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Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

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Di Donato, Nadine

Last updated: 08 October 2019

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Nadine Di Donato
Consultant

Specialty

Gynaecology

 

Sub Specialty

Laparoscopic surgeon and lead for endometriosis service

 

Location

Queen Alexandra Hospital

 

About me

Nadine has completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Bologna, which is the oldest university in the world, known as the highest-learning and degree-awarding institute. She has focused her career in advanced laparoscopy and endometriosis for more than 10 years. In the last four years, she has worked in British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy centres, St Peter Hospital Chertsey and Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).

Nadine is the lead of the endometriosis service at QA and the lead for complex benign surgery.

She has also been appointed as senior council member of the British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy (BSGE). This is a very important role which will allow Portsmouth to be known nationally and internationally and participating in updating guidelines and helping in maintaining the highest level of care.

She has an excellent academic record with strong independent research skills resulting in peer-reviewed published work. She has published numerous articles in endometriosis and benign gynaecology. She is member of the British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy and invited faculty at several national and international conferences.

 

Areas of interest

Nadine specialised in advanced surgery for benign gynaecological conditions and in particular in endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.

All gynaecological conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fibroids
  • Adenomyosis
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Post menopausal bleeding
  • Menopause
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease


Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna (Excellent with the degree of honour) University of Bologna 2009
  • Board of the Surgeon Doctors of Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy 2010
  • Completion of Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CCT - Bologna Deanery) with recognised competence in Ultrasound scanning University O&G Bologna 2015
  • ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules: Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic RCOG 2016
  • ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules: The advanced labour ward practice RCOG 2016
  • ATSM - Advanced Training Skills Modules The acute gynaecology and early pregnancy RCOG 2017
  • Education Supervisor Health Education England 2018

 

Key achievements

  • Completed robotic training in complex benign gynaecology and is now offering hyperspecialised service on robotic surgery.
  • Can perform endometriosis surgery and complex hysterectomy robotically. This is a new success for the endometriosis service to offer the highest level of patient care on the robot. Robotic surgery is very important for endometriosis surgery as it strengthens invaluable relationship with colorectal, upper GI and the urology team.
  • The endometriosis team has won several prizes at the BSGE, including an award at their virtual BSGE annual conference in March 2021 for video surgery on diaphragmatic endometriosis.


Awards received

  • May 2019 Newport - BSGE Award
  • July 2018 Edinburgh - BSGE Award
  • June 2017 Rome BSGE Award
  • May 2017 Hull - 3 x BSGE Award
  • 2015 SIEOG Award Best Researcher Endometriosis - Italian Society of Gynaecological Ultrasound
  • 2014 Award “Schiassi” - Honour Researcher - Bologna
  • 2009 Award “Amici di Giacomo” Honour Researcher - Bologna
  • 2007 Award Prof. Vittorio Ronca Honour Researcher

Contact information

Sharon Phillips, secretary

02392351991

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This department covers colposcopy, hysteroscopy, gynae oncology, urogynae, endometriosis, gynae consultations and PMB.

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