Mr Alan Farthing

Mr Alan Farthing

MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

33 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“A true professional “
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Subspecialties

  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3140664
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    773 reviews

    About

    Mr Alan Farthing is a Consultant Gynaecologist who specialises in complex surgery. In particular he is one of the country's most experienced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeons and many of his patients have been referred by other gynaecologists because of his surgical expertise.

    Mr Farthing qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1986 and worked at Guy's, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before gaining specific training in the surgical management of gynaecologic malignancies in Perth and Sydney, Australia. He was there when laparoscopic surgery first became possible and brought many skills back from Australia to London where very few surgeons were using these techniques.

    He was appointed a consultant at St Mary's Hospital in 1997 and set up the Laparoscopic Surgical Service in the Gynaecology Department. As one of the pioneers in using laparoscopic surgery to treat cancer patients he moved to Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's hospital in 2003 with the establishment of the Gynaecological Cancer Centre.

    He did research into the relationship between the Human Papilloma Virus and cervical cancer and has subsequently become interested in treatments that allow fertility preservation for young patients with gynaecological cancer. He has published his results on laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer and was the first surgeon in the world to perform a laparoscopic trachelectomy on a pregnant patient with cervix cancer. 

     

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Laparoscopic surgery 
    • Colposcopy
    • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery
    • Fertility-Sparing Surgery
    • Endometriosis
    • Gynaecological Oncology
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    Medical procedures

    • Colposcopy
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    Special interests

    • Adenomyosis
    • Endometriosis
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    Education

    Education:

    • MD 
    • FRCOG
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Gynaecological Oncology
    5/13
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    3/13
    Endometriosis
    2/13
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    2/13
    Adenomyosis
    1/13
    Gynaecology
    1/13
    Hysterectomy
    1/13
    Hysteroscopic Surgery
    1/13
    Hysteroscopy
    1/13
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecological Oncology
    A true professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecological Oncology Hysterectomy
    Could not have been happier. He’s an amazing surgeon.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecological Oncology Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    Fantastic! Felt I was in the of best hands. Very clear in explaining the diagnosis, risks and outcomes which made my decisions easier. Was extremely grateful to have Mr Farthing as my specialist.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery Gynaecological Oncology Endometriosis
    I doubt I could have found any consultant better than Mr. Farthing. Most professional consultant with whom any patient could have the utmost confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hysteroscopic Surgery
    Felt absolutely confident and safe under such incredibly competent physician.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hysteroscopy
    Mr Farthing saved me having major surgery with his honesty, skill and care. I'm glad I chose Mr Farthing for a 2nd opinion. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gynaecological Oncology
    Mr Farthing was clear, honest, kind, supportive and fully informative
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Gynaecology Adenomyosis
    Mr Farthing was professional and understanding. He took the time to fully explain all my options, addressing all my concerns. He made me feel at ease going into a complex, and daunting, operation. I felt calm and confident pre/post surgery. I would not hesitate in recommending him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endometriosis
    Provided clarification and possible options
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My surgery went very well and I experienced no pain whatsoever after the operation. I did not actually meet Mr. Farthing so cannot comment on his bedside manner. Explanation was given by a member of his team. As I was an NHS patient I consider myself very lucky to have my operation at King Edward VII Hospital.
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