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Mr Ruwan Fernando

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MBBS MS MD MRCOG Subspecialty Accreditation in Urogynaecology

Practices at: The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Ruwan Fernando is a Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and a Urogynaecology Subspecialist at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London since 2006. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College, London.

Mr Fernando has been practicing as a Consultant Obstetrician & a Gynaecologist at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital since 2010 and consistently impressed by the quality and care of all the nursing staff and wider team in support of his patients and their loved ones.

His specialist career spans more than 20 years. Graduating in 1990 from University of Colombo Sri Lanka with honours, he completed 3 years postgraduate training in Colombo Sri Lanka and obtained Master of Surgery (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) from University of Colombo Sri Lanka. Mr Fernando received his UK 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 completed two years subspecialty training in investigation and treatment of complex bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction and is accredited as a Specialist in Urogynaecology.

Mr Fernando has done extensive research on prevention and treatment of pelvic floor damage during childbirth and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from Keele University, Staffordshire for my research. He has published more than 75 peer review papers in reputed medical journals. Mr Fernando has won several prizes for his research including the prestigious Harold Malkin Prize for the best original research by the RCOG in 2006.

He continues to broaden his already extensive experience outside of clinics and hospitals, by conducting national and international workshops to teach doctors and midwives how to identify and repair perineal tears after childbirth. He is also a guest speaker at many national and international conferences where he lectures on Pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth, Management of Urinary Incontinence and Management of Pelvic organ Prolapse.

Mr Fernando is the principal author the RCOG guidelines on Management of 3rd and 4th degree Perineal tears. He was a member of the RCOG Guideline committee from 2015-2018. Mr Fernando is a member of the RCOG Scientific Advisory Committee since 2018 and also a member of the Education Committee of the International Continence Society.

Please see Mr Fernando’s patient feedback on the following link: 
Mr Ruwan Fernando - Reviews | Doctify

Clinical Interests

  • Medical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Treatment for vaginal prolapse including recurrent prolapse after previous surgery
  • Recurrent cystitis, bladder pain
  • Pelvic floor trauma
  • Urogynaecology
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Recurrent cystitis
  • Vaginal Reconstructive surgery
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction during pregnancy
  • Perineal and pelvic floor injury following childbirth
  • Management of heavy periods
  • General Obstetrics & Caesarean section
  • Urodynamics

Professional Memberships

  • International Urogynaecology Association
  • International Continence Society
  • British Society of Urogynaecology
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association