Mr Angamuthu Shenbagavalli Arunkalaivanan

Consultant Uro-gynaecologist

MBBS MD FRCOG DNB

Year qualified:1988

Specialty

Personal profile

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.

Professional Membership



  • International Continence Society -ICS

  • International Urogynecological Association -IUGA

  • British Society of Urogynaecologists

  • Consulting member of the European Society for study of interstitial cystitis (ESSIC)

  • Birmingham Medico-legal society

  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests



  • Urogynaecology - Full range of Urodynamics including Videourodynamics, Management of urinary incontinence (TVT, TOT Mini-slings, Botox™ injections to the bladder)  Pelvic reconstructive surgery for advanced/recurrent uterovaginal prolapse (such as sacrospinous fixation and sacrocolpopexy) Management of interstitial cystitis

  • Minimally invasive Laparoscopic pelvic surgery - He is an accomplished laparoscopic surgeon who carries out laparoscopic procedures such as treatment of endometriosis, adhesiolysis, laparoscopic salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tube) and oophorectomy (removal of ovary)

  • His research interests include surgical outcomes in Urogynaecology, Bladder Pain Syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis and clinical application of Urodynamic testing

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