Mr Rowan Connell

Area of Practice: Gynaecology
Specialist Interests: Urogynaecology, incontinence, urodynamics, vaginal reconstruction surgery, pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, prolapse, keyhole surgery (laparoscopic) hysterectomy, hormone replacement therapy and hormonal disorders.
Professional Profile:

Rowan Connell is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in West Kent.  He qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and all of his training has been in London and the South East.

Mr Connell undertook research using minimal access surgery (key hole surgery), part of which involved treating fibroids with low power lasers, and treating heavy periods.  His work is in Hospitals in and around Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. As well as his work as a general gynaecologist, he is a urogynaecologist and specialises in the management of prolapse, incontinence and vaginal surgery. He is a laparoscopic (key-hole) surgeon eg performing laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomies.

Rowan Connell has had a solid training in obstetrics and gynaecology as well as having areas of special interest.  In his training he has gained considerable surgical experience. Has worked as a consultant in Kent since 2002. Before this he was a registrar in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, Benenden Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

He treats a wide range of gynaecological conditions and has special interests in Urogynaecology (the treatment of urinary incontinence and prolapse), the treatment of heavy periods and Minimal Access Surgery (keyhole surgery). Rowan Connell has had a solid training in obstetrics and gynaecology and has close contacts in Europe to keep “up to date”. Mr Connell leads and shares the lead in the running of several services as a consultant in his present post. He has been the lead in setting up a laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (“day-case hysterectomy”) service in the private sector and the NHS. He enjoys teaching and has set up and run several courses.  Mr Connell has presented at national and international conferences on various topics.  He has published broadly around Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

With his interests, expertise and experience Mr Connell is able to give service to his patients.  He is also well equipped to teach and to initiate and to contribute to research.  He is able to develop good working relationships within a multidisciplinary environment, working well as a member of the team. 
Mr Connell has good relationships with other specialists in: gynaecology (for example those involved in cancer treatments and infertility treatments); general, breast and bowel surgery; and different medical specialities and he is happy to suggest a referral, should that be necessary.

He works with a wonderful team of secretaries – in the NHS and private. He has nurses who specialise in urogynaecology and who help run the urodynamic services. He also has access to dedicated physiotherapy services for women’s health, both in the NHS and privately.

Mr Connell is a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) and the British Society of Urogynaecology and also the European Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG and EUGA).

Conditions Treated:
Conditions treated Procedures offered
Urinary Incontinence
  • Tension free vaginal Tapes (TVT) for stress urinary incontinence
  • Bladder Botox injection (for over active bladder)
  • Urodynamics
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urethral bulking agent
Utero-vaginal prolapse
  • Vaginal repair (including Sacrospinous fixation / hysterectomy) for prolapse
Abnormal bleeding
Includes

  • Heavy periods
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of periods)
  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Post coital bleeding
  • Post menopausal bleeding
  • Hysteroscopy – (out patient or inpatient with biopsy, insertion of mirena coil)
  • Hysteroscopic resection of polyps or fibroids (removal of polyps or fibroids)
  • Endometrial ablation/resection (treatment for heaving bleeding in premenopausal bleeding)
  • Hysterectomy (laparoscopic, open or vaginal)
Fibroids
  • Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids
  • Laparoscopic or open myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids)
  • Hysterectomy- Laparoscopic/ vaginal or open
Adenomyosis
  • Laparoscopic/ open excision of adenomyosis
  • Hysterectomy – Laparoscopic/vaginal or open
Ovarian Cysts Laparoscopic removal of cyst or ovary
Pelvic pain Endometriosis Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
Prolapse
  • Anterior, posterior repair
  • Vaginal hysterectomies
  • Sacrospinous fixation (SSF)
  • Laparoscopic/ Open Sacrocolpopexy – with or without hysterectomy using Mesh
Infertility
  • Basic infertility testing
  • Hysteroscopy removal of polyps and fibroids
  • Endometriosis
Vulvo vaginal atrophy or dryness
  • Mona Lisa Touch: laser rejuvenation See here for more information
Hormonal Disorders
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Get in Touch

Rowan Connell can be contacted via his secretaries as follows. Please get in touch to make an appointment or if you have a query.

Hollie Lenihan : 01622 683988

medicalsecretaries@kims.org.uk

Or

Mr Connell’s NHS Personal Assistant can also be contacted

Francesca Durrell : 01892 636009

francesca.durrell@nhs.net

Locations

Rowan Connell can be seen at the following locations:

NHS
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4QJ    : 01892 823535

Private
Tunbridge Wells Hospital

The Wells Suite, Tonbridge Rd, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ. : 01892 823535

Benenden Hospital

Benenden, Cranbrook TN17 4AX. : 01580 240333

KIMS Hospital

Newnham Ct Way, Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5FT. : 01622 237500

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials 1

To Mr Connell
Thankyou for being so kind and caring when you looked after mee. I really appreciated you coming to see me before and after the operation. Love Emily.

Patient Testimonials 2

Very pleased with the care of Mr Connell and his team, thank you.

Patient Testimonials 3

Always been very at ease with Mr Connell, respect his opinion as he does mine and have every confidence he has my best interests in mind, very caring and great doctor. Thanks!

Patient Testimonials 4

Dear Mr Connell
Thank you for doing such a splendid job. I find it hard to believe that only a week ago you removed my ovaries and a 20cm cyst. After the first 3 days I had no pain or discomfort – I put this down to your surgical skills.

Patient Testimonials 5

The doctor put me very much at ease, I had total confidence. Thank you.

Patient Testimonials 6

A difficult procedure made easier by kindness.

Patient Testimonials 7

Not only was the doctor lovely but the nurse with him was absolutely wonderful.

Patient Testimonials 8

Dear Mr Connell
I Just wanted to send you a card to say Thank you for your recent care you have given me. I really appreciate everything you have done & you made the whole process less stressful by your warm & attentive led-side manner so thank you.
I hope you are well.

Patient Testimonials 9

Dear Rowan,
Many Thanks for your kindness and expertise in treating me this past year.

Patient Testimonials 10

Mr Connell
This is how you've hade me feel again ! All i can say is  Thank you ! for giving me my life back

 

Patient Testimonials 11

Dear Mr Connell
Really I can't thank you enough, but Thank you So much for all you've ever done to help me, especially last week when i'd never felt so ill, I REALLY appreciated your help & medical case. Thanks for fixing me i'm feeling so much better!
In the in the politest way possible i hope i never see you again
Megan