thyroid surgery in the Trust. He is committed to medical education. He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1978 and trained at various London Hospitals prior to completion of Higher Surgical Training on the South West Thames Rotation working on the Professorial Units at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, the Royal Marsden and outlying District General Hospitals. This included overseas training in Cape Town and on laparoscopic units in France. He has ten years experience of ultrasound scanning and can provide a one-stop diagnostic service for vascular patients in outpatients.
Mr Thomas is a former President of the National Association of Vascular Trainees and was awarded the Norman Tanner Medal for Surgery in 1988. He completed his MS Thesis (London University) investigating patients with venous hypertension, varicose veins and leg ulceration. He has published on many subjects including aneurysm screening, day case laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery.
Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust