- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Not in Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Ruwan Fernando has been a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologisy Subspecialist at St Mary’s Hospital since 2006. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.
Mr Fernando received his specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Southend Hospital, Essex; University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent; Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds and Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey. He has more than 15 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Mr. Fernando is also accredited as a Specialist in Urogynaecology (Specialised in treating patients with urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, bladder and bowel problems during pregnancy and after childbirth).
He has done extensive research on prevention and treatment of perineal injury during childbirth. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from Keele University, Staffordshire for his research. He has published over 100 peer reviewed reserach papers in reputed medical journals (Please refer Pubmed) and has won several prizes for his research.
Mr.Fernando is the first author of the national guidelines on “Management of 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears” produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (Please refer the RCOG website) and also the principal author of the Cochrane Review on “Methods of repair for 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears”. He also conducts national and international workshops to teach the doctors and midwives how to identify and repair perineal tears after childbirth. He is a renowned guest lecturer at national and international conferences. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the StratOG (Postgraduate E-learning modules of the RCOG) and also a member of the FIGO working group on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
Areas of interest
Urogynaecology: Urinary incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Recurrent cystitis, Vaginal Reconstructive surgery
Obstetrics: Normal and Caesarean delivery
Pelvic floor & Perineal injury after childbirth
- Abena Nyanteh
- Lindo Wing St Mary's Hospital Praed Street LONDON W2 1NY
- 07896 031257
- 020 3312 1569
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Helgi Johannsson Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Urogynaecology Subspecalist.
St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Perineal trauma after achildbirth.
Combined Bladder & Bowl dysfunction
1. HAROLD MALKIN PRIZE – 2006 (First Prize)
for the best original research
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
2. OVERSEAS FUND AWARD 2002
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese - Fluent
Fernando RJ, Sultan AH, Kettle C, et al., 2013, Methods of repair for obstetric anal sphincter injury, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol:12, ISSN:1469-493X
Courses offered to GPs
1. Management of female urinary incontinence
2. Management of pelvic organ prolapse
3. Management of perineal trauma after childbirth
- MBBS University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 1990
- MS University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricnas & Gynaecologists, London 1998
- MD (Research) Keele Univerity 2006
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricnas & Gynaecologists, London 2014
- Subspecialist Accreditation in Urogynaecology Royal College of Obstetricnas & Gynaecologists, London 2006
Reference number 4644293
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member- Guidelines Committee Royal College of Obstetricnas & Gynaecologists, London 2015
- Member- Ethics Committee International Continence Society 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register- Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Urogynaecology , 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the following Professional bodies-
International Urogynaecology Association
International Continence Society
British Society of Urogynaecologists
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
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Dynamic laboratory investigation involving measurement of muscle compartment pressures with manometer - (1-5)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)
Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (1-5)
Anterior (+/- posterior) colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including primary repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) - (1-5)
Anterior +/- posterior colporrhaphy (including primary repair of enterocele) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)
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