Mr Duncan Irons



GMC number: 3255834

Practising since: 1987



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  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
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Mr Irons is a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist for the treatment of menorrhagia and endometriosis. 

Novasure endometrial ablation for heavy periods (menorrhagia) 
Novasure is a day case treatment that can be undertaken without a general anaesthetic. Following the treatment 50% of women never have another period, the remaining 50% have very, very light periods. Mr Irons has treated over 400 women with excellent results and no complications to date. 

Helica laser treatment for endometriosis 
Helica is a very safe technique using a fine beam of helium that vaporises endometriosis. Mr Irons has treated over 450 women with a consistent 80% reduction in pelvic pain, pain on intercourse and painful periods. Helica is performed in conjunction with laparoscopy and requires a general anaesthetic. 

Transobturator tape for incontinence
This is a day case procedure for female incontinence. It works immediately and women can return to a normal pattern of work/exercise within a week. Mr Irons has successfully treated over 500 women with no significant complications and to date 90% success rate. 

Prolapse Surgery
Mr Irons has a particular interest in female prolapse surgery both of the uterus, bladder and bowels. He has for many years been the main prolapse surgeon at Newcastle Nuffield and is very pleased he has been joined by Mr Jonathan Bradley who also has a special interest in prolapse.

Mr Irons takes particular care and attention when assessing prolapse pre-surgery, discussing with patients all their options including no surgery, physio, pessaries and surgery. Patients are provided with the Royal College patient information leaflets via email.

During surgery, Mr Irons takes extra time and care using surgical techniques to achieve the best results.

Professional Profile:
Mr Irons take great pride in his clinical and operating practice and listens to each patient as an individual and meticulous attention to detail when operating. 

Mr Irons and Mr Bradley will be working closely together over the next five years to provide the highest standards to their patients for the treatment of prolapse incontinence and general gynaecological conditions.

Other interests

  • Menorrhagia 
  • Endometriosis
  • Prolapse 
  • Incontinence

Personal interests

Mr Irons interests outside of work are golf, sailing and his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Duncan Irons at Nuffield Health

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Hormonal coil
  • Smear test (cervical screening)
  • Excision vaginal lumps
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Pelvic floor repair
  • Female sterilisation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Reversal of sterilisation
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Gynaecological ultrasound

Locations Mr Duncan Irons works with

Related experience


  • 30 Publications in Journals 
  • 10 Presentations to learned societies
  • Chapter in textbook
  • International research award


  • British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Other posts held

  • Gynaecologist, University Hospital of North Durham
  • Gynaecological Lead Clinician UK Alliance Surgical
  • Medical Adviser for Gynaecology Nuffield Health Hospitals


Mr Duncan Irons does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Duncan Irons does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Duncan Irons does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.