Consultant urological surgeon and deputy medical director
Kay Thomas has been a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2006.
- has established a unique multidisciplinary clinic for the management of cystinuria
- performs percutaneous and uretero-renoscopic surgery for stones throughout the urinary tract, using laser and ultrasonic lithotripsy
- supervises extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the Stone Unit at Guy's Hospital
- trained in ultrasound and performs her own scans
Kay is an expert in the endoscopic management of bladder cancer. She:
- is co-investigator for the 'blue light' photodynamic diagnosis of new bladder tumours
- performs flexible uretero-renoscopy for the surveillance and treatment of tumours involving the upper urinary tract.
- introduced endoscopic laser ablation of bladder tumours under local anaesthetic
Kay is the deputy medical director for transplant, renal and urology services.
Education and training
- Fellowship (urology) of the Royal College of Surgeons
- Medicine and surgery (MBBS), Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, Imperial College London, 1994
- New methods of managing and preventing cystine stones
- Passive acoustic sensor (stone stethoscope) a new sensor which may be able to detect which stones respond to lithotripsy
- Defining outcome measures for stone surgery
- 'Blue light' photodynamic cystoscopy for new bladder tumours
- Improving treatment of bladder cancer by developing new techniques and equipment
Last updated: July 2023