Ms Lavanya Buddha 05199811

Obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Gynaecological oncology


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Ms Buddha graduated from University of Health Sciences with First Class Honours as Rajya Lakshmi Scholar in 1996, one of India’s oldest and most prestigious medical schools. During her studies, she was awarded the PLK state-wide Gold Medal in Pathological Sciences and VKS state-wide Gold Medal in General Surgery.

Ms Buddha was appointed a consultancy position in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Worthing Hospital (Western Sussex NHS Trust) in 2010 as the early pregnancy lead - overseeing early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound training. She received her practising privileges at BMI Goring Hall Hospital in June 2012.

Ms Buddha currently treats the following conditions:
Vulval Dermatoses; Vulvodynia; Recurrent Pregnancy Loss or Miscarriage; Incompetent Cervix & Cerclage; Vaginal Prolapse; Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB); Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Pelvic Pain; Premenstrual Syndrome; Menopause.

Ms Buddha specialises in the following surgical procedures:
Gynaecology Ultrasound; Open Abdominal Hysterectomy; Laparoscopic-assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy; Vaginal Hysterectomy; Pelvic Floor repair; Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis; Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy; Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy; Vulval Mapping; Vulval Surgery; Endometriosis Treatment; Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Periods; Hysteroscopy & Myosure Polypectomy.

Ms Buddha offers 30-minute consultation time for all new referrals and 15-minute consultation time for follow-up appointments.

Ms Buddha has a track-record of low intervention rates and ensures her clinical decision making is in accordance with latest NICE and RCOG guidance.

Areas of interest

1. Initiating a one-stop holistic service in 2011 called the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. The first of its kind in WSHT:
-Caters for women suffering from multiple pregnancy losses.
-Ensures women of healthy ongoing pregnancy with counselling in the case of a miscarriage.
-I offer this unique specialist service to my private patients without waiting times.

2. I lead the Multidisciplinary Vulval Clinic. A specialist service for women with Vulval conditions:
-This service has been successful at WSHT, especially with older women.
-Negates the need to travel to a busy tertiary or specialist clinic in London for treatment.

3. I am a member of Gynaecology Cancer Services at Worthing Hospital:
-I offer a one-stop diagnostic service with ultrasound and biopsy.
-Counselling following the diagnosis of cancer.
-As a core-member of Worthing specialist MDT, I can facilitate the continuity of care from private to NHS Cancer Services.

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Procedures completed

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (1-5)

    Goring Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • Q2020

    Endometrial biopsy or aspiration - (1-5)

  • P2380

    Anterior (+/- posterior) colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including primary repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • P2310

    Anterior +/- posterior colporrhaphy (including primary repair of enterocele) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) +/- Mirena coil insertion - (1-5)

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