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Dr Hawthorn graduated from University of Glasgow in 1981 and completed all initial training in Glasgow. He became member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1986 and subsequently a Fellow of the College. He was appointed Consultant Gynaecologist in 1993 in Glasgow with a special interest in minimal access surgery. The first such appointment in the country. He is one of the most experienced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeons in the country, with papers published in these ares and relevant research published. He has extensive teaching experience in these areas having taught his skills on courses in UK, Canada, Europe and in New New Zealand.
Previous research in abnormal cells in the cervix resulted in award of M.D. and he has an honorary FRCS degree in addition.
He is clinical lead of the BSGE Endometriosis Centre in Glasgow with particular interest in endometriosis fertility sparing surgery.
He is a past secretary of BSGE and current member.
He developed developed the technique of extraperitoneal laparoscopy to deal with urinary incontinence and developed other procedures to manage recurrent prolapse. He is part of the Urogynaecology team.
He Is a member of British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and British Society of Urogynaecologists
Areas of interest
Endometriosis; Laparoscopic surgery eg undertake hysterectomy, removal of ovarian cysts, investigate and treat pelvic pain; treat endometriosis related bowel
Hysteroscopic surgery e.g. treat heavy periods, remove polyps and some fibroids and correct anatomy related to miscarriage;
Colposcopy i.e. Investigate and treatment of abnormal smears;
Urinary incontinence e.g. treat stress incontinence(urine leakage with cough/ sneeze or exercise);
Treatment of prolapse and Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery; including key hole surgical approaches
Menstrual disorders e.g. Investigate and treat heavy periods, bleeding between periods and bleeding after menopause including endometrial ablation and laparoscopic (key hole) hysterectomy
General gynaecology including management of menopausal symptoms.
- Carole Carruth
- Department of Gynaecology Queen Elizabeth University Hospital 1345 Govan Road Glasgow G51 4TF
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ian T Davidson Fee Assured
- Dr Pamela Doherty Fee Assured
- Dr Alan Macfarlane Fee Assured
- Dr Michael McNeill Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Surgical aspects of uro gynaecology
Study comparing laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy and endometrial ablation, recruitment completed
Golf, skiing, tennis and gym
Numerous articles on minimally access gynaecology
- FRCOG Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1986
- FRCS ROyal College Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) 2000
- MD University of Glasgow 1989
Reference number 2554824
Details of entry to specialist register
- Robert James Seton Hawthorn, 1982
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists
British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
International Continrnce Society
British Society Urogynaevology
Post treatment communication
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Dr Stein Bjornsson
Dr Andrew Patterson
Dr Chris Hardwick
via Ross Hall Hospital 0141 810 3151