GARETH BEYNON LVO. FRCS(Ed) FRCOG
Gareth Beynon is a Senior Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Frimley Park Hospital.
He trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1981. He gained the FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons) of Edinburgh before working in his chosen specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He undertook higher training in gynaecological cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, a world-renowned centre for gynaecological cancer.
Mr. Beynon was appointed as a Consultant at Frimley Park Hospital in 1998. He was instrumental in the development of one of the first multi-disciplinary teams for the management of women with gynaecological cancer in any District General Hospital in the UK. He was the Foundation Chair of the Surrey, Sussex and West Hampshire Gynaecological Cancer Network. He is lead clinician for the cancer unit at Frimley Park and a member of the surgical team at the Cancer Centre.
Since January 2009 he has been Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a member of the Hospital Trust Executive Committee. In 2004 Mr. Beynon was made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
Mr. Beynon’s special interests include gynaecological cancer and colposcopy. The results of his surveillance of low-grade abnormalities of the cervix have been presented at national meetings. His technique of vaginal endoscopic oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries), which leads to enhanced recovery and reduced pain, was presented at the recent European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Annual Meeting and it is the first time this particular operation has been performed. Other surgical interests include HELICA treatment for endometriosis (results of treatment on Mr. Beynon’s patients were the first to be published in a medical journal), vaginal hysterectomy with vaginal removal of the ovaries, and robotic gynaecological surgery. Mr. Beynon is one of the first gynaecological surgeons in the UK to be recognised by Intuitive Surgical as a Da Vinci robotic surgeon.
Gareth Beynon is married with four children. His main sporting interest is rugby, and he has taken pride in coaching his son and daughter’s teams. Other interests include running to keep fit and travel.