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Dr Keith Johnston

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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Dr Johnston graduated with Honours in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin in 1995. After gaining a sound basic training in leading Gynaecological and Obstetric hospitals in Dublin, he moved home to Northern Ireland.

He achieved his membership from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) at a very early stage in his career. During his further post graduate training he achieved a Diploma in advanced obstetric ultrasound, in addition to recognition in gynaecological ultrasound from the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Radiologists.

Seeing the future of gynaecological surgery for women was minimal access surgery and realising this training was very limited in mainland United Kingdom and Ireland, he travelled to Sydney, Australia to undertake a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. Bringing these advanced surgical skills back to Northern Ireland, he is and remains one of the provinces most established and leading gynaecological surgeons. He was the Chair of the Irish Gynaecological Endoscopic Society 2010-2012.

For further information on Dr Keith johnston and the private gynaecology service he offers please visit www.drkeithjohnston.co.uk and www.northernmedicalwomensclinic.co.uk

Current NHS Posts

He has been a full time substantive NHS consultant in Antrim Area Hospital for 12 years now and has a very busy public & private Obstetric and Gynaecological practice. 

Personal profile

Dr Johnston tries to balance the demands of work with his family and extra curriculum interests of diving, mountain biking and guitar.


MB, BCh, BAO (hons), LRCP & SI

Royal College of Surgeons,Dublin, Ireland 1995


Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists London 2000

Diploma in Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound

RCR & RCOG London 2004

Additional Training

Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgery

Sydneys Womens Endosurgery Centre, Australia 2005 to 2007

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)


Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2018


American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopy 2018


British Society of Gynaecology Endoscopy 2018


British Society of Urogynaecology 2018


Niblock K, Bailie E, McCracken G, Johnston K. Vaginal McCall’s culdoplasty versus laparoscopic uterosacral plication to prophylactically address vaginal vault prolapse.

Gynaecological Surgery 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s10397-016-0992-y

Niblock K, Connor K, Johnston K, Morgan, D. A comparative study of Essure® hysteroscopic sterilisation versus laparoscopic sterilisation.

Gynecological Surgery 2014,11(3) 173-177 DOI number 10.1007/s10397-014-0850-8.

Niblock K, Abdelrahaman M, Johnston K. Why second generation ablation fails-a review of 200 cases.

Gynecological Surgery 2014,11(3) 157-158 DOI number 10.1007/s10397-014-0850-8

KM Johnston, Ji NYJ, Chou D, Davies M, Chai A, Masters L. An Elusive Pelvic Cyst: A case report of an anterior sacral meningocoele

Accepted Gynaecological Surgery Feb’07.

KM Johnston, David Rosen, Gregory Cario, Danny Chou, Mark Carlton, Michael Cooper, Geoffery Reid. Major Complications arising from 1265 operative lapararoscopic cases – a prospective review from a single centre.

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology 2007;14:339-344

KM Johnston, Russell P, Cooper MJW, Reid GD. Unilateral ovarian agenesis with coexisting contralateral endometriosis: report of two cases

Path 2007; 39(2):1-2.

KM Johnston, Linda Johnston, William Clark, Danny Chou. A multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic pain associated with pelvic venous incompetence

Invasive Gynaecology 2007;14:2-3.

Anshumala Shukla, KM Johnston, Peter Aslan and Danny Chou. Infiltrative vesical and ureteric endometriosis. Two different points of view.

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology 2006; 13:497-498.

KM Johnston, Aslan P, Sowter S, Jones B, Chou D. Laparoscopic extravesical neoureterocystostomy and vesicopsoas hitch for infiltrative ureteric and vesical endometriosis: Case report.

Accepted June 06 Gynaecological Surgery ONLINE.

Greg Cario and KM Johnston. Laparoscopic Site Specific Repair of Vaginal Vault Prolapse.

State of the Art Atlas and Textbook of laparoscopic suturing. 2006; 1st Ed. Chapter 14.140 – 150

KM Johnston, N.C. Nevin and J.M.W Park. Cloacal defect in a 23 yr old with 47 XXX karyotype and clinical features of Cat Eye Syndrome.

Obstet Gynaecol 2002; 22:696

KM Johnston. R.C.O.G. Logic on the web 2002, (M.C.Q.s on breast cancer & hyperemesis gravidarum).

Series editor N McClure.

E.K. Steele, KM Johnston and M.J. Parker. A rare but distinctive placental lesion associated with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome.

Obstet Gynaecol 2002; 23:90-91.

KM Johnston, E.K. Steele and S.E.E. Magee. Twin pregnancy with a living fetus and coexisting complete hydatidiform mole.

Ulster Med J 2000; 69:168-170

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Laparoscopy ('keyhole surgery') vaginal and open surgeries; Hysterectomy, pelvic floor re-construction, excision of endometriosis, hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, endometrial ablation, mirena coil insertion, sterilization, pelvic ultrasound
  • Heavy periods Painful periods
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Painful intercourse
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Post and peri-menopausal gynaecological health.
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Initial subfertility investigations
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vulval disorders

Consultation Fee

Initial Face-To-Face Consultation Fee £175

Administration Fee

A £31.50 admin fee is charged in addition to the Consultation Fee

Associated Insurance Companies

  • H3
  • Bupa
  • AXA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

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811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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