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- Reproductive medicine
Mr Harish Bhandari is a Consultant Gynaecologist and an accredited Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is a full time NHS Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at University of Leeds.
Mr Bhandari offers a complete service to couples with fertility problems and is an expert in all methods of assisted conception including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in-utero insemination (IUI), ovulation induction (OI), egg donation and fertility preservation. He is a confident laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeon and specialises in the surgical management of gynaecological conditions affecting fertility such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, tubal disease, endometrial polyps, pelvic and intra-uterine adhesions and uterine septum. He has considerable experience in the management of menstrual disorders including heavy periods, painful periods and pelvic pain.
Apart from assisted conception and reproductive and benign gynaecology surgery, he has special clinical and research interests in recurrent miscarriage, implantation failure and endometrial immunology.
He is a founder-member of Endometrial Research Group in Leeds which has been set up to research the role of endometrium (lining of the womb) in reproductive failures.
In addition to clinical practice and research interests, he has extensive teaching, training and service development commitments.
Mr Bhandari is an Associate Editor of International Federation of Fertility Society’s journal ‘Global Reproductive Health’ and has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a member of National Casemix Office Expert Working Group. He recently relinquished his post as an elected Junior Clinician Member of the British Fertility Society Executive Committee and the BFS Training Sub-committee.
Besides spending time with his family, he keeps himself fit with various indoor and outdoor pursuits. He enjoys watching cricket and cooking Indian food. In quieter moments he enjoys listening to Indian music.
Areas of interest
Infertility; IVF; ICSI; IUI; ovulation induction; fertility preservation; egg donation; endometriosis; fibroids; ovarian cysts; tubal disease; endometrial polyps; recurrent miscarriage; recurrent IVF failure; reproductive immunology;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Role of endometrium in reproductive failures
- MBBS Karnatak University, Dharwar, India 1999
- MRCOG RCOG 2010
- MD University of Warwick 2015
- Sub-specialty Training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery RCOG 2017
Reference number 6067839
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Junior Clinician Member British Fertility Society Executive Committee 2017
- Co-opted member British Fertility Society Training Sub-committee 2017
- Expert Working Group Member National Casemix Office 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Reproductive Medicine), 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Fertility Society
British Society Gynaecological Endoscopy
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.