Mr William Thomas: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr William Thomas

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

About me

Mr Thomas specialises in all conditions of the shoulder and elbow surgery with a particular interest in joint replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and sports injuries. He is pioneering the use of bone-preserving shoulder replacements which bring significant patient benefits.
Mr Thomas qualified from University College London, Medical School in 2001 before moving to the West Country for his Surgical training in Bath and his Orthopaedic training in Bristol. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011 and took up his Consultant appointment in Exeter in 2013.
Mr Thomas has a broad experience of shoulder and elbow surgery, completing prestigious, advanced surgical fellowships in Geelong, Australia and at the Major Trauma Centre in Bristol. His specialist clinical practice has a particular focus on strategies that enhance recovery following surgery and improve patients’ overall surgical experience

Areas of interest

Joint replacement; Advanced arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques; Sports injuries; Enhanced recovery after surgery

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Procedures completed

  • W9111

    Manipulation of joint (including intra-articular injection) for 'Frozen Shoulder' (as sole procedure) - bilateral - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • T7910

    Open subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair +/- excision of distal clavicle - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • T7915

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital (1-5)

  • W7860

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of elbow (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

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