At BMI The Blackheath Hospital in South East London, our team provides treatment for a range of gynaecological problems.
Gynaecology is the area of medicine concerning the female reproductive system. You might want to see a gynaecologist if you are experiencing symptoms such as:
- Heavy periods
- Bleeding between periods
- Intermittent or irregular periods
- Abdominal or pelvic pain during or between periods
- Itching or burning
- Irregular discharge
Our consultant gynaecologists specialise in a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. We can offer fast diagnosis and work with you on a bespoke care plan if you need treatment.
Some of the most common procedures we perform are:
- Hysterectomy surgery
A hysterectomy is a procedure that involves removing your womb (also known as your uterus).
You might be recommended a hysterectomy for various reasons including fibroids, endometriosis or heavy or painful periods.
A hysterectomy is a major operation and our consultant will only advise the procedure if it’s absolutely necessary and the best choice for you.
At BMI The Blackheath Hospital we offer a complete treatment journey from diagnosis through to aftercare offering you excellent and personalised care throughout.
- Gynaecological laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
The gynaecological laparoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that uses a small telescope to investigate your pelvic area. This can help a consultant determine what condition you may have.
A hysteroscopy uses a small telescope to look inside your uterus. This is also a diagnostic procedure that helps your consultant determine the cause of your symptoms.
- Vaginal wall repair
You will be recommended for vaginal wall repair if you have a condition called vaginal prolapse.
The vagina wall can weaken either from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) and can be repaired by either a procedure called a colporrhaphy.
An anterior colporrhaphy will help to prevent bulging from the bladder into the vaginal wall. A posterior colporrhaphy will help to prevent bulging from the rectum into the vaginal wall.
- Oophorectomy surgery
An oophorectomy is a procedure to remove one or both of your ovaries. This is either performed as a unilateral oophorectomy (one ovary) or bilateral oophorectomy (both ovaries).
There are many reasons you might be recommended an oophorectomy. If your consultant thinks you do need one, they’ll take the time to talk you through the procedure and any concerns you have in as much detail as you need.
- Sterilisation reversal
Sterilisation is normally intended to be permanent. Reversal is possible in some cases but cannot be guaranteed.
The reversal operation is performed using keyhole surgery and a laparoscope, which is a small camera. The fallopian tubes are reconnected to reverse the sterilisation.
Below is a full list of gynaecology treatments we offer at BMI The Blackheath Hospital: