Monika Vij

Consultant sub-specialist Urogynaecologist

MBBS,MS,DFFP,MRCOG

Professional profile

In addition to my work at St Joseph’s Hospital, I work as a consultant sub-specialist Urogynaecologist at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. I received my qualification in India and obtained postgraduate training with a Masters, in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before moving to the UK.

I have undergone structured postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK as well. I have completed extensive training in general Gynaecology, as well as advanced (sub-specialisation) in Urogynaecology in London, Bristol and Plymouth for managing complex prolapses and urinary incontinence.

I am the only accredited sub-specialist in Urogynaecology in Wales and perform a wide range of gynaecological surgeries for prolapse and incontinence including all non- mesh procedures. I am keen to teach these skills to my juniors, and I am the deputy sub-speciality trainer of the sub-speciality training programme in urogynaecology in Wales.

I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach for the management of these complex pelvic floor problems and actively involve specialist pelvic floor physiotherapists and continence nurses in the management of these conditions.

I also work as part of the multidisciplinary mesh complications clinic at Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

In addition to the management of prolapse, incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infection, I provide care related to general gynaecological problems including menorrhagia and pelvic pain.

  • Royal college of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG)
  • International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA)
  • International Continence Society (ICS)
  • BMA- British Medical Association
  • GMC- General medical Council
  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( ISUOG)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)

I am married and have two children. I enjoy cooking, interior design and listening to music.

  • Urogynaecology (prolapse, incontinence)
  • Management of recurrent Urinary tract infection
  • Management of post pregnancy pelvic floor problems
  • General gynaecology
  • Mesh related complications
  • Pelvic pain

In addition to clinical training, I completed a clinical research fellowship at Kings College, London. My current research interest involves central sensitisation and the role of central sensitivity syndrome in pelvic organ prolapse and I am currently undertaking MD at Plymouth University.

I have published many scientific papers, written a book chapter and presented my research at both national and international conferences.

In addition, I am on the research committee of the British Society of Urogynaecologists.

National Involvements-

I was on the advisory panel for the management of Interstitial Cystitis.

I am on the committee of the Welsh Pelvic Health Implementation Group, and on the organising committee of the British society of Urogynaecologists.

I regularly audit my outcome data, infection, readmission, and complication rates in order to provide quality care. I believe in a patient-focused, supportive and honest consultation to enable patients to make informed decisions on their treatment options. This was evident in my 360-degree feedback from the patients

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