13 Sep 2023

Date(s) - 13/09/2023
7:00 pm


The collaborative role of Interventional Radiology (IR) in Gynaecology
Hosted by Professor Jocelyn Brookes MB BS FRCR FRCP
Wednesday September 13th at 7pm

What’s the webinar about?
The understanding of the vascular and inflammatory pathologies underpinning female menstrual dysfunction (pain and bleeding) has advanced over the past 2 decades shedding new light on the concept of “Chronic Pelvic Pain” which accounts for nearly 20% of outpatient primary care and gynaecological episodes.

Growing evidence for effective interventions adds to the existing spectrum of IR (image-guided) procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in gynaecology.
Subjects covered:
*Chronic Pelvic Pain
*Chronic venous insufficiency
-Pelvic congestion
-Varicose veins/ulcers

Who is Professor Jocelyn Brookes?

Trained at The Middlesex Hospital, UCL with medical rotations at Guys and Oxford leading to membership in 1991, Joe started training in Radiology in 1992, with Clinical lectureship at The National Medical laser centre 1994-96 (Image-guided tissue ablation [ILP, RFA, Pdt, cryo], MRI autopsy, MR intervention).

CCST/FRCR Radiology1996 led to consultancy at UCLH 1998 in Vascular Interventional radiology.
He introduced various new services/techniques to the department including
EVLT laser treatment for varicose veins [2001], Subintimal angioplasty [1998], Fibroid embolisation [2001], carotid stenting [2002], TIPSS [2003], Pelvic venous embolisation [2006].

After Sabbatical as Associate Lecturer at University of West Indies 2007/8, he returned to become Head of Department and Divisional Clinical Director of Imaging and Vascular Services 2009-12 when vascular services were re-organised to Royal Free Hospital.

From 2012 onwards Joe has led the development of AVM services in the region such that the Royal Free AVM service is now the largest in the UK.

Prof Brookes chairs the Consultants committee at UCLH and maintains his medical connections in the West Indies [where fibroids are a huge social issue].