Dr Robert Hawthorn

Dr Robert Hawthorn

Obstetrics and gynaecology 02554824

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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About me

Dr Hawthorn graduated from University of Glasgow in 1981 and completed all initial training in Glasgow. He became member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1986 and subsequently a Fellow of the College. He was appointed Consultant Gynaecologist in 1993 in Glasgow with a special interest in minimal access surgery. The first such appointment in the country. He is one of the most experienced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeons in the country, with papers published in these ares and relevant research published. He has extensive teaching experience in these areas having taught his skills on courses in UK, Canada, Europe and in New New Zealand.
Previous research in abnormal cells in the cervix resulted in award of M.D. and he has an honorary FRCS degree in addition.
He is clinical lead of the BSGE Endometriosis Centre in Glasgow with particular interest in endometriosis fertility sparing surgery.
He is a past secretary of BSGE and current member.
He developed developed the technique of extraperitoneal laparoscopy to deal with urinary incontinence and developed other procedures to manage recurrent prolapse. He is part of the Urogynaecology team.
He Is a member of British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and British Society of Urogynaecologists

Areas of interest

Endometriosis; Laparoscopic surgery eg undertake hysterectomy, removal of ovarian cysts, investigate and treat pelvic pain; treat endometriosis and endometriosis related to bowel
Hysteroscopic surgery e.g. treat heavy periods, remove polyps and some fibroids and correct anatomy related to miscarriage;
Colposcopy i.e. Investigate and treatment of abnormal smears;
Urinary incontinence e.g. treat stress incontinence(urine leakage with cough/ sneeze or exercise);
Treatment of prolapse and Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery; including key hole surgical approaches
Menstrual disorders e.g. Investigate and treat heavy periods, bleeding between periods and bleeding after menopause including endometrial ablation and laparoscopic (key hole) hysterectomy
General gynaecology including management of menopausal symptoms.

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Procedures completed

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (>50)

    Ross Hall Hospital (>50)

  • Q3800

    Laparoscopy and therapeutic procedures (including laser, diathermy and destruction e.g. endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal and ovarian surgery, +/-ureterolysis) - (5-50)

    Ross Hall Hospital (5-50)

  • P2730

    Colposcopy (+/- biopsy, polypectomy or vulvoscopy) - (5-50)

    Ross Hall Clinic Braehead (5-50)

  • P2310

    Anterior +/- posterior colporrhaphy (including primary repair of enterocele) (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    Ross Hall Hospital (5-50)

  • P2450

    Sacrospinous fixation - (5-50)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • Q3900

    Laparoscopy (including e.g. puncture of ovarian cysts, +/- biopsy, minor endometriosis, +/-ureterolysis) - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • Q0330

    Cone biopsy of cervix uteri and/or (+/- laser, colposcopy or polypectomy) - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1280

    Introduction of a mirena coil - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Clinic Braehead (1-5)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) +/- Mirena coil insertion - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • P3192

    Laparoscopic excision of recto-vaginal endometriosis including bowel resection (including formation of stoma) +/- hysterectomy, +/-ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • P2433

    Sacrocolpopexy (including laparoscopic) +/- ureterolysis, using tissue graft - (1-5)

    Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

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