- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Gynaecological oncology
- Sexual and reproductive healthcare
- Video and telephone consultations
Smruta is a fully accredited registered gynaecological surgeon, who has also done extra sub-specialty training in gynaecological cancers. She qualified from Goa University (Goa, India) in 1995 and then undertook a post graduation in Gynaecology, which she completed in 1998. At this time she wrote her thesis in Ultrasound study of pelvic masses. She commenced her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Aberdeen, Scotland; and completed it at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, where she successfully gained the Certificate of specialist training in Gynaecology and subspecialist training in Gynaecological Oncology.
During this time, she also undertook a Continuing Professional Development certificate in Palliative care at Teesside University, which has helped her understand the pain mechanisms and management of the same in gynaecological conditions (benign as well as cancers). She is also accredited by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Ruth actively participates in clinical as well as laboratory research, which include systematic reviews, meta-analysis and understanding the molecular biology of certain ovarian conditions and cancers. She has peer reviewed journal articles for various journals prior to publication and participates in decision-making regarding grant applications for research for some charities. You can have direct access to some of her academic work through PubMed academic search engine.
Smruta has been a consultant since 2009. Although her specialty is gynaecological cancer, she also treats people with a range of gynaecological problems such as borderline tumours, abnormal bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cysts.
Another special interest is vulval disorders, and she currently runs a central tertiary referral clinic for vulval conditions in the NHS. Ruth offers laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for a range of gynaecological conditions. She considers and offers fertility- conserving operations, where the uterus and ovaries can be conserved if appropriate.
Smruta believes in holistic care and feels it is important for not only the patient but also her family to have access to information that is individualised and to this extent, she offers her patients information that has been developed and collated regarding their condition and their treatment.
Areas of interest
Cervical smear abnormality / colposcopy; Ovarian, endometrial, cervical and vulval cancers, both newly diagnosed and cases with recurrent disease; Vulvovaginal disorders (lichen sclerosis, vulval itch, soreness, discharge, abnormal bleeding, suspicious lesions, skin conditions of vulva, vulvodynia); Endometriosis (pelvic pain and painful intercourse); Chronic pelvic pain management; Menstrual disorders; Uterine fibroids (management with various appropriate treatment options); Ovarian cysts / tumours / masses; Vaginal hysterectomy (including laparoscopic approach); Risk assessment and preventive surgery for women with family history of gynaecological cancers; Palliative symptom relief in gynaecological cancer
- Carol Paxton
- BMI Meriden Hospital Walsgrave Hospital Clifford Bridge Road Coventry CV2 2LQ
- 024 7766 47064
- Rebecca Liggins
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital The Chase Blackdown Leamington Spa CV32 6RW
- 01926 436464
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist and Gynaecological Oncology Surgeon
Postoperative morbidity in Gynaecological Oncology; Management of HPV related lower Genital tract diseases
Meditation and spiritual development; Walking, Hiking and Jogging; Creative dress designing
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- Konkani - Fluent
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Fluent
Predictors of complications in gynaecological
oncological surgery: a prospective multicentre
study (UKGOSOC—UK gynaecological
oncology surgical outcomes and complications). Br J Cancer. Dec 2014
Fertility conserving management of early cervical cancer: our experience of LLETZ and pelvic lymph node dissection. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2014 Jan;24(1):118-23.
Patient-reporting improves estimates of postoperative complication rates: a prospective cohort study in gynaecological oncology. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 6;109(3):623-32.
Pregnancy outcome after treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Oct;114(4):727-35
Courses offered to GPs
I have a keen interest in teaching and regularly offer talks/ seminars in local GP surgeries in all the Gynaecological conditions for which I offer treatment.
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London 1999
- MBBS Goa University, India 1995
- Professional certificate of training in Palliative care Teesside university, UK 2009
- Subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology James Cook University Hospital, UK 2009
Reference number 4732644
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Smruta Shanbhag , 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Society of Gynaecological Cancer
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology
The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
British Society of Vulvovaginal diseases
Medical Defence Union
Glasgow Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
- BMI Meriden
- 14:00 - 16:00
- 024 7664 7000
- Nuffield Warwickshire
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 01926 436342
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
BMI Meriden 02476647000 Sister in charge
Nuffield Warwickshire 01926436342 Sister in charge