Mr Chou Phay (CP) Lim

Mr Chou Phay (CP) Lim

Consultant Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Menopause
  • Period problems

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I have been a consultant gynaecologist at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 2018. I was one of a handful of gynaecologists in the country who completed the Advanced Laparoscopy Training certified by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and I lead the specialist endometriosis service at Lister Hospital. In addition to general gynaecology, I subspecialise in endometriosis and benign gynaecology. I am also an expert in hormone medication use, including contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). I offer a tailored approach to the treatment of my patients depending on their circumstances.

I am a subspecialist in gynaecological endoscopic (keyhole) surgery including laparoscopy and hysteroscopy and I have done over 1,000 of such procedures with excellent patient outcomes. I teach other specialists in national courses regularly and continue to be an active member of the training subcommittee of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).

I have published widely in the field of minimal access surgery and remain an active member of the training subcommittee for the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy. I regularly train general gynaecologists at surgical courses nationally as faculty member.


General Medical Council Number: C6149877

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chou Phay (CP) Lim at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic resection of fibroid and endometrium
  • Minor perineal procedures

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Additional information

Laparoscopic surgery
Menstrual disorders

Special clinical interests: Pelvic pain, hormone replacement therapy, contraception, ovarian cysts, fertility, general gynaecology (vaginal discharge, prolapse, vulval problems).

MRCOG / London / 2013
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

BM / Southampton / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

General Medical Council UK (GMC)

Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)

British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE)

American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL)

Professional leadership

Endometriosis Hertfordshire Lead, a tertiary endometriosis service based at Lister Hospital, Stevenage.
Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery Lead, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Gynaecology Risk Management Lead, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Mr Lim has published in a number of high impact factor journals like Human Reproduction, European Urology, and Gynecological Surgery.  The general themes of his publications are around minimal access surgery and surgical education.  He continues to participate and contribute to research on a national scale.  He is also active in the writing and revision of national guidelines and specialist training curriculum within the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RCOG) and the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust – Lister Hospital Stevenage and Hertford County Hospital.

I am married with a young son. Originally from Malaysia and having trained in the North East of England, I recently relocated from Newcastle. I enjoy all forms of Asian cuisine, especially Chinese.

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