About Us

Mr Sanjay Vyas MD FRCOG,
Consultant Gynaecologist

Sanjay qualified from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London, in 1985 and is a nationally recognised expert in complex laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

He was appointed Consultant Gynaecologist at Southmead Hospital in 1994. He has established Southmead as a centre of excellence in laparoscopic surgery. Under his leadership, Southmead was one of the first nationally accredited centres for the surgical treatment of severe endometriosis in the UK, and he is the Director of this service. His workload consists almost entirely of laparoscopic surgery, for endometriosis, hysterectomy, ovarian cysts and other conditions. The majority of his patients have been referred to him for this expertise. He is also a recognised expert in pelvic ultrasound scans.

He is actively involved in clinical research and is a recognised teacher of advanced laparoscopic surgery in gynaecology.

Sanjay is the Vice President of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy and has been an elected member of the council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His work has contributed to major improvements in training junior doctors, and care for women. He is regularly invited to lecture at national and international educational meetings.

For more information about Sanjay’s qualifications and experience please view his CV.

Mrs Hazel Abbott,
Practice Manager

Hazel has been a medical secretary for more years then she cares to say. She does all the little things that make the biggest difference – arranging surgery, answering questions about insurance and chasing the doctors!

For patients who are coming from a distance, Hazel also has information about where to stay in Bristol. Most patients speak to her over the phone, or meet her in person.

Other Consultants We Work With

Medicine is a complex subject, and it is important that patients are seen by doctors who are experts in their field. We work with the following consultants to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

Mr Valantine Akande PhD MRCOG,
Consultant Gynaecologist

Valentine qualified form the University of Lagos in 1989 and was appointed Consultant Gynaecologist at Southmead Hospital in 2004, as an expert in the treatment of infertility.

He is the Lead Clinician and Specialty director of Fertility Services at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) at Southmead Hospital. BCRM is one of the largest Fertility Centres in the UK with consistently excellent outcomes within the top 10 in the UK.

Mr Alan Roe ChM FRCS FRCS(Ed),
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Alan qualified from the University of Dundee in 1977 and has trained in Scotland, Manchester, Bristol and St. Mark’s Hospital in London.

He was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Southmead Hospital in 1994 and is the senior surgeon for colorectal services at Southmead Hospital. His areas of expertise include surgery for bowel cancer, colitis and diverticulitis, along with the management of anorectal and pelvic floor disorders. His aim is to restore intestinal function using minimally invasive techniques.

Mr Frank Keeley MD FRCS (Urol),
Consultant Urologist

Frank qualified from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1990 and has a special interest in laparoscopic urological surgery. He is Board Certified in the United States and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Having completed his residency training in Philadelphia, Frank trained for an additional two years in laparoscopic surgery in Edinburgh before he was appointed Consultant Urologist at Southmead Hospital in 1998. The bulk of his surgical work involves laparoscopic surgery.

For an appointment, please phone: 0117 980 4070.