Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultants

Mr Raja Gangopadhyay

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General information:

Name, qualifications:

Mr Raja Gangopadhyay MBBS DFFP MRCOG Cert in Medical Education

Practising at:

Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Special clinical interests:

Perinatal Mental Health (PMH), traumatic birth experience, bereavement during perinatal period, support of parents with pregnancy loss/ still birth/sick children admitted to Special Care baby Units (SCBU), Tocophobia

Current posts (NHS, University):

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with special interest in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Year of first medical qualification:

2000

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

GMC, BMA, RCOG, MPS

Contact details:
  • Direct telephone number: 01923 217212
  • Secretary's name: Sonia Ayadi
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01923 217212
  • Secretary's email address: Sonia.ayadi@whht.nhs.uk
  • Twitter:@RajaGangopadhyay3

Background:

Professional profile

Mr Gangopadhyay is passionate to provide comprehensive obstetric care for women with all kinds of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) illnesses (such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders/anorexia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and tocophobia) during their pregnancy and after the childbirth.

He provides the care along with the Multidisciplinary PMH team of the Trust comprising of Consultant Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, midwife and the Lavender Team (Vulnerable adult team of midwives).

He is a qualified Trainer in PMH and contributes to teaching and training for Obstetricians, Midwives, GP and other healthcare professionals.

He has expertise in gynaecological surgery (open, laparocopy and hysteroscopic surgeries) for the treatment of benign gynaecological conditions (such as heavy menstrual period/ menorrhagia, endometriosis, fibroid, dysmenorrhoea and chronic pelvic pain).

Personal profile

Mr Gangopadhyay's main focus of care is patient awareness/ education, involving patients in the decision making process and giving them choices. He is campaigning for better PMH care within the Maternity Services.

 He is involved in the social media (Twitter:@RajaGangopadhyay3) patient support and awareness sessions (such as #PNDHour and #BirthTraumaChat). He enjoys Yoga, Meditation and spending time with his family.


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