Mr Raef Faris, Gynaecology and Fertility Specialist

Mr Raef Faris MSc, FRCOG

Gynaecology and Fertility Specialist

MrRaef Faris,Gynaecologist

Mr Faris is a recommended Gynaecology and Fertility Specialist

What is an Abnormal smear?

What is an Abnormal smear?

Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal Symptoms

What is a Fibroid?

What is a Fibroid?

What are Ovarian cysts?

What are Ovarian cysts?

What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis?

What is an Endometrial polyp?

What is an Endometrial polyp?

Areas of expertise

  • Gynaecological & laparoscopic surgeries
  • Hysteroscopic surgeries
  • Colposcopy
  • Management of fibroids
  • Menstrual problems & infertility

Recommendations for Mr Faris

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Rhiannon Mary Will, GP

    Evidence based, honest/realistic approach. Clinic itself has very good statistics re: live births. In my experience gives realistic expectations to patients.

  • byMr Suks Minhas, Consultant Urologist and Andrologist

    Recommended Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

  • byDr Rhiannon Mary Will, GP

    Evidence based, honest/realistic approach. Clinic itself has very good statistics re: live births. In my experience gives realistic expectations to patients.

  • byMr Suks Minhas, Consultant Urologist and Andrologist

    Recommended Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

  • Address

    • The Lister Hospital

      Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

    • The Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre

      The Harley Street Clinic, 16 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 7AF

  • St Mary's Hospital(NHS)

    Praed Street, London, W2 1NY

  • About Mr Raef Faris

    GMC number: 5202958

    Year qualified: 1991

    Place of primary qualification: Cairo University

    Areas of expertise

    • Amenorrhea
    • Bartholin's cyst
    • Colposcopy
    • Contraception
    • Management of ovarian pathologies
    • Hydrosalpinx
    • Difficulty conceiving
    • Disorders of the vulva
    • Gynaecological surgery
    • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
    • Early pregnancy assessment
    • Endometriosis
    • Fertility
    • Management of fibroids
    • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
    • Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery
    • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
    • Menopause
    • Menorrhagia
    • Menstrual problems & infertility
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease
    • Pelvic pain
    • Emergency gynaecology
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Post-menopausal bleeding
    • Removal of fibroids (myomectomy)
    • Tubal problems
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Uterine abnormalities
    • Vaginitis

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    There are a variety of symptoms, but very common symptoms include:

    • Vaginal discharge

    • Itching

    • Bleeding

    • Vaginal discomfort and pelvic pain

    • Abnormalities in periods (either frequent or infrequent periods)

    • Patients can sometimes present abnormal smears

    • Request for contraception

    • Difficulty in conception or conditions related to conception

    • Patients sometimes presenting with symptoms of pelvic discomfort and fibroids

    • Urinary tract infections

    • Pelvic infections and inflammation

    • Symptoms related to endometriosis including pelvic pain

    • Symptoms related to ovarian cysts including pelvic discomfort

    • Symptoms related to early pregnancy, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy

    • Abnormal bleeding

    • Post-menopausal bleeding

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    A full assessment and a holistic approach to the patients is my approach for any kind of medical problems. Investigations are necessary to guide us towards the appropriate treatment. However, we offer outpatient treatment and assessment including colposcopy for abnormal smears, treatment of resection and treatment of irregular bleeding including hormonal treatments. I offer management of various peri and post-menopausal conditions.

    I also offer surgical management of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, surgical management of fibroids, treatment of tumour problems in the form of laparoscopic surgery.

    I also offer hysteroscopic surgeries for removal of polyps, release of scar tissues and removal of fibroids.

    I offer treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome depending on the symptoms presenting for post-menopausal bleeding. We order investigations in the form of hysteroscopy and biopsy as well as any further treatments in the form of medical management or hormonal management and surgical management in the form of hysterectomy.

    I offer management of the condition in early pregnancy like miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I'm a gynaecologist and, at the same time, a fertility consultant as well. I handle both in patients who are in their reproductive age. I'm an accredited laparoscopic surgeon by the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. I also offer IVF within the IVF clinic. I'm a colposcopist as well, which is also my NHS contribution. I offer hysteroscopic surgeries for abnormalities in the uterus, including uterine septum. I also perform open myomectomies as well with respect to fertility.

  • Professional memberships

    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
    British Fertility Society

    Articles by Mr Raef Faris

    The influence of body mass index to in-vitro fertilisation treatment outcome, risk of miscarriage and pregnancy outcome

    Case reports to suggest an algorithm for management of total fertilisation failure prior to use of donor gametes.

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    Prof. David Leslie has got a good, in-depth interest in fertility patients, especially thyroid and diabetes patients.

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    Mr Richard Smith is a very good surgeon with an excellent bedside manner.

  • Prof. Bobby Prasad, Consultant Gastroenterologist

    Prof. Bobby Prasad is a gastroeneterologist who works very closely with me, especially in cases with endometriosis. He's a professor and a gastroenterologist and I would highly recommend him.

  • Prof. Simon Barton, Sexual health specialist

    Dr Simon Barton is genito-urinary consultant professor. I have very strong links with him and refer to him when there are some genito-urinary conditions that needs further assessment by him.