Mr Richard Penketh

Mr Richard Penketh

Consultant Gynaecologist
BSc, MB BS, MD, MRCOG

Specialises in

  • Endometriosis surgery
  • Laparoscopy investigation and treatment
  • Endometrial ablation surgery
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Clinic times:
Tuesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm

An initial consultation with Mr Richard Penketh is from £160.

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Professional profile

I started as a consultant in 1996 after a very broad training in Gynaecology and infertility. I had a long apprenticeship in minimal access (keyhole) surgery covering all aspects. I am particularly interested in endometriosis surgery and excise of the disease. Often this surgery is very difficult and requires care and extreme patience if a good result is to be obtained with a low complication rate. I regularly attend international meetings and benchmark the Cardiff teams activity against the world leaders techniques.

Cardiff is currently recognized as a British Society for Gynecological Endoscopy Endometriosis Centre and we have a UK wide appointed senior trainee.

I offer hysterectomy by the vaginal route in the majority of cases (no scars) and am currently recognized by the AAGL as a tutor for this approach to hysterectomy.

I endeavor to treat fibroids conservatively removing them either with the hysteroscope or laparoscope.

Together with my colleague professor Amso I offer a service for laparoscopic reversal of sterilization following the Charles Koh Technique.

I also have an interest in the psychological aspects of Gynaecology including difficulties with intercourse. My main interest in pre-menstrual syndrome covers all aspects of management particularly in severe cases. I have helped to develop an online symptom tracking tool: www.timeformedcine.com

I try to offer a range of treatment options and involve the patient in her management plan, after she has gained an understanding of the benefits and disadvantages or risks of each potential treatment. I try to be objective and honest.

General Medical Council Number: C2652124

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Endometriosis
Hysteroscopy
Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders
Prolapse

Pelvic pain and endometriosis disease, recto-vaginal disease, adhesions, laparoscopic cervical circlage, premenstrual syndrome, operative hysteroscopy, advanced laparoscopic surgery, operative hysteroscopy (including under local anaesthetic), ESSure sterilisation

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Gynaecologist, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.

Personal profile

Interests outside medicine include DIY, plumbing and woodwork, I am often found underneath a car. 
I am a keen sailor and am a member of Cardiff Bay Yacht Club. I own a dingy and a share in a 30 footer Gatsby which races successfully in the CBYC series.

I obtained my private pilot's license.

I have three sons and a daughter: one son has followed me into medicine, one is an engineer, and one is reading physics. My daughter is a keen sailor and is in primary school.

Contact information

Telephone 0292 073 6011
Private secretary Rachel Howells
Private secretary email secretary@penketh.org.uk
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