Dharmesh Kapoor – EPISCISSORS-60

The EPISCISSORS-60 is an innovation by Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dharmesh Kapoor.

His innovation, a patented fixed angle scissors, takes away human error in estimating episiotomy angles during childbirth. This reduces the risk of complications associated with standard practice episiotomies which can cause obstetric anal sphincter muscle injuries and have a devastating impact on the quality of a new mother’s life.


Dharmesh’s ambition is for all NHS hospitals to use the EPISCISSORS-60 to improve outcomes for women across the country in need of an episiotomy during labour. Croydon University Hospital has taken part in assessing the impact of the EPISCISSORS for its patients.

15 trusts have adopted the EPISCISSORS and through a partnership with the Department of Health, the EPISCISSORS-60 is on the NHS Supply Chain- a national provider of products to the NHS.