Mr. C P Lim
Having completed his basic medical degree at Southampton and done the junior doctor years at Wessex, Mr Lim went into training in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North of Scotland, then later at the North East of England. He has always had a keen interest in keyhole surgery and medical education.
In his senior years as a trainee, there was a process of competitive selection of gynaecologists across the UK conducted at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to train subspecialists in gynaecological endoscopy. Mr Lim became one of only five gynaecologists in the country appointed into this training programme with an intensive focus in gynaecological endoscopy and endometriosis. Mr Lim trained in Middlesbrough (James Cook University Hospital) and Newcastle (Royal Victoria Infirmary). These were centres that, for decades, have been attracting referrals of complex gynaecological cases from across the North East of England and beyond. In 2018, he was appointed consultant at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust with a specific aim to improve the laparoscopy service and the care for individuals with complex endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Mr Lim has been an active member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) for many years. This is a specialist society of gynaecological surgeons and has been influential in the development of RCOG Guidelines and National Recommendations. Starting as one of the pioneering representatives of the BSGE Trainees subcommittee, he continues to play an active role in the Training Subcommittee portfolio today by developing and delivering national courses for trainees and consultants, as well as co-authoring guidelines and the advanced training curriculum.
Clinically, Mr. Lim see referrals from consultants and GPs to manage both the common problems as well as the more complex cases that require subspecialist input. Many of his patients require a bit more premeditation, both surgically and medically. Sometimes when complex surgery is required, it takes more planning and multidisciplinary support. In addition to the common gynaecological operations, Mr. Lim offers more advanced laparoscopic procedures, like Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Myomectomy and frequently has other gynaecologists attending and assisting to develop and fine-tune their surgical skills.
Mr. Lim lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and a young son. When he gets time not working, he enjoys international cuisine, especially Malaysian, but only the eating bit.