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Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Miss Shan Low, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Low holds a substantive NHS post at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She completed her medical degree at Queen’s University, Belfast, qualifying in 2001. Her obstetrics and gynaecology training was carried out mainly at tertiary hospitals at Northern Ireland, Mersey and Northern England. She has enriched widespread experience in all aspects of the specialities and caring for women from multicultural backgrounds.

At the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, she continues to support the robust in- house obstetrics emergency training for the maternity workforce. She is the Obstetrics Guideline Lead. Her other special interest includes management of early pregnancy problems which she has a regular ultrasound clinic. This is in addition to the weekly high-risk antenatal clinic. She is a very experience hand-on obstetrician managing high-risk deliveries both vaginally and complex caesarean sections in the NHS.

Apart from the above, she is an examiner of the University College London for MBBS degree. Concurrently she is actively involved in training both foundation doctors and trainees of obstetrics and gynaecologist at all levels. She is a member of the Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologist.

Miss Low at the present moment provides private ad hoc consultation as required, at the Portland Hospital. She is happy to provide private pregnancy package with bespoke antenatal care, planned caesarean section and postnatal care at the Portland for self-funding women.

Miss Low is also happy to provide private ad hoc early pregnancy and routine antenatal consultation at the Private Cobham Clinic, Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Here she also does surgical management of miscarriage.

In term of language, Miss Low is multilingual, conversing equally well in both English and Malay, and simple Chinese dialects such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka and Hokkien.

Please contact: 07936 880858 or via Luton and Dunstable Hospital switchboard (01582 491166)

Mr Louis - Obs & Gynae ConsultantMr Louay S Louis, Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Louis is a Consultant Gynaecologist based at The Luton & Dunstable University Trust Hospital. He has been a consultant since November 2016. Louay graduated in 2001 via the United Examination Board from the Society of Apothecaries with Barts and the London Medical School.

After finishing his House Officer roles, he embarked on a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from February 2003 that included large district general hospitals and big teaching hospitals including the world renowned Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital. Louay obtained his national training number at the East of England Deanery and passed his membership exam – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists MRCOG.

In September 2010, Louay started his PhD at the prestigious Imperial College, London, where he studied the role of tumour suppressor gene OPCML in ovarian cancer.

Louay completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded his certificate of completion of training in the summer of 2016.

Louay has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book chapter and multiple presentations at regional, national and international level.

Mr Louay has completed advance training ATSM in gynaecological oncology, colposcopy and minimal access surgery/hysteroscopy.

He is the Lead Clinician for Diagnostic Gynaecological Oncology at this hospital in addition to being a registered gynaecologist for colposcopy and hysteroscopy including out-patient and BSGE registered gynaecologist for severe deep infiltrating endometriosis. Louay is proficient in laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomy.


  • Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
  • Abnormal Smears
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Colposcopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Post Menopausal Bleeding
  • Submucous Fibroids
  • HPV
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Diagnostics Oncolocy

To arrange an appointment with Mr Louis please contact the Cobham Clinic direct on 01582 497433.

Costi DurneaDr Costi Durnea, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

I am a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who qualified over 20 years ago in my home country – Moldova. Later I confirmed my qualifications in the UK.

I have a special interest in the domain of Urogynaecology. The area of my expertise is pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction, childbirth injury and chronic pelvic pain.

I defended a PhD thesis in urogynaecology in Ireland, investigating the impact of first childbearing on the pelvic floor dysfunction. I am still involved in the research activity, which resulted in multiple articles published within specialty journals. I participate in the activity of a special committee, of the International Urogynaecology Association, developing new guidelines and classifications.

I provide both general and urogynaecological treatments to patients. This involves problems such as heavy and irregular periods, PCOS, contraceptive advice, sexual difficulties, chronic pelvic and vulvo-vaginal pain, recurrent urinary infections, persistent vaginal discharge, painful and overactive bladder, stress and urgency urinary incontinence, primary and recurrent pelvic prolapse.

I offer general gynaecological treatments: Bartholine cyst operation, laparoscopic treatment for ovarian cysts and endometriosis, sterilisation, hysterosopies, fibroid resections, uterine ablations, myomectomies, hysterectomies (vaginal, open, laparoscopic).

In addition, I offer specialised urogynaecological treatments: conservative and surgical management of bladder, bowel, uterine and vaginal vault prolapse, bladder botox injection, different types of stress incontinence surgery (including laparoscopic), management of childbirth injury and chronic pelvic pain.

I enjoy training and supervising junior doctors in their professional career.

I strive to be at the front edge of modern science and keep up-to-date with the most recent advances in my area of expertise.

I am serving as an elected member of the International Urogynaecology Association’s Terminology & Standardization Committee, aiming for international unification of the terms used to describe urogynaecological conditions and their severity.

I also participate in the activity of CHORUS – an International Collaboration for Harmonising Outcomes in Urogynaecology – establishing the minimum outcomes to be reported in research.

I believe in clear and frank communication between the patients and their doctor. A clear explanation, based on strong scientific evidence and shared decision taking is the key to the patient’s ultimate satisfaction in my opinion. I am easily approachable and patient in explanation, which helps me to achieve this goal.

I can consult in English, Romanian or Russian, depending on the patients’ preferences.