Mr Ilias Giarenis
Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist
I am a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. I completed my general training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the East of England prior to undertaking a two year urogynaecology research fellowship with Professor Linda Cardozo. I was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) by King’s College London for research in the assessment of female lower urinary tract dysfunction. I gained subspecialty accreditation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists following the completion of a further three-year advanced training programme in the Department of Urogynaecology at King’s College Hospital in London.
I offer a comprehensive service for women with pelvic floor disorders. My clinical expertise includes investigation and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, recurrent cystitis, painful bladder syndrome and childbirth injuries. In addition to my urogynaecology practice, I also provide a full gynaecological service looking after women with heavy or irregular periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, polyps, fibroids and menopausal problems.
I actively involve women in the decision making and support them to make fully informed choices about their care offering up-to-date and evidence based management options. I work with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists and nurses and consider conservative treatments before proceeding with surgery. My priority is using effective techniques enabling a quick recovery and return to normal activities. I prospectively audit my surgical outcomes by submitting validated data to the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) audit database.
I am currently a member of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) Research Committee and the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA) Publication Committee.
While I have been mainly a clinician, I have also contributed significantly to developing medical knowledge through my involvement in several national and international research studies. I have published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 80 abstracts in national and international conferences.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ilias Giarenis at Spire include:
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MRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 2009
Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Doctor of Medicine (MD) / King's College London / 2017
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Subspecialty accreditation in Urogynaecology / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 2015
Subspecialty accreditation in Urogynaecology
Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH) / Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare / 2007
Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH)
Medical degree / University of Athens, Greece / 2000
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Society of Urogynaecology (Member of Research Committee 2016-)
International Urogynecological Association (Member of Education Committee 2014-2016)
My main areas of research interests include the assessment of lower urinary tract dysfunction and the management of recurrent stress urinary incontinence.
I contribute as a reviewer to the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
Is there a difference between women with or without detrusor overactivity complaining of symptoms of overactive bladder? BJU Int 2013;112:501-7
Can we predict detrusor overactivity in women with lower urinary tract symptoms? The King's Detrusor Overactivity Score (KiDOS). Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016;205:127-32
I live locally with my wife and my young son, with whom I spend most of my spare time. I enjoy swimming, exploring Mediterranean Europe and socialising with friends.
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