Miss Saswati Maitra qualified from Calcutta University in 1993. She did her specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the North West Thames region in London, primarily at St Mary’s Hospital. There she had the privilege of training with some eminent doctors in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has been a key member in setting up the new Gynaecology Direct Referral Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, where women with early pregnancy problems and emergency gynaecology problems (like pelvic pain and very heavy menstrual bleeding) are able to walk in and have their problems sorted. Surgery is performed, if necessary, and patients are discharged home as soon as possible, thereby providing a better patient experience.
Miss Maitra’s main clinical interest is in the field of emergency gynaecology and high risk obstetrics. Her special interests are: gynaecology ultrasound (including 3D gynaecology scanning), early pregnancy problems (including recurrent and late miscarriages, poor obstetric history, ectopic pregnancies) and one stop gynaecology clinics, particularly for pelvic pain and irregular/heavy vaginal bleeding.
She is currently the Clinical Director for Women’s Services in the London North West University Hospital NHS Trust. She provides a comprehensive range of care in most aspects of gynaecology, such as One Stop Well Woman health checks, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, contraception and menopausal problems.