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Abena Nyanteh, secretary

Background

Mr Fernando was appointed as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and a subspecialist in urogynaecology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St Mary's Hospital) in 2006. He is also an honorary senior lecturer and an undergraduate personal tutor at Imperial College, London. He is a member of the RCOG guideline committee and was an editorial board member of the RCOG e-learning programme StratOG (2003-2006). He is also a member of the International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) working group on pelvic floor dysfunction and ICS ethics committee. He also conducts national and international workshops to teach the doctors and midwives how to identify and repair perineal tears after childbirth. He is a guest lecturer at many national and international conferences.

Qualifications:
1996 - Master of Surgery (obstetrics & gynaecology)- University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
1997 - MRCOG
2005 - MD (research)- Keele University - "Obstetric anal sphincter trauma and its management"
2013 - FRCOG

Prizes and Awards:
2006 - Harold Malkin Prize for the best original research awarded by the RCOG
2003 - Overseas Fund Award - RCOG
2002 - Young gynaecologist award - Asia Oceanic Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Expertise

Urogynaecology: Investigations and treatment of urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, Recurrent urianry tract infections and bladder pain, Perineal trauma after childbirth, Prolapse and urinary incontinence during pregnancy, Special investigations: Urodynamics, Endoanal ultrasound scan, Anal manometry, Surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (Primary and recurrent): Vaginal hysterctomy, Cystocele and rectocele repair, Sacro-colpopexy, Sacrospinous fixation,, Surgical treatment for urinary incontinence: Insertion of mid-urethral tapes, Colposuspension

Research & publications

Medical and surgical management of bladder dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, combined bladder and bowel dysfunction and pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth.

Recent publications:
RCOG Guidelines on Management of 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/gtg-29.pdf (updated 2015)

Methods of repair for obstetric anal sphincter injury http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD002866.pub2/full (2014)

Karmarkar R, Bhide A, Digesu A, Khullar V, Fernando R, 2015, Mode of delivery after obstetric anal sphincter injury., Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, Vol:194, Pages:7-10
Digesu GA, Swift S, Puccini F, Manonai J, Khullar V, Fernando R, Ortiz OC, Salvatore S, 2015, The FIGO assessment scoring system (FASS): a new holistic classification tool to assess women with pelvic floor dysfunction: validity and reliability., Int Urogynecol J, Vol:26, Pages:859-864

Veit-Rubin N, Cartwright R, Singh AU, Karmarkar R, Fernando R, Digesu A, Khullar V, 2015, Are pain and urgency the same sensations felt at the same location?, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:S126-S127

Gargasole C, Karmarkar R, Digesu A, Fernando R, Pifarotti P, Khullar V, 2015, Asymptomatic patients with pelvic organ prolapse; Is urodynamics necessary before surgery?, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:S166-S167

Vijaya G, Cartwright R, Bhide A, Derpapas A, Fernando R, Khullar V, 2015, Reliability and validity of urinary nerve growth factor measurement in women with lower urinary tract symptoms., Neurourol Urodyn

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