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Professor Jonathan Duckett

Consultant Gynaecologist
MBChB, MD (Res), FRCOG

"It is a great place to work - the staff are always willing to go that extra mile"

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Jonathan Duckett at Spire include:

Gynaecology

Other treatments

Uro-gynaecology, prolapse, menstrual disorders.

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant gynaecologist with a specialist practice in urogynaecology and pelvic floor disorders (incontinence and prolapse treatments) for the last 17 years. I perform 250 prolapse operations and around 150 incontinence procedures each year and am one of the busiest in the UK. I audit all outcomes and am able to give specific risks and benefits of all surgical procedures and conservative treatments. I have an active research program identifying different causes of the overactive bladder and benefits of different surgical treatments.

I specialise in the treatment of vaginal and uterine prolapse and the treatments of urinary incontinence in women. I perform investigations on the bladder such as urodynamic testing. I also treat patients with period problems (heavy and/or painful).

I have performed over 2500 TVT/ mid urethral sling procedures over the last 16 years. I have performed over 3000 prolapse procedures including more than 1000 abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies. In addition I have performed more than 1000 laparoscopies (inspection of the pelvic organs and a similar number of inspections of the womb cavity - hysteroscopies.

I am Vice Chairman of the British society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) and have direct management of the research and IT committees. Externally I am responsible for our relationship with HQIP and the consultant outcome program. I am responsible for certain aspects of the BSUG database development and strategy. I sit on the RCOG Pelvic Floor clinical studies group and aim to encourage research in our speciality.

In addition to my clinical work I am also a Honorary Professor – University of Kent, School of Pharmacy My work involves identifying if there may be an infective cause to the overactive bladder syndrome. We are also working on drug delivery systems and assessing the role of certain biomarkers in the cause and prognosis of this condition. I am a Visiting Professor – University of Greenwich, School of Science. This work involves looking at conservative treatments for stress incontinence. I have research fellows that I supervise and PhD students working for me. We regularly present our work at National and International meetings. I have published widely and have over 70 peer reviewed publications in journals as well as book chapters. I regularly lecture on my work to a variety of different audiences.

I'm interested in new surgical techniques for the treatment of prolapse, and surgical and conservative treatments of incontinence.


Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662822/662845
Website http://www.kentgynaecology.co.uk
Private secretary Dawn Hawcock
Private secretary telephone 07834274056

Journals

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

International Continence Society
International Urogynecology Association.
British Society of Urogynaecology.
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Professional leadership

Vice Chairman British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG)
BSUG database committee
International urogynecology association research committee
Pelvic floor clinical studies group (RCOG)

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Current NHS posts

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Visiting Professor – University of Greenwich, School of Science. Honorary Professor – University of Kent.

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Personal Profile

I am married with two children. I try and keep fit and enjoy skiing.

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