Multidisplinary Robotic Surgery

Dr Cathy Burke, Consultant Obstetrician / Gynaecologist
Dr Cathy Burke is a senior Gynaecologist /Obstetrician at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). Her Alma Mater is University College Galway, from which she obtained her medical degree and subsequently a postgraduate certificate in clinical teaching. She undertook fellowship training in MIGS and endometriosis management at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.
Her gynaecological interests include endometriosis management, minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, robotic surgery and gynaecological ultrasound. She established the endometriosis clinic at CUMH, providing multidisciplinary care to patients with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. She is the lead consultant for the Cork supraregional endometriosis centre, one of two national centres for the management of advanced endometriosis. She is a member of the national endometriosis professional framework committee and has contributed to pathways for endometriosis management nationally.

Mr. Denis Tsepov, MRCOG
Consultant Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon. BSGE Accredited Endometriosis Specialist
Clinical lead for The Princess Grace Robotic Endometriosis Centre, HCA Healthcare UK .
Mr. Denis Tsepov graduated from St. Petersburg State Medical University in Russia in 1997 and completed higher specialist training in the United Kingdom. Mr. Tsepov is a member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom (RCOG) and currently works as a full time Consultant Gynaecologist and Clinical Lead for Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery in one of the National BSGE accredited Specialist Centres for Endometriosis in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
At The Harley Street Clinic Mr. Tsepov has established and is currently leading a Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic which offers full range of investigations, treatment and post treatment support for patients with severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgical problems. His work involves complex gynaecological (laparoscopic and micro-laparoscopic) surgery, often together with designated colorectal and urology surgeons given the complex surgical nature of severe endometriosis. .
His other areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain syndrome, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endocrine gynaecological disorders, early pregnancy problems, ectopic pregnancy, selection of the best contraception etc. He performs large numbers of laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomies and lots of operations to treat severe (stage III and IV) endometriosis, including cases of severe bowel endometriosis and recto-vaginal disease.
Mr. Denis Tsepov has a number of scientific publications in the prestigious British and American medical journals in general gynaecology, gynaecological oncology and obstetrics. He has been participating in prestigious international gynaecological congresses as a speaker and member of the faculty.

Prof Jim Khan
Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where he treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum. Jim graduated in 1995 and specialised in general surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow in 2002. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex region. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2007, where he received training from Professor Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. Later on he was awarded a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US).
At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He is working in collaboration with Portsmouth University on a few research projects and helping trainees enrolled for higher degree courses. He trains on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS, TEMS, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and coloproctology courses. He has been a national trainer for consultants’ training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LapCo) – a programme run by the Department of Health for promotion of training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.

Mr Kailash Nakade

Mr Nakade is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Milton Keynes University Hospital interest in gynaecological oncology and minimally invasive surgery. Training in India and the UK. 
Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon.
Introduced Vesrsius Robot in gynaecology in Milton Keynes Hospital 2021. First in Europe and North America. 
Certified preceptor in gynaecological Robotic surgery.

Ms Christina Fleming
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon UHL
Ms Fleming is a General and Colorectal Surgeon at University of Limerick Hospital Group. As the 2022 RCSI PROGRESS Fellow, she completed a Fellowship in Robotic and Colorectal Surgery at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Bordeaux, France with Professor Quentin Denost. The Fellowship focused on a broad range of advanced colorectal surgery practice including robotic and transanal surgery. She has a particular interest in outcomes based research, innovation and surgical training in robotic surgery.