Mr Robert P Woolas

Mr Robert P Woolas

Consultant Gynaecologist


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Having trained in London, Sheffield, Western Australia and academically at Duke University USA, I founded the department of gynaecological oncology in Portsmouth. After establishing a subspecialty training programme, I convened a multidisciplinary team and subsequently facilitated the introduction of laparoscopic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy in our theatres. 

I have written over 50 original publications concerning a broad spectrum of topics in oncology, in approximately half, I am the first or senior author. In addition, I have written five book chapters and two review articles and have also contributed educational material to The Royal Collge of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and have spoken internationally.

I teach at University College London and attend outcomes committee meetings for the United Kingdom Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) and am also a member of the trial management committee (2002-date). 


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Robert P Woolas at Spire include:


Other treatments

Screening and risk reduction for gynaecological cancers.

Vulval disorders. 

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Additional information

Gynaecological cancer

Screening for ovarian cancer. Preoperative triage of patients with a pelvic mass. Vulval pre-cancer.

MB BS / London University / 1983
Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery

MD / University of London / 1995
Higher Medical Degree
I wrote a thesis on screening for Ovarian Cancer which has subsequently become my lifetime interest.

FRCS (general surgery) / Edinburgh and Glasgow / 1987
General Surgical Fellowship

FRCOG / Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / 1991
Fellowship of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Professional memberships

Director (2002-2019) Central South Coast Gynaecological Oncology Training Programme

British Gynaecological Oncology Society Council Member (1997-2002)

Member Trial Management Committee United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (2002-to date)

Cancer screening. Reduction of surgical morbidity.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

Honorary - St Richards Hospital, Chichester.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London.

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