Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag



GMC number: 4732644

Practicing since: 1995



Sub-specialties: Gynaecological Oncology

Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Bi Weekly Friday 18:00 - 20:00
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Smruta, or Ruth as she is called by many, is a fully accredited registered Gynaecological surgeon, who has also done extra sub-specialty training in Gynaecological cancers. She qualified from Goa University (Goa, India) in 1995 and then undertook a post graduation in Gynaecology, which she completed in 1998. At this time she wrote her thesis in Ultrasound study of pelvic masses. She commenced her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Aberdeen, Scotland; and completed it at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, where she successfully gained the Certificate of specialist training in Gynaecology and sub-specialist training in Gynaecological Oncology.

During this time, she also undertook a Continuing Professional Development certificate in Palliative care at Teesside University, which has helped her understand the pain mechanisms and management of the same in gynaecological conditions (benign as well as cancers). She is also accredited by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. 

Special interests

• Cervical Abnormalities
• Cervical Smear
• Colposcopy
• Cone Biopsy
• Endometrial Ablation
• Endometriosis
• Female Sterilisation
• Fibroids in the Womb
• Gynaecological Cancer
• Gynaecological Oncology
• Hysterectomy
• Hysteroscopy
• Menorrhagia
• Ovarian Cysts
• Pelvic Oncology
• Vaginal Repair
• Vulval Lesions

Other interests

Smruta has been a consultant since 2009. Although her specialty is Gynaecological cancer, she also treats people with a range of Gynaecological problems such as borderline tumours, abnormal bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cysts.

Another special interest is vulval disorders, and she currently runs a central tertiary referral clinic for vulval conditions in the NHS.

Ruth offers laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for a range of Gynaecological conditions. She considers and offers fertility - conserving operations, where the uterus and ovaries can be conserved if appropriate.

Smruta believes in holistic care and feels it is important for not only the patient but also her family to have access to information that is individualised and to this extent, she offers her patients information that has been developed and collated by her regarding their condition and their treatment.

Treatments and tests offered by Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag at Nuffield Health

  • Adnexal surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Hormonal coil
  • Ovarian screening
  • Abnormal smears
  • Gynaecological biopsies
  • Vulval lesion excision
  • Smear test (cervical screening)
  • Excision vaginal lumps
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Contraception
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Gynaecological ultrasound
  • Cone biopsy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Colposcopy

Locations Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag works with

Related experience


Ruth actively participates in clinical as well as laboratory research which included systematic reviews, meta-analysis and understanding the molecular biology of certain ovarian conditions and cancers.

She has peer reviewed journal articles for various journals prior to publication and participates  in decision making regarding grant applications for research for some charities. You can have direct access  to some of her academic work through the PubMed academic search engine.


  • British Society for Coloscopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • British Gynaecological Cancer Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gynaecologist and Gynaecological Oncology Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS trusts

Insurers Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag works with

Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Smruta (Ruth) Shanbhag does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.