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Dr Elizabeth Ball, MD, PhD, MRCOG

Elizabeth

Email: elizabeth.ball@bartshealth.nhs.uk

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Elizabeth Ball MD, PhD, MRCOG graduated from Hanover Medical School in 1995. After training in Germany, the UK, France and America she currently works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal London Hospital. Her Clinical interests include pelvic pain and endometriosis, Minimal access surgery and ambulatory Gynaecology.  She is the local Principal Investigator of a new multidisciplinary pelvic pain clinic at the Royal London Hospital. She is the Lead Clinician for Research and has a keen interest in under - and postgraduate training, in particular laparoscopic training, which she organises and teaches locally and deanery-wide in novel simulation settings. Her academic expertise includes research into trophoblast invasion and endometriosis as well as educational publications and curricula. She has contributed book chapters on minimal access surgery and peer-reviews for UK and international journals.

 

Teaching

Undergraduates and postgraduates at Barts and the London


Research

Research Interests:

Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Pelvic pain, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Trophoblast invasion.

PI for Medal,  
Premya

 

Publications

In vivo analysis of trophoblast cell invasion in the human.
Pijnenborg R, Ball E, Bulmer JN, Hanssens M, Robson SC, Vercruysse L.
Methods Mol Med. 2006;122:11-44. Review.

Punch biopsy of the human placental bed.
Robson SC, Simpson H, Ball E, Lyall F, Bulmer JN.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Nov;187(5):1349-55.

Full Publicatons:

Systematic reviews to evaluate causation: an overview of methods and application.
Khan KS, Ball E, Fox CE, Meads C.
Evid Based Med. 2012 Apr 5.

Does pelvic venous congestion syndrome exist and can it be treated?
Ball E, Khan KS, Meads C.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 May;91(5):525-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01368.x. Review.

Equipment failure: causes and consequences in endoscopic gynecologic surgery.
Courdier S, Garbin O, Hummel M, Thoma V, Ball E, Favre R, Wattiez A.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 Jan-Feb;16(1):28-33. Epub 2008 Nov 11.

Gynaecological laparoscopy: 'see and treat' should be the gold standard.
Ball E, Koh C, Janik G, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Aug;20(4):325-30.

The value of two-step operative laparoscopy with interval pituitary suppression in the treatment of infertility caused by severe endometriosis.
Ball E, Byrne H, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;19(4):303-7. Review.

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in minimal access surgery.
Byrne H, Ball E, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug;18(4):369-73. Review.

Systematic reviews to evaluate causation: an overview of methods and application.
Khan KS, Ball E, Fox CE, Meads C.
Evid Based Med. 2012 Apr 5.

Does pelvic venous congestion syndrome exist and can it be treated?
Ball E, Khan KS, Meads C.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 May;91(5):525-8. doi:

Equipment failure: causes and consequences in endoscopic gynecologic surgery.
Courdier S, Garbin O, Hummel M, Thoma V, Ball E, Favre R, Wattiez A.
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 Jan-Feb;16(1):28-33. Epub 2008 Nov 11.

Gynaecological laparoscopy: 'see and treat' should be the gold standard.
Ball E, Koh C, Janik G, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Aug;20(4):325-30.

The value of two-step operative laparoscopy with interval pituitary suppression in the treatment of infertility caused by severe endometriosis.
Ball E, Byrne H, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;19(4):303-7. Review.

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in minimal access surgery.
Byrne H, Ball E, Davis C.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug;18(4):369-73. Review.

 

 

 

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