Consultant puts Endometriosis in the spotlight with fundraising run

Mar 30, 2022

Consultant puts Endometriosis in the spotlight with fundraising run

Mr Stewart Disu, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Northwick Park Hospital, braved the tropical temperatures in Lagos, Nigeria, to complete a 5 Kilometer run on Sunday 27th March 2022.

Mr Disu took on the challenge as part of Endometriosis Action Month.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb begins to grow in other areas, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can affect women irrespective of age. Advanced Endometriosis disease affects the bowel, bladder, ovaries, fallopian tubes and the womb, including the pelvic side walls, causing chronic pelvic pain, particularly during the menstrual cycle.

Mr Disu is an accredited Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgeon and Co-Lead with Mr Iskander at the LNWUH Trust Endometriosis Centre, which has been an accredited British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy Accredited Endometriosis Centre since 2013.

Prior to this 5 Kilometer run, Mr Disu had never completed in a 5 Kilometer run in the tropics and has only done a few months of preparation for it. The sponsorship money raised from the run will enable the Endometriosis Team to keep up to date with research projects and new developments in Endometriosis.

Mr Stewart Disu said:

“It has been great to use the 5 Kilometer run as an opportunity to raise the profile of Endometriosis.

“I am extremely happy that I was able to encourage people to sponsor me and generate money towards highlighting the importance of the condition and enabling further work in this area.”

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