Mr Tyrone Carpenter MB BS BSc FRCOG MD
Mr Carpenter is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is the lead for gynaecology for the trust as well as being an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer to Southampton University, an Associate Professor to St Georges Medical School, Grenada and a Board member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) between 2012 and 2018. As well as undertaking all routine gynaecological procedures he has special expertise in Minimal Access Surgery (Keyhole surgery). He is the senior gynaecologist for minimal access surgery in Poole as well as running the Dorset Endometriosis Centre. He is the only gynaecologist in Dorset and Wiltshire accredited by the BSGE and NHS England to undertake laparoscopic surgery for severe endometriosis. He has appeared on Embarrassing Bodies, BBC Radio Solent and featured in The Sun, The Express, Daily Mail Online , The Mirror and Metro news papers.
Mr Carpenter undertakes all advanced laparoscopic gynaecological procedures currently available including total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic adhesiolysis as well as laparoscopic treatment of all stages of endometriosis. Such surgery is effective in treating period problems, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse and ovarian cysts amongst other things. Currently over 90% of his surgery is performed laparoscopically or hysteroscopically (excluding uterine evacuations). He undertook the first day case laparoscopic hysterectomy in Dorset (and one of the first in the uk) and performs over 90% of hysterectomies laparoscopically.
Prior to his appointment Mr Carpenter was the Clinical Fellow in Advanced Minimal Access Surgery at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford, which is one of the leading centres for laparoscopic surgery both in the UK and worldwide. Whilst there, in addition to training in advance laparoscopic techniques, he completed a research thesis (medical doctorate) into endometriosis. This investigated various aspects of the disease including its natural history and the efficacy of drugs in causing disease regression by altering blood supply and local hormones. It also described a new technique for quantifying endometriosis. In addition he initiated a clinical trial comparing ablation of endometriosis using the carbon dioxide laser with excision of endometriosis using the harmonic scalpel. This trial has recently finished and results will be published soon.
Mr Carpenter qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1994 during which time he also obtained a BSc (1st class) in Nutrition. His training included posts in London, Exeter, Bath, Southampton, Portsmouth and Guildford as well as a year in Sydney, Australia.