Dr Sabahat Sabir
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
MRCOG, FCPS, MBBS
I am a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, with 30 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. I am a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and have worked in the West Yorkshire region for over 10 years.
I regularly perform a variety of gynaecological surgeries by open and laparoscopic (keyhole) approach. These include abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies, fibroid surgery (myomectomy), laparoscopic removals of tubes, ovaries and ovarian cysts, sterilisation, and pelvic floor repair operations for uterine and vaginal prolapse.
My special interests include minimally invasive treatments for heavy and irregular menstrual bleeding such as endometrial ablation, polyp removal and fibroid resection by hysteroscopy. In addition to this, I deal with early pregnancy complications such as recurrent miscarriages and cervical incompetence, having completed RCOG accredited advanced training in early pregnancy complications, acute gynaecology.
I have previously worked as a consultant at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust where I continued to provide holistic care to my patients. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I partake in the medical education of postgraduate trainees and undergraduate medical students. I am a clinical/educational supervisor for speciality trainee doctors, GP and foundation year doctors.
Prior to working in NHS England, I worked in the Middle East in a large tertiary referral centre and postgraduate training institute. It was a great experience of dealing with a multicultural population. From dealing with high-risk obstetrics to cases of infertility and complex gynaecology problems – I managed a variety of complicated cases. I lead teaching sessions for the Arab & Saudi Board and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) speciality trainees for which I was awarded a certificate of appreciation under Continuous Medical Education. I was proactive in organising basic obs/gynae courses for primary healthcare doctors and nurses.
Research activities: I contributed to a randomised national clinical trial called “C-Stitch trial” at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical risk assessments such as infective morbidity and pregnancy outcome for mum and baby in relation to suture material used for cervical stitch in cases of cervical incompetence.
Another project I participated in was in a randomised placebo-controlled trial to look at the role of progesterone in spontaneous miscarriage.
I keep myself updated with evidence-based medical practices by reading current literature. My skills and experience have aggregated to help continue my goal to improve healthcare and provide the utmost care to my patients.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sabahat Sabir at Spire include:
MRCOG / England / 2010
Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FCPS / Pakistan / 1995
Fellow of College of Physician and Surgeons Pakistan
MBBS / Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Punjab University, Pakistan / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Risk management lead
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
I am actively involved in charity work. One instance I joined a team and climbed Ben Nevis to fundraise for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I enjoy meeting people from different countries and learning about their cultures. I am taking lessons to learn piano; I like it as a unique musical skill with manual dexterity and mental exercise.
I am fluent in speaking English, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.