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Mrs Maria Vella is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a specialist interest in urogynaecology, incontinence and prolapse who qualifed in 1999. She completed most of her training in obstetrics and gynaecology in and around London. During this time she obtained her membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
She then went on to complete a two year research fellowship in urogynaecology with Professor Linda Cardozo at Kings College Hospital, London followed by a three year subspecialty program in urogynaecology also at King's College Hospital.
Areas of interest
I am subspecialty trained in urogynaecology. This means my main area of interest is the treatment of women with urogenital prolapse and urinary incontinence.
I also treat women with general gynaecology problems including menstrual disorders, pelvic pain and benign ovarian cysts.
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
I underwent a research fellowship in the field of urogynaecology. Apart from having published in a number of peer review journals and presented at national and international meetings, I also have written a number of book chapters and am also regularly invited to peer review papers.
I enjoy travelling and cooking. I also particularly enjoy being a mum to my four year old daughter.
IUGA - best free paper presentation September 2006
EUGA - best free paper presentation November 2012
Courses offered to GPs
Am happy to lecture on most aspects of general gynaecology. I also give letures on the management of women with urinary incontinence and urogenital prolapse
- MD University of Malta 1999
- MRCOG Royal of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2003
- Subspecialist in Urogynaecology King's College Hospital London (RCOG) 2013
- Subspecialty training in Urogynaecology King's College Hospital London 2013
Reference number 5208409
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetrcians and Gynaecologist 2003
Details of entry to specialist register
- Subspecialist Urogynaecologist, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Medical Defence Union
- St Mary's SquareBURY ST EDMUNDSIP33 2AA
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 01284 716700
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Emergency contact details are given to all patients prior to discharge.
Number to call is 01284716706.