Mr Sundararajah Raajkumar
Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
MBBS, MS, MRCOG, Dip Min Acc Surg
I have over 20 years' experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am currently a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Southend University Hospital NHS Trust and have held this position since April 2009. I was working as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sri Lanka before migrating to the UK. My special interests are Early Pregnancy Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Endometriosis, Minimal Access Surgery (keyhole) and treatment of Prolapse. I also see women with recurrent miscarriages and fertility problems. I can perform pelvic ultrasound scan examinations. I am the Lead Clinician for Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) at Southend University Hospital.
I practice general gynaecology at Spire Wellesley Hospital. I see women with menstrual disorders, endometriosis, vaginal and uterine prolapse, post-menopausal problems, fibroids, ovarian cysts and early pregnancy problems such as recurrent miscarriage. I perform all minor and major gynaecology surgical procedures – hysterectomy, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy procedures, endometrial ablation, trans-cervical resection of fibroids, ovarian cystectomy, treatment of endometriosis, prolapse surgery and other vulval and vaginal surgery such as cyst removal and marsupialisation of Bartholin cyst.
I have done over 500 hysterectomies, over 1,000 hysteroscopies, over 1,000 laparoscopies and over 500 endometrial ablations and many minor surgical procedures such as marsupialisation of Bartholin gland and vulval biopsies.
I am a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Wellesley Hospital and am Chairman of the RCOG - the Sri Lanka Liaison Committee. I am the Lead for the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit Gynaecology Risk Management and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Governance.
I see women with early pregnancy problems and women with recurrent miscarriage. I have an interest in Electronic Fetal Heart monitoring (CTG) and management of labour. I was awarded a 'Young Gynaecologist Award' for the year 2000 by Asia Oceanic Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.
I am available for appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Thursday afternoons.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sundararajah Raajkumar at Spire include:
MBBS / University of Madras, India / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
A degree given to physicians following basic medical training.
MS / University of Colombo, Sri Lanka / 1999
Master of Science
A post graduate degree following advanced training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 2002
Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Post graduate Diploma following advanced training in obstetrics and gynaecology
Post graduate Diploma with Merit in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy / University of Surrey / 2014
Post graduate Diploma
A Diploma given following training in minimal access surgery (keyhole)
Lead for Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit; Gynaecology Risk management; Clinical Governance
Member of the Gynaecology Medical Advisory committee
Chairman of the RCOG, Sri Lanka Liaison Committee
My research interests are early pregnancy, hypertension in pregnancy and minimal access surgery.
Minor Disorders in Pregnancy. Chapter in the text book Essentials of Obstetrics (2nd Edition)
Long term patient satisfaction with prolapse surgery in general gynaecology. Int. Urogynae. Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 2008: 19 (10) 1441-8
Torsion of gravid uterus - a case report. J Obstet Gynae 2007; 27(1); 114-115
I am married to a consultant gynaecologist who works at a different NHS Hospital. I work full-time, have a young family and enjoy spending time with them.
I play badminton and cricket during my free time and also enjoy cycling and travelling.