Mrs Carolyn Croucher
I fell in love with my specialty from the first time I walked onto a labour ward as a medical student in London in the 1980s and watched the birth of a baby. From then onwards I wanted to be an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. After qualification I trained in South London, Oxford and Bristol regions, finally specialising in the field of reproductive medicine as lecturer to Professor Lord Robert Winston at Hammersmith Hospital.
Since I qualified, healthcare has undergone a huge change in both clinical services and the way in which those services are funded and provided. Throughout this time, I have grown in experience and confidence but the one thing that has not changed is my commitment to care for patients and their families. Being a doctor for 29 years, a local NHS consultant for 18 years, living, working and bringing up a family have given me a unique perspective and aspiration to serve the community within which I live and care for.
I have many areas of interest including pelvic pain, heavy and irregular period problems; menorrhagia; uterine abnormalities (fibroids and polyps); Gynaecological ultrasound/scanning; Colposcopy (examination of cervix and vagina); Fertility investigation and treatment/infertility and assisted conception; Minimal access/invasive surgery; menopause management (hot flushes, altered libido and mood; hysteroscopic surgery; premenstrual tension; miscarriage management and prevention including recurrent miscarriage; paediatric and adolescent gynaecology; labial and perineal abnormalities; prolapse management including surgery; colposcopy; vulvoscopy.
I am a trained paediatric and adolescent gynaecologist belonging to the British Society for Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology and an accredited colposcopist. I regularly undertake pelvic floor prolapse management including surgery and am an accredited colposcopist and vulvoscopist. My research interests lie in the field of fertility where I have won many prizes for scientific presentations in the field of fertility and gynaecological ultrasound.
I am an accredited teacher and instructor for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Fertility Society (BFS) and was instrumental in the creation of the IVF unit at Epsom & St Helier NHS University Trust which I lead. As a reproductive specialist I provide diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment for conditions affecting fertility such as endometriosis, fibroids, uterine abnormalities, tubal factor infertility and evidence based recurrent miscarriage management.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Carolyn Croucher at Spire include:
Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics:
Fertility investigation and management:
Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust