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Ranee Thakar MD MRCOG

Ranee Thakar is a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon as well as a honorary senior lecturer at St George's University of London. She completed her basic medical training in India prior to moving to the UK. She obtained her MRCOG degree in 1994. Subsequently she took up a research post under the supervision of Mr Isaac Manyonda in St George's Hospital and Medical School. The research involved studying bowel, bladder and sexual function following hysterectomy. This led to a landmark paper which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD) from the University of London. During 1999 to 2001 she was a subspecialty trainee in urogynaecology under the auspices of Professor Stuart Stanton.

She is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Mayday University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. Her publications include many original papers in peer review journals and chapters in books and is also a co-editor of the first comprehensive textbook on perineal and anal sphincter trauma. Along with Abdul Sultan she runs the popular perineal repair courses at Mayday Hospital The unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology and runs an active research programme. The Croydon continence team was awarded The UK Continence Team of the Year in 2005. Ranee Thakar is actively involved in the conservative and surgical management of pelvic floor disorders (bowel and bladder incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction).

Publications

Original articles

  • Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK, Robinson G. Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: A survey of current views and practice amongst British gynaecologists. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1998;3:267–9.
  • Barrett G, Pendry E, Peacock J, Victor C, Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Women's sexuality after childbirth: a pilot study. Archives of Sexual Behaviour 1999;28:179–91.
  • Barrett G, Pendry E, Peacock J, Victor C, Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Women's sexual health after childbirth. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2000;107:186–95.
  • Thakar R, Ayers S, Clarkson P, Stanton S, Manyonda I. Outcomes after total and subtotal hysterectomy. New England Journal of Medicine 2002;347:1318–29.
  • Thakar R, Stanton S, Prodigalidad L, den Boon J. Secondary colposuspension: Results of a prospective study from a tertiary referral centre. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2002;109:1115–20.
  • Davis I, Kumar D, Stanton SL, Thakar R, Fynes M, Bland J. Symptoms and anal sphincter morphology following primary repair of third degree tears. British Journal of Surgery 2003:90;1573–9.
  • Thakar R, Ayers S, Clarkson P, Stanton S, Manyonda I. Hysterectomy improves quality of life and decreases psychiatric symptoms: a prospective and randomised comparison of total versus subtotal hysterectomy. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2004;111:1115–20.
  • Uchil D, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Seymour J, Addison R. Continence pads: have we got it right? Int Urogynecology J & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2005 Jul 6; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Are mediolateral episiotomies actually mediolateral? British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2005;112:1156–8.
  • Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Kettle C. Can hands-on perineal repair workshops change clinical practice? British Journal of Midwifery 2005;13:562–5.
  • Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW. Occult anal sphincter injuries – myth or reality? British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2006;113:195–200.
  • Andrews V, Sultan AH, Thakar R, Jones PW. Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury: a prospective study. Birth 2006;33:117–122.
  • Uchil D, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Seymour J, Addison R. Continence pads: have we got it right? Int Urogynecology J & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2006;17(3):234–8.
  • Fernando R, Thakar R, Sultan AH, Shah S, Jones P. Are vaginal pessaries effective in controlling symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse? Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;108(1):93–9.
  • Fernando R, Sultan AH, Kettle C, Thakar R, Radley S. Methods of repair for obstetric anal sphincter injury. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;3:CD002866. Review.

Review articles

  • Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK, Robinson G. The effect of hysterectomy on urinary, bowel and sexual function. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1997;104:983–7.
  • Thakar R, Manyonda IT. Total versus subtotal hysterectomy: The last great controversy in gynaecological surgery. Contemporary Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1998;1:61–6.
  • Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Robinson G. Does hysterectomy affect pelvic organ function? British Journal of Sexual Medicine 1998;25:21–23.
  • Thakar R, Sultan AH. Anorectal function in the postmenopausal woman. Journal of The British Menopause Society 1999;5:78–82.
  • Thakar R, Stanton SL. Weakness of the pelvic floor: Urological consequences. Hospital Medicine 2000;61:259–66.
  • Thakar R, Stanton SL. Symptoms and investigations in Urogynaecology. Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2000;10:66–71.
  • Thakar R, Stanton SL. Management of urinary incontinence in women. British Medical Journal 2000;321:1326–31.
  • Thakar R, Manyonda IT, Stanton SL, Clarkson PK, Robinson G. Hysterectomy and bowel function. International Urogynaecology Journal and Pelvic floor dysfunction 2001;12:337–41.
  • Thakar R, Stanton SL. Management of genital prolapse. British Medical Journal 2002;25;324:1258–1262.
  • Sultan AH, Thakar R. Lower genital tract and anal sphincter trauma. Bailliere's Best Practice & Research – Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002;16:99–116.
  • Thakar R, Stanton S. RCOG Dialog: Complications of prolapse surgery. 2002.
  • Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2003;5:31–7.
  • Andrews V, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of third and fourth degree tears. Reviews in Gynaecological Practice 2003:3:188–95.
  • Thakar R, Sultan AH. Anal endosonography and its role in assessing the incontinent patient. Best Practice & Research – Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2004:18;157–73.
  • Thakar R. Dispelling the myth – does hysterectomy cause pelvic organ dysfunction? British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2004;111:20–3.
  • Thakar R, Sultan AH. Hysterectomy and pelvic organ dysfunction. Best Practice & Research – Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2005:403–18.
  • Thakar R, Addison R, Sultan AH. Management of urinary incontinence. Clinical Geriatrics 2005;13:44–56.
  • Premila S, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Management of urinary incontinence. Obstetric & Gynaecology Today 2005;3:12–21.
  • Kapoor D, Thakar R, Sultan AH. Combined urinary and fecal incontinence. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic floor dysfunction 2005;16:321–8.
  • Shah S, Thakar R, Sultan AH. History of pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic floor dysfunction 2006;17:170–.