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Ahmar Shah: Consultant Gynaecologist in Somerset and Dorset
Mr Ahmar Shah is an experienced Consultant Gynaecologist with a specialist expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures. With a private practice covering Somerset and Dorset, he offers the highest standards of care for a wide range of gynaecological conditions including pelvic pain, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, fibroids and menopause.
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Training and experience
Mr Ahmar Shah graduated in medicine from the University of Karachi in 1994 and became a Member and Fellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in 2002. He undertook his specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK (Eastern Deanery - Cambridge), gaining his Certificate of Completion of Training (CTT) in 2007. He has been a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of London since 2004.
Mr Shah has been a full time Consultant Gynaecologist at Yeovil District Hospital for 12 years. Appointed as Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2016, he is lead for the colposcopy service and Cervical Screening Provider Lead (CSPL), lead for the pelvic pain clinic, minimal access surgery and endometriosis, lead for perinatal mental health, substance misuse and vulnerable women ante-natal care and joint lead for the high risk obstetric clinic. He sits on the Safe-guarding Committee and is Chair of Maternity Risk Management and the Local Negotiating Committee. He is an organiser and trainer for the PROMPT Courses.
Mr Shah’s previous roles at Yeovil District Hospital include lead of the early pregnancy service and emergency gynaecology from 2009 until 2019. He has twice been the recipient of a Clinical Excellence Award from Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in recognition for service development and providing excellent patient care.
Mr Shah is an accredited laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon and has a degree in Medical Law & Ethics. Actively involved in teaching, he is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bristol and was a college tutor for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 2013 to 2016. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gynaecology and Neonatal Biology.
Offering skill, patience and excellence, Mr Shah provides a range of individualised treatments and services. His areas of special interest include:
- Cervical screening and abnormal cervical smears
- Laparoscopic (keyhole)/minimal access surgery
- Menstrual disorders
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain and endometriosis
Mr Shah is available for private consultation at the following locations:
Yeovil District Hospital
10.00 – 12.00
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital
10.00 – 12.00
Mr Shah is fee assured with Bupa and other insurers.
Initial consultation: £180
Follow-up consultation: £130
Mr Shah is actively involved in clinical research and is lead for research activities in obstetrics and gynaecology at Yeovil District Hospital. His research interests include:
- Pelvic pain
Pregnant in a Pandemic: Patient experience of maternity services during the Covid-19 Pandemic (20-24427) has been submitted
Hemostatic efficacy of an advanced bipolar sealer in open gynecologic, thoracic and colectomy procedures: A prospective cohort study
J. Schilder et al. / International Journal of Surgery Open 24 (2020) 57e63
Sandeep Kaur, Tharani Yogeswara, Ahmar Shah. Spontaneous Rupture of an unscarred Uterus in a Primigravida and Subsequent Obstetric Outcome: A Case Report.
Gynecol Reprod Health. 2018;2(3): 1-4
Thida, W., Shah AA. Review on Outcome of Pregnancy of Unknown Location and Further Management – A Retrospective Study.
(2017) J Gynecol Neonatal Biol 2(2): 46-49.
Elinor Robin Carlisle, Tina Verghese, Ahmar Shah. Miscarriages following caesarean section-induced extra-uterine adhesions.BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006766
Tina Verghese, Karim Wahba, Ahmar Shah. An interesting case of intramyometrial pregnancy. BMJ Case Reports March 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5187
Ahmar A. Shah, Mahmood I. Shafi. Cancer in pregnancy, Problem Based Learning in Obstetrics. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. Vol 18:10 October 2008
Ashfaq F, Shah AA. Effect of amnioinfusion for meconium stained amniotic fluid on perinatal outcome. J Pak Med Assoc. 2004 Jun;54(6):322-5
A.A.Shah, F.Ashfaq. Role of amnioinfusion in meconium aspiration syndrome. Spectrum. Vol.24(3,4); Mar-Apr: 2003: 17-21
Noorani KJ, Korejo R, Shah AA. Haemorrhage – a major killer in obstetrics. Annals of JPMC. Vol.8(1); Jan-Mar: 2002: 18-20
Razia Korejo, Ahmar Ali Shah, Khurshid Noorani. Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women and its effect on the outcome of pregnancy. Journal of Surgery Pakistan.Vol.5 (1); Jan-March 2000: 3-5
Channa, GA; Shah, AA. Surgical approach for Hepatic Hydatid Disease. Journal of Surgery Pakistan. Vol. 2 (1); January 1997: 13 - 14.
What patients say about Ahmar Shah
Mr Shah is my absolute hero. I’m his biggest fan as I believe his timely decision to act early when I was suffering and my baby was too saved both of us! He was such a gentleman and I’m so grateful to have been under the very special care of this lovely man.by A.V.
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Accreditation and admitting rights
Ahmar Shah is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...
MBBS MCPS FCPS MRCOG LLM (Medical Law & Ethics)
Qualified in 1994 in Pakistan
Registrations and licensing
General Medical Council (GMC)
Registration no.: 6057171 Date of registration: 21-Feb-2004