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On completing core training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Northern Ireland I was appointed to a minimal access fellowship/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland lecturer position in West Sussex, England and Dublin, Ireland. In this 2 year period of special training I developed expertise in minimally invasive techniques and attained competency in total laparoscopic hysterectomy, adnexal surgery, myomectomy, surgical treatment of endometriosis and hysteroscopic procedures such as endometrial resection, myomectomy and septum/adhesion resection. I became proficient in outpatient diagnosis and management of menstrual disorders, post-menopausal bleeding and cervical pre-cancer. Acquiring these skills in an established outpatient hysteroscopy unit convinced me of the advantages for women and their families of avoiding the operating theatre, anaesthesia, and socio-economic disruption.
I was awarded diploma in advanced gynaecological endoscopy with distinction from the university of Surrey. Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level was an integral part of my fellowship and included participation in the development of a teaching program for the Dublin Laparoscopic Skills course and continue to contribute to teaching courses in Northern Ireland and Dublin.
Areas of interest
Minimally invasive surgery; Gynaecology; colposcopy; risk management; hysteroscopy; laparoscopy
- Debbie Callaghan
- Antrim Area Hospital 45 Bush Road ANTRIM BT41 2RL
- 028 9442 4263
- Video and telephone consultations
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Antrim Area Hospital
Training and simulation
Minimally invasive techniques for treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal bleeding.
Management of abnormal cervical smears
Antenatal and intrapartum care
Morgan DJ, Hunter DC, McCracken G, McClelland HR, Price JH, Dobbs, SP. Is laparoscopically assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma safe? A case control study with follow up. BJOG 2007; 114:537-542
Morgan DJ, Steele EK, McFaul P. All that ulcerates isn’t Herpes simplex. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006, 26(7): 703-704
McCracken G, Hunter D, Morgan D, Price J. Comparison of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, total abdominal hysterectomy and vaginal hysterectomy.
Ulster Med J. 2006 Jan;75(1):54-8.
Morgan D, O’Sullivan R, Prendiville W. Learning laparoscopic skills with a take-home training system. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology 2010, 17: S189-S194
Morgan D, O’Sullivan R, Prendiville W. A study of a novel “take-home” laparoscopic simulator and program. Journal of Mininally Invasive Gynaecology 2010, 17:S71
English J, Lo J, Dilley J, Morgan D. Quality of life and complications following laparoscopic anterior rectal resection for endometriosis; results from 100 consecutive cases. Gynaecological Surgery 2009, 6(S1):S89
Morgan D, English J. Laparoscopic excision of rectovaginal endometriotic nodule: the J English approach. Gynaecological Surgery 2009, 6(S1): S160
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to contribute to CME sessions in primary care and have done so in practices within the Northern Trust area.
As well as informal feedback from patients (cards, letters etc) I have conducted patient satisfaction surveys in my Hysteroscopy clinic. 47 consecutive women completed questionairres. When asked if they would recommend the procedure to a friend/family member 100% said yes.
- MB BAO BCh Queens UNiversity Belfast 2002
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2008
- Diploma in adavanced minimally invasive gynaecology (distinction) University of Surrey 2012
- Lecturer Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2010
- Clinical Fellow Western Sussex NHS trust 2009
Reference number 6054638
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Each Baby Counts Clinical Reviewer Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Ulster Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
British Medical Association
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Irish Gynaecological Endoscopy Society
American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists
European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy
Medical Defence Union
- Antrim Hospital, BT41 2RL
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 028 9442 4263
- Kingsbridge Private Hospital, BT9 7GX
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 0845 600 6352
- Old Meeting House, 2 Straid Road, Ahoghill,...
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 028 9432 2002
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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