Mark Ford is a Consultant Gynaecologist at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, Guildford. Having graduated from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1985, Mr Ford has over 25 years of post-graduate experience in gynaecology and obstetrics.
In his Consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Mark is lead clinician for colposcopy, and since 1992 has been fully accredited with the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Over the last 23 years Mark has been fortunate to work with some of the country’s leading authorities on Colposcopy as such has extensive experience in this field.
In 1991, Mr Ford helped set up one of the first outpatient hysteroscopy clinics in the UK at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, where he also developed his skills in minimal access surgery. Whipps Cross Hospital was the first hospital in the UK to carry out a hysterectomy using minimal access surgery in 1992.
As a Senior Registrar at Bristol Royal Infirmary Mark worked in a joint gynaecology and oncology unit, consolidating his belief in the benefits of a complete gynaecological oncology service offering the patient continuity of care throughout their treatment.
Mark then took up a Consultant post at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup in 1998. The department was appointed one of only nine centres in the UK for the Cancer Collaborative, in an initiative to improve the care of women with ovarian cancer. He also introduced a laboratory based referral system for cervical smears, which reduced patient waiting time by 40%.
He is currently pioneering new treatments in female sterilisation, now possible as an outpatient treatment. Mark treats the full range of general gynaecological problems including incontinence surgery, surgery for heavy/painful periods and prolapse surgery.