Mr Chellappah Gnanachandran (Mr Gnana) is a leading laparoscopic surgeon and a consultant gynaecologist based in Northampton, UK.
He scans all his gynaecology patients himself. He is one of the few gynaecologists who has a trained degree in scanning.
He currently sees private patients at BMI Three Shires Hospital and Northampton General Hospital. He provides a range of treatments for patients with gynaecology conditions including fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.
Mr Gnanachandran specialises particularly in gynaecology scanning and has advanced knowledge in ovarian cyst pathology and endometrial assessment. He also treats young women for early indications of cancer and conditions affecting fertility. Part of his responsibility as a consultant gynaecologist is to help patients avoid unnecessary interventions and allow them to access appropriate early surgery if necessary.
He often carries out ultrasound scans and laparoscopic surgery for patients with subfertility, endometriosis, fibroids and early gynaecology malignancies.
Mr Gnanachandran has given training and lectures nationally on scanning for endometrium, fibroid and IOTA scanning for ovarian cysts.
Mr Gnanachandran graduated from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2002 before joining the NHS training programme in 2004. In 2005, he began his training in obstetrics and gynaecology and started working in several hospitals throughout Wales and the West Midlands.
Mr Gnanachandran gained a master of science in gynaecology ultrasound at the University of Derby.
In 2016 he was appointed as a consultant at Northampton General Hospital to develop fertility services
He is the current lead for gynaecology rapid access care service which provides tall patients with suspected gynaecological cancers are seen within 2weeks time from referrals.
He completed training in several different aspects of gynaecology including
1) Ultrasound scan for the pelvic and transvaginal scan.
2) Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries for benign gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, adenomyosis, and endometriosis
3) Surgery for patients with infertility including hysteroscopic resection of fibroid, polyps and uterine septum
4) Colposcopy and treatment of cervical precancers
5) Gynaecology oncology referrals and early gynaecology cancers such as endometrial cancer early stage. All cancer patients will need to go through MDT.