Personal profile

Mr Mark Whittaker is a Consultant Gynaecologist with more than 10 years’ experience as a consultant in the NHS and private practice. His main areas of interest include the management of menstrual disorders, endometriosis, pelvic pain, painful sex and the treatment of prolapse.

He has considerable experience in treating women with heavy and painful periods using both medical and surgical treatments, including Mirena and endometrial ablation procedures. He is competent to perform laparoscopic hysterectomy and has been involved nationally studying different types of hysterectomy.

His other major interest is the management of endometriosis and is able to treat this condition using laparoscopic techniques. He has been on the working group focused on developing national Endometriosis Centres for the surgical treatment of advanced endometriosis.

He is very experienced in dealing with most benign gynaecological conditions and regularly performs surgery for prolapse.

Since qualifying as a Consultant Gynaecologist he has been very involved in teaching and training doctors in how to perform 'keyhole' surgery in gynaecology. Wherever possible he uses these less invasive approaches in treating his patients.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • General gynaecology
  • Menstrual disorders and abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic surgery incl. hysterectomy and endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Hysteroscopic surgery incl. endometrial ablation and resection of fibroids
  • The menopause

Sub Speciality / Special Interest

  • Menstrual disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
  • Fibroids

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