Consultant Profile

Dr Paul Dewart

Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Endometriosis
    • Hysteroscopy
    • laparoscopic surgery
    • Menorrhagia
    • Prolapse
Special clinical interests:

Endometriosis and pelvic pain including pharmacological and laparoscopic treatment, ablation and resection of endometriosis.

Menorrhagia and abnormal uterine bleeding including diagnostic hysteroscopy, Thermachoice and Novasure endometrial ablation.

Resection of intrauterine fibroid polyps.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

Treatment of prolapse, including vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair.

Research interests:
Endometriosis and pelvic pain
Menorrhageia and abnormal uterine bleeding
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St John's Hospital, Livingston

Clinical Lead for Gynaecology, NHS Lothian

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

Association for the Study of Medical Education
British Menopause Society
Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

World Endometriosis Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Mrs Ona Lally
Personal email address:
Murrayfield: every Wednesday evening 5pm - 8pm; Alternate Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.30pm; Shawfair Park: Every Thursday 6.30pm - 8pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am clinical lead for gynaecology in Lothian and take a lead role in ensuring standards of care and development of the service. I co-chair the gynaecology quality improvement programme for NHS Lothian. I aim to provide the highest standard of evidence-based care for all my patients. I give my patients my personal mobile phone number so that they can contact me directly.

I have developed a special interest in the treatment of heavy painful periods and pelvic pain. I offer laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis (ablation and resection) and I run a pelvic pain clinic, which has been established for more than 12 years in Lothian. I am involved in endometriosis research and audit and regularly attend the World Congress on Endometriosis, being a member of the World Endometriosis Society.

I specialise in the investigation and treatment of heavy and irregular periods. To investigate abnormal bleeding (including post-menopausal bleeding) I perform diagnostic hysteroscopy to visualise the inside of the womb. I offer a number of different treatments for heavy and irregular periods, including the use of the Mirena System, Novasure and Thermachoice endometrial ablation, and for those wishing to retain their fertility I perform hysteroscopic resection of intrauterine fibroids. I now offer laparoscopic hysterectomy as an alternative to abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy which reduces hospital stay, recovery time and scarring. I also perform laparoscopic removal of ovaries for women at increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer. For those women who develop prolapse I offer treatments with physiotherapy, pessaries or vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair.

I am Hon Treasurer of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) in London. I contribute nationally to the development of sexual and reproductive health services and the continuing education and development of those wishing to practice sexual and reproductive healthcare in the UK. I have recently taken a lead role in the introduction of the e-Diploma, which is used by General Practitioners and trainees to gain the diploma in sexual and reproductive health and to keep up-to-date.  I have also recently helped to develop the curriculum for higher specialty training in this discipline.

Personal profile:
I enjoy spending time with my family. We regularly play golf, tennis and squash. We all enjoy travelling and holidaying in the sunshine. I have entered the BUPA 10k Run for the first time in 2010, never having run anywhere in my life, and am determined to raise cash for Alzheimer's Scotland.

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Dr Paul Dewart

Dr Paul Dewart Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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