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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Gynaecology

Mr. Tsepov is an internationally recognised expert endometriosis surgeon performing   robotic surgery using DaVinci Xi surgical robot.

Mr. Tsepov is a certified robotic DaVinci Xi console surgeon by The Intuitive Surgical as well as British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecology Surgeons (BIARGS). He and his multidisciplinary endometriosis team perform robotic surgery at The Princess Grace Hospital, HCA Healthcare UK. In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

At The Harley Street Clinic, Mr Tsepov has established and is currently leading a Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic which has been accredited as an endometriosis referral centre by The British Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

The centre offers full range of investigations, treatment and post-treatment support for patients with severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgical problems. This work involves complex gynaecological laparoscopic surgery, often performed together with designated colorectal and urology surgeons given the complex surgical nature of severe endometriosis.

The Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre Philosophy:

Individualised treatment strategy and involvement of patients in decision making

Multidisciplinary team approach and constant support of our patients.

Excisional nerve sparing endoscopic / robotic endometriosis surgery of any complexity

Center's multidisciplinary team offers top surgical expertise in excisional nerve sparing, radical and fertility preserving treatment options of severe infiltrating endometriosis. Our aim is to avoid multiple surgical operations for deep endometriosis and clear the disease in a single surgical procedure. We use principles of conservative radicality and nerve sparing and our target is to remove the disease and cause minimal collateral damage to other pelvic organs, nerves and blood vessels.

Ongoing Care and Patient Support

Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre is a coordinated multidisciplinary network. It offers comprehensive and personalised approach to endometriosis from all aspects.

This is the the clinic where gynaecology endometriosis surgeons, specialist endometriosis nurse, colorectal (bowel) surgeon, urologist, anaesthetists, chronic pain specialists, gastroenterologists, and consultant radiologist, specialising in endometriosis work together and always discuss the treatment of patients with severe endometriosis on multidisciplinary team meetings (MDM)

Apart from the core medical specialists our patients will have access to clinical psychologist, complimentary medicine specialist and psycho-sexual councillor. We work in close partnership with fertility team in Lister Hospital for those patients who have difficulty getting pregnant with endometriosis. We support our patients in all aspects of endometriosis care before, during and after surgery. Our aim is to improve reproductive health of our patients and enhance their quality of life.

Bowel Endometriosis

For suspected deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel clinic offers offer extensive pre-operative assessment including special MRI scan to asssess the extent of the disease before surgery. If deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel is confirmed by the MRI we offer surgical treatment options which may include bowel shaving, disciod stapler bowel resection or, for large or multiple bowel endometriosis nodules - economical segmental bowel resection. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. Our surgical audit data shows excellent results in improving patients quality of life, pain levels and sexual function. Our serious complications rate for bowel endometriosis surgery is very low and we take enourmous efforts to maintain patients well being before, during and after surgery.

Urinary Tract Endometriosis

Our multidisciplinary team has vast experience in surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bladder and ureters. If bladder endometriosis is confirmed by the MRI we offer excisional treatment which may include full thicknes bladder nodules excision, bladder reconstruction and ureteric re-implantation. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. After surgery we offer bladder physiotherapy support to enhance post surgical recovery and speed up patients return to normality.

Diaphragmatic Endometriosis

We offer excisional treatment for confirmed diaphragmatic endometriosis. These operations are performed by a joint surgical team involving gynaecology, upper GI and thoracic surgeons. Procedures are performed endoscopically.

Mr. Tsepov widely participates in major European and Global meetings dedicated to complex gynaecological surgery and endometriosis as faculty member and invited speaker. Mr. Tsepov has received Surgical Video Competition Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Edinburgh UK in 2018 and Silver Video Surgery Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Newport, UK in 2019. He has also performed live surgery broadcasts to a number of International congresses dedicated to deep infiltrating endometriosis.

Mr Tsepov is a passionate supporter of preventive and evidence-based medicine. His other areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain syndrome, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endocrine gynaecological disorders, early pregnancy problems, ectopic pregnancy, selection of the best contraception etc.

In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Mr Denis Tsepov graduated from St. Petersburg State Medical University in Russia in 1997 and completed higher specialist training in the United Kingdom. Mr Tsepov is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom (RCOG).

Mr. Tsepov has completed advanced special skills module in Gynaecological Oncology together with Labour Ward ATSM in 2010 and on UK specialist register.

In addition to his UK training he has learned and excelled advanced surgical techniques for excisional treatment of severe endometriosis in leading European Endometriosis Centres in Bordeaux and Rouen, (France) , Bologna and Negrar (Italy) and Moscow (Russian Federation)

Outside his clinic Mr. Tsepov is a passionate hiker and enjoys long walks on the British and French Countryside and also fishing trips to nothern Finland and Russia.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Excision of severe deep infiltrating endometriosis
  • Excision of recto-vaginal deep endometriosis
  • Excision of bowel deep endometriosis
  • Rectal shaving, disc bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Urinary tract deep endometriosis
  • Excisional nerve sparing surgery for deep endometriosis
  • Complex endoscopic gynaecological surgery
  • General and surgical gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic surgery
  • Office Hysteroscopy
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Gynaecological endocrinology
  • Menopause
  • Robotic surgery service
  • Deep endometriosis of the bowel and recto-vaginal space
  • Rectal shaving, discoid bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Nerve sparing excisional surgery for endometriosis
  • Deep endometriosis of the urinary tract
  • Ureteric re-implantation, bladder excision and reconstruction.
  • Adenomyosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Complex gynaecological surgery
  • Multidisciplinary surgery
  • The Harley Street BSGE Endometriosis Centre
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
Gynaecology, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Reproductive Medicine

Mr Raef Faris MSc., FRCOG

Gynaecology and Fertility consultant

Mr Faris has been working as a Gynaecology and Fertility consultant at the Lister Hospital since 2007. He graduated from Cairo University in 1991. He moved to the UK in 1999 where he obtained the MRCOG and then FRCOG. His clinical training in the UK in Obstetrics and Gynecology began at The Ipswich hospital and was completed at Nottingham University Hospitals. He enjoys his contribution to the NHS service though running a colposcopy clinic as a consultant at Chelsea and St Mary’s Hospital Imperial College London since 2009. He also worked as a consultant in Guy and St Thomas’ Fertility unit for one year in 2008.

He obtained his MSc. Degree from Cairo University in 1998. He is an accredited laparoscopic

surgeon by the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists and has also obtained the European Universities Diploma of Operative Gynaecological Endoscopies at Université d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand France in 1999. He is an accredited trainer in Embryo transfer, Assisted conception, pelvic ultrasound, and Quality management of fertility service by the British Fertility Society. He is a member of BSCCP and an accredited trainer in colposcopy. He has published nationally and internationally in different areas in reproductive medicine. He also participates in multicentric national studies in the field of Fertility. He contributes to the specialty regularly as a speaker both in national and international meeting, in addition, he participates in various educational activities and fertility support networks.

He is highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive medicine and complicated cases. This includes endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent implantation failure, miscarriages, and low ovarian reserve, and various forms of fertility preservation. 

He has a special interest in gynecological/ surgical conditions that are related to

fertility, this includes Hysteroscopic surgeries for Asherman’s syndrome/uterine adhesions and uterine septum and cavity fibroids as well as, laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis, the release of adhesions, ovarian cysts, and hydrosalpinx. He is highly experienced in the management of uterine fibroids and performs surgeries for the removal of fibroids (myomectomy). He also performs other gynaecological procedures unrelated to fertility. He runs a separate gynaecological clinic at the Lister Hospital managing various general non-fertility related conditions.

He contributes in the quality control management in the clinic and holds managerial roles helping

to ensure a high standard of care to the patients. He is also one or the members of the Medical Advisory Committee MAC for the Lister Hospital. Mr. Faris believes that patient wellbeing is achieved through a comprehensive approach to health issues, using technical skills, scientific knowledge and human understanding. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano and guitar.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Laporoscopic procedures
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Myomectomy
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
40 years of experience
Gynaecology, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Uro-Gynaecology

Mr Spence-Jones qualified at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He undertook his clinical training in obstetrics, gynaecology and research in London, Cambridge and Canada. In addition to his obstetrics and gynaecology training, he also completed the General Surgery Fellowship.

Mr Spence-Jones has written chapters for reference text books and taken part in research projects. In 2013 he was president of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He was a consultant at the Whittington NHS Hospital for 25 years where he was formerly clinical director.

Colleagues refer patients to Mr Spence-Jones for surgery as he has a special interest in pelvic floor reconstruction, using natural tissue without hysterectomy and without mesh - a technique he is regularly invited to lecture on.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Hysteroscopy - fibroids / polyps / endometrial resection
  • Vaginal prolapse / pelvic floor repair
  • Bladder Botox
  • Laparoscopy (key-hole surgery)
  • Myomectomy
  • Mirena IUD
  • Prolapse of the vagina/uterus including pessary use and self-management
  • Pelvic floor problems after childbirth
  • Urinary incontinence including bladder Botox
  • Bartholin’s cyst/word catheter
  • Contraception including IUD
  • Menopause / HRT
  • Mirena for heavy periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Period problems
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Vaginal discharge
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General Practice (GP)
20 years of experience
Health Screening, Men’s Health

Dr Josh Plaut is an experienced GP who is committed to providing high quality medical care. He qualified from the Royal Free & University College Medical School in 2001 having completed his preclinical training at Cambridge University.

He gained MRCS, working in general, vascular and neurosurgery before moving to General Practice. In 2012 he became a partner at Schopwick Surgery in Elstree & Bushey. He has also been a programme director for GP trainees at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow.

Since July 2020 he has worked part time at Eisman Myers GP Practice joining Drs Vanessa Eisman and David Myers in their well established practice.

Dr Plaut also undertakes neonatal circumcisions in the home setting only.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • All aspects of general practice including paediatrics, long term conditions and care of the elderly.
  • He has a particular interest in complex medical care, palliative care, ophthalmology and men's health.
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General Practice (GP)
27 years of experience
Functional Medicine, Health Coaching, Health Screening + 2 more

Dr Alexandra Strachan is an experienced General Practitioner who has expertise

and confidence in managing the full range of presentations that General Practice

receives.


After qualifying from Imperial in 1994 with an MBBS, she worked her way through

the NHS system, eventually becoming a senior partner in her practice. She has a

strong background in medicine, palliative care and has also developed a particular

interest in paediatrics, antenatal and postnatal care.


Dr Strachan loves her work as a GP and particularly enjoys building long standing

relationships with patients and supporting them with a friendly and holistic approach.

She works very closely with Dr Alain Palacci to provide a 24-hours a day, seven

days a week service to our registered patients, based on a common ethos of

providing continuity of care.

Dr Strachan lives locally in Putney with her husband and family of three children and

a dog with whom she enjoys spending time with, as well as pursuing other activities

including sailing, riding and trekking through the Scottish hills.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • General Practice
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Paediatrics
  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics
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General Practice (GP)
Recommended by 20 specialists
21 years of experience

General practitioner, Dr Tim Lebens, has expertise in all aspects of general medicine, including the management of chronic disease, health screening, paediatric medicine, psychiatry, and sexual health. He has extensive experience working with patients of all ages and takes a patient-centric approach to care. He understands that by involving patients in their diagnosis and treatment, many complex medical problems can be identified early.


Dr Lebens cares for a wide range of patients, from high-profile figures to international and corporate clients, and he has also advised foreign Health Ministers on Public Health and preventative medicine. He also works closely with some of the world’s top specialists and is able to refer onwards to them if necessary.

 

Dr Lebens undertook general practice training at St Mary's Hospital before training in psychiatry at the renowned Priory Hospital. He worked in the NHS for 20 years before focusing on his private practice 12 years ago, ensuring to keep up to date with the most recent medical advances. He also regularly contributes to a number of respected publications and has previously been a feature columnist for the Health Section of Esquire and Tatler magazine. Dr Lebens has a passion for teaching and currently serves as a certified mentor and teacher for GP trainees. He has recently been awarded fellowship of The Royal College of General Practitioners for his achievements in general practice, public health, and education.

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General Practice (GP)
Recommended by 9 specialists
35 years of experience
Health Screening, Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Anderson, General Practitioner, is currently based in London. Her private practice is located at the Platinum Medical Centre, with state-of-the-art outpatient services in the Wellington Hospital.

Dr Anderson qualified in 1986 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, before going on to obtain her postgraduate qualification in Child health and a diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has been an NHS GP partner for over 27 years, enabling her to gain invaluable experience and expertise.

She has been named within the Top 5 private GP’s in London in the Spears 500 list and is shown on their website. She remains an active member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and sits on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Wellington Hospital.

Please find her website here: www.drlisaanderson.com

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 2 specialists
30 years of experience
Gynaecology, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Obstetrics + 1 more

Dr Shazia Malik is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with subspecialty accreditation in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. Dr Malik is currently based at Barnet Hospital in London, where she balances a busy Obstetric workload with being the Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology lead.

Dr Malik obtained her medical degree at the University of Liverpool in 1991, where she graduated with Honours and the Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She then embarked in specialist training in obstetrics at some of the largest tertiary level units in the UK. She undertook training in Cambridge, where she was also a research fellow with support of the Medical Research Council. Alongside a globally renowned team, she investigated abnormal vessel function in women with excessively heavy periods or endometriosis. 

After completing her specialty training, Dr Malik attended the distinguished University College Hospital (UCH) in London, where she gained subspecialty accreditation in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. She remains an Honorary Consultant at UCH. Following subspecialty training, she continued to pursue her interest in Gynaecological Ultrasound at King's College Hospital.

Previously, Dr Malik was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Mary's Hospital in London, as part of the Recurrent Miscarriage team. She has also worked as an IVF Consultant at a leading IVF clinic in the UK, the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH).

Thanks to a wealth of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Malik offers the highest standard of care for all of her patients.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 2 specialists
30 years of experience
Uro-Gynaecology

Mrs. Joanne Hockey is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Clinical Lead for Gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London. She also performs private work at The Wellington Hospital and Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre in London.

She specializes in urogynecology, bladder pain, fibroids, prolapse, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor problems especially postnatal. She also has a clinical interest in menopause and post-reproductive health.

At the Royal Free Hospital, Mrs. Hockey has set up the urodynamics unit and has developed the team specializing in the care of women with bladder problems, birth trauma, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. She also manages a large general gynecology clinic caring for women with conditions ranging from menstrual problems and fibroids to ovarian cysts and menopause symptoms. 

Mrs. Hockey also leads the undergraduate programme in Women's Health for University College London (UCL) students at the Royal Free Hospital. She believes in a patient-centred approach to care and treatment.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Colporrhaphy (repair of vaginal wall) 
  • Enterocele repair
  • Hysterectomy 
  • Pelvic floor surgery 
  • Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence) 
  • Video consultation

 

 

  • Bladder pain 
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Uro-gynaecology
  • Urinary incontinence
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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
24 years of experience
Gynaecology, Uro-Gynaecology

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Urogynaecology Subspecialist, Mr Demetri Panayi, is the Lead Urogynaecologist at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Panayi is an extremely experienced in the field of urogynaecology and specialises in all aspects of his field, including medical and surgical management of pelvic pain and pelvic floor problems, urinary incontinence in women, prolapse of uterus and vagina, bladder and vaginal pain, repeated urinary infections/cystitis/interstitial cystitis, childbirth injury including anal sphincter injury, vaginal, perineal and labial distortion, heavy periods as well as menopause and postmenopausal problems

After graduating from Imperial College Medical School in London, Mr Panayi embarked upon general obstetrics and gynaecology training in southwest London. Returning to Imperial College, the then undetook higher subspecialty training in urogynaecology. 

At St Helier Hospital, Mr Panayi heads up the perineal clinic service, which assesses and treats women who have sustained serious childbirth injuries. His key research areas of interest include ultrasound imaging of the lower urinary tract and urodynamics assessment. He has widely published in the field of urogynaecology and is often invited to share his insights and experience at national and international scientific meetings. 

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