Professional background

Qualifications:

  • 1985 Final MB BS (Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) 
  • 1987 MRCOG Part 1 
  • 1989 JCC. Certificate of Family Planning  
  • 1993 Doctor of Medicine, University of London MD Thesis entitled "The lower urinary tract in pregnancy" 
  • 1993 MRCOG. Part 2. 2005FRCOG

Accreditation date: I was awarded a certificate of accreditation for the RCOG on the 1.06.96.

Present appointment: consultant gynaecologist, UCLH. I started this appointment in Sept 1997. 

Research interests

  • Minimal access gynaecological surgery
  • Urogynaecology
  • Paediatruc and Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Endometriosis

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals:

  • A Cutner, P Abel. Undescended Testis: a Dual Lesson. (case report) British Journal Of Urology. 1988:273-274.
  • C O'Donnell, A Cutner, G. Williams. Metastatic Native Renal Carcinoma in Renal Transplant Recipients. (case report) Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 1988;3:690-693.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo, CJ Benness, A Carey, D Cooper. Detrusor Instability In Early Pregnancy. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1990;9(4):328-9.
  • C Benness, K Ganger, L Cardozo, A Cutner, M. Whitehead. Do Progestagens Exacerbate Urinary Incontinence In Women On H.R.T. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1991;10(4):316-7.
  • J Haken, C Benness, L Cardozo, A Cutner. A Randomised Trial Of Vaginal Cones And Pelvic Floor Exercises In The Management Of Genuine Stress Incontinence. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1991;10(4):393-4.
  • A Cutner, BG Wise, LD Cardozo, G Burton, D Abbott, CJ Kelleher. Single Channel Cystometry As A Screening Test For Abnormal Detrusor Activity. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1992;11(4):455-6.
  • BG Wise, A Cutner, LD Cardozo, CJ Kelleher, G Burton, D Abbott. Do Detailed Symptom Questionnaires Negate The Need For Urodynamic Investigation? Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1992;11(4):353-5.
  • G Burton, BG Wise, LD Cardozo, A Cutner, CJ Kelleher. Detrusor Instability: Is It Inherited Or Just "Passed On"? Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1992;11(4):458-9.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo, CJ Benness. Assessment Of Urinary Symptoms In Early Pregnancy. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1991;98:1283-6. 
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo, BG Wise. The effects of pregnancy on previous incontinence surgery. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (case report). 1991;98:1181-3.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo, CJ Benness. Assessment Of Urinary Symptoms In The Second Half Of Pregnancy. International Urogynecology Journal. 1992;3:30-32.
  • A Cutner, A Carey, LD Cardozo. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms In Early Pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1992;12:75-78.
  • A Cutner, G Moscoso, LD Cardozo, M. Driver, D.Cooper. Growth Of  The Normal Human Lower Urinary Tract From 12 To 21 Weeks Gestation. The Anatomical Record. 1992;234(4):568-74.
  • B Wise, A Cutner, L Cardozo, D Abbott, G Burton. The Assessment Of Bladder Neck Movement In Postpartum Women Using Perineal Ultrasonography. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992;2:116-120.
  • BG Wise, G Burton, A Cutner, LD Cardozo. Effect Of Vaginal Ultrasound Probe On Lower Urinary Tract Function. British Journal Of Urology. 1992;70:12-16.
  • B Thilaganathan, A Cutner, J Latimer, R Beard. Management Of The Third Stage Of Labour In The Woman At Low Risk Of Postpartum Haemorrhage. European Journal Of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1993;48:19-22.
  • BG Wise, LD Cardozo, A Cutner, CJ Benness, G Burton. The Prevalence And Significance Of Urethral Instability In Women With Detrusor Instability. British Journal Of Urology. 1993;72:26-29.
  • A Cutner, G Burton, LD Cardozo, BG Wise, D Abbott, J Studd. Does Progesterone Cause An Irritable Bladder? International Urogynecology Journal. 1993;4:259-261.
  • CJ Kelleher, LD Cardozo, V Khullar, BG Wise, A Cutner. The Impact Of Urinary Incontinence On Sexual Function. The Journal of Sexual Health. 1995;3:186-191.
  • A Cutner, J Erian. Endometrial Laser ablation: Does formal apprenticeship lead to safer learning process. Gynaecological Endoscopy. 1995;4:217-8.
  • A Cutner, J Erian. Who should have outpatient hysteroscopy? Gynaecological Endoscopy. 1996;5:231-234.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo. The Association Between Pregnancy And Abnormal Detrusor Activity. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1996;16:143-145.
  • A Cutner, J Rymer. Patient recovery after laparoscopic colposuspension. Gynaecological Endoscopy. 1998;7(6):307-308.
  • D Ojutiku, A Cutner, J. Rymer. Ectopic pregnancy with levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system. (case report) The jounal of Family planning 1998;24(2)85-86.
  • R Connell, A Cutner, S. Creighton. Laparoscopic removal of an ectopic uterus in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (case report). J Obstet Gynaecol 2000;20(1):97.
  • R Connell, S Creighton, A Cutner. The effects of local anaesthetic spray on the pain associated local anaesthetic injection prior to biopsy or loop diathermy to the cervix in the outpatient colposcopy clinic. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2000;07(5):686-8.
  • S Creighton, CL Minto, A Cutner. Use of the ultrasonically activated scalpel in laparoscopic resection of a non-communicating rudimentary horn. Gynaecological Endoscopy 2000:9(5)327-329
  • D Visvanathan, R Connell, MA Hall-Craggs, SG, AS Cutner, Bown. Interstitial laser photocoagulation for uterine myomas.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002 Aug;187(2):382-4
  • G Esegbona, A Cutner, P Cuckow, S Creighton. Laparoscopic gonadectomy in paediatric and adolescent girls with intersex disorders. BJOG 2003;110(2):210-213.
  • DK Visvanathan, AS Cutner, AM Cassoni, M Gaze, MC Davies. A new technique of laparoscopic ovariopexy before irradiation. Fertil Steril 2003 May;79(5):1204-6.
  • NS Crouch, B Gyampoh, AS Cutner, SM Creighton Ovarian torsion: to pex or not to pex? case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Dec;16(6):381-4
  • B Gyampoh, N Crouch, P O'Brien, C O'Sullivan, A Cutner. Intrapartum ultrasound estimation of total bladder volume. BJOG. 2004 Feb; 111(2): 103-8. 
  • E Saridogan, A Cutner. The use of McCartney Tube during Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Gender Reassignment: A Report of Two Cases. BJOG. 2004;111(3):277-8.
  • A Cutner, E Saridogan, R Hart, P Pandya, S Creighton. Laparoscopic management of pregnancies occurring in non-communicating accessory uterine horns. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004 Mar 15;113(1):106-9.†
  • AS Cutner, MS Lazanakis, E Saridogan. Laparoscopic ovarian suspension to facilitate surgery for advanced endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2004 Sep;82(3):702-4.
  • C KH Yu, A Cutner, T Mould, A Olaitan. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy as a primary surgical treatment for endometrial cancer in morbidly obese women. BJOG. 2005;112:115-117.
  • S Elneil, AS Cutner, M Remy, AT Leather, P Toozs-Hobson, B Wise. Abdominal sacrocolpopexy for vault prolapse without burial of mesh: a case series. BJOG. 2005 Apr;112(4):486-9.
  • Spiteri, A Cutner. The use of submucosal small intestinal mesh in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and posterior vaginal repair.  Gynecological Surgery. 2005;2(3):187-189.
  • A Stavroulis, A Cutner, S Creighton, E Saridogan. Laparoscopic treatment of severe endometriosis in the adolescent. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2006 Apr 1;125(2):248-50.
  • SM Creighton, MC Davies, A Cutner. Laparoscopic management of cervical agenesis. Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1510.
  • IS Ismail, AS Cutner, SM Creighton. Laparoscopic vaginoplasty: alternative techniques in vaginal reconstruction. BJOG. 2006 Mar;113(3):340-3
  • Brandner B, Krishnan P, Sitham M, Man A, Saridogan E, Cutner A. Is naso-gastric tube insertion necessary to reduce the risk of gastric injury at subcos tal laparoscopic insufflation? A pilot study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Jul;24(7):644-5
  • Cutner A, Kearney R, Vashisht A. Laparoscopic uterine sling suspension: a new technique of uterine suspension inwomen desiring surgical management of uterine prolapse with uterine conservation. BJOG. 2007 Sep;114(9):1159-62. Epub 2007 Jul 6.
  • Pandis GK, Saridogan E, Windsor AC, Gulumser C, G Cohen CR, Cutner AS. Short-term outcome of fertility-sparing laparoscopic excision of deeply infiltrating pelvic endometriosis performed in a tertiary referral center. Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct 28.
  • Pandis GK, Michala L, Creighton SM, Cutner AS. Minimal access surgery in adolescent gynaecology. BJOG. 2009 Jan;116(2):214-9.
  • O'Gorman T, MacDonald N, Mould T, Cutner A, Hurley R, Olaitan A. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy in morbidly obese women with endometrial cancer anaesthetic and surgical complications. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2009;30(2):171-3.
  • Vashisht A, Gulumser C, Pandis G, Saridogan E, Cutner A.Voiding dysfunction in women undergoing laparoscopic treatment for moderate to severe endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2009 Dec;92(6):2113-5. Epub 2009 Aug 22.
  • Stavroulis AI, Saridogan E, Benjamin E, Cutner AS.Can high histological confirmation rates be achieved for pelvic endometriosis? J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Nov;29(8):729-31.
  • Holland TK, Yazbek J, Cutner A, Saridogan E, Hoo WL, Jurkovic D.Value of transvaginal ultrasound in assessing severity of pelvic endometriosis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug;36(2):241-8.
  • Christopoulos P, Cutner A, Vashisht A, Creighton SM.Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy to Treat Prolapse of the Neovagina Created by Vaginal Dilation in Rokitansky Syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Nov 30. 

Books and chapters:

  • Linda Cardozo, Alfred Cutner, Brian Wise. Basic Urogynaecology. Oxford Medical Publications. Oxford University Press, 1993. (English/Italian/Polish versions).
  • A Cutner. The bladder in pregnancy and the puerperium. In: Urogynaecology. The investigation and management of urinary incontinence in women. Edited by A.R.B. Smith. RCOG press. 1995. pp:17-31.
  • Urogynaecology. Edited by L.D. Cardozo. Churchill Livingstone, 1997. Part of a multi-author team
  • A Cutner . Embryology and Anatomy. Chapter 2: 27-41. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner . Setting up a Urodynamic Clinic. Chapter 5: 61-85. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo. Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner. Uroflowmetry. Chapter 8: 109-117. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo. Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner. Urethral Pressure Profilometry. Chapter 11: 141-153. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo.Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner. The Urinary Tract in Pregnancy. Chapter 28: 417-443. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo. Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner. Aids and Appliances. Chapter 45: 663-673. In: Urogynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo Churchill Livingstone 1997.
  • A Cutner, R Kerr-Wilson. Lower Urinary Tract in Pregnancy. Chapter 41: 473-487. In: Clinical Urogynaecology Ed: SL Stanton and AK Monga Churchill Livingstone 2000.
  • R Connell, A Cutner. Basic Embryology. Chapter 9: 91-103. In: Textbook of Female Urology and Gynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo and D Staskin. Isis Medical Media
  • P Toozs-Hobson, A Cutner. Pregnancy and Childbirth. Chapter 75: 977-994. In: Textbook of Female Urology and Gynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo and D Staskin. Isis Medical Media
  • A Cutner. Principles of management of developmental abnormailities of the genital tract Laparoscopic techniques. In: Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology: A Multidisciplinary Approach Ed: Adam H. Balen, Sarah M. Creighton, Melanie C. Davies, Jane MacDougall, and Richard Stanhope. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • R Kearney, A Cutner. Laparoscopic Colposuspension and paravaginal repair. In: Textbook of Female Urology and Gynaecology. Ed: L Cardozo and D Staskin (In Press)
  • Cutner A and Mould T. Chapter 77 Female reproductive system. Gray's Anatomy, 40th Edition - The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, By Susan Standring, PhD, DSc. Churchill Livingstone A Division of Elsevier London, UK © 2008.

Review articles:

  •  A Cutner, L. Cardozo. Urinary Incontinence: Clinical Features. The Practitioner: December 1990.
  • A Cutner, L Cardozo. Urinary Incontinence: Diagnosis. The Practitioner: January 1991.
  • A Cutner, L Cardozo. Urinary Incontinence: Treatment. The Practitioner: February 1991.
  • A Cutner, L Cardozo. The Lower Urinary Tract In Pregnancy And The Puerperium. International Urogynecology Journal. 1992;3:317-323.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo. Incontinence: When Is Surgery Indicated, And What Are The Operations Of Choice ? MIMS Magazine. 1991;18(18):35-36.
  • A Cutner, LD Cardozo. Is Disturbed Bladder Function After Pregnancy Normal? Maternal and Child Health. 1993;18(6):180-183.
  • L Cardozo, A Cutner. Surgical Management Of Stress Incontinence. Contemporary Reviews In Obstetrics And Gynaecology. 1992;4:36-41.
  • L.D. Cardozo, A. Cutner. Is Disturbed Bladder Function After Pregnancy  Normal? Postgraduate doctor (Middle East). 1994;17(2):70-74.
  • LD Cardozo, A Cutner. Is Disturbed Bladder Function After Pregnancy  Normal ? Postgraduate doctor (Africa). 1994;16(1):2-4.
  • LD Cardozo, A Cutner. Lower Urinary tract function in pregnancy. British Journal of Urology.
  • A Cutner, J Erian. Training in Minimal Access Surgery. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 1995;53:226-228.
  • A Cutner, J Erian. Endometrial destructive techniques - should everyone have a go? Current Medical Literature in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 1995;1(3)71-79.
  • A Cutner, J Rymer. Minimal access techniques and their application to the menopausal woman. British Menopause Society Journal. 1997;3(1):22-24.
  • S Gupta, G Jones, A Cutner. Urinary Incontinence. Update. 1997;55(8):602-608
  • A Cutner Connell, R. Minimal Access Surgery in Gynaecology Update. 1998;56(4):330-334.
  • I Menninger, A Cutner. Laparoscopic Colposuspension. RCOG Dialogue 2000. Volume 2, Issue 2, Case 28, Noor Publishing, Sheffield.
  • A Cutner, ARB Smith. Laparoscopic colposuspension. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001;13:533-537.
  • F Odejinmi, A Cutner,. Alternatives to the Burch colposuspension. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2001;3(3):113-119
  • J Hyett, A Cutner. Highlights report from the 7th WCE. Advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Issue 18, 2000:2-6
  • D Visvanathan, A Cutner. Controversies in minimal acccess surgery. Obs & Gynae 2000;5(6)335-341
  • F Odejimni, A Cutner. New surgical management for menorrhagia. The Practicioner 2001;245(1621)302-316.
  • D Visvanathan, A Cutner, C Kelleher. Current Management of Endometriosis. The Practicioner 2001;245(1621)318-322.
  • A Cutner, M Spiteri. Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy. Obs and Gynae Today 2002;7(11)626-633
  • N Crouch, A Cutner. The surgical management of urodynamic stress incontinence Postgraduate Doctor Caribbean. 2003;19(1):28-32.
  • S Elneil, A Cutner. Vault Prolapse. Gynaecology Abstracts. Summer 2003:2-5.
  • S Malik, A Cutner. New Techniques in managing endometriosis. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2004;6:33-35.
  • D Visvanathan, SG Bown, AS Cutner. Review of the conservative surgical treatment of uterine fibroids. Reviews in gynaecological Practice. 2004;4:20-26.
  • A Cutner, S Elneil. The Vaginal Vault. BJOG. 2004;111(suppl1):79-83.
  • E Saridogan, A Cutner. Endoscopic management of uterine fibroids. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2006 Dec;9(4):201-8.
  • Strawbridge LC, Crouch NS, Cutner AS, Creighton SM. Obstructive mullerian anomalies and modern laparoscopic management. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Jun;20(3):195-200.
  • Michala L, Cutner A, Creighton SM. Surgical approaches to treating vaginal agenesis. BJOG. 2007 Dec;114(12):1455-9.
  • Kearney and Cutner. Postpartum Voiding Dysfyunction. The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2008
  • Mayne C, Cutner A and Toozs-Hobson PM. Subspecialty training in urogynaecology.The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 2008;10:263-266
  • Kayani S, Pandos G, Cutner A. Laparoscopic Surgery. In: Models of care in Women’s Health. Edited by Mahmood, Templeton, Dhillon. Rcog Press 2009.