Dr Paul Dewart

Dr Paul Dewart

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Dewart at Spire include:

Gynaecology at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Wednesday 5pm-8pm, alternate weeks 1.30pm-8pm. Spire Shawfair: Thursday 6.30pm-8pm.

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.

Clinical Interests

Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Laparoscopic surgery

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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363

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