Mr Alan Farthing

Mr Alan Farthing

MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

33 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.86

Top feedback

“Mr Farthing was clear, honest, kind, supportive and fully informative“
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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
    204 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.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Laparoscopic surgery 
    • Colposcopy
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    Special interests

    • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery
    • Fertility-Sparing Surgery
    • Endometriosis
    • Gynaecological Oncology
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    Education

    Education:

    • MD 
    • FRCOG
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    3/7
    Adenomyosis
    1/7
    Endometriosis
    1/7
    Gynaecological Oncology
    1/7
    Gynaecology
    1/7
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    (5/5)
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    (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:
    Adenomyosis Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Gynaecology
    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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    Awesome! I felt very lucky to be in such good hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    Mr Farthing was very kind and very helpful. he explained everything fully, took time to ensure I understood everything, treated me with great courtesy and gentleness. he was exceptional. I never worried and he made me feel I was in very good hands. I have had very quick and pain free recovery and thank Mr Farthing for that.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent
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