Ms Alka Bhide MBBS, Bsc (hons), MRCOG, MD, is a consultant gynaecologist with subspecialist training in urogynaecology.
She qualified from the Royal Free and University College London School of medicine in 2004 and subsequently completed further subspecialist training in urogynaecology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She was appointed as consultant gynaecologist at the Trust in 2022.
Ms Bhide holds a Medical Doctorate (MD) from Imperial College, where she undertook novel research in the role of urinary biomarkers in the assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms. She has a number of publications in the field and has spoken nationally and internationally.
She is experienced in the medical and surgical management of urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse and bladder pain.
Research & publications
Bhide AA, Digesu GA, Swift S. Overactive bladder medication - do we need to revisit trospium chloride for our elderly patients? Int Urogynecol J. 2023 May;34(5):961-962. doi: 10.1007/s00192-023-05559-5. Epub 2023 Apr 26. PMID: 37099160.
Digesu GA, Bhide AA, Swift S. Mid-urethral sling and the mystery of pain. Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Apr;33(4):749-750. doi: 10.1007/s00192-022-05192-8. Epub 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35403879.
Digesu GA, Tailor V, Bhide AA, Khullar V. The role of bladder instillation in the treatment of bladder pain syndrome: Is intravesical treatment an effective option for patients with bladder pain as well as LUTS? Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Jul;31(7):1387-1392. doi: 10.1007/s00192-020-04303-7. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32358624; PMCID: PMC7306012.
Bhide A, Tailor V, Khullar V. Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and recurrent urinary tract infection and the potential role of the urinary microbiome. Post Reprod Health. 2020 Jun;26(2):87-90. doi: 10.1177/2053369120936426. PMID: 32627695; PMCID: PMC7521016.
Bhide AA, Tailor V, Fernando R, Khullar V, Digesu GA. Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for overactive bladder-techniques and efficacy. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 May;31(5):865-870. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04186-3. Epub 2019 Dec 18. PMID: 31853597; PMCID: PMC7210232.
Bhide AA, Khullar V, Swift S, Digesu GA. The use of laser in urogynaecology. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 May;30(5):683-692. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3844-7. Epub 2018 Dec 18. PMID: 30564874; PMCID: PMC6491394.