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Mr Azar Khunda has a strong clinical background and training in Urogynaecology. He obtained my CCT (certificate of completion of training) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in April 2010 and since then has completed the requirement for the sub=specialty training programme in Urogynaecology at the University College London Hospital. 

This post has provided him with the experience of advanced laparoscopic surgery and its application in Urogyanecology. Azar was successful in obtaining a locum consultant Urogynaecologist post at St Georges in January 2013. During this post, he has successfully and safely introduced laparoscopic Urogynaecology at St George's. 

Furthermore, prior to the subspecialty training programme, Azar has completed the requirement for the Urogynaecology ATSM, Benign vaginal surgery ATSM and advanced labour ward practice. He has also completed a one-year Fellowship in Urogynaecology at St George’s Hospital during which time he has consolidated his diagnostic and surgical skills at tertiary level.

Azar's short-term fellowship in Australia in 2011 with Professor Hans Peter Dietz has complemented his general training in Urogyanecology and introduced him to the application of imaging in Urogyanecology. He has acquired the experience to perform 3/4D ultrasound for the pelvic floor. Furthermore, Azar has completed a research project, which was published at the American journal for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Azar has been in a substantive consultant post as a sub-specialist Urogynaecologist and Obstetrician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals since August 2014.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Urogynaecologist - Governance committee member
  • International Urogynaecology Association
  • Member of the Iraqi liaison group/RCOG
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council - Full registration

Clinical Interests

Urogynaecology:
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, urinary urgency incontinence (overactive bladder)
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Recurrent cystitis
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, uterine / vault prolapse, primary and recurrent)
  • Uterine preservation for prolpase
  • Laparoscopic Sacrohysteropexy and Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
General gynaecology:
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Treatment of labial/Bartholin's cysts
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy (removal of ovarian cysts)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Period problems - heavy, irregular or painful periods
  • Ovarian and other cysts
  • Early pregnancy problems

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