Robert Thonet is one of the most experienced gynaecologists practicing in greater London today.
After studying medicine at King’s College, London and Westminster Medical School Robert Thonet qualified in 1971. After an initial gynaecology post, he gained wider general surgical experience before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of
Surgeons (FRCS) in both Edinburgh and London in 1977.
He then began further specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, Chelsea Hospital for Women in London and at Addenbrookes and the Maternity Hospital in Cambridge, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1979.
In 1986, having been Senior Registrar at Manchester and Oldham (where the first IVF baby was born), Robert was appointed Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Queen Mary’s University Hospital. It was here, in 1989, that he founded the Assisted Conception Unit, one of the first and largest such units in South East England, after several years interest in fertility problems. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG).
Every consultation takes place personally with Robert Thonet.
All operative procedures are performed by Mr Thonet himself, and take place either in his Outpatient Clinic or after admission to one of the hospitals where Mr Thonet operates.
Outpatient clinic procedures
The following investigations or treatments can usually be undertaken at the outpatient clinic:
• Cervical Smear
• Loop Diathermy - LETZ and Cone Biopsy
• Cervical Cryocautery
• Cervical Polypectomy
• Fitting an IUCD (including Mirena System)
• Insertion of hormone implants
The following procedures require treatment in hospital, although the majority do not require an overnight stay:
• Diagnostic Laparoscopy
• Laparoscopy including tubal occlusion (sterilisation)
• Hysteroscopy and Curettage (modern version of old D&C)
• Treatment of Bartholin’s Cyst
• Abdominal hysterectomy
• Ovarian Cystectomy
• Myomectomy (removal of fibroids)
• Vaginal hysterectomy
• Prolapse repair