Mr Alan Farthing

Mr Alan Farthing

MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

34 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.94

Top feedback

“Very knowledgeable specialist and thoroughly explain diagnosis and procedures required in layman’s terms. He also is friendly and empathetic “
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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
    925 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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    Procedures

    • Colposcopy
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    Special interests

    • Endometriosis
    • Adenomyosis
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    Education

    Education:

    • MD 
    • FRCOG
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.94
    Gynaecological Oncology
    6/16
    Endometriosis
    3/16
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    2/16
    Adenomyosis
    1/16
    Colposcopy
    1/16
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    Very knowledgeable specialist and thoroughly explain diagnosis and procedures required in layman’s terms. He also is friendly and empathetic
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    He is incredible, quite literally the best doctor I've ever had the pleasure of looking after me.
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    I have been fortunate to have Mr Farthing as my ongoing consultant in relation to my cancer management. Would recommend him over and over again.
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    A true professional
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    Could not have been happier. He’s an amazing surgeon.
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    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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    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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    Felt absolutely confident and safe under such incredibly competent physician.
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    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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    Mr Farthing was clear, honest, kind, supportive and fully informative
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