Women's Health Clinic

If you are concerned about your gynaecological or reproductive health, the team of consultants at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital is here to help.

We offer a consultant-led service, from initial consultation through to aftercare of treatment. If you are based in Guildford or Surrey and would like to discuss your concerns, our  gynaecologists can discuss and advise on a range of treatment options.

Some of the main Women's Health treatment options offered at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital are:

Hysterectomy Surgery

A hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure to remove the uterus. A hysterectomy usually has a long recovery time and is only considered after less invasive treatments have been trialled and failed. There are different types of hysterectomy operations.

Hysterectomies may be carried out to treats conditions such as heavy periods, long term pelvic pain, prolapse of the uterus, non-cancerous tumours, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and fallopian tube cancer.

Gynaecological Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy

A gynaecological laparoscopy & hysteroscopy is a procedure where the consultant will use a laparoscope & hysteroscope to look inside your pelvic area and check your uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Laparoscopy can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or both. This procedure is also used for tests or to treat certain gynaecological conditions.

Some of the reasons this procedure might be recommended is if you are experiencing unexplained pelvic pain, unexplained infertility, a history of pelvic infection, endometriosis, removing ovarian cysts or treating fibroids.

Vaginal Wall Repair

Vaginal wall repair is the correction and repositioning of the vagina’s front or back wall, which has lapsed due to a weakening of the layer of tissue dividing the bladder or bowel and the vagina.

You may want to consider vaginal wall repair if are experiencing a feeling of fullness in the vagina, an uncomfortable bulge around vagina area, pelvic heaviness, backache, vaginal bleeding, difficulty or urgency in passing urine or if you find yourself going to the toilet frequently.

Oophorectomy Surgery

An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both of your ovaries. There are different types of oophorectomies that can be done which your consultant will discuss with you. Common conditions where an oophorectomy is recommended are: tubo-abscess, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, cancerous ovarian tumours or cysts.

It may also be performed to reduce the risk of ectopic pregnancy or to treat pelvic inflammatory disease.

Sterilisation Reversal

Sterilisation reversal may be considered if you have had female sterilisation and wish to reverse this. Whilst sterilisation is intended to as a permanent procedure, in some cases it can be reversed by unblocking or re-joining of the fallopian tubes to the ovaries. It is important to note that with sterilisation reversal there is no guarantee that it will be a success, as success rates can vary widely. Fertility and pregnancy following this procedure may depend on various factors such as the condition of your fallopian tubes, presence of scar tissue, or any other relating conditions.

Women's Health Treatments