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Last updated: 28 Apr 2020
- Reproductive medicine
Mr Harish Bhandari is a Consultant Gynaecologist and an accredited Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is an NHS Consultant at Leeds Fertility, 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.
Mr Bhandari is the lead for Fertility Preservation for trans-gender individuals at Leeds Fertility.
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, Mr Bhandari has special clinical and research interests in recurrent miscarriage, implantation failure and endometrial immunology.
In addition to his clinical 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 the British Fertility Society's (BFS) representative on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Sub-specialty Committee and the National Casemix Office Expert Working Group. He is a BFS recognized Trainer for five special skills certification modules and organises BFS Reproductive Surgery Masterclass regularly. He recently relinquished his post as an elected Junior Clinician Member of the BFS Executive Committee and the BFS Training Sub-committee. Mr Bhandari is a General Medical Council Associate as a PLAB Examiner.
Besides spending time with his family in his free time, 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 for Trans-gender individuals; Endometriosis; Ovarian Cysts; Fibroid Uterus; Tubal Disease; Recurrent miscarriage; Recurrent IVF Failure; Heavy periods; Painful periods; Pelvic pain
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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
Reproductive and Gynaecology Surgery
Fertility Preservation for Trans-gender individuals
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Kannada - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Conversational
- Urdu - Conversational
Peer-reviewed publications (most recent):
1. Is there a role for phosphodiesterase inhibitors in the treatment of male subfertility? HF (accepted) 2020
2. Routes to parenthood for women with Turner Syndrome’. TOG, 2019
3. An Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures’. TOG, 2018
4. Complications of Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment and the Factors and Interventions Influencing Reproductive Outcome’ TOG, 2018
5. Effective treatment protocol for poor ovarian response – A systematic review and meta-analysis. JHRS, 2016
6. Superfertility is more prevalent in obese women with recurrent early pregnancy miscarriage’. BJOG 2016
7. ‘Minimising the risk of infection and bleeding at trans-vaginal ultrasound guided ovum pick-up: results of a prospective web-based world-wide survey’. JOGI, 2015
8. Maximum voided volume as a surrogate screening test for detrusor overactivity’. JOG, 2014
9. Deficiency in clonogenic endometrial mesenchymal stem cells in obese women with reproductive failure – a pilot study’. PLOS ONE. 2013
1. The role of sperm DNA integrity in miscarriage, 2020 (accepted)
2. Recurrent Miscarriage 2019
3. Stimulating the poor responder 2019
4. Should hCG supplementation be used in women with recurrent miscarriage to prevent miscarriage in a subsequent pregnancy, 2016
5. Role of decidualisation in recurrent miscarriage, 2014
6. Obesity and Recurrent Miscarriage 2013
Published abstracts (most recent):
1. The use of prescription drugs amongst men and women undergoing assisted reproductive technology 2019
2. Reproductive and perinatal outcome using cryopreserved oocytes: analysis of national database spanning over a decade using 3 clinical models, 2019
3. Challenges to pain management during outpatient hysteroscopy: Could audio-visual distraction be an effective answer? 2019
4. FSH and AMH concentrations in predicting diminished ovarian reserve, 2014
5. Obesity is associated with loss of empty gestational sac pregnancies and with recurrent miscarriage is associated with ‘super-fertility’, 2014
6. The significance of serum anti-Müllerian hormone levels in women aged 40 – 42 years: A retrospective cohort study 2014
7. Restricting National Health Service funding for assisted conception treatment based on AMH concentration 2014
8. Obesity, as determined by BMI, does not impact upon uterine natural killer cell density in the peri-implantation endometrium 2013
Courses offered to GPs
1. Individuals with Fertility problems: assessment & advice in primary care and local referral pathways - various GP events since April 2018
2. Recurrent Miscarriage - GP event January 2019
3. Defining Infertility
and Referral pathways - GP event September 2019
- MRCOG RCOG 2010
- MD University of Warwick 2015
- MBBS Karnatak University, Dharwar, India 1999
- 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 - British Fertility Society Representative National Casemix Office 2017
- Subsepcailty Committee Member - British Fertility Society Representative Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2019
- Associate - PLAB Examiner General Medical Council 2019
- Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Leeds 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
General Medical Council
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, 2 Leighton...
- 15:00 - 18:30
- 0113 350 7617
- Spire Leeds Hospital, Jackson Avenue, Roundhay,...
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- 0113 269 3939
- Spire Methley Park Hospital
- 14:30 - 16:30
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