Mr Douglas Salvesen

Obstetrics and gynaecology


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Specialises in

  • Gynaecology
  • Maternal and foetal medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Sexual and reproductive healthcare
  • Urogynaecology

About me

Mr Salvesen is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He qualified as a doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1986. He then undertook specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at three of London’s prestigious Teaching Units: St Thomas’ Hospital, Kings College Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.

At Kings College Hospital he also spent two years undertaking Fetal Medicine research and training in Obstetric Ultrasound under the supervision of Professor Nicolaides.

He was appointed as an NHS Consultant in 1998 and remains a Consultant at East and North Herts NHS Lister Hospital, Stevenage. His private practice is based at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG49QZ, although he also has admission rights at Spire Harpenden Hospital, Harpenden.

His training was broad gynaecological and this is reflected in his clinical workload. He has expertise in the management of a wide range of gynaecological problems including menstrual disorders, heavy periods, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, subfertility, recurrent miscarriage, prolapse, bladder problems including incontinence and menopausal problems. He also has expertise in pregnancy ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis.
In addition to being experienced in traditional treatment methods for gynaecological conditions, he is able to offer the newest treatment options, such as keyhole surgery and other treatment modalities that often avoid the need for major surgery.
Mr Salvesen has a team of professional who help support him. These include a consultant Anaesthetist and other consultant colleagues from other specialties to whom he can refer for an opinion.

Areas of interest

Post menopausal bleeding; Diagnostic gynaecology; Urogynaecology; Gynaecology; Incontinence (urine / faeces); Prolapse surgery; Hysterectomy; Cosmetic gynaecology; Pregnancy termination; Fibroids; Foetal medicine; Pelvic prolapse; Miscarriage; Pelvic disorders including gynaecological pain; Vaginal surgery; Endometriosis; Menopause management; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Pelvic floor surgery; Endometrial ablation; Benign gynaecology; Menstrual disorders (menorrhagia); Vulval disorders; Pregnancy - high risk

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Procedures completed

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (5-50)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (5-50)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) +/- Mirena coil insertion - (1-5)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0740

    Total abdominal hysterectomy (+/- oophorectomy) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Ramsay Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

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