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Alan-Farthing

Mr Alan Farthing

MD, FRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist

Specialty
  • Gynaecology
Sub-Specialties
  • Gynaecology, Gynaecological cancers
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Mr Farthing qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1986 and worked at Guys, 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 Marys Hospital in 1997 and set up the laparoscopic surgical service in the gynaecological department. As one of the pioneers in using laparoscopic surgery to treat cancer patients he moved to Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes hospital in 2003 with the establishment of the gynaecological cancer centre.

    As the treatment of endometriosis has developed is has become clear that complex surgery is sometimes useful. This is often performed laparoscopically and he does much of the difficult surgery within the recognised expert centre at Imperial.

    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.

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    Gynaecological surgery, Gynaecological cancer, Laparoscopic surgery, Endometriosis 

Practice locations

NHS base

St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust

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