Visiting BMI The Sandringham Hospital’s trusted and gynaecology services will make you feel at ease right from the start in our relaxed and friendly environment. Whilst our clinics are consultant led we also have a team of specialist nurses on hand to provide additional support and advice where needed. Speak to them before, during or after your consultation if you need any additional information.
Our team of consultant surgeons offer a comprehensive consultation and prompt diagnosis, with your needs and requirements at the forefront of your bespoke treatment plan.
Daily clinics mean minimal waiting lists so you can experience peace of mind and flexibility.All of our gynaecology consultants except self-referrals which means you don’t have to wait and see your GP beforehand.
Gynaecology services at The Sandringham cover the following:
A hysterectomy is a surgery where the uterus (womb) is removed. The surgery is usually recommended after other treatments have been performed and symptoms still continue to appear.
Hysterectomy surgery may be performed through one of three ways, which will be discussed between the gynaecologist consultant surgeon and yourself for the best recommended practice for your body and symptoms.
There are three ways to perform a hysterectomy:
- Vaginal hysterectomy: the procedure is performed through the vagina
- Abdominal hysterectomy: the procedure is performed through an incision to the abdomen, along to the “bikini line”, the midline or to the top of the vagina, near the cervix
- Laparoscopic hysteroscopy: the procedure is carried through keyhole surgery
Diagnostic Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy
Both a diagnostic laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy are investigatory procedures to examine either the pelvic organs or womb following symptoms which may suggest a gynaecological problem without the exact cause being identified.
A diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure carried out through keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery to examine abdominal pelvic organs and is commonly performed to identify the cause of lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain, period issues and infertility.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure carried out using a small telescope (hysteroscope) which is used to examine the inside of the uterus (womb). In principle this procedure may identify the cause of abdominal bleeding from your womb, especially heavy periods and bleeding after menopause. It is common for biopsies to be performed during this procedure, which involves removing small tissue samples from the womb lining.
Vaginal Wall Repair
Informally known as a vaginal wall repair, an anterior or posterior prolapse is a bulge on the vaginal wall which is caused by the weakening of the support tissues between the vagina and bladder (anterior) or bowel (posterior). The aim of the procedure is to tighten and re-strengthen the support tissue and remove the bulge.
An anterior prolapse is caused by the bladder dropping down, and like a posterior repair, is usually a direct result of childbirth, but can however occur in women who have never experienced pregnancy. (front) of the vaginal wall where the bladder and urethra tubes, which carry urine from your bladder, back into place before stitching the support tissues together providing better support. A small part of the vaginal wall will then be cut away removing left over tissue from the repair.
An oophorectomy procedure in principle is the removal of either one or both of the ovaries, resulting in a woman becoming infertile and will inevitably start the process of the menopause.
The common reason of going through this surgery is needing to remove an ovarian cyst, which usually causes pain, bloating, pressure on your bowel or bladder and sometimes tiredness. This surgery can also be performed as a way of removing the risk of hereditary ovarian cancer, treating twisted ovaries and also endometriosis, which is the growth of the uterus lining on the outside of the womb.
This procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic, and due to medical advances allow this to be completed though keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery opposed to open surgery; proving to be less painful and encouraging a quicker return to normal activities.