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I am a general surgeon and have worked in a central London teaching hospital for 15 years. I specialise in thyroid, endocrine and hernia surgery. For the thyroid surgery I see patients and operate if they require thyroidectomy or partial thyroidectomy for goitres, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid cancer. I operate and remove parathyroid glands for patients with hypercalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism.
I also specialise in hernia surgery and perform mesh repairs of inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; umbilical hernia; epigastric hernia; femoral hernia. Although I have considerable laparoscopic expertise I think patients are better treated by a small incision open operation and I reserve laparoscopic repairs for special cases
Areas of interest
Hernias. Inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, Ventral hernia, incisional hernia umbilical hernia; hernias arising in pregnancy. I am particularly interested in recurrent hernias. Biological and synthetic mesh repairs. I do laparoscopic repairs when indicated.
I also specialise in thyroid; parathyroid; adrenal; endocrine surgery; goitre; multinodular goitre; toxic goitre; graves' disease' hashimoto's disease; autoimmune thyroiditis; thyroglossal cyst; thyroid cyst; colloid goitre; thyroid cancer; papillary thyroid cancer. Also parathyroid adenoma; hyperparathyroidism; hypercalcaemia.
I perform laparoscopic adrenal surgery.
I place gastric bands and revise bands and resite after slippage.
- Carl Byrne
- The Lister Hospital Chelsea Bridge Road LONDON SW1W 8RH
- 020 7881 2029
- 07799 068585
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
I have honorary appointments and operate in The Royal Brompton Hospital in addition.
Thyroid disease; parathyroid disease; hernias; gastric band surgery particularly revisional surgery for slipped bands. .
Family, skiing and fishing
Entrance exhibitioner to read medicine at Downing College Cambridge, Surgical honours in finals as well as some clinical prizes. Simpson Research Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
English; Some medical French
Ablation with low-dose radioiodine and thyrotropin alfa in thyroid cancer.
Mallick U, Harmer C, Yap B, Wadsley J, Clarke S, Moss L, Nicol A, Clark PM, Farnell K, McCready R, Smellie J, Franklyn JA, John R, Nutting CM, Newbold K, Lemon C, Gerrard G, Abdel-Hamid A, Hardman J, Macias E, Roques T, Whitaker S, Vijayan R, Alvarez P, Beare S, Forsyth S, Kadalayil L, Hackshaw A.
N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1674-85. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1109589.
Hürthle cell carcinoma of the thyroid: Retrospective review of 62 patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1946 and 2003.
Mills SC, Haq M, Smellie WJ, Harmer C.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2009 Mar;35(3):230-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2008.06.007. Epub 2008 Aug 21.
One stage treatment of parathyroid cancer.
Kirkby-Bott J, Lewis P, Harmer CL, Smellie WJ.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2005 Feb;31(1):78-83.
[11C]Methionine positron emission tomography for patients with persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism after surgery.
Cook GJ, Wong JC, Smellie WJ, Young AE, Maisey MN, Fogelman I.
Eur J Endocrinol. 1998 Aug;139(2):195-7.
Recent advances in the treatment of breast cancer.
Smellie WJ, Sacks NP.
Postgrad Med J. 1994 Apr;70(822):243-6. Review. No abstract available.
Hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer.
Smellie WJ, Thomas JM.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1993 May;100(5):404-7. No abstract available.
Courses offered to GPs
I speak to Gp's at the request of the Lister and Cromwell Hospitals.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- BA Cambridge 1985
- MB BChir Cambridge/St Thomas' Hospital London 1988
- Doctorate in Research (Medicine) Cambridge 1999
- FRCS (General) Endocrine Specialist Intercollegiate Exam Board 1999
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Clinical Director of Surgery Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery (specialist interest in endocrine, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of thyroid and endocrine Surgeons
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU
- 18:30 - 19:30
- 020 7460 2000
- Chelsea Outpatient Centre 280 Kings Road...
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 020 7730 8298
- Chelsea Outpatient Centre, SW3 5AW
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 020 7730 8298
Post treatment communication
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0207 881 2029