Gerard Williams is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who worked at North Manchester General Hospital until July 2011 when he relocated to Jersey General Hospital. He was Clinical Director for Vascular Surgery in the Pennine Acute NHS Trust. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting arteries and veins. He has a particular interest in the management of varicose veins by endovenous techniques such as radio frequency (VNUS closure) and laser (EVLT). He has gained over fifteen years experience working as a consultant in the National Health Service and has pioneered the introduction of these revolutionary new endovenous treatments and foam sclerotherapy. Gerard has also taught these methods to trainee vascular surgeons and fellow consultants. Gerard has now successfully treated in excess of 1500 patients using VNUS closure with no significant adverse events. For the past nine years he has also held a weekly cosmetic veins clinic devoted to the treatment of thread and spider veins using microsclerotherapy.
Gerard was trained at the Medical School of Bristol University and graduated with Distinction in Surgery in 1979. He worked as a Lecturer in Human Anatomy at the University of Glasgow before commencing Surgical Training at the University Hospital of South Manchester. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1983. He spent two years in full time research at the Christie Hospital which led to the degree of Master of Surgery awarded by the University of Manchester in 1990. He completed Higher Surgical Training leading to full accreditation at Withington Hospital, Royal Preston and Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has played a leading role in training medical students and junior surgeons through his roles as Royal College Surgical Tutor and North Manchester MRCS Course Organiser.
Since his appointment as a consultant in 1995, Gerard has developed his keen interest in venous disease and established a dedicated leg ulcer clinic in 1996. More recently he was the first vascular surgeon in Manchester to carry out endovenous laser therapy and has since moved to VNUS closure as the method of choice. He has contributed no fewer than 25 scientific papers to the canon of surgical literature and has presented his research to the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain, British Association for Cancer Research, North West Regional Association of Surgeons, North West Regional Vascular Society and the Society for Endocrinology. He is a Fellow of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the British Medical Association and holds full registration with the General Medical Council (No. 2481142).
Since arriving in Jersey he has introduced these new techniques at the General Hospital and almost all procedures are done under a local anaesthetic. Castle Quay Veincare is now based at Castle Quay Medical Practice and offers affordable fixed price treatments to self pay and insured patients. Gerard is locally resident and therefore able to provide continuity of care after surgery, which can present a problem with visiting surgeons. Furthermore he is able to offer a comprehensive range of treatment options and not simply VNUS closure coupled with some follow up foam injections. He is happy to be contacted to give advice on telephone 07797 753630.
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