Mr SAIKAT BANERJEE

Saikat Banerjee is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Gynaecological laparoscopic Surgery. He is the founder and co-lead for CEES-u: Cambridge Endometriosis and Endoscopic surgery unit; which is based at the Rosie and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals. He is a recognised expert in Laparoscopic Surgery and also in Gynaecological ultrasound. These are used in combination for the care of women suffering with early pregnancy disorders, endometriosis and also heavy menstrual bleeding. He is part of the team in Cambridge working in the Early Pregnancy Unit with over 25 years experience in the care of women suffering with these problems. Also at Addenbrooke’s he is the lead of a multidisciplinary team, CESS-u which is a recognised centre of excellence for the care of women with severe endometriosis.

Saikat trained and qualified at Guy’s Hospital. He trained in North West Thames and two separate two year sabbaticals to learn Gynaecological ultrasound and the management of early pregnancy problems at King’s College and Laparoscopic Surgery at CEMIG: Surrey centre for endometriosis and minimally invasive Gynaecology. As well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, he has a BSc (first class) in Radiological Sciences and an MSc (distinction) in Advanced Benign Gynaecological Surgery. Prior to join Cambridge he was a Consultant for 10 years in CEMIG which was the first UK recognised Endometriosis centres and honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Surgery. He lectures both nationally and internationally on Endometriosis care and Laparoscopic Surgery.

G.M.C. REGISTRATION NO.: 4121624 (Full Registration)

MEMBERSHIP TO LEARNED SOCIETIES:

British Society for Gynaecological Imaging

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

World Endometriosis Society

QUALIFICATIONS

1991        B.Sc.  First Class Honours – Basic Medical Sciences and Radiological Sciences (University of London)

1994        M.B., B.S.  Distinction in Surgery (University of London)

2001        Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

2002        Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (MRCOG)

2007        M.Sc. with Distinction – Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy (University of Surrey)

2007        Certificate in Teaching (University of London)

2009        Certificate in Educational Supervision (University of London)

2014        Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (FRCOG)

CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • consultant with a Special interest in the advanced Endoscopic Surgery and the Surgical management of Deep infiltrating Endometriosis
  • Joint lead; CEES-u: Cambridge Endometriosis and Endoscopic Surgery Unit for the management of rectovaginal endometriosis.
  • Previous Consultant post – clinical lead for the Early Pregnancy Unit
  • Previous Senior |Lecturer – University of Surrey 2006 to 2017
  • Recognised national expert in
    • Endoscopic/laparoscopic surgery
    • Gynaecological imaging/transvaginal high resolution ultrasound for the diagnosis of gynaecological disorders and deep pelvic endometriosis.

TEACHING

  • Previously Senior Lecturer and faculty member of the MSc in Advanced Minimal Access Surgery at the University of Surrey.
  • Preceptor for the advanced ATSM in Laparoscopic Surgery and intermediate ATSM in both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery as well as co-chair of the BSGE/RCOG ATSM theoretical program in laparoscopy for 10 years.
  • Regular faculty member for the Minimal Access Training and Therapy Unit, University of Surrey
  • Co-organiser for Gynaecological Pelvic Anatomy Course (Oxford University)

Research

  • Involved in a study of the effects of endometriosis on quality of life and the effects of surgical management.
  • Involved in prospectively looking for pre-operative markers of severity for endometriotic disease and development of a classification system related to chronic pelvic pain.
  • As a Research Fellow at King’s College Hospital my main project was a study of the ultrasound and hormone parameters in the management of ectopic pregnancies. This involved the study of this disorder and development of algorithms for the differentiation between spontaneously resolving ectopic pregnancies and those who require an intervention to prevent development of complications. I was involved in setting up and running the study, recruiting over 3,000 patients.
  • MD thesis: “The value of ultrasound and hormone parameters in the management of ectopic pregnancies,” currently being written up, for submission to the University of London.
  • Sc. thesis: “A study of haemodynamic parameters which can be used for the evaluation of arterovenous fistulae in haemodialysis patients.”
  • Past research projects include
    • effectiveness of expectant management of miscarriages
    • medical management of ectopic pregnancies by local injection of methotrexate under ultrasound guidance
    • development of diagnostic algorithms, for pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian cancer in pregnant and non-pregnant women
    • Characterisation of stem cells in human embryonic circulation. This involved the development of an innovative technique to access the embryonic circulation and a large amount of laboratory work using molecular biology techniques: the extraction of DNA and RNA, performing polymerase chain reactions, FAC analysis and cell microscopy.
  • Invited speaker at both National and International meetings.
  • Author of three book chapters and numerous minor publications (letters and review articles).
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice) training up to date and Principle site Investigator for several on going national research projects.

PUBLICATIONS – Scientific Papers in Peer Review Journals

  1. Banerjee S, Aslam N, Zosmer N, Woelfer B, Jurkovic D. (1999) The expectant management of women with early pregnancies of unknown location. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; 14: 231-6.
  2. Aslam N, Banerjee S, Carr JV, Savvas M, Hooper R, Jurkovic D. (2000) Logistic regression models for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol; 96: 75-80.
  3. Banerjee S, Aslam N, Woelfer B, Lawrence A, Elson J, Jurkovic D. (2001) Expectant management of early pregnancies of unknown location: a prospective evaluation of methods to predict spontaneous resolution of pregnancy. BJOG; 108: 158-63.
  4. Woelfer B, Salim R, Banerjee S, Elson J, Regan L, Jurkovic D. (2001) Reproductive Outcomes in Women With Congenital Uterine Anomalies Detected by Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Screening. Obstet Gynecol; 98: 1099-1103.
  5. Elson J, Salim R, Tailor A, Banerjee S, Zosmer N, Jurkovic D. (2003) Prediction of early pregnancy viability in the absence of a visible embryo. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; 1: 57-61.
  6. Elson J, Tailor A, Banerjee S, Salim R, Hillaby K, Jurkovic D. (2004) Expectant management of tubal ectopic pregnancy: prediction of successful outcome using decision tree analysis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; 6: 552- 556.
  7. Wright JT, Banerjee S. (2005) Informed consent for endoscopic surgery – myth or reality? Gynecological Surgery; 1: 225- 226.
  8. Banerjee S, Ballard K, Lovell D, Wright JT. (2006) Deep and superficial endometriotic disease and the response to radical laparoscopic excision in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. Gynecological Surgery; 3(2) 1-7.
  9. Banerjee S, Ballard K, Wright JT. (2008) Endometriomas as a Marker of Disease Severity. J Min Invasive Gyne; 15(5) 538-540.
  10. Ballard K, Banerjee S, Heudelist G, Wright JT. (2009) Can specific pain symptoms help in the diagnosis of endometriosis?; A cohort study of women with chronic pelvic pain Fertil Steril; 94(1), 20-27.
  11. Hudelist G, Ballard K, English J, Wright J, Banerjee S, Mastoroudes H,Singer CF, Keckstein J (2009) The diagnostic value of transvaginal sonography (TVS) versus clinical examination (PV) for preoperative diagnosis of deep infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE) – a multicenter study.Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; 37 (4), 480-487.
  12. Andrews V, Wright JT, Zakaria F, Banerjee S, Ballard K. (2014) Continous infusion of local anaesthetic following laparoscopic hysterectomy – a randomised controlled trial. BJOG; 121(6), 754-760.
  13. Bastu E, Yasa C, Dural O, Ozgor BY, Yilmaz G, Ugurlucan FG, Buyru F, Banerjee S. (2016) Comparison of 2 Methods of Vaginal Cuff Closure at Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Their Effect on Female Sexual Function and Vaginal Length: A Randomised Control Trial. JMIG; 23(6), 986-993.

CAREER AIMS

To continue to develop both a clinical and research practice involving advanced gynaecological endoscopic surgery both for the management of early pregnancy disorders and also complex deeply infiltrating endometriosis of the posterior cul de sac but also in general and emergency gynaecology. I am able to currently apply both my advanced skills in gynaecological ultrasound and endoscopic surgery to continue to achieve this objective and will continue to strive towards the goal of improved patient care in these fields