Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine at Spire include:

Gynaecology at Spire Bushey Hospital

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Professional profile

Mr Irvine qualified in 1981 from Charing Cross Hospital, passed the MRCOG in 1986 and was awarded an MD (Lond) in 1993. He spent most of his training in London, at the Royal Free Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

He was appointed Consultant at Watford General Hospital in 1995 and has consulted at Spire Bushey Hospital since then. His main areas of clinical work at Spire are menstrual disorders, benign gynaecology and ectopic pregnancy. He has published papers on ectopic pregnancy in medical literature. When possible he manages ectopic pregnancy surgery laparoscopically.

A special interest is management of women who have had one previous caesarean section, and he sees women before a subsequent pregnancy to discuss current options and to discuss any concerns about a subsequent pregnancy. Although not always possible, Mr Irvine believes in evidence-based medicine, although care should be tailored to the individual woman and her wishes respected.

Mr Irvine also has a special interest in women who have had a previous baby born by caesarean section. It is sometimes the case that women are unsure as to the reasons for caesarean section and also about the timing of a subsequent pregnancy. Also, there may be concerns about decisions on delivery. He is happy to see women in his clinic at Spire Bushey Hospital to discuss these issues with those who are contemplating a further pregnancy.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Member of Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
Chief Executive of the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation (reg charity no. 112286)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - appointed 1994. External examiner to the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Personal Profile

He is a keen gardener and also enjoys walking both in London and in the country. He also mountain-bikes off road regularly when time permits. His main sporting interest is Formula One motor racing.

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Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555

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