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Clinical Team

Professor Luciano Nardo

Professor Luciano Nardo

Consultant Gynaecologist
Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Clinical Director

Professor Luciano Nardo is a renowned consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery. He trained in Italy, London and Manchester before being appointed as consultant in gynaecology and reproductive medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, where he worked full time until 2011.

His clinical and academic interests are in infertility, assisted conception, gynaecological endocrinology, pelvic pain, menstrual disorders and hysteroscopic management of uterine abnormalities.  He has expertise in gynaecological ultrasound scan and management of early pregnancy problems including recurrent miscarriage. He has vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, tubal surgery and other benign gynaecological conditions regularly performing complex laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy and reversal of sterilisation as day case procedures.

Luciano is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and an associate member of many other learned societies. In July 2017 he was appointed as Visiting Professor to both Manchester Metropolitan University and Catania University, in recognition of his long term commitment to research and teaching alongside his clinical career. He has published in excess of 100 papers on many aspects of gynaecology, reproductive medicine and surgery and is regularly an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr Lee Feddy

Consultant Anaesthetist
Responsible Officer
HFEA Licence Holder
CQC Registered Manager

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

Sonia is a consultant gynaecologist whose NHS practice is based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. She has advanced training in colposcopy, gynaecological ultrasound, management of early pregnancy, benign open and laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy, and diagnosis and management of early gynaecological cancers. Sonia’s special interests are in menstrual problems, cervical problems, pelvic pain, menopausal issues and hormone replacement therapy, vulval problems, contraception and related issues and management of vaginal prolapse. She runs a one-stop clinic to investigate and treat women with the above problems with the minimum number of visits. Sonia is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and a member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, British Medical Association and British Menopause Society.

Mr Hossam Elsheik

Mr Hossam Elsheik

Consultant Gynaecologist

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

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

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

René Woderich is a Consultant Urological Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at the Warrington and Halton Hospitals. He holds regular clinics at RHG’s Centre for Reproductive Health at Daresbury Park.

René Woderich graduated in 1993 from Rostock University, The Faculty of Medicine, in the North of Germany. He worked as a junior doctor for three years in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg and researched the topic of his MD thesis at Humboldt University, Berlin. He came to England in 1997 and continued to train in a broad variety of surgical specialities in the North-West and East of England, before moving into Urology in 2003. He started Higher Surgical Training in Urology at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, moving to Liverpool (both Aintree and the Royal Liverpool Hospital), before completing most of his Urology training in the North-West Thames Rotation including University College London Hospitals, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College London Hospitals.

He was appointed as a Consultant General Urologist at Northern Devon Hospitals in 2010 and re-located to Warrington in 2013. He has a special interest in Andrology, male infertility and Endo-Urology (including kidney cancer and stone disease).

René has a teenage daughter and two grown-up children. He loves skiing, gastronomy and DIY.

Stephen Bromage

Mr Stephen Bromage

Consultant Urologist

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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