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Mrs. Nadia Bhal has been a Consultant Gynaecologist since 2014 working at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in South Wales. She has 22 years of clinical practice and 16 years of specialist experience. During her specialist training in Wales she focused on developing her knowledge and skills is the fields of Pelvic Floor Disorders, Childbirth Related trauma, Menopausal health and Cosmetic Gynaecology.
Nadia Bhal is a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, British Menopause Society, British Society of UroGynaecologists, International UroGynaecology Association, International Menopause Society and the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She is an avid medical educator and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nadia and her husband, who is also a Urogynaecologist, launched Infiniti Healthcare, a private Gynaecology clinic in South Wales in 2013. She offers private consultations at Ash Tree clinic, Nuffield Cardiff Bay consulting rooms and operates at the Cardiff and Vale Nuffield Hospital.
Nadia Prides herself on her collaborative approach with her patients. She listens and works with them to ensure they have all the information they need to make informed choices about their health care.
She graduated from Baghdad University, Iraq and completed advanced training in Wales focusing on Menopause, Labour Ward Practice, UroGynaecology and Vaginal surgery. She was awarded her Completion of Training Certificate from the Wales Deanery in 2012. She is a registered Menopause specialist with the British Menopause Society and is a member of the International Menopause society.
She has spent time doing extended training with some of the world’s leading experts on complex UroGynaecological conditions as including the management pf perineal trauma and keyhole surgery.
Following specialist training Nadia completed a two-year Fellowship in UroGynaecology and Minimal Access (Keyhole) Surgery at the University Hospital of Wales. She has a passion for learning from experts directly and was fortunate to spend time in the USA with world renowned surgeons Professor Bobby Shull, Dr John Miklos and Dr Robert Moore.
Cosmetic Gynaecology: During her UroGynaecology training she developed not only an interest in the function and the correction of pelvic floor disorders but also the aesthetic appearance. This interest was initially driven by looking after women who had sustained perineal and vulval trauma as a result of childbirth that had not healed well or had altered the original appearance. Nadia recognised the huge emotional and psychological impact this had on women and strived to offer non-surgical and surgical treatments to help these women and reduce their distress.
Subsequently she developed an interest in working with women who were just unhappy with the external appearance of the vulva particularly the labia, not related to childbirth, and describing that sex no longer felt the same with no evidence of prolapse. She believes that there should be impartial, non-judgmental and holistic support to help women achieve their realistic desires.
To further her skills Nadia returned to the USA to focus on the surgical and non-surgical cosmetic gynaecology treatments with Dr Miklos and Dr Moore in Atlanta. She subsequently returned to California completing advanced training with Dr Red Alinsod, one of the best Cosmetic Gynaecologists in the world. He is the inventor of the Lone Star Retractor and patent holder for ThermiVa.
Nadia Bhal has taken everything she has learnt from her mentor’s Dr Alinsod, Dr Miklos and Dr Moore into her practice and is proud to be one of the only two trained Cosmetic Gynaecologists in Wales alongside Mr Kiron Bhal. Mrs Bhal is passionate about safe, up to date and evidence-based practice and is a member of the Cosmetic Gynaecology Special Interest Group with the International UroGynaecology association.
Mrs Bhal is a passionate teacher and avid learner who believes that ongoing education and training is crucial in maintaining and progressing to a high level of excellence and due care to all patients. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education from Cardiff University, South Wales, United Kingdom, and was proudly chosen as South Wales Educational Lead for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist trainees and voted as Best Trainer of the Year in 2016.
Mrs Bhal is passionate about the management of childbirth and its impact on the pelvic floor and believes that teaching and training all personnel who are involved in childbirth is crucial in the delivery of high quality and safe care in labour and postnatally.
She is the lead for Perineal Trauma in Cwm Taf UHB (CTUHB) and one of fourteen international IUGA PROTECT trainers. This is a global initiative standing for the Prevention and Repair Of Trauma and Episiotomy through Coordinated Training.
Mrs Bhal implemented the PROTECT training programme in CTUHB with one of her midwifery colleagues and runs two courses a year which focuses on all forms of perineal trauma, including anal sphincter injuries.
Mrs Bhal is a council member of the charity MASIC (Mothers with Anal Sphincter Injuries from Childbirth) and has worked with colleagues in running the MASIC study days in Wales.
Mrs Bhal was invited by the Welsh Government to be a member of both the Vaginal Mesh and Faecal Incontinence task and finish groups. She was nominated to represent her health board on the Welsh Government Women’s Health Implementation group. This is a national group which will has an impact in shaping pelvic health services for women across Wales.