Chalhoub, Mr Tony

Mr Tony ChalhoubClinical Lead and Consultant Gynaecologist

  • Clinical Lead and Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 5865
  • GMC Code: 5199628
  • Qualifications: BSc, MSc, MD, MRCOG
  • Special Interests

    Outpatient specialist including: endometriosis/pelvic pain, ovarian and uterine pathology (fibroids, ovarian cysts), subfertility, gynaecological cancer, colposcopy, and ultrasound.

    Special interests in gynaecological surgery listed as: advanced surgical procedures for stage 2-4 endometriosis, laparoscopic and open myomectomy, total laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy and fertility preserving ovarian and tubal surgery (cystectomy). Surgical approaches include open (laparotomy), vaginal, laparoscopic and Da Vinci Robotic surgery.

  • Biography

    Undergraduate training in the UK and USA lead to specialist training in the north of England culminating in advanced gynaecological surgery in Newcastle.

    Appointed as a substantive full-time consultant in gynaecological surgery in 2011. I am a core member of the cancer and colposcopy teams, deputy lead for gynaecological cancer for Newcastle Hospitals and lead for endometriosis.

    Developments and key specialist areas since appointment include:

    • Establishing outpatient sterilisation  - a minor procedure that is very well tolerated by women attending the clinic.
    • Establishing Newcastle as one of a small number of  nationally recognized centres for endometriosis management and surgery (Royal College of Gynaecologists) – this is supported by a specialist clinic , specilaist nurse and multidisciplinary surgical team. 
    • Development of conservative laparoscopic surgery for fibroids (laparoscopic myomectomy and transcervical bipolar resection myomectomy).
    • Principle Investigator for portfolio research studies such as Quality of Life research into treatments for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. HEALTH Trial, comparison of sub total hysterectomy to simple endometrial ablation.
  • Directorate

    Women's Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI and Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    In addition to general gynaecological services, specialist clinics include: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Colposcopy, Endometriosis, subfertility, Pelvic Mass (rapid access clinic), Outpatient procedures (pelvic ultrasound, therapeutic hysteroscopy, sterilisation, endometrial ablation, Mirena or coil insertion/removal) and gynaecological cancers.

  • Name of Secretary
    Rachael Fountain
  • Any other Information

    I am the clinical lead for Endometriosis, outpatient hysteroscopic sterilisation and the Regional Preceptor for advanced Hysteroscopic Surgery.

    I am a course director for advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery attracting delegates from all over the world.

    I am a member of: Royal College of Obstetric and Gynaecology (RCOG); British and European Societies of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE/ESGE); Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons (SERGS); British Society of Colposcopy (BSCCP); Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health (DFFP).

  • Tony Chalhoub 
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