Mr Malcolm Padwick

Consultant Gynaecologist


Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynaecological Cancer Surgery

Personal profile

Mr Padwick is a specialist gynaecological surgeon performing advanced and radical open and laparoscopic surgery for all the major gynaecological complaints.

Studied and qualified at King's College Hospital Medical School, London in 1980. Completed Houseman and SHO posts at King's College Hospital 1983. Spent 3 years as a Research Fellow between King's College Hospital, Chelsea Hospital for Women and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund at Lincoln's Inn Field London. During this time research generated 12 papers covering hormonal therapies and endometrial response, new cytopathology techniques using monoclonal antibodies and a thesis on Endometrial protection for postmenopausal women administered oestrogen. Registrar and Senior Registrar posts were undertaken on rotation between Plymouth General, The Hammersmith and Southmead Bristol hospitals. Appointed consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Watford General in 1995. He was Divisional Director of women and children services 2000 - 2008.

Mr Padwick has always been interested and involved with advanced and radical gynaecological surgery. These interests led to him becoming the lead for colposcopy and gynaecological cancer surgery and now the designated gynaecological oncology surgeon for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Team for gynaecological cancer at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. He performs in excess of 120 major cancer operations per year.

He was one of the earliest surgeons to introduce and develop minimal access ( keyhole ) surgery, performing the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in the South West Region of England in 1993. Since that time he performed more than 500 further cases. He performs endometrial resection for heavy periods and was one of the contributors to the original RCOG MISLETOE study in 1991. He introduced laparoscopic CO2 LASER surgery to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 1998, and has successfully treated more than 750 women suffering from endometriosis since that time. He has developed laparoscopic surgery techniques for the management of prolapse and reconstruction of the perineum after damage due to childbirth and has published papers on the surgical techniques for laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for prolapse and ovarian cystectomy in the mid-trimester of pregnancy. 

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