Consultant Profile

Miss Shahnaz  Akbar

Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Adolescent gynaecology
    • Assisted conception
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Miscarriage
    • Post menopausal problems
    • Reproductive health
    • Subfertility
Special clinical interests:

Male and female infertility/subfertility, PCOS, fibroids/myomectomy, diabetes and pregnancy, endometriosis, assisted conception

Research interests:

PCOS, high FSH subfertility, Implantation failure. male infertility

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine / Assisted Conception.

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

Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Member of British Fertility Society
Member of British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
Member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Member of British Medical Association
Person Responsible to Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Lucy Dynes
Private secretary telephone number:
07881 276 813
Private secretary fax:
0208 688 45 65
Private secretary email address:
Alternate Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Akbar is a Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine / Assisted Conception.

Miss Akbar takes great pride in providing a focused and holistic care to her patients in a comfortable and professional environment. She aims to provide patient tailored treatments and care according to their needs and always involves patients in the decision making process whilst at the same time respecting their dignity.

Miss Akbar trained in London, in a number of London teaching hospitals, including Guys and St Thomas, St Georges, King’s College, Barts and the London Hospital. During her training she also attended the London South Bank University as a part-time student and completed a MSc in ultrasound scanning.

Miss Akbar started as a consultant in assisted conception / obstetrics and gynaecology at King’s College Hospital London and subsequently moved to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where she is now based.

Miss Akbar is very involved in teaching and training. She is a Royal College tutor and preceptor for the subfertility and reproductive endocrinology, advanced training module at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Services provided;

• Full range of fertility services including diagnostic workup eg, ovulation induction, and various other fertility treatments before IUI / IVF / ICSI. 
• Donor insemination, Interest and experience in provision of fertility services to same sex couples
• couples- IUI, IVF, ICSI.
Comprehensive treatment for male factor subfertility.
Comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for PCOS and endometriosis.
Fibroid surgery (myomectomy), with special techniques for blood less surgery.
Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery for Infertility.
Ultrasound scanning, performing both gynaecology and pregnancy scans.
• Surgical and medical treatment for heavy periods and pelvic pain.
• Preconceptional advice and assistance for women with recurrent early pregnancy loss.
• Antenatal care up to 36 weeks / pregnancy with diabetes.
• Management of sexual problems and adolescent gynaecological problems.

Personal profile:

Miss Akbar is married to an architect and they have 16 years old twins. She is fluent in seven languages and believes this benefits her patients by offering holistic care to those from different ethnic backgrounds.

She enjoys yoga, walking, classical music, travelling, reading, interior designing / decorating and enjoys spending time with family.

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Miss Shahnaz  Akbar

Miss Shahnaz  Akbar Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

"Miss Akbar had a superb bedside manner.  She has always been extremely reassuring and informative.  I would not hesitate to recommend her."

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