Professor Anthony Smith

Consultant Urogynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Anthony Smith at Spire include:


Other treatments

Laparoscopic repair of prolapse

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Professional profile

I have been head of the Regional department of Urogynaecology at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester for the last 18 years. During this time I've continued with my research and clinical interest in the causes and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in women. I pioneered laparoscopic techniques (key hole surgery) for the treatment of stress incontinence and prolapse and have demonstrated and lectured on this surgery in many countries. I have written over thirty chapters in gynaecology textbooks particularly concerning laparoscopic techniques in urogynaecology. I have also been President of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy . I have developed new techniques in laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of prolapse and incontinence I have published research on the aetiology and treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women I have given lectures and surgical demonstrations throughout the world. I run regular NHS clinics (St Mary's Hospital), and Private sessions (Anson Medical Centre) for women who have pelvic floor problems (prolapse and urinary incontinence) and at the Spire Regency Hospital in Macclesfield.

Laparoscopic colposuspension for the treatment of stress incontinence of urine Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and sacrohysteropexy for the treatment of vaginal and uterine prolapse Management of mesh related problems after pelvic floor surgery

I have performed over 500 laparoscopic sacrocolpopexies and have taught the procedure to many Gynaecologists I have performed over 400 laparoscopic colposuspensions I have published the results of these procedures in peer reviewed journals.

Clinical Interests

Laparascopic surgery
Menstrual disorders

Urinary incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Laparoscopic surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University of Manchester / 1990
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Past Chairman of British Society of Urogynaecology
British Society of Gynae Endoscopy (Past President)
International Collaboration of Incontinence
International Urogynae Association

Professional leadership

Chair of the last NICE Guideline (2013) on the Management of Urinary Incontinence in women
Chair of the NHS England Commissioning Group for Complex Gynaecological disorders (2012-2014)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gynaecologist, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
Professor Gynaecology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

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Research and Publication

Surgical treatment of prolapse and incontinence Aetiology of pelvic floor weakness


Over 60 papers published and 30 Chapters in medical textbooks

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