Mr Duncan Irons

Mr Duncan Irons

Consultant Gynaecologist

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duncan Irons at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospital of North Durham. I am the senior consultant gynaecologist for the treatment of menorrhagia, endometriosis and prolapse and incontinence. I take great pride in my clinical and operating practice, and focus on listening to each patient as an individual and meticulous attention to detail when operating.

New Treatments, Novasure endometrial ablation for heavy periods (menorrhagia). I introduced Novasure ablation to Spire Washington Hospital six years ago. Novasure is a day case treatment which can be undertaken without a general anaesthetic. Patients experience minimal pain. Following the treatment 50% of women never have another period, the remaining 50% have very, very light periods. I have treated over 250 women with excellent results and no complications to date. Helica laser treatment for endometriosis. I introduced Helica to the Spire Washington Hospital five years ago. Helica is a very fine beam of helium which vaporises endometriosis. It is a very safe technique as the depth of treatment can be controlled. I have treated over 200 women with a consistent 80% reduction in pelvic pain, pain on intercourse and painful periods. Helica is performed in conjunction with a laparoscopy and requires a general anaesthetic. Over 90% of cases would be undertaken as a day case. Sacrospinous fixation for treatment of prolapse. Sacrospinous fixation is a technique of particular value for prolapse in younger women or large / recurrent prolapse. I have undertaken over 100 cases with no complications to date. Transobturator tape for incontinence. This is a day case procedure for female incontinence. It works immediately and women can return to a normal pattern of work / exercise within a week. i have undertaken over 50 cases with no significant complications and to date 95% success rate.

Private contact details

Telephone 0191 4188636
Private secretary Louise Dobson
Private secretary fax 0191 4176573
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

Professional leadership

Reviewer for NICE Guidelines

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Current NHS posts

Clinical Director of Obstetrics & Gynaecology/Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, University Hospital North Durham.

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Personal Profile

I have been happily married for 25 years and have four children. My interests outside of work are golf, sailing and most importantly my family.

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