Stone unit secretary: Gill Ludlow
Secretary email: email@example.com
Tel: 020 7188 9099
General urology secretary tel: 020 7188 0243
Area of expertise: urology, stones
Kay Thomas MBBS MD FRCS (Urol) was appointed as a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2006.
Her principal subspecialist interest is in endourology and stone disease. She:
- 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) within the Stone Unit at Guy's
- trained in ultrasound and performs her own scans
Kay is an expert in the endoscopic management of bladder cancer. She:
- 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 Thomas is the deputy medical director for the transplant, renal and urology directorate.
- Endourology (minimally invasive surgery) and stone disease
- Endoscopic management of transitional cell carcinoma
- New methods of managing and preventing cystine stones
- Passive acoustic sensor (stone stethoscope) a novel sensor whih 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
Charing Cross and Westminster, University of London 1994.