Mrs Afshan Khaja
Consultant Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist
PG Cert Medical Education. FRCOG
"The services provided by Spire Parkway Hospital has a pleasant atmosphere and heightened level of professionalism."
I have been a Urogynaecology Consultant in NHS for the last seven years. I am an expert in treating women with prolapse and urinary incontinence.
My special interest is to treat women who have been deemed unfit for surgery due to medical conditions as I can do certain surgeries under local anaesthesia. I also have developed expertise in urinary incontinence surgery using patient's own tissues and without the use of mesh.
I enter all of my surgical data on British Society of Urogynaecology surgical database. In this way I am able to counsel patients about my success rate and complication rate.
I sit on national interview panel for trainee doctors selection annually in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and am also a panel member for part 3 MRCOG examination. I also enjoy to deliver lectures to 3rd year medical students at the Birmingham Medical school, as well as being an examiner for 4th year Medical students.
I have been actively involved in charity work in Pakistan for patients who can't afford medical treatment in the past, and I intend to do more charity work in India and Pakistan in future. I have been invited to deliver talks in community settings in Birmingham by various charities about common gynae/bladder problems in females.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Afshan Khaja at Spire include:
MBBS / Rawalpindi Medical College, Punjab University, Pakistan / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given when you successfully finish medical school.
General Medical Council
Royal College of Obstetrians and Gynaecologists
British Society of Urogynaecology
International Urogynaecology Association
Urogynaecology Lead in University Hospitals Birmingham
Clinical Tutor for Junior Specialty Doctors
Honorary Senior Lecturer for University of Birmingham Medical School
I have published research articles in the International Urogynaecological Journal and have been to surgical camps in Uganda and Kenya to learn surgical treatment of urogenital fistulae.
Is anatomical failure following anterior repair associated with weak native vaginal tissues? A biomechanical and Immuno-histochemical Study
How often do we need to change shelf and Gellhorn pessaries?
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
I have four children, two boys and two girls. We enjoy travelling around the world and exploring different cultures. In my free time, I take delight in reading and gardening with my husband.