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Mr Ruwan Wimalasundera

Consultant Obstetrician

BSc, MBBS, FRCOG, PhD

Specialty

Obstetrics

NHS Base

University College London Hospital

Address

The London Ultrasound Centre

112 Harley Street

Also Consults At

W1G 7JQ

Fax

020 7486 3536

Biography

Mr Ruwan Wimalasundera is a Consultant Obstetrician and Fetal Medicine specialist at University College London Hospital. This is a world-renowned hospital with a tertiary level fetal medicine unit. He has established a Fetal Surgery unit there where he manages all aspects of fetal surgery. He manages is considered one of UKs leading specialist in the management of multiple pregnancies with a national referral base for the management of these pregnancies. Prior to his current post he was the Lead for Fetal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, based at the Centre for Fetal Care at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital for 10 years. He grew up in West London and attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, before going on to train in medicine at Kings College School of Medicine, London. He specialized in Obstetricis & Gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital and subsequently completed his PhD thesis in “Vascular Reactivity in Pre-Eclampsia” at Imperial College London. He was appointed as a consultant at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital in 2003 after having completed his Sub-specialist training in the same unit. He manages both low and high risk pregnancies and specialises in the management of multiple pregnancies including complicated monochorionic pregnancies and runs the multiple pregnancy service at University College London Hospital. He particularly specializes in the management of Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome in monochorionic twins; using fetoscopic laser ablation to placental vessels and has referral from all over the UK for this. He also has a Private Practice, based at The London Ultrasound Centre, with deliveries at The Portland Hospital, where he manages both low risk and high risk pregnancies. He encourages the natural management of pregnancies but also offers the option of a Natural Caesarean Section when it is appropriate.

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