Mr John Butler

Mr John Butler


Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon


  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Female Health Screen
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Vulval disease
  • Menopause
  • BRCA


Mr John Butler is a gynaecological surgeon. He is certified as both a specialist gynaecologist and sub-specialist gynaecological oncology by the RCOG.

He has an active research portfolio and has published extensively on gynaecological cancer, international cancer survival, and cancer policy.

He is the lead clinician to the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, a member of the Cancer Research UK early diagnosis committee, and a member of the Cancer Research UK clinical advisory committee. He is also a trustee of the Lady Garden Foundation.

Mr Butler’s main interests include ultra-radical gynaecological cancer surgery, fertility-preserving surgery for cervical cancer, minimal access surgery, risk-reducing surgery for BRCA, and vulval cancer.


Mr Butler was qualified in medicine from St Mary’s Hospital in 2000 and continued his postgraduate training in London, including his oncology training at The Royal Marsden and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

International Presentations

The Impact of cancer policy: specialist surgery for ovarian cancer in England 2000 to 2009.

Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles 2013

Butler J

Have the recent survival improvements in ovarian cancer been seen in elderly women with ovarian cancer? Evidence from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership.

Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Dusseldorf and Leiden, 2013

Butler J

International variations in Ovarian Cancer Survival.

International Gynaecological Cancer Society Biennial Meeting, Vancouver 2012

Butler J

Recent Advances in Ovarian cancer treatments – what it means for patients.

International ovarian cancer patient seminar, Berlin 2012

Butler J

Gynaecological Cancer Survival in Europe.

European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, Milan 2011

Butler J

Impact of the WHO Pledge to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections.

World Health Assembly, Geneva, 2010

Butler J

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