Mr William Carr: General surgery

Mr William Carr

General surgery

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About me

I took up my post as a Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon in August 2014 having completed my surgical training in the North East, benefitting from being present at Sunderland Royal Hospital when bariatric surgery became an accepted NHS treatment for morbid obesity and Sunderland then became the busiest NHS bariatric centre in the country. Whilst I have developed expertise in all areas of benign upper gastro-intestinal Surgery (hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery) my focus has been to develop the skills necessary to deliver high quality, safe laparoscopic bariatric surgery with effective weight loss. I have regularly attended and presented at national and international bariatric meetings, contributing to research papers and presentations and feel confident that the techniques and procedures I offer meet these targets.

As a Bariatric Surgeon I specialise in minimally invasive procedures to aid weight loss and improve obesity related comorbidities. I perform endoscopic gastric balloon insertion, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic loop/mini gastric bypass. In addition I perform Metabolic Surgery (for diabetes) on patients with a BMI of 30-35Kg/m2 in accordance with NICE guidelines. I also perform revisional/conversion procedures when previous operations have not been successful. Within my General Surgery practice a specialise in laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and laparoscopic and open hernia surgery, including inguinal, ventral, umbilical and incisional hernia.

Since starting as a consultant in 2014 I have performed over 200 primary laparoscopic bariatric procedures (gastric bypass and sleeve) and more complex revisional cases (converting gastric bands to alternative procedures) in addition to performing gallbladder and hernia surgery on a weekly basis.

Areas of interest

Obesity; Endoscopy; Gastrointestinal surgery; Hernia repair surgery; Laparoscopic surgery; Minimal access surgery; Obesity surgery; Pancreatic and biliary surgery; Weight loss surgery; revisional bariatric surgery, Cholecystectomy.

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  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

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