Consultant Profile

Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine

Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine MD (Lond) FRCOG
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    Special clinical interests:

    Benign gynaecology, menstrual disorders, ectopic pregnancy - diagnosis and laparoscopic treatment, infertility work up.

    Research interests:

    Ectopic pregnancy, caesarean section rates, maternal choices, risk management. He has published widely in medical literature and lectured on these topics.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - appointed 1994
    External examiner to the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    Member of Royal College of Surgeons
    Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
    Chief Executive of the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation (reg charity no. 112286)

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8901 5555
    Private secretary telephone number:
    07984 319814
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Irvine qualified in 1981 from Charing Cross Hospital, passed the MRCOG in 1986 and was awarded an MD (Lond) in 1993. He spent most of his training in London, at the Royal Free Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

    He was appointed Consultant at Watford General Hospital in 1995 and has consulted at Spire Bushey Hospital since then.

    His main areas of clinical work at Spire are menstrual disorders, benign gynaecology and ectopic pregnancy. He has published papers on ectopic pregnancy in medical literature. When possible he manages ectopic pregnancy surgery laparoscopically.

    A special interest is management of women who have had one previous caesarean section, and he sees women before a subsequent pregnancy to discuss current options and to discuss any concerns about a subsequent pregnancy.

    Although not always possible, Mr Irvine believes in evidence-based medicine, although care should be tailored to the individual woman and her wishes respected.

    Mr Irvine also has a special interest in women who have had a previous baby born by caesarean section. It is sometimes the case that women are unsure as to the reasons for caesarean section and also about the timing of a subsequent pregnancy. Also, there may be concerns about decisions on delivery. He is happy to see women in his clinic at Spire Bushey Hospital to discuss these issues with those who are contemplating a further pregnancy.

    Personal profile:

    He is a keen gardener and also enjoys walking both in London and in the country. He also mountain-bikes off road regularly when time permits. His main sporting interest is Formula One motor racing.

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