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I qualified as a medical practitioner in 1978 having trained at King's College Hospital School of Medicine, University of London. During my training I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry (1975). I began my specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1980 and passed the membership examination of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in London in 1986. In the same year, I submitted and passed my MD thesis to the University of London. I was made Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1998.
I was appointed Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital in June 1990 and have worked there ever since. Prior to that, I worked as Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Oxford. I was also appointed Consultant Gynaecologist to the King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes in London in 1991.
I have more than 35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including 25 as a Consultant. My special interests are in the area of minimal access surgery (endoscopic surgery), including laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, vaginal surgery and the treatment of uterine fibroids. I have published more than 190 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 chapters in books and proceedings, including the chapter on "Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy" in the last two editions of a standard postgraduate textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, “Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology”. I have made over 420 presentations and national and international scientific meetings.
Between 1989 and 2011, I was involved in the organization of regular postgraduate workshops and other courses on minimal access surgery, including laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, and vaginal surgery.
Areas of interest
Uterine fibroids; Laparoscopic surgery; Hysteroscopic surgery; Vaginal surgery; Minimal access surgery; Menstrual disorders (menorrhagia); Endoscopic procedures.
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Royal Free Hospital
London NW3 2QG
Treatment of uterine fibroids
Minimal access surgery
Hon. Member - Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, Egyptian Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy & Hungarian Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Dr. Bhaneuben M. Nanavati Golden Jubilee Oration Award, Cannell Lectureship - Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Hon. Fellowship - British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Syntex Award - International Society of Reproductive Medicine, “Who’s Who”, Silver Clinical Excellence Award - Department of Health.
Numerous peer-reviewed medical journals including:
The New England Journal of Medicine
British Medical Journal
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility and Sterility
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
European Journal of Obsterics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Trends in Urology Gynaecology and Sexual Health
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology”.
- BSc (Hons) University of London 1975
- MB BS University of London 1978
- MD University of London 1986
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1986
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1998
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, 1986
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (founder member)
Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy (founder member)
European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (foundation member)
- Royal Free Hospital Pond Street LONDON NW3 2QG
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 7794 0500
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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The Royal Free Hospital
London NW3 2QG
020 7794 0500