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Glamorgan Urology: Mr Andrew Thomas

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Mr Andrew Thomas

FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol)

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Sub-Specialisms

Green light laser prostate surgery, Laparoscopic renal surgery, Template saturation perineal prostate biopsy, Urinary stone disease, Diagnostic urology.

Research Interests

Green light laser surgery for benign prostate disease (BPH). Lead investigator of the Goliath World study comparing Green light laser XPS and TURP.

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Memberships

  • Member of BAUS section of endourology
  • Member of the section of uro-oncology

Biography

Offices

Medical Director and Chairman of the South Wales and South West PSP, Alliance Surgical PLC
British and European Trainer and mentor in the technique of Green light laser prostate surgery
Insert - College Assessor - Royal College of Surgeons of England (2010 to date)
Lead Scientific Investigator Goliath Study 2010 - 2015
Chair Urology Section, South West Wales Cancer Network (2004 - 2010)
Ex Treasurer (2007-2011) and Ex Secretary (2001-2007) Welsh Urological Society Educational Supervisor (Bridgend) for urological trainees
Founder and trustee of GLAZE prostate charity Wales - What's your PSA? prostate cancer awareness campaign.

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Andy with Luke Charteris - Wales and Gwent Dragons second row

Professional Profile

Andy from Llandybie, Carmarthenshire is a welsh speaker, who graduated from The University Of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 1988. He performed basic surgical training in the Midlands and South Wales. His urological training was carried out in South Wales and he spent a year of sub-specialist training in Adelaide, South Australia.

He established a urology unit at the Princess Of Wales Hospital, Bridgend in 1998 and is now one of the Senior Urologists in ABM University NHS Trust. He is nationally known as an expert in day case laser prostate surgery for benign prostate disease and in performing template saturation perineal template biopsies in patients with difficult to diagnose prostate cancer.

At Bridgend, he runs a training centre that teaches Consultants and Specialist trainees from all over the UK the technique of Green light laser PVP (photoselective vaporisation of the prostate). He was also one of the first welsh surgeons to perform laparoscopic nephrectomy.

He is a team player, and is the lead clinician for the urological cancer multi-disciplinary team that covers Neath and Bridgend.

Andy together with two other colleagues have now developed a urological partnership – ‘Glamorgan Urology’, based on sub-specialist urological skills, that they will deliver that they will deliver all across South Wales - at Werndale Hospital, Carmarthen; Sancta Maria Hospital, Swansea; Bridgend Clinic, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend; Vale Hospital, Hensol and Vale Clinic Cardiff Bay and Spire Hospital, Cardiff.

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Andy Thomas and former Welsh Health Minister launch the first green light laser 2004.

Personal Profile

Andy is a family man with three young children and lives in the Vale of Glamorgan. He has always been a competitive sportsman, having played rugby for Llandybie, Cardiff Medicals and Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd. He has played squash for the Cowbridge first team for over a decade and is a keen golfer and member of the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club second team.

Contact Details

Bridgend Clinic
Princess of Wales Hospital
Bridgend CF31 1RQ

Tel: 01656 754321

Fax: 01656 649534

Email: info@glamorganurology.com

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