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I have a strong clinical background and training in Urogynaecology. I have obtained my CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in April 2010. I have completed the requirement for the subspecialty training programme in Urogynaecology at the University College London Hospital in 2013. This post has provided me with the experience of advanced laparoscopic surgery and its application in Urogyanecology. I was successful in obtaining a locum consultant Urogynaecologist post at St Georges in January 2013. During this post, I have successfully and safely introduced laparoscopic Urogynaecology at St Georges.
Furthermore, prior to the subspecialty training programme, I have completed the requirement for the Urogynaecology ATSM, Benign vaginal surgery ATSM and advanced labour ward practice. I have also completed a one-year Fellowship in Urogynaecology at St George’s Hospital during which have consolidated my diagnostic and surgical skills at tertiary level.
My short-term fellowship in Australia in 2011 with Professor Has Peter Dietz has complemented my general training in Urogyanecology and introduced me to the application of imaging in Urogyanecology. I have acquired the experience to perform 3/4D ultrasound for the pelvic floor. Furthermore, I have completed a research project, which was published at the American journal for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I have been in a substantive consultant post as a subspecialist Urogynaecologist and Obstetrician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals since August 2014.
Areas of interest
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Post partum pelvic floor dysfunction
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Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist
I have a busy and fulfilling family life with my wife and two children. My interests outside medicine are swimming and Tennis. I am also actively involved in my son’s Rugby club (Saracens). I am also interested in world politics and always keep myself up to date with most of the current world affairs.
• Kasi AD, Pergialiotis V, Perrea DN, Khunda A, Doumouchtsis SK. Polyacrylamide hydrogel (Bulkamid®) for stress urinary incontinence in women: a systematicreview of the literature. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 26209952.
• Gauthaman N, Henry D, Ster IC, Khunda A, Doumouchtsis SK. Kielland's forceps: does it increase the risk of anal sphincter injuries? An observational study. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25990206.
• Khunda A, Karmarkar R, Abtahi B and Elneil S. Pregnancy in women with Fowler’s Syndrome treated with Sacral Neuromodulation. Int Urogynecol J
2013 Jul;24(7):1201-4. doi: 10.1007/s00192-012-1999-1. Epub 2013 Feb 2.
• Azar Khunda, Arvind Vashisht and Alfred Cutner. New Procedures for Uterine Prolapse. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Volume 27 issue 3, Pages 363-379, June 2013
• Khunda A, Shek KL and Dietz HP. Can ballooning of the levator hiatus be determined clinically? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Mar;206(3):246.e1-4. Epub 2011 Nov 7.
• Azar Khunda and Soheir Elneil. Recurrent urinary tract infections associated with Gynecological Disorders. Current bladder dysfunction reports, March 2012, 10.1007/s11884-012-0124-0.
• Doumouchtsis S, Khunda A, Jeffery ST, Franco AV, Fynes MM. Long-term outcomes of modified high uterosacral ligament vault suspension (HUSLS) at vaginal hysterectomy. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2011 May;22(5):577-84.
• A Khunda, A Vashisht, K Wang, P Swaby and M Fynes Does the order of patient position for sequential bladder filling at cystometry influence observed detrusor overactivity. Int Urogynecol J. (2009) 20 (Suppl 2) S110-111 (Abstract)
• Azar Khunda and Sara Paterson-Brown. Delivery of deeply engaged head at Caesarean section .The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. 2008; 10:2:126 (Letter)
• A Khunda and NC Drew. TVT: 5 years district hospital experience, Int Urogynecol J, (2006) 17 (suppl. 2): S354 (Abstract)
• S Khunda, A Khunda Repair of Vesico-vaginal fistula during pregnancy, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) July 2003. (Case Report)
• S. Khunda, SK Al-Omari, A Khunda Uterus Didelphus: a proposed metroplasty, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology). May 2003. (Case
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Affiliations / memberships
• British Society of Urogynaecologist
o Governance committee member
• International Urogynaecology Association
• Member of the Iraqi liaison group/RCOG
• British Medical Association
• Medical Defence Union
• General Medical Council - Full registration
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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.