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- Female urology
- Reconstructive surgery
I am a Consultant Urologist at theQueen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Glasgow. I was born in Johnstone and educated at Paisley Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, graduating in medicine in 1980.
My basic surgical training was in the West of Scotland and my training in Urology was in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. I was awarded his MD for a thesis entitled “Invasion in Urothelial carcinoma” in 1988. I am a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I am also a Fellow of the European Board in Urology. I was Consultant Urologist in Aberdeen from 1991 to 1993 before moving to Glasgow to set up the Urology service in the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit for Scotland. I was Programme Director and Chairman of the West of Scotland Specialist Training Committee in Urology from 1997 to 2000 and Clinical Director of the South Glasgow NHS Trust from 2001 to 2004.
I served on both the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Urology and the Specialist Advisory Committee in Urology. I was Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board from 2003 to 2007. I have also served on Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. I was also Chairman of the Specialty Advisory Board for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
My current interests include general urology, female incontinence, urodynamics, neuro-urology and urinary tract reconstruction. In recent years I have specialised in novel treatments for incontinence and the overactive bladder including the artificial urinary sphincter, botulinum toxin treatment and sacral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation). I am lead clinician for the Scottish National Sacral Nerve Stimulation Service. I am married with three grown-up children.
Areas of interest
Reconstructive surgery; Urodynamics
Sacral nerve stimulation
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Pamela Doherty Fee Assured
- Dr John Alan Davidson Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.
Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Urodynamics, Botulinum toxin for detrusor overactivity
Golf, cycling, running.
Distinction award A 2010
(Additional) Languages spoken
Rajkumar GN. Small DR. Mustafa AW. Conn IG. A prospective study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, efficacy and durability of response of intravesical injection of botulinum toxin type A into detrusor muscle in patients with refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity. BJU International. 2005; 96(6):848-52.
Mustafa AW, Small DR, Rajkumar GN, Conn IG. A quantitative assessment of the effect of botulinum toxin type A on voiding detrusor contractility. BJU International. 2005; 95(5); 12 (abstract).
Conn IG. The Intercollegiate examination: time for a change. BAUS Bulletin November 2006; 4: 6-7.
Ramsay AK, Granitsiotis P, Conn IG. The use of the artificial urinary sphincter in the West of Scotland: a single centre 10-year experience. Scot Med J 2007; 52(2): 14-17.
Conn IG. On the launch pad. Surgeons News 2007; 6(1): 100-101.
Ramsay AK, Small DR, Conn IG. Intravesical botulinum toxin type A in chronic interstitial cystitis: results of a pilot study. The Surgeon 2007; 5(6): 331-3.
Housley SL, Conn IG. Bladder neck closure in patients with neurogenic bladder and acquired megaurethra: 12 years experience. BJU International 2008; 101(5): 28 (abstract).
Ahmad I, Small DR, Sarath Krishna N, Conn IG. Management of female urinary retention: 11 years experience. BJU International 2008; 101(5): 29 (abstract).
Ahmad I, Sarath Krishna N, Small DR, Conn IG. Aetiology and management of acute female urinary retention. British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology 2009; 2: 27-33
Chapple CR, Fowler C, Conn G, Ginsberg D, Lam W, Thompson C. Phase 3 efficacy and safety study of onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity. BJU International 2011; 108(1): 20 (abstract).
M Hilmy, O Tatarov, L McQueen, D Small, P Granitsiotis, and I G Conn. Sacral nerve stimulation for urinary dysfunction: the first year of the Scottish national service. Scot Med J 2012; 57: 200-203.
AK Ramsay, DR Small and IG Conn. Can we predict which patients with dysfunctional voiding can be successfully treated with sacral nerve stimulation? Scot Med J 2013; 58(3): e38 (abstract).
Lim DBN, Ramsay AK, Small DR, Conn IG. Socioeconomic demographics of patients referred to the Scottish Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) Service for Urinary Dysfunction. Journal of Clinical Urology, September 26, 2013, 2051415813506577.
Courses offered to GPs
Mens health update
- MBChB Glasgow University 1980
- FRCS RCPS Glasgow 1984
- MD Glasgow University 1988
- FRCS RCS Edinburgh 2001
- FEBU European Board of Urology 1991
Reference number 2547686
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member RCPS Glasgow 2008
- BMI Ross Hall Hospital, G52 3NQ
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 0141 810 3151
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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Ross Hall Hospital 0141 810 3151