Mr Duncan Irons


  • Specialities Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Urodynamics, Women's Health
  • Telephone 01912 816131
  • Year of first qualification 1987
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3255834
  • Fax 01912 811379


Mr Irons is a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist for the treatment of menorrhagia, endometriosis, prolapse and incontinence. 

Novasure endometrial ablation for heavy periods (menorrhagia) 
Novasure is a day case treatment which 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 treat 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 which vaporises endometriosis.  Mr Irons has treat over 450 women with a consistent 80% reduction in pelvic pain, pain on intercourse and painful periods.  Helica is performed in conjunction with a laparoscopy and requires a general anaesthetic. 

Sacrospinous fixation for the treatment of prolapse
Sacrospinous fixation is a technique of particular value for prolapse in younger women or large / recurrent prolapse.  Mr Irons has undertaken over 200 cases with no complications to date. 

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 undertaken over 200 cases with no significant complications and to date 90% success rate. 

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. 


  • Weekly Tuesday 15:00 - 20:00


Current posts

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


Other interests

  • Menorrhagia 
  • Endometriosis
  • Prolapse 
  • Incontinence

Personal interests

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

Member of

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


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


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.