Originally from Cornwall, Mr Pooley studied medicine at St George’s Hospital, London, graduating in 1987. Much of his junior medical training took place in South West London, but also further afield, with Professor Lord Winston at Hammersmith Hospital, and a year in Dublin.
From 1995 to 1997 he was the Training Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery (keyhole surgery) with Professor Sutton in Guildford, in what was then one of only four training centres in the UK. He gained extensive experience in all aspects of keyhole surgery in gynaecology, with a special focus on published research on treatments for endometriosis, management of ectopic pregnancy and ablation of the endometrium for heavy periods.
In 1999 Mr Pooley was appointed to Kingston Hospital as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, with responsibility for establishing and promoting Minimal Access Surgery. He introduced laparoscopic laser surgery for endometriosis and novasure endometrial ablation to Kingston Hospital, along with other innovations. He is the only local gynaecologist accredited as a trainer in laparoscopic surgery by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Alongside his keyhole surgery interest, Mr Pooley has extensive experience in, and a modern approach to all aspects of general gynaecology, including prolapse, hormonal conditions, and the treatment of abnormal smear problems in colposcopy.
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