Malcolm Padwick MD FRCOG
Year of first medical qualification: 1980
West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust
Gynaecological oncology surgery
Special clinical interests: Minimal access surgery (keyhole), endometriosis,
heavy periods and prolapse repair.
Current posts (NHS, University, Private):
gynaecologist and gynaecological oncology surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Senior Lecturer University
College Hospital London
Associate Professor St George's Medical School Grenada WI
Current memberships of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Medical Protection Society
British Society of Colposcopy
British Society of Gynaecological
International Society of Gynaecological
American Association of Gynaecological
Mr Padwick is a specialist gynaecological surgeon performing advanced and radical open and laparoscopic surgery for
all the major gynaecological complaints.
Studied and qualified at King's College Hospital Medical School,
London in 1980. Completed Houseman and SHO posts at King's College Hospital 1983. Spent 3 years as a Research Fellow
between King's College Hospital, Chelsea Hospital for Women and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund at Lincoln's Inn
Field London. During this time research generated 12 papers covering hormonal therapies and endometrial response, new
cytopathology techniques using monoclonal antibodies and a thesis on Endometrial protection for postmenopausal women administered
oestrogen. Registrar and Senior Registrar posts were undertaken on rotation between Plymouth General, The Hammersmith
and Southmead Bristol hospitals. Appointed consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Watford General in 1995. He was Divisional
Director of women and children services 2000 - 2008.
Mr Padwick has always been interested and involved with advanced
and radical gynaecological surgery. These interests led to him becoming the lead for colposcopy and gynaecological cancer
surgery and now the designated Gynaecological oncology surgeon for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a member
of the Multidisciplinary Team for gynaecological cancer at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. He performs in excess of
120 major cancer operations per year.
He was one of the earliest surgeons to introduce and develop minimal
access ( keyhole ) surgery, performing the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in the South West Region of England in 1993.
Since that time he performed more than 500 further cases. He performs endometrial resection for heavy periods and
was one of the contributors to the original RCOG MISLETOE study in 1991. He introduced laparoscopic CO2 LASER surgery
to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 1998, and has successfully treated more than 750 women suffering from endometriosis
since that time. He has developed laparoscopic surgery techniques for the management of prolapse and reconstruction of the
perineum after damage due to childbirth and has published papers on the surgical techniques for laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
for prolapse and ovarian cystectomy in the mid-trimester of pregnancy.
Martial Arts black belt
Competes in Triathlon