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Area of Practice Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Fertility
Specialist Interests

Abnormal uterine bleeding, general gynaecological issues, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, fertility preservation, infertility, HyCoSy, ovulation induction, PCOS, gynaecological scanning, abdominal pain, heavy periods, laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy.

Professional Profile

Despina Mavridou specialises in infertility concerns, preconception advice, fertility consultation, ovarian reserve screening, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, follicle tracking (natural and treatment cycle), ovulation induction, fertility assessment and fertility preservation-egg freezing, intrauterine insemination, IVF and HyCoSy.

Despina Mavridou is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. She is the Lead Clinician for the Fertility Services there, having trained as a Fellow in Fertility and Assisted Conception.

She is a graduate of St Andrews University, Scotland and Victoria University Medical School in Manchester. After her junior resident years in the UK, Despina spent some years in the United States initially as a research fellow in the development of group B Streptococcus Vaccine at Harvard University, where she was a Harvard University Scholar. She then stayed on to do her Obstetrics and Gynaecology residency in St Louis, Missouri before returning to the UK. As a physician in the department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Science, she teaches medical students and trainees. Her work has been published in ‘Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – High-Risk Obstetrics’ on ‘management of multiple gestation’ by Elsevier.

She has extensive training in minimal access surgery, outpatient hysteroscopy and currently provides hysteroscopic corrective surgery for uterine anomalies and fibroid resections as part of fertility treatment. She has special interests in abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, adenomyosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, assessment of ovarian reserve and is passionate about fertility preservation.