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David Penman TD MRCOG : Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Kent

David Penman
Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Kent: David Penman TD MRCOG

Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fetal Medicine

 

 

Mr David Penman TD MRCOG works full time in private practice and runs both gynaecology and pregnancy scanning (Fetal Medicine) clinics at the Spire Alexandra Hospital and the Kings Hill Medical Centre in Kent.

 

He studied at St Thomas's Hospital, London and worked as a research registrar at Queens Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital and St Thomas's Hospital, gaining his clinical registrar experience on the St George's rotation. He completed his senior registrar training in obstetrics and gynaecology and subspecialties training in maternal and fetal medicine at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.

 

 

He was appointed Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and specialist in Fetal Medicine at the Medway Hospital, Gillingham in December 1997 and also as an honorary Consultant in Fetal Medicine at the Harris Birthright Centre, King’s College Hospital, London. He resigned his NHS position in 2006 and now works full time in private practice.

  

Mr Penman specialises in prenatal screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities and invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures including amniocentesis and CVS. His gynaecological interests include the management of menstrual dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis/pelvic pain, subfertility and the investigation and management of recurrent miscarriage.

He performs a wide range of gynacological surgery including minimal access (laparoscopy/hysteroscopy) for the treatment of PCOS, menorrhagia and pelvic pain due to adhesions/endometriosis. 

 

Research and development 

 

Mr Penman continues an active role in medical research despite his busy clinical workload. Current research projects include:

 

  • Early fetal gender assessment and nuchal translucency size.
  • Pregnancy dating from date of 1st positive pregnancy test. 

 

22 week 3D ultrasound scan
22 week 3D ultrasound scan

Services offered

 

Private gynaecological clinics

Mr Penman's gynaecological interests include the management of menstrual dysfunction dysfunction (heavy or irregular periods), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis/pelvic pain, subfertility and the investigation and management of recurrent miscarriage.

He performs a wide range of gynacological surgery including minimal access (laparoscopy/hysteroscopy) for the treatment of PCOS, menorrhagia and pelvic pain due to adhesions/endometriosis.

 

Mr Penman holds gynaecological clinics at the Spire Alexandra hospital and at the Kings Hill Medical Centre. Inpatient surgical treatments are performed at the Spire Alexandra Hospital on Friday mornings with others times being available as necessary.


David Penman - ultrasound machine

Pregnancy - obstetric ultrasound service

At both the Spire Alexandra Hospital and the Kings Hill Medical Centre Mr Penman provides a comprehensive ante-natal diagnostic service using state of the art ultrasound equipment (GE Voluson 730) capable of producing 2D, 3D and 4D images of your baby.

 

The primary purpose of any scan is to assess the wellbeing of your baby but ever effort is always made to obtain good pictures for you to take away. Both 2D, 3D and 4D (real time moving 3D images) scanning is performed at all scans after 10 weeks. There is no additional charge for 3D and 4D scanning but it is important to remember that as with 2D scanning, there are a number of factors such as the stage of the pregnancy, the position of the baby, the size of the mother and abdominal wall scarring from previous surgery that may prevent good quality images being obtained.

 

At the end of any scan, you will be provided with a formal report of the scan findings which will be fully explained to you.

 

A copy of this report can also be sent to your GP, Obstetrician and or midwife. If any abnormal findings are detected, these will be fully explained along with the options for further tests (CVS or amniocentesis) or scans as appropriate.

 

Still images are provide for all scans and beyond 11 weeks a DVD with the moving images as seen during the scan and a CD containing a selection of still images (JPEG) are also provided at no additional cost.

 

The sex of the baby can be determined with 99% accuracy at the anomaly scan (22 weeks) in the majority of cases so long as the baby is cooperative. Mr Penman is happy to let you know if your baby appears to be a girl or boy at scans beyond 11 weeks at no additional charge.

 

All scans are performed by Mr David Penman, consultant gynaecologist and specialist in Fetal Medicine.

 

Ultrasound scan fees

 

Viability scan (6 - 10 weeks)

£90

Nuchal scan (11 - 13+ weeks)

£110

Anomaly scan (22 weeks)

£160

Growth/wellbeing scan (24 - 42 weeks)

£130

CVS (11 - 14 weeks)

£500

Amniocentesis  (16+ weeks)

£450

 

Clinics and appointments

To book an appointment:  You can book a gynaecology or scan appointment directly by phoning either the Spire Alexandra hospital or Kings Hill Medical centre. Mr Penman is happy to see self referred patients (no GP referral letter) but please note that if you are using a private health insurance policy to fund you treatment you will require a referral letter from your GP.

 

Clinics Hospital Appointments
Gynaecology clinics

Spire Alexandra Hospital

Thurs pm, Sat am
Scan clinics

Spire Alexandra Hospital

(Mon - Sat) am, pm and evenings
Gynaecology clinics

Kings Hill Medical Centre

Mon am, Wed am and pm

Scan clinics

Kings Hill Medical Centre

Mon am, Wed am and pm

 

Please note that Mr Penman is unable to provide consultation by telephone or e-mail



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Mr David Penman

Spire Alexandra Hospital, Impton Lane, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9PG



Scan appointments: 01634 662863

Gynaecology appointments: 01634 662822

Main switchboard: 01634 687166

Private office

Tel: 01622 739157 (Secretary)

Fax: 01622 739157

Email: penman@fetal-medicine.co.uk

Website: http://www.fetal-medicine.co.uk/

 







Qualifications and memberships

Qualifications

  • MRCOG

  • Studied at St Thomas's Hospital, London

 


Places of work

Mr David Penman

Spire Alexandra Hospital, Impton Lane, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9PG

Scan appointments: 01634 662863

Gynaecology appointments: 01634 662822

Main switchboard: 01634 687166

 

Mr David Penman

Kings Hill Medical Centre, 37 Queens Street

Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4JF

Gynaecology appointments: 01732 844244

Scan appointments: 01732 844244