Mr Arun Arunkalaivanan MD FRCOG is a consultant gynaecologist and the lead for Urogynaecology and Urodynamics at Birmingham City Hospital since 2002. He is a member of the International Continence Society and the International Urogynecological Association as well as the British Society of Urogynaecologists. Mr Arun is an independent advisor for the National Prescription Agency (NPA).
Mr Arun qualified in 1988 from the University of Madras, India and completed MD from the University of Bombay in 1994. He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists(RCOG), London in 1996 and was awarded fellowship in 2009. He was trained in the Northwest region (Manchester) and further specialised in Urogynaecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Torbay Hospital, Torquay in 2001.
He has a broad base of experience in minimally invasive pelvic surgery and advanced technologies for the treatment of prolapse, incontinence, and pelvic pain. He leads the integrated Continence team for the trust and was awarded as runner-up for continence team of the year -2007 (Hospital Doctor).
His many research interests include new procedures for stress urinary incontinence (Transobturator tape, Single-incision sub-urethral sling), overactive bladder (Botulinum Toxin-A) & Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery with new technologies (eg. Apogee™, Perigee™ and Elevate-Anterior & Posterior™) and clinical application of urodynamic testing.
He has a wide range of presentations & publications and delivered many guest lectures all over the world.