Senior Consultant Gynaecologist, University Hospital of North Durham.
Mr Irons is the senior consultant gynaecologist for the treatment of menorrhagia, endometriosis and prolapse and incontinence.
Novasure endometrial ablation for heavy periods (menorrhagia).
Mr Irons introduced Novasure ablation to Spire Washington Hospital three years ago. Novasure is a day case treatment which can be undertaken without a general anaesthetic. Patients experience minimal pain. Following the treatment 50% of women never have another period, the remaining 50% have very, very light periods.
Mr Irons has treated over 250 women with excellent results and no complications to date.
Helica laser treatment for endometriosis
Mr Irons introduced Helica to the Spire Washington Hospital five years ago. Helica is a very fine beam of helium which vaporises endometriosis. It is a very safe technique as the depth of treatment can be controlled. Mr Irons has treated over 200 women with a consistent 80% reduction in pelvic pain, pain on intercourse and painful periods. Helica is performed in conjunction with a laparoscopy and requires a general anaesthetic. Over 90% of cases would be undertaken as a day case.
Sacrospinous fixation for treatment of prolapse
Sacrospinous fixation is a technique of particular value for prolapse in younger women or large / recurrent prolapse. Mr Irons has undertaken over 100 cases with no complications to date.
Transobturator tape for incontinence
This is a day case procedure for female incontinence. It works immediately and women can return to a normal pattern of work / exercise within a week. Mr Irons has undertaken over 50 cases with no significant complications and to date 95% success rate.
Mr Irons takes great pride in his clinical and operating practice, and focuses on listening to each patient as an individual and meticulous attention to detail when operating.