Mr Ruwan Fernando

Mr Ruwan Fernando

MBBS MS (O&G) FRCOG MD

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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2 specialists

24 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“My experience with Mr Fernando was better than I could have hoped for. He was so supportive throughout my pregnancy, always available at any time for any questions, always responsive. He was attentive and did everything to ensure a healthy baby and delivery. I’m so thankful. “
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Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics
  • Uro-Gynaecology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4644293
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    988 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1240 reviews

    About

    Mr Ruwan Fernando is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and a Urogynaecology Subspecialist at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.

    Mr Fernando 's specialist career spans more than 20 years. Graduating in 1990 from University of Colombo Sri Lanka with honours, he completed 3 years postgraduate training in Colombo Sri Lanka and obtained Master of Surgery (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) from University of Colombo Sri Lanka. He received his UK specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Southend Hospital, Essex; University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent; Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds and Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey. Mr Fernando completed two years subspecialty training in investigation and treatment of complex bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction and is accredited as a Specialist in Urogynaecology.

    Mr Fernando has done extensive research on prevention and treatment of pelvic floor damage during childbirth and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from Keele University, Staffordshire for his research. He has published more than 75 peer review papers in reputed medical journals. He has  won several prizes for his research including the prestigious Harold Malkin Prize for the best original research by the RCOG in 2006.

    Mr Ruwan Fernando continues to broaden his already extensive experience outside of clinics and hospitals, conducting national and international workshops to teach doctors and midwives how to identify and repair perineal tears after childbirth. He is also a guest speaker at many national and international conferences where he lectures on Pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth, Management of Urinary Incontinence and Management of Pelvic organ Prolapse.

    In 2015 Mr Fernando was selected as a member of the RCOG Guidelines Committee where all the national guidelines related to both obstetrics & gynaecology are reviewed and updated. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the International Continence Society and International Consultation on Incontinence.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Female urinary incontinence
    • Bladder dysfunction
    • Recurrent cystitis
    • Utero vaginal prolapse (Primary & recurrent prolapse)
    • Pelvic floor surgery
    • Perineal trauma following childbirth
    • Bladder and bowel problems during pregnancy
    • Urodynamics
    • Endoanal ultrasound and ano-rectal manometry
    • General Obstetrics & Caesarean section
    • Urogynaecology
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Recurrent cystitis
    • Vaginal Reconstructive surgery
    • Bladder and bowel dysfunction during pregnancy
    • Perineal and pelvic floor injury during childbirth
    • General Obstetrics & Caesarean section
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    Medical procedures

    • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    • Pelvic Floor Surgery
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
    • Birth Trauma Counselling
    • Botox Injections
    • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Endometrial Biopsy
    • Fibroid Surgery
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
    • Myomectomy
    • Pelvic Floor Re-Education
    • Pessary (for Prolapse and Incontinence)
    • Private Maternity
    • Pubovaginal Slings
    • Smear Test
    • Urethral Injections
    • Urge Bladder Suppression Drills
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Pregnancy
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Cystocele
    • Enterocele
    • Fibroids
    • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Irregular Periods
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Postmenopausal Bleeding
    • Rectocele
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Retention
    • Uro-Gynaecology
    • Vaginal Prolapse
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    Education

    Subspecialist Accreditation in Urogynaecology- Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London.

    FRCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London

    MD (Research) - Keele University

    MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricnas & Gynaecologists, London

    MS University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    MBBS University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Member - Guidelines Committee Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London 2015

    Member - Ethics Committee International Continence Society 2015

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    4/20
    Pregnancy
    4/20
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    3/20
    Faecal Incontinence
    1/20
    Pelvic Floor Surgery
    1/20
    Vaginal Reconstruction
    1/20
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pregnancy Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    My experience with Mr Fernando was better than I could have hoped for. He was so supportive throughout my pregnancy, always available at any time for any questions, always responsive. He was attentive and did everything to ensure a healthy baby and delivery. I’m so thankful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Faecal Incontinence Pelvic Floor Surgery Vaginal Reconstruction
    Mr Fernando is absolutely brilliant in all respects - he is an excellent doctor and surgeon, but also extremely kind and empathetic of difficult situations. He looked after me extremely well during a particularly complex situation, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Pregnancy
    I was under Mr Fernando's care for several years whilst trying for my first baby. Mr Fernando was very supportive throughout the pregnancies, offering frequent growth scans, easy access and quick response whenever needed. He performed my ERPC and I recovered well afterwards. I continued under his care and had a successful pregnancy ending with an elective C-section delivery at the Portland a few months ago. The delivery went quickly and smoothly and I was very satisfied with the anaesthetist selected by Mr Fernando. The C-section wound healed well and left me with a neat, single-line scar. Initially, I had a small (1cm) fold of loose skin over the scar but it flattened out within a few months an is now completely gone. I was mobilised promptly and could carry my baby and even walk up a few flights of stairs a few days post partum.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery) Pregnancy
    I had the best birth experience. Dr Fernando took such good care and my c-section went smoothly. I had such a quick recovery after the c-section and my tummy is completely back to the usual after only 2-3 months after surgery. I cannot thank Dr Fernando enough for the amazing care and quick recovery. I have been lucky to be in such good hands. My partner and myself were very happy from day one, from the check up, birth and aftercare.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section)
    I could not have received better care from mr Ruwan Fernando, my birthing experience was the best I could of ever asked for and I can not thank him more for that. Thank you again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    C-Section (Caesarean Section) Pregnancy
    I cannot recommend Mr Fernando more highly. He delivered both my children through caesarean section. He is kind, compassionate, patient and took the time to address my concerns, no matter how big or small they may have seemed. Mr Fernando always made time for me in the months before and after each pregnancy I'm very grateful to have found Mr Fernando and cannot thank him enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    My experience was overall excellent and will always recommend him people.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Fernando has delivered my two children at the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s in 2016 and 2018, via c section. Mr Fernando is friendly and approachable and listened to my concerns. My recovery was good on both occasions. I have no issue recommending him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    "You will be hard pressed to find another gynaecologist who will offer you that level of care. I felt extremely looked after and in good hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a gynaecologist. Simply the best! "
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    "Fantastic gynaecologist. Very friendly, respectful, knowledgeable. Makes you feel comfortable enough to ask any question. And is so reassuring about worries. Couldn't reccomend him more highly."
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Ophthalmology

    11-10-2020

    Mr Fernando is a kind and knowledgable gynaecologist and I highly recommend him!

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Late or Missed Period, Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain), Bacterial Vaginosis, Endometriosis
    For procedures: Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery), Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    20-04-2018

    Mr Ruwan Fernando is a very consientious and experienced Gynaecologist & Urogynaeocoly specialist. I would always recommend my urogynaecology patients to him.

    For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    For conditions: Fibroids
    For procedures: Hysterectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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