Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Gyn Oncologist at Croydon University Hospital. Mr. Nama is also an Honorary Consultant at St. George’s Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital
Consultant Gynaecologist | Sub Specialist in Gyn Oncology
I grew up in Bangalore, South India and went to Medical school in Mysore. I had immense interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in my final year of medical school and considered specialising in this speciality. I loved the fact that in Gynaecology, I would get a mixture of medical and surgical specialities. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, a premier institute in India appointed me for a Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through a competitive exam. I spent three years here acquiring basic obstetric and surgical skills. I stood first in the University, during my postgraduate assessments and was awarded the P. Ammini Memorial Award for highest academic achievement.
I then, moved to a busy premier institute to do my senior registrar post. Working at the Jawaharlal Nehru Postgraduate Institute (JIPMER) as a senior registrar gave me exposure, confidence and interest in gynaecological surgery. Here, I felt that I had to develop the skills required to perform laparoscopic surgery and complex pelvic surgery. At the same time, British Council visited JIPMER and sponsored a selected few to come to the UK.
I considered myself lucky and moved to the UK to pursue Gyn oncology. I worked in various teaching and district general hospitals for few years. As I became senior, I need the skills to appraise and implement evidence to follow a real evidence-based carer or my patients. I secured a grant from the British Heart Foundation for 300 thousand pounds. With this award, I enrolled into a Masters in research at the University of London. During this tenure, I met many eminent people in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and learnt a lot from them. I also published many papers, chapters and gave numerous oral presentations in conferences. I was awarded the Best Oral Presentation from the UK in the American Heart Association Scientific conference in Chicago in 2010.
A year later my research on prediction of preeclampsia won the best poster presentation and was also a press release from the American Cardiology Association. My paper on Caesarean section for maternal request was published in the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (RCOG) Journal and was also a RCOG press release and even now quoted by many Obstetricians to voice the uncertainties surrounding this subject.
By now, I had acquired skills and experience to look at things inside and outside the hospital differently. I was able to have a broader perspective on every topic. This was crucial as I entered into formal training in Gyn Oncology. I worked with eminent Gyn Oncologist to further specialise and acquire skills needed to prevent, diagnose and treat gynaecological cancers. I continued my research interests in Gyn oncology and authored many papers and chapters. To be able to impact to the clinicians, I started learning the skills of performing met analysis (ability to combine many studies into one single study) and published Cochrane meta-analysis.
I had the first-hand experience of practising medicine in the developing world and the NHS. I wanted to see, how it would be practising in America and why their outcomes seem to be better than the NHS. I applied for a visiting fellowship at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital and spent few months observing practice in one of the world’s best cancer centres. I learnt so much more on a different perspective to health care, though my clinical skills and acumen didn’t improve any further.
I completed my RCOG accredited sub speciality programme in 2014 and was appointed as a Consultant Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. I was lead for research in Gyn oncology and undergraduate teaching. I had the pleasure of working the beautiful, satisfying academic world for two years. I was able to secure a local charitable grant to look at an increased capability to find bio markers which would predict response to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer and predict recurrences. I currently have a Gyn Oncology trainee undertaking a Masters in research with this grant.
I then decided to move to London to live closer to the family as my wife is a paediatric cardiologist and works in Redhill. I am currently working as Lead for Gyn Oncology at Croydon University Hospital and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St. George’s Hospital in London. I maintain my research interest by authoring met analysis for Cochrane and conducting clinical studies. I am a Principal Investigator for SEARCH trial and MROC trial at Croydon looking at epidemiological factors for ovarian and endometrial cancer and the role of MRI in predicting surgical outcomes in ovarian cancer respectively. I enjoy what I do and wake up and feel happy to come to work.
After many years of training and a breath of experience, I can focus my care on listening to patients and addressing the problems they face. I strive to provide evidence-based care with an aim to improve quality of life with a precise balance between benefit and risk with interventions.
I am blessed with two girls who take up most of my evenings and weekends but would not have it any different. In the little time I get for myself, I enjoy running and swimming.
I pride myself in providing compassionate, cost effective and efficient care. Patient satisfaction and experience are quintessential pillars of all the decisions I make. I have over 18 years of experience in gynaecology and gynaecological oncology. I thrive to provide a evidence based approach to my practice and that is made easier by my research activities and many national and international presentations, I undertake. If you are concerned about any gynaecological condition, I will be able to help you. I specialise in gynaecological cancers which has provided me the skill to perform complex operations with ease. I also specialise in cervical smear, vulval conditions and hormone replacement therapy.
Qualifications –Mr Vivek Nama
MBBS, MD, DNB, MRes, MRCOG
- Advanced Skills Module in Menopause Care – Ongoing
- RCOG and GMC accredited Subspeciality training in Gyn Oncology
- British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Certification for Colposcopy
- Advanced Training Speciality Module in Gyn Oncology
- Advanced Training Speciality Module in Labour ward
- Masters of Research (MD Res) – St. George’s University of London
- Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist
Gynaecological Surgery – Complex hysterectomy for previous multiple surgeries, large fibroids, adhesions and severe endometriosis. Myomectomy and resection of large fibroids.
Gynaecological Cancer Surgery – Surgery for endometrial, ovarian, cervical and vulval cancers.
Advanced Laparoscopic surgery including Hysterectomy, Treatment of Endometriosis, removal of tubes and ovaries, myomectomy (removal of fibroids) and tubal recanalization.
Screening for gynaecological cancers – Hysteroscopy and biopsy for bleeding after menopause, Colposcopy and treatment of precancerous lesions of the cervix, laparoscopy for elevated CA125. Vulvoscopy for precancerous lesions of the vulva and vagina.
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
The principal investigator for SEARCH trial and MROC trial at Croydon University Hospital.
Invited Lecture on LLETZ treatment and the risk of Preterm labour on the South West Colposcopy accreditation course.
Course Organizer and Instructor at the St. George’s MRCOG course.
Instructor on ‘Pelvic Anatomy for Obstetric and Gynaecology Trainees for Bristol’.
OSCE Examiner for Year 4 Medical Students at Croydon University Hospital.
Mr Nama could not do enough to support the young lady we care for who has severe learning difficulties. He was very professional and ensured that the young lady received the best care possible while also ensuring that her “best interest “ was paramount at all times. Thank you to Mr Nama and his team for all the help and support to us all.
Just a note to say how much I appreciated your care. You just made a whole difference to my anxiety about my health. May God bless you to continue your committed and dedicated care to all your patients.
I contacted Mr Nama following a recommendation from a friend who works in the NHS and I have been so happy with the entire process. Mr Nama responded to my initial inquiry extremely quickly, The appointment times and locations were very flexible. After our first meeting I was confident I had found an extremely knowledgeable and professional Surgeon. Mr Nama carried out my laparoscopy in September 2017 he visited me before the procedure and answered all my questions with patience and was very attentive. Mr Nama is exceptionally compassionate, caring and always available to answer your needs. Following my procedure Mr Nama kept a close eye on my recovery and continues to support me on my journey. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Nama.
Mr Nama performed a laparoscopic total hysterectomy on me in August 2017. I was back on my feet within two weeks and fully recovered and back to work in 6 weeks. I have the tiniest of scars that no one would ever know that I had, had major surgery. Mr Namas care was second to none both pre and post op. A huge thank you to Mr Nama for giving me back a normal life.
I found Mr Nama very professional, who provided great support from my operation to my after care. He was very supportive and very approachable and thorough in dealing with my questions, and when I was diagnosed with an infection after my operation.
I am extremely delighted with the care and professionalism of Mr Nama pre and post surgery, he showed a genuine interest in the wellbeing of his patient, ensuring I was happy, well informed and comfortable during consultations and procedure. Mr Nama took the time to clearly discuss with me what was to happen every step of the way, always happy to be contacted and answer questions. He ensured I kept under observation post surgery as I wasn't too well and reviewed me prior to discharge to ensure I was ok to go home, even when I was made to feel a burden or that I should be sent home earlier by other staff on ward. I would have no hesitation to recommend the care of Mr Nama to anyone else.
The above gentleman performed my keyhole Hysterectomy (inc Fallopian tubes-cervix-ovaries) on Sat 23rd September 2017. From the first consultation through to my operation and aftercare, Mr Nama was a delight to deal with. His "bedside manner" assurances, and ability to explain procedures were exemplary. All literature, emails and calls were made as promised, which at a very stressful time made a huge difference and was greatly appreciated. My operation was a success, with no complications. My pain was so minimal that I left hospital the following evening and needed no pain relief at all. My scars are completely healed and scarring practically non existent. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Nama to my nearest and dearest. It is just a shame he only specialises in gynaecology, I have a bad shoulder and back!!!!!
Clinic I am currently working as Lead for Gyn Oncology at Croydon University Hospital and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St. George’s Hospital in London. I pride myself in providing compassionate, cost effective and efficient care. Patient...
Conditions and Treatments I have over 18 years of experience in gynaecology and gynaecological oncology. I thrive to provide a evidence based approach to my practice and that is made easier by my research activities and many national and international presentations, I...
Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Gyn Oncologist at Croydon University Hospital. Mr. Nama is also an Honorary Consultant at St. George’s Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital How I Can Help I pride myself in providing compassionate, cost effective and efficient care....