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Mr Alasdair Drake - Gynaecology

Mr Alasdair Drake is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin Hertfordshire who specialises in Gynaecological Oncology.

Based at: Pinehill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Conditions Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, Heavy Periods, Fibroids, Bleeding after Menopause, Pelvic Pain, Prolapse, Cancer Prevention and Screening, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Vulval Cancer, Abnormal Smears, Bleeding or Pain with Sex.

Treatments Hysterectomy, Endometrial Ablation, Colposcopy, Cancer Surgery (Ovarian, Cervical, Uterine and Vulval Cancers), Trachelectomy, Fertility Sparing Cancer Treatments, Keyhole or “Minimal Access” Surgery (Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic, Vaginal), Prolapse Repair.

Listening and caring are as essential as giving clear information and skillful operating. Mr Drake is a nationally accredited facilitator who teaches advanced communications skills to doctors and nurses.Mr Drake is very experienced in performing a wide range of surgery from minor day case procedures to major cancer operations.  By combining skills in minimal access surgery with radical surgery brings real benefits to women including lower complication rates and faster recovery.

Academic background

Mr Drake studied medicine at Oxford University and Kings College Hospital School of Medicine in London. He trained in minimal access and laparoscopic surgery at the large teaching hospital in Southampton. He completed a higher training fellowship in cancer surgery at the world renowned St James’s Hospital in Leeds.

He conducted research into the MMR genes that cause cancer of the uterus at Edinburgh University based in the Medical Research Council's Human Genetics Laboratory and is very interested in the prevention and early detection of cancers. He offers accurate balanced advice to women with BRCA or MMR mutations who are at increased inherited risk of ovarian and uterine cancers. He helps women worried about their family history understand if they are at risk and performs tests and surgery to reduce their risk.He has been Clinical Director for Gynaecology at East and North Herts NHS Trust since 2010 and Chairman of the Gynaecology group in the Beds and Herts

Professional Memberships

British Gynaecological Cancer Society
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Hospital Consultants and Specialists AssociationBritish Medical Association

NHS base

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Clinic Times

Alt Monday evenings

01462 410 002