Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Paul Crowe at Spire include:
MRI guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) treatment of uterine fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome treatment and pelvic varicose veins, non-invasive vascular imaging (Doppler, Duplex, CTA and MRA)
I attended Trinity College Medical School in Dublin, graduating in 1988. After medical jobs in Dublin, Manchester and the Middle East I undertook 5 years of specialist training in Radiology in Birmingham followed by further sub speciality training in Interventional Radiology, joining Birmingham Heartlands Hospital as Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in May 1998.
Over the past 17 years I have set up new interventional radiology procedures within the NHS and private sectors locally and have one of the largest uterine fibroid embolisation practices in Europe. I was one of the first to offer the treatment in the UK and have over 15 years of experience in the technique. Private fibroid embolisation consultations are offered at both the Spire Parkway and Spire Little Aston Hospitals through the Birmingham Fibroid Clinic.
As well as diagnostic radiology scans (ultrasound, CT and MRI) I undertake a wide variety of interventional radiology procedures, minimally invasive procedures under x-ray or scanning guidance such as angiograms, angioplasty, embolisation of uterine fibroids, pelvic varicose veins and testicular varicoceles. I support the cancer services by offering central venous access procedures (Hickman lines, Groschong lines, Portacaths etc.) for the safe delivery of intravenous chemotherapy. I also have a major uroradiology interest, including scanning for disorders of kidneys, bladder and prostate and interventional uroradiology procedures including nephrostomy, ureteric stenting and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for kidney stones.
Having been a consultant for 17 years I have accrued extensive experience and maintain an ongoing database and audit.
I have personally performed over 3000 embolisation procedures for uterine fibroids in the NHS and private sectors and have been the leading individual contributor to the UK Fibroid Embolisation registry. I have up to date all practice annual appraisal and General Medical Council (GMC) revalidation.
I actively participate in teaching and research and am an invited speaker at numerous conferences particularly in the fields of embolisation and minimally invasive fibroid treatments. I have been chair of the Communications Committee of the BSIR (British Society of Interventional Radiology) and also sit on numerous local committees including the Heart of England NHS Trust’s Novel Therapeutics Committee. I am Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Parkway Hospital. I act as an Expert Adviser to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the evaluation and approval of new interventional procedures.
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MB BCh BAO / Trinity College Dublin / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FFRRCSI / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / 1996
Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiology
FRCR / London / 1997
Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
British Society of Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe
Society of Interventional Radiology (USA)
British Society of Urogenital Radiology
European Congress of Radiology
Interventional Radiology Clinical Lead for the Heart of England NHS Trust
Medical Advisory Committee Chairman at Spire Parkway Hospital
Consultant Interventional Radiologist and Interventional Radiology Clinical Lead at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, part of the Heart of England NHS Trust.
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