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Mr David Constable-Phelps 06167361

Mr David L Phelps

Obstetrics and gynaecology

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  • Gynaecological oncology

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BM MRCOG PhD

Mr Constable-Phelps is a consultant gynaecologist and sub-specialist gynaecological oncology surgeon. His NHS practice is at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is a skilled surgical oncologist who prides himself on his kind and compassionate approach towards achieving the best outcomes for his patients.

After completing undergraduate studies in biology, Mr Constable-Phelps went on to undertake his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (BM) at the University of Southampton. Subsequently, he gained a national training number in obstetrics and gynaecology within North-West London Training Deanery, spending many years at Chelsea and Westminster and Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospitals. Later, he became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and gained accreditation from the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP).

After completing general training, Mr Constable-Phelps successfully achieved sub-specialty accreditation in gynaecological oncology at the renowned West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Hammersmith Hospitals.

Since the birth of his twins, Mr Constable-Phelps has relocated back to his home county of Hampshire and holds a permanent position as Consultant Surgeon in Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, based at the Princess Anne and Southampton General Hospitals. Mr Constable-Phelps is married and his interests outside medicine include gardening, regular DIY, international cuisine and global exploration having visited over 50 countries.

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

- PhD; Biomarkers to Stratify Surgical Care in Ovarian Cancer - Imperial College London
- MRCOG; Membership of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- BM; Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery - University of Southampton
- DipHE; Diploma of Higher Education in Biology at University of Portsmouth
- RCOG Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT): Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- RCOG Sub-specialty Training: Gynaecological Oncology Surgery
- BSCCP Accreditation in Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology – diagnosis and treatment
- Advanced Training: Advanced Labour Ward Practice
- Advanced Training: Gynaecological Oncology
- Advanced Training: Benign Open and Laparoscopic Surgery

RESEARCH

During a three-year break from clinical practice, Mr Constable-Phelps was funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to carry out dedicated research into the personalisation of surgical care for women with cancer. His work initially focussed on using DNA methylation as a patient- and tumour-specific biomarker to personalise surgical care. Later, he was the first to trial the use of the surgical intelligent knife on patients with gynaecological malignancies. He was awarded his PhD from Imperial College London and remains an honorary clinical lecturer at Imperial. The culmination of his research resulted in published journal articles, national and international presentations, prizes, and grants awarded to continue research into ovarian cancer.

Areas of interest

Ovarian cancer; Ovarian debulking (cytoreductive) surgery; Endometrial/uterine (womb) cancer; Cervical cancer; Hysterectomy; Radical (Wertheim’s) hysterectomy; Advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery; Vulval disorders; Vulval cancer; Radical vulvectomy; Familial gynae cancer risk; Risk reducing surgery; Rapid access services; Post-menopausal bleeding; Polyps; Abnormal smears; Colposcopy; Loop excisions of cervix; Hysteroscopy; Vulvoscopy; Ovarian cysts; Pelvic ultrasound scanning; Cervical and vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN & VIN)

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    Cytoreductive surgery for Ovarian Malignancies excluding intraperitoneal chemotherapy - (1-5)

    Spire Southampton Hospital (1-5)

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