At BMI Bath Clinic, consultant gynaecologists are experienced in all aspects of women’s health, from advice on the menopause, to complex gynaecological surgical operations.
We take a personalised approach to care, understanding your concerns, helping to identify the root cause and explaining your options to find a solution that works for your individual needs. We have both female and male consultants so you can request to be seen by whoever you’re more comfortable with.
BMI Bath Clinic has a dedicated menopause clinic where those experiencing problems that may be related to the menopause or who have concerns about HRT can come to seek advice and treatment. The menopause is diagnosed when a woman has gone without a period for twelve consecutive months. The symptoms of the menopause occur in the years up to and after the menopause (45-55 years) and they can vary in strength and frequency from woman to woman.
Hysterectomy is an operation that involves removing the womb (uterus). Commonly, the procedure is conducted as a result of heavy or painful periods, fibroids and swelling of abnormal muscles in the womb, genitourinary prolapse, endometriosis or cancer.
Gynaecological Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy
A gynaecological laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are procedures where one of our consultant gynaecologists will use a camera (laparoscope or hysteroscope), to see inside your lower abdomen, womb, fallopian tubes or ovaries. These procedures can be used to find out what’s causing your symptoms, as well as treating several different conditions such as endometriosis, removing scar tissue and many more.
Vaginal Wall Repair
Vaginal wall repair is self-explanatory as a term. You may hear our consultant gynaecologists refer to this as anterior colporrhaphy or posterior colporrhaphy, however, depending on whether it is the front or rear of the vaginal wall that requires repair. The procedure is often recommended as way of tackling vaginal prolapse, where either the bladder or urethra has slipped into the vagina. This surgery can also be used to tighten the wall of your vagina, to ensure that muscles and soft tissues stay in the most supportive position. Our consultant surgeons will be able to advise on the most suitable course of treatment for you based on your individual examinations.
Oophorectomy surgery is used to treat or prevent a wide range of conditions such as chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts. Unilateral oophorectomy involves removing a single ovary, while bilateral oophorectomy is the removal of both ovaries. Our experienced consultant gynaecologists will perform the procedure using either laparoscopic or abdominal surgery.
Women will have had a sterilisation surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy. A sterilisation reversal procedure is an operation with the aim of restoring fertility, and involves rejoining the ends of the fallopian tube, and removing the section that is blocked. Our consultant gynaecologists will be happy to discuss success rates of the operation, and conditions, such as scar tissues, that may impede the effectiveness of the procedure.