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Mr Alex Mortimer

Consultant Gynaecologist
MB BS Cert Clin Ed MRCOG

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Mortimer at Spire include:

Gynaecology

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Professional profile

In my Gynaecology training I specialised in Urogynaecology and worked in two tertiary units. I gained experience in non-mesh vault prolapse operations which is invaluable for repairing pelvic organ prolapse. I was appointed Lead for Urogynaecology at Sunderland Royal Hospital in 2016 and in addition to standard prolapse procedures, I offer TVT and Bulkamid for stress incontinence and Botox for Refractory Overactive Bladder. As a member of the British Society for Urogynaecology I audit my surgical work. I have a keen interest in clinical research and am a Principal Investigator for the GAPP2 trial involving pelvic pain. My work has been published in the International Urogynecology Journal and I have presented original research at numerous conferences.

I am a Consultant Gynaecologist and in addition to menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, pelvic masses, my specific interest is Urogynaecology - Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Incontinence, and Overactive Bladder.

In the last couple of years at Sunderland Royal Hospital, I have performed 181 prolapse operations, 54 incontinence procedures, 84 laparoscopic procedures, and 64 hysteroscopic procedures.

I am a member of the Urinary Incontinence Multidisciplinary Team at Sunderland Royal Hospital. As the Lead for Urogynaecology I have been effective in reducing the waiting time for Urodynamic testing. I have conducted audits in postnatal bladder management, overactive bladder, and TVT and engage with the BSUG National Audit Database.

Supporting my interest in research, I am the Principal Investigator for GAPP2 and co-PI for FUTURE, a randomised control trial regarding overactive bladder.

I have a keen interest in teaching and am the Educational Supervisor for two O&G trainees.


Clinical Interests

Hysteroscopy
Laparoscopic surgery
Menopause
Menorrhagia
Menstrual disorders
Post menopausal problems
Urogynaecology
Prolapse


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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCOG / Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / 2013
Member of the Royal College

Cert Clin Ed / Newcastle University / 2012
Certificate of Clinical Education


Professional memberships

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Society of Urogynaecologists
Higher Education Academy


Professional leadership

I have been the Lead for Urogynaecology at Sunderland Royal Hospital since August 2016. I am Principal Investigator for the GAPP2 Randomised Control Trial. I am the RCOG Educational Supervisor for two trainees.

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Research and Publication


Articles

Mortimer, A., Khunda, A., Ballard, P. 2016. Martius Graft for TOT Extrusion: A Case Series. International Urogynecology Journal. 27 (1) 113-116.
01/01/2006

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Personal Profile

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two children who are growing up fast! As the children get a bit older I would love to get back to playing badminton regularly.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Email info@spirewashington.com