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Who is best hysterectomy specialist in London?

(25 Posts)
doggus Tue 08-Sep-09 22:38:38

I have to have a hysterectomy in a few months time after a last attempt at IVF. I had borderline ovarian cancer 8 years ago, and have been monitored ever since. We have one son and wanted more children but have had no joy in conceiving 'naturally'. As I am now 41, I feel I am pushing my luck with dodgy ovaries so am having last ditch IVF which has been sanctioned by my cancer specialist as long as I have my ovaries and womb removed straight after.

I can go anywhere in London or the south - does anyone have a hysterectomy guru to recommend?

Meglet Tue 08-Sep-09 22:42:09

I don't know about London. But I had one 7 weeks ago in North Hampshire (just womb and cervix whipped out, ovaries are still in) and recovery hasn't been too bad.

purplepeony Wed 09-Sep-09 08:35:09

I continue to sing the praises of Michael Dooley- lovely and expert- gynae to the Royals- did Camilla's hyster. Also a fertility director of clinic in Dorset, but works in London at 3 venues- see website.

Private- but not mega bucks for consultations. You'd need insurance for the op though.

doggus Thu 10-Sep-09 21:31:50

Thank you meglet. Purplepeony - thank you so much too, I knew he was an IVF man but did not realise he did hysters. He is based in Dorchester just down the road from me - you complete star, I think I have found my man.

purplepeony Fri 11-Sep-09 17:49:23

doggus- he is a darling- genuine, nice, expert.
The ebst dr I have ever had...

doggus Sat 12-Sep-09 20:49:16

I have already had an email from him and am going to see him in Poundbury, I can tell from his email he is going to be nice! Thank you SO much.

purplepeony Sat 12-Sep-09 22:04:08

If you can be bothered, leave me a message here and let me know....not sure how you will find me or me you...??

good luck!

I have recommended him to a few people and they all think he's great.

doggus Sun 13-Sep-09 17:43:26

will do!

poshtottie Sun 13-Sep-09 18:07:40

Yes, Mr.Dooley is lovely. I only agreed to a CS as he said he would do it.

His office is down the road from me.

Good luck.

doggus Sun 13-Sep-09 19:02:56

Poshtottie - are you a Dorset dweller? I live in Poole and he practices in Poundbury I think.

purplepeony Sun 13-Sep-09 20:20:43

doggus when is your appt? Just so I know when to look out for your post?

Yes, he is Poundbury but I see him in London, as he does 3 venues there.

poshtottie Sun 13-Sep-09 21:02:17

Thats where I live. I used to live in Branksome Park.

Let us know how you get on.

hifi Mon 14-Sep-09 17:30:25

look at these from tatler top docs

doggus Tue 22-Sep-09 13:51:42

Poshtottie - I live in Branksome Park too, what a coincidence. I have an ovarian cyst I am worried about now too to add to the mix so hope he can help.

Thank you hifi very interesting reading.

purplepeony Tue 22-Sep-09 17:39:58

when's your appt with the man?

doggus Wed 23-Sep-09 21:13:27

Hi pp - I haven't yet made one - I am having an investigation into an ovarian cyst at the moment and when that's over I will go and see him. Does he do general gynae stuff like cysts and endo too, do you know?

purplepeony Wed 23-Sep-09 21:15:18

He does everything- I have "been under him" smile for 18 months for an ovarian cyst plus general stuff.

50ftQueenie Wed 23-Sep-09 21:21:16

purplepeony - Just wanted to let you know that I haven't contacted Dr Dooley yet as I still haven't had my CT scan results back. I haven't forgotten to let you know how it goes.......

Sorry to barge in there....

doggus Tue 27-Oct-09 23:10:18

purplepeony - I just wanted to say a huge thank you for recommending Mr Dooley. I went to see him today and I feel so much better already - he was so quick to suggest a plan of action, do tests and so on. It was really refreshing to meet a doctor with a holistic approach coupled with patience and lack of arrogance. Thank you. I tried to pm you but mumsnet won't let me!

purplepeony Wed 28-Oct-09 08:49:34

Hi doggus- I was just wondering about you as I need to see him soon.

Isn't he great?

I am so glad you got on well. Hope it all goes well- did he suggest different things to the others?

I think he owes me a free appt- I have recommended at least 3 people to him!

Hope it all works out for you. What's the plan?

doggus Thu 29-Oct-09 22:39:04

Hi purple - yes, he is great, I liked him a lot. I had a suspicious scan come through to my horror, so he is going to analyse the results for me. Then he will do my hysterectomy BUT in conjunction with an excellent cancer surgeon who will be assisting and then analysing the results. So if I have had a receurrence they will find it. I am still humming and hawing over whether to have a last gasp IVF. Part of me really wants to but another part of me thinks I am pushing my luck and if the worst comes to the worst we can use donor eggs. AAAGH. It's such a HARD decision.

purplepeony Fri 30-Oct-09 08:51:10

doggus- I'd let mr D take the lead- he is the best and should be able to guide you.

Maybe your scan won't be as suspicious as you 1st thought and the hyst. can be avoided? Maybe you can do IVF meantime? let him say what he feels are the pros and cons.

I have seen for almost 2 years now and am always so impressed with his approach whoch is to tell you the facts then let you decide. I started HRT with him, after trying every lifestyle/healthy eating plan going,and I know he is not an HRT evangelist any more, but he quite frankly said that up to 5 years is safe, they THINK, and that I have more chance of being killed in my car which is quite true. He says he can only give people the facts then they have to make their own choices.

Let me know how it all goes!!! Good luck!

doggus Fri 30-Oct-09 13:26:47

Thanks purplepeony. A hyst. can't be avoided unfortunately, but I feel so dreadful I am welcoming it! He is going to guide me through the HRT minefield too, so glad you pointed him out to me. I'll let you know what happens next!

purplepeony Fri 30-Oct-09 18:51:46

Let me know how it all goes!

I would CAT you but I am not registered- and when i was it often didn't work!

doggus Fri 30-Oct-09 22:29:45

Will do and it never worked for me either!!

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