Ms Desiree Kolomainen

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Desiree Kolomainen at Spire include:


Other treatments

Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics; gynaecological cancer surgery, Oophorectomy (removal of ovary) unilateral or bilateral, menopause, sexual health testing and colposcopy treatment.

Oncology; Gynaecological cancerĀ 

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Professional profile

I graduated from King's College School of Medicine, London, and have dual accreditation from the RCOG as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and as a specialist in gynaecological oncology. Following completion of training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the North East Thames, I undertook a fellowship at St George's Hospital, and then completed subspecialty training in gynaecological cancer at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

I have certification from the RCOG in colposcopy, laparoscopy, and gynaecological ultrasound. Within my NHS post I specialise in the early detection and treatment of gynaecological cancer: endometrial, cervical, ovarian, vulval and vaginal. I have expertise in the management of early stage to advanced stage cancer, and am qualified to perform both open and laparoscopic surgery. I also perform colposcopy in patients with abnormal smears, and offer treatment under local anaesthesia where appropriate.

I have presented at both national and international meetings on early stage ovarian cancer; the surgical management of bowel obstruction in ovarian cancer; and on surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer. I continue to teach at the Institute of Cancer Research.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

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

Special Clinical Interests: Well women health checks, Ovarian cysts, Abnormal smears, Abnormal bleeding and Vulval disease.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926, Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
Private secretary Alison Anslow
Private secretary telephone 01702 445 779
Private secretary fax 01702 447 946
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / Kings College, London / 1993
Bachelor of Science

MRCOG / Royal College of Gynaecologists, London / 2003
Members of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Professional memberships

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)
British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)
European Society of Gynaecological Oncologists (ESGO)

Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for Gynaecological Cancers, Southend
Vice Chair for Essex and East Suffolk Cancer Group

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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