Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal was appointed Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in 2014. Nadia received her medical degree from Baghdad University in Iraq graduating in 1996. She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Menopause Health in South Wales, United Kingdom, and was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training in 2012.
Pelvic Floor Health:
Nadia has dedicated her career to learning about pelvic floor health. Her approach is to work collaboratively with women, helping them understand their condition, how it impacts on overall health and conservative strategies for treatment and prevention. Nadia helps women with options in managing prolapse, urinary incontinence, initial management of faecal incontinence and mesh complications where surgery is usually a last resort.
Menopause and Midlife Health:
Menopause is a natural and inevitable part of the ageing process for most women. It is an important milestone that can have significant physical, emotional, and social effects. Maintaining good midlife health and making healthy lifestyle choices is essential for overall well-being and disease prevention. During her final years of training Nadia completed advanced training in Menopause Health and is a British Menopause Society specialist and trainer. Going hand in hand with menopause health is midlife health and healthy aging, as a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Nadia takes a holistic approach to women’s health and is an advocate of prescribing Lifestyle Medicine prescriptions helping women understand the impact of lifestyle choices and making changes to help lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
Childbirth and the pelvic floor:
Perineal injury at the time of childbirth can have a profound negative effect on women and their families. Nadia has been a passionate advocate of helping women, sustaining any form of trauma, at the start of her career. She developed the Perineal Trauma Training programme in Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB in 2016 onwards and after years of pursuit officially set up the Perineal Health and Trauma service in 2022. She offers a specialised perineal care service for women suffering with any form of vaginal and vulval trauma, including Obstetric Anal Sphincter injuries, related to childbirth.
There are a variety of reasons why a woman might consider a cosmetic gynaecology procedure. Some of these reasons include alleviating physical discomfort or functional issues such as enlarged labia that cause discomfort with sex. Another reason is to change appearance; just as some people choose to have cosmetic surgery elsewhere in the body to enhance appearance some women choose to have cosmetic gynaecology surgery for similar reasons and finally this surgery can be life-changing and increase confidence and self-esteem especially if they have been self-conscious or unhappy about the appearance of the genital area for a long time.
Nadia is a firm advocate of women’s choice and believes that all women should have access to non-judgmental and excellent quality of care. She completed an aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery Diploma at the Alinsod Institute of Aesthetic VulvoVaginal Surgery (AIVVS) in California and is an ongoing member of the institute.
General Gynaecology issues:
Nadia looks after women with all Gynaecological issues including,
- Heavy periods and fibroids
- Pelvic pain and suspected endometriosis
- Painful intercourse and vaginismus
- Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Postmenopausal bleeding
Mrs Hikary-Bhal believes in a co-production relationship with her patients. She is attentive and listens to her patient’s needs in working with them to reach their desired goals and realistic outcomes.
Pelvic Floor Health and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
- Incontinence (Urinary and Faecal
- Childbirth Related Injuries with labial reconstruction
- Menopause and Midlife Health
- Cosmetic Gynaecology
- Evidence Based Practice and Innovation
- Medical Education
- Teaching and Training
- Quality Improvement
- Welsh Government Female Health Policies
Nadia is married to Kiron, who is a Consultant UroGynaecologist, they
have four children and four pets. They love spending time with their children,
family and friends and travelling across America in an SUV.
Treatments and tests offered by Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal at Nuffield Health
- Pelvic floor repair
- Labial reduction (labiaplasty)
- Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Mrs Hikary-Bhal has a keen interest in research and quality improvement projects. She was the Principal Investigator (PI) for the GAPP2 trial, which is a multicenter randomized controlled trial studying the impact of Gabapentin on pelvic pain in women. She has led and participated on several research projects. Her projects have been clinical based and have been presented at regional, national and international meetings with a number of publications. Mrs Hikary-Bhal, through her postgraduate degrees, studied research methodology and has an interest in qualitative research.
- PI for GAPP2: A multicenter randomized controlled trial studying Gabapentin as a treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain (March 2017- ongoing)
- Medical Management of Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy - Is it practical and worthwhile? (2011)
- “A” Positive women are more likely to deliver vaginally- Myth or fact? (2011)
- The introduction and reaction of medical students to Case Based Learning in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2006)
Other posts held
- Royal Glamorgan Hospital Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Insurers Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal works with
Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Aviva Health
- Healix Healthcare
Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mrs Nadia Hikary-Bhal does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.