Mr Clemens von Widekind

Mr Clemens von Widekind

Obstetrics and gynaecology 03270424

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Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Gynaecology


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About me

Mr Clemens von Widekind, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Northampton General Hospital and BMI Three Shires Hospital. As a specialist in minimal invasive surgery and in ultrasound Mr von Widekind deals with complications in pregnancy and all gynaecological conditions.

Mr von Widekind’s work is divided between his NHS practice at Northampton General Hospital and private practice at The Three Shires Hospital Northampton. His special interest is in ultrasound imaging and minimal invasive surgery, in both specialist areas he has more than 20 years of experience.

Minimal access surgery means performing surgery through small incisions 5 - 10mm. As a specialist for performing advanced laparoscopic surgery Mr von Widekind avoids conventional open surgery in nearly all situations. For the patient this translates as lower risk of infection, much faster recovery, less scaring and far fewer complications.

He was appointed Clinical Director of the Department for Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Northampton General Hospital in 2009-14. He was promoted Divisional Director for Women's, Paediatrics and Oncology 2015 -17.

He has been at Northampton General Hospital since 2001 after having worked previously in Teaching Hospitals in Cologne and Berlin. He is a member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and lead clinician for endometriosis at Northampton General Hospital. Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Oxford Medico-Legal Society. He teaches Junior doctors and medical students from Oxford and Leicester University.

Mr. von Widekind is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon he
• has been involved in pioneering laparoscopic surgery since 1988.
• is lead surgeon for severe endometriosis.
• introduced LaSH Hysterectomy in the East Midlands in 2007.

98% of all his patients have laparoscopic procedures for hysterectomy and all fertility sparing operations.

One of the greatest trends in the history of surgery is the advent of minimally invasive techniques for the full spectrum of surgery types performed on the human body. Minimally invasive means performing surgery in many cases without open incisions. For patients, this can translate into a lower risk of infection, faster recovery and less scarring. Because of the great benefits offered by such techniques, minimally invasive options challenge the standard-of-care for many conditions and should always be considered for

*Pelvic Pain
*Pelvic Prolapse
*Laparoscopic Uteropexy
*Laparoscopic Hysterectomy optional removal of ovaries and or cervix
*Laparoscopic Myomectomy
*Ovarian Cysts
* Menopause Problems
* Perimenopausal Problems

In general, Gynaecologists use laparoscopy as a diagnostic tool and to support minor procedures such as biopsy or draining of a cyst and to assist basic steps of a vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).

In contrast, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons have extensive experience in using minimal invasive techniques and do not resort to open surgery. They can manipulate organs safely and with numerous strategies can handle technically difficult situations, thus avoiding open surgery. They can operate on patients with previous surgery, know how to apply bloodless preparation techniques and they can suture intra-abdominally e.g. insert and attach meshes and can remove a large organ through a small hole.

Areas of interest

Endometriosis; adenomyosis; fibroids; excision of endometriosis; heavy periods; painful periods; pain with sex; chronic pain; irregular periods; bleeding after intercourse or sex; pelvic pain; painful intercourse; Painful bowel movements during menstrual periods; infertility and pelvic pain; rectal bleeding with menstruation; scar endometriosis; premenstrual syndrome; mood swings; ovarian cysts; endometrioma; dermoid; pelvic inflammatory diseases; adhesions; vaginal discharge; recurrent vaginal infections; lack of libido; Advanced laparoscopic surgery; laparoscopic myomectomy; day case laparoscopic hysterectomy; menopause; hormone replacement therapy; testosterone; postmenopausal bleeding; hysteroscopy; laparoscopy; prolapse surgery; laparoscopic removal of fibroid; laparoscopic suspension of uterus; endometrial polyp; anterior posterior repair; repair after childbirth; endometrial ablation; septum; vaginal prolapse; urinary incontinence; recurrent urinary infections;

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Procedures completed

  • Q3800

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

    Three Shires Hospital (5-50)

  • Q0751

    Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (+/- oophorectomy) +/- ureterolysis - (5-50)

    Three Shires Hospital (5-50)

  • Q0790

    Laparoscopic total hysterectomy (+/- oophorectomy) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • P2432

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

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • Q2020

    Endometrial biopsy or aspiration - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1701

    Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis, +/-ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1280

    Introduction of a mirena coil - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1802

    Hysteroscopy with resection of fibroids (excluding morcellation) +/- insertion of Mirena coil - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

  • P2930

    Biopsy of lesion of vagina - (1-5)

    Three Shires Hospital (1-5)

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