Mr Harish Bhandari

Qualifications

MBBS, MD, MRCOG

GMC number: 6067839

Practicing since: 1999

Specialties

Gynaecology

Sub-specialties: Reproductive Medicine

Consultation times

  • Most Thursdays PM
  • Overview

Or call us on

0113 388 2067

About

Mr Harish Bhandari is a Consultant Gynaecologist and an accredited sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is a full-time NHS Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the University of Leeds.

Mr Bhandari offers assessment for couples/individuals with fertility problems. He is an expert in all methods of assisted conception including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in-utero insemination (IUI), ovulation induction (OI), egg donation treatment, fertility treatment using donor sperm and fertility preservation for trans-gender individuals prior to gender transition treatment. (Please note Nuffield Leeds offer fertility-related consultations but not assisted conception which are undertaken at Leeds Fertility based at Seacroft Hospital, Leeds). 

Mr Bhandari is a confident laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeon and specialises in the surgical management of gynaecological conditions affecting fertility such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, tubal disease, endometrial polyps, pelvic and intra-uterine adhesions and uterine septum. He has considerable experience in the management of menstrual disorders including heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods and pelvic pain.

Mr Bhandari has special clinical and research interests in recurrent miscarriage, recurrent failed IVF treatments and endometrial immunology. He is a founder-member of Endometrial Research Group in Leeds which has been set up to research the role of the endometrium (lining of the womb) in women with fertility problems.

Mr Bhandari is the Chair of the British Fertility Society’s (BFS) “Policy and Practice Subcommittee”. He is the Clinical Governance Lead for benign gynaecology and Leeds Fertility at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Bhandari is an Associate Editor of International Federation of Fertility Society’s journal ‘Global Reproductive Health’ and he has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is the BFS representative on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Subspecialty Committee and National Casemix Office Expert Working Group. He works for the General Medical Council as an Associate (PLAB Examiner). He regularly lectures at local, national and international meetings/conferences.

Mr Bhandari specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital

  • Fertility Assessment 
  • Gynaecological conditions – endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and painful menstrual periods
  • Hormonal coil
  • Hysterectomy surgery
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Open myomectomy
  • Recurrent miscarriage
COVID-19 update.
Our consultants are now offering remote and face-to-face appointments. Please contact our appointment bookings team on 0113 388 2067 who will be able to advise. 

Special interests

  • Infertility
  • IVF
  • ICSI
  • IUI
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Fertility Preservation for trans-gender individuals
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Fibroid Uterus
  • Tubal Disease
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Recurrent IVF Failure
  • Heavy periods
  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain

Other interests

  • Endometrial Research
  • Reproductive Immunology

Personal interests

Besides spending time with his family in his free time, he keeps himself fit with various indoor and outdoor pursuits. He enjoys watching cricket and cooking Indian food. In quieter moments he enjoys listening to Indian music.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi and Kannada

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Harish Bhandari at Nuffield Health

  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hormonal coil

Locations Mr Harish Bhandari works with

Related experience

Research

Mr Harish Bhandari was awarded the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree by University of Warwick for his research work defining the endometrium (lining of the womb) in obese women and for investigating if obese environment causes perturbations in the endometrium around embryo implantation. His work has provided evidence to suggest that the poor reproductive outcome in obese women has a molecular basis that lies in the endometrium.

Mr Bhandari is a founder-member of Endometrial Research Group in Leeds which has been set up to research the role of endometrium in women with fertility problems.

Memberships

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • British Fertility Society
  • British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology

Other post held

  • Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Leeds Fertility, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • Chair of the British Fertility Society’s (BFS) “Policy and Practice Subcommittee
  • Clinical Governance Lead for Gynaecology and Leeds Fertility at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • General Medical Council Associate (PLAB Examiner)
  • Member of RCOG Subspecialty Committee
  • Member of National Casemix Office Expert Working Group

Insurers Mr Harish Bhandari works with

Mr Harish Bhandari works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Bupa

Declaration

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

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

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