Dr Marie-Klaire Farrugia

Paediatric surgery

MD
In practice since 2003
Female
Speaks: English, Italian
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Miss Farrugia completed her training in Paediatric Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 2008. Thereafter she underwent a two-year UK national training fellowship in Paediatric Urology. She trained in leading centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kings College, St George's Hospital and the Oxford Radcliffe. She has a research interest in fetal and perinatal urinary tract abnormalities, having completed a research MD on fetal bladder outlet obstruc...
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SPECIALTIES AND SUB-SPECIALTIES
  • Paediatric surgery
SPOKEN LANGUAGES
  • English
  • Italian
QUALIFICATIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
  • MD Doctor of Medicine

    University of Malta - 1997
SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Paediatric and Perinatal Urology: Prenatally-diagnosed hydronephrosis
  • kidney dilatation or obstruction
  • vesico-ureteric reflux including Deflux injection
  • urinary tract infections
  • megaureter
  • duplex systems
  • ureterocoele
  • cystitis
  • vaginitis
  • day and night wetting
  • penile abnormalities including hypospadias
  • circumcision
  • undescended testis
  • ovarian cysts
  • hydrocoeles
  • hernias
  • labial adhesions
  • other genital anomalies. Open/ laparoscopic and robotic renal tract and genital surgery.
  • BIOGRAPHY
    Miss Farrugia completed her training in Paediatric Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 2008. Thereafter she underwent a two-year UK national training fellowship in Paediatric Urology. She trained in leading centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kings College, St George's Hospital and the Oxford Radcliffe. She has a research interest in fetal and perinatal urinary tract abnormalities, having completed a research MD on fetal bladder outlet obstruction at the University of London, defending her thesis successfully in 2008. She was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics travelling fellowship to the Boston Children's Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore for her research work on the obstructive megaureter, and has published the national consensus statement on this condition on behalf of the British Association of Paediatric Urologists. She became a Consultant Paediatric Urologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, in 2011. She is amongst the first robotic paediatric surgeons in the UK and is skilled in minimally-invasive paediatric urology. She is currently the clinic lead for the North West London Paediatric Surgical Network, and an international executive committee member of the Society for Fetal Urology and the American Association of Pediatric Urologists.
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