Professor Bassel Wattar

Professor Bassel Wattar

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Specialises in

  • Endocrine gynaecology
  • Fertility and assisted conception
  • Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery
  • Menopause and HRT
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

I am an experienced gynaecologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS. I am an accredited RCOG subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with advanced expertise in providing quality fertility treatments including In-vitro fertilisation (IVF), Intra-uterine insemination (IUI), donor egg and sperm assisted conception, male infertility treatment, and ovulation induction for women with anovulatory disorders.

I am a certified BMS Menopause Specialist with special interest in managing complex menopause issues post cancer, premenstrual syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency and early menopause.

I am an Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine. My research is focused on evaluating novel therapeutics and safe treatments for women with a special interest on fertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, heavy periods, fibroids, and menopause treatments. My clinical and academic practice is bound by an absolute dedication to promoting women's health, raising awareness, and delivering top quality clinical care that addresses the true health needs of every individual. 

I offer holistic fertility care to couples and patients seeking to get pregnant from initial assessment to pregnancy and beyond. My practice is anchored by a philosophy of providing attention and care to my patients holistic needs and empowering my patients to form informed decisions about their preferred treatment options. I offer rapid access one-stop fertility assessment clinics with advanced ultrasound scanning such 3D infusion scans, and HYCOSY tubal patency scans. I am an experienced endoscopic surgeon with advanced expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) and hysteroscopic surgery.

I have a special interest in reproductive surgery including hysterscopic resection of polyps, uterine/vaginal septums, uterine adhesions in addition to re-cannulation of blocked fallopian tubes, removal of uterine fibroids (Keyhole), removal of ovarian cysts, and treatment of endometriosis. I run a highly specialised Endocrine Gynaecology Clinic dedicated to caring for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, menstrual disorders and complex menopause issues.

I lead several research groups at University College London and Anglia Ruskin University dedicated to evaluating the best treatments and tests in the field of women's health. I am an opinion leader and a renowned scholar in the field of women's health with over 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. I am a certified trainer by both the British Fertility Society and the British Menopause Society and I regularly take on trainees, fellows, and postgraduate students who are passionate about progressing women's health.

I am an avid supporter of several women's health charities in the UK and regularly hold online webinars, workshops, and lectures to raise awareness and knowledge about key women's health issues to both the lay public and health professionals.


General Medical Council Number: 7056420

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Bassel Wattar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography (HYCOSY) for fertility testing
  • Menopause management
  • 3D saline infusion transvaginal scanning

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Additional information

Gynaecology and/or obstetrics
Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders
Post menopausal problems
Reproductive health
Sexual health

MD / Damascus University / 2009
Doctor of Medicine
MD degree in Medicine and Surgery

PGD / Cardiff University / 2013
Postgraduate diploma in Medical Education

PhD in Biomedical sciences / Queen Mary University of London / 2017
Doctor of Philosophy

MRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London / 2017
Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Subspeciality in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London / 2022
Subspeciality in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Professional memberships

Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome International Society

British Fertility Society

British Menopause Society

European Fertility Society

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

Professional leadership

Co-Lead - The Evidence Synthesis and Methodology in Women's Health Research Group - University College London
Founder of the Menopause Symposium
Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Unit - Anglia Ruskin University

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Outside my clinical and research commitments, I enjoy engaging in several creative activities including playing music, hosting charitable events, ballroom dancing, and creative writing. I support several local charities with my family and enjoy hosting events that bring the local community together.