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Clinical Team

Professor Luciano Nardo

Professor Luciano Nardo

Consultant Gynaecologist
Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Clinical Director

Dr Lee Feddy

Consultant Anaesthetist
Responsible Officer
HFEA Licence Holder
CQC Registered Manager

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Lee qualified from the University of Manchester Medical School in 2004.

He undertook Anaesthesia and Critical Care training in the North West Deanery.

His current NHS post is Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University Hospital of South Manchester where he specialises in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and is Clinical Audit Lead for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia/Critical Care. He is a member of the following professional bodies: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia.

In January 2017 Lee was appointed Responsible Officer for Reproductive Health Group. In December 2018 Lee was appointed as HFEA Licence Holder and CQC Registered Manager.

Sonia Chachan

Dr Sonia Chachan

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Hossam Elsheik

Mr Hossam Elsheik

Consultant Gynaecologist

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Hossam Elsheikh is a Consultant Gynaecologist whose NHS practice is based at Salford Royal Hospital.

He has fifteen years of clinical experience in Gynaecology and Obstetrics and also has a passion for fertility, believing that some of the best moments in his professional life are hearing that patients that he has treated are pregnant and even more so if he has the privilege of delivering them.

Hossam is experienced in laparoscopic surgery, gynaecology scanning, fertility and urogynaecology.

He runs one-stop clinics to investigate and treat women with period problems with the aim of getting their life back to their normal as soon as possible.

He also performs the following procedures/treatments: Advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery – hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), management of ovarian cysts, management of hydrosalpinx (fallopian tubes swellings), treatment of endometriosis, removal of adhesions, sterilisation, management of subfertility, investigation & treatment of period problems offering fertility sparing options, investigation & treatment of chronic pelvic pain, treatment of prolapse (pessaries, vaginal hysterectomy, repair), management of menopause (hormonal & non-hormonal), management of vulval skin disorders, outpatient management of Bartholin’s cysts.

Mr Phillip Toon

Mr Philip Toon

Consultant Gynaecologist

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Philip Toon has been a consultant gynaecologist for over thirty years and has extensive experience in general gynaecology, fertility, oncology and colposcopy. His RHG practice will be based at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham and he continues to work for the NHS on a sessional basis after retiring from his full time post. Philip Toon has examined for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and continues to examine for Cardiff University.

Dr Talha Al-Shawaf

Dr Talha Shawaf

Consultant Gynaecologist

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Dr Talha A-Shawaf has over 35 years experience as a Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician and has worked in the IVF field since 1987, spending 20 years at Barts fertility centre in London as consultant and lead clinician until leaving four years ago to focus on his private practice. His areas of speciality include prevention of OHSS and fertility preservation. He has published over 80 articles on the subject of fertility in peer reviewed journals. Talha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and a Member of other learned societies including the British Fertility Society (BFS), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He holds regular clinics for RHG at the Centre for Reproductive Health, Daresbury Park.

Mr René Woderich

Mr René Woderich

Consultant Urologist

Mr Arie Parnham

Mr Arie Parnham

Consultant Urologist

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Arie Parnham is a fellowship trained urologist and a national expert in surgery for penile cancer and men’s health issues (including erectile dysfunction, penile implants, penile reconstruction, Peyronie’s disease, Male infertility and Male Sexual Dysfunction).

He is a full time consultant at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He graduated from Birmingham University in 2005 and went on to complete his surgical and urological training in the West Midlands, Oxford and the North West. He has worked at three specialist centres, and completed a prestigious fellowship at Europe’s largest dedicated andrology unit. He has also completed observerships at Weil Cornell (New York) in male infertility and pelvic surgery at Leuven University Hospital, Belgium.

Arie is the only surgeon in the North West and one of only four in the country that has completed the Weil Cornell microsurgical training for male infertility (The surgeons at Weil Cornell were the pioneers and leaders in microsurgical fertility techniques including micro-TESE, vasovasotomy, epididymovasostomy and no scalpel vasectomy).

Arie has published extensively on subjects including penile cancer, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, male infertility and other disorders of male sexual health. As a result of his experience he is regularly invited to talk internationally.

He has been a member of the European Association of Urologists guideline panel for male sexual dysfunction developing guidance for the whole of Europe on this subject. He also sits on the British national committee for Andrology, Genital and Urethral Surgery.
He is a reviewer for 4 journals, a subeditor and an invited member of the publication steering committee for the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Arie holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and runs a module for the Royal College of Surgeons on operative skills in urology. He teaches on seven national and international courses on urology and is an honorary lecturer at The University of Manchester.

Vijay Sangar

Professor Vijay Sangar

Consultant Urological Surgeon

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Professor Vijay Sangar has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon since 2007. After studying for his Doctorate of Medicine at the Cancer Research Laboratories in Manchester (UK) he went on to train in Urological Surgery in Manchester/Lancashire, London and Strasburg.

He is a Consultant Specialist Urological Surgeon at The Christie Hospital and Manchester University Hospitals, in addition to being Professor of Surgery at the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre. He has held several prestigious positions in the recent past including Chair of the Specialised Cancer Surgery Clinical Reference Group at NHS England and Director of Surgery at The Christie Hospital. He is currently Rare Cancer Lead for the European Reference Network – eUROGEN

Professor Sangar is an international leading specialist in Andrology/Genital Surgery, including reconstruction and erectile/sexual dysfunction. He has a specialist interest in the Andrological side effects of cancer treatments, which has led to an interest in infertility. Professor Sangar is a leading vasectomy reversal Surgeon with success rates over 92%.

He is active in research, having published and presented award-winning work internationally, giving a Google scholar Index of 19. Professor Sangar is a member of the National Institute of Cancer Research, past Member of the Executive Committees of the Section of Andrology and Oncology at the British Association of Urological Surgeons, and past Chair of the Specialised Urology Clinical Reference Group for NHS England.

Stephen Bromage

Mr Stephen Bromage

Consultant Urologist

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Steve Bromage is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who has an NHS practice based around Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Steve graduated from Newcastle University and has gained medical and surgical experience through working in Australia and New Zealand before settling in the North West of England.

Steve has experience across all areas of general urology and has a sub-specialty interest in male factor fertility. He has published many original scientific articles in this area and has reviewed articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Andrology and Journal of Urology.

Steve also has an interest in urological cancer, in particular renal (kidney) disease. He performed the first laparoscopic (keyhole) partial nephrectomy using a novel green dye to highlight the tumour borders in the UK together with colleague Neil Oakley in 2013. Read the Daily Mail article here…

Steve is a member of the British Association of Urologists and the European Association of Urologists. He has a keen interest in education and has been awarded a certificate of education from the University of Dundee. He is involved in teaching and lecturing of medical students as well as health professionals.

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