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Gynaecology Services

Private Gynaecology Services at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayrshire.

We provide fast access to advice and treatment for the majority of gynaecological conditions at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayr.

Our well-established hospital provides a relaxed and comfortable environment, aided by an integrated team of courteous and professional administration and medical staff. They have a warm relationship with each other. It’s easy to get to our hospital from anywhere in Ayrshire and it attracts patients from Dumfries and Galloway as well.

We understand that you want to see the right person for your condition. Sometimes patients wish to see a female gynaecologist, and we can arrange that too.

BMI Carrick Glen Hospital specialises in minor procedures that can be carried out under local anaesthetic – if your consultant recommends an operation with a general anaesthetic, they will lead the surgery at our sister hospital, BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

We do not carry out fertility tests or treatment.

Gynaecology is a medical specialism concerned with the wellbeing and health of the female reproductive organs throughout a woman’s life – covering adolescence, the reproductive years, through to menopause and post-menopause.

Our Consultant Gynaecologists at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital are very experienced and have established excellent reputations in different subspecialties. Some are experts at menopause; others are specialists in prolapse. We will be able to advise you on the most appropriate consultant for your condition.

The four most common issues that we deal with are:

  • Bleeding problems
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Accidental urinary leakage (urinary incontinence)
  • Organs protruding into the vagina (vaginal prolapse)

Other conditions we treat include cysts in the ovaries, polycystic ovaries, non-cancerous growths (fibroids) in the womb (uterus), endometriosis and hormonal contraceptive (Mirena coil) insertion.

Our surgical treatments range from operations to destroy (ablate) the lining of the womb (endometrial ablation), treat tissue growing outside the womb (endometriosis), remove cysts, hysterectomy as well as surgery for vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Our Consultant Gynaecologists accept GP referrals or patient wishing to self-refer.

When you arrive, you will show you into a comfortable consulting room where your gynaecologist will give you the time you need to explain your problem at your own pace.

A pelvic examination almost always follows. Your Consultant Gynaecologist will feel your stomach, put a metal instrument called a speculum into your vagina to inspect your cervix and do an internal digital pelvic exam. These are routine physical exams to help them diagnose the cause of pelvic pain or signs of cysts, infections, non-cancerous growths (fibroids) and early-stage cancer.

Our Consultant Gynaecologists understand that many women have anxiety about their condition, as well as seeing a specialist, the questions they may ask and potential tests that may need to be carried out, especially intimate examinations. All our consultants take the time to go through things at your pace, ensuring you are comfortable at every stage and chaperones (nurses) are provided in all instances.

Often, your consultant can reassure you about your symptoms while you’re in the clinic after an in-depth discussion and examination. They may need to take blood tests or biopsies of the cervix, lining of the womb (endometrial biopsy) or the skin (vulval biopsy) in order to provide an appropriate diagnosis.

The mainstay diagnostic investigation is ultrasound, a scan that produces sound waves to create an image inside your body, usually done at a separate appointment at the hospital by a specially trained sonographer.

We have a treatment room at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital. Our consultants can do minor procedures, such as biopsies, insertion of coil and local anaesthetic surgery including cystoscopies, which involve a small camera that is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder.

Your consultant may feel that further investigations are needed, whether it’s a low-risk procedure to examine the abdomen internally (laparoscopy) or surgery such as a hysterectomy. They will book an appointment for you at our sister hospital, BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

Typical operations at Ross Hall Hospital include:

  • Keyhole (laparoscopic) hysterectomies
  • Endometrial ablation to remove the lining of the womb
  • Hysteroscopy to look inside the womb and perform a biopsy
  • Vaginal repair to tighten and support tissues between the vagina and bowel/bladder
  • Uterine cancer surgery to remove abnormal cells
  • Hysteroscopic resection to remove fibroids
  • Laparoscopy to remove endometriosis

Most are day-case procedures or involve a single night stay at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Our well-equipped private rooms include an en-suite bathroom, television and WiFi to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

If you’re experiencing heavy periods, have an abnormal smear or if you’re worrying about a lump, you don’t want to wait too long to see a specialist.

You can see one of our highly experienced and skilled Consultant Gynaecologists within a few days. You’ll have all the time you need to discuss your symptoms without rushing and then access diagnostics and treatment as soon as possible.

With all our gynaecologists having sub-specialities, we can assure you of the highest levels of care and treatment. From incontinence to vaginal prolapse or endometrial cancer, whatever your symptoms, we can help.

Our team are polite, attentive, friendly, and helpful, making your stay as easy and pleasant as we can make it.

Specialists Offering Gynaecology Services

Dr Sham Konamme

Consultant Gynaecologist

MBBS, FRCOG

BMI Carrick Glen Hospital

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