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Gynaecology

Our hospital's dedicated Women’s Health unit provides you with a comfortable and confidential environment for your diagnosis and treatment. Our consultant gynaecologists each have their own subspecialties, ensuring that you are always referred to the most appropriate consultant for treatment and management of your condition. 

Conditions we treat

  • Abnormal cervical smears
  • Abnormally-shaped wombs, which can cause miscarriages
  • Endometrial cancer – a malignant growth in the lining of the womb
  • Endometriosis – a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb is found outside it
  • Fibroids – an overgrowth of the womb’s muscle
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polyps – small skin tags

Procedures and treatments

As well as dealing with general gynaecological problems, we also provide a full range of diagnostic services.

Procedures available within the Gynaecology Department include:

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is usually carried out if a patient experiences abnormal bleeding. This investigative procedure helps in the diagnosis of fibroids, polyps and endometrial cancer, and can also help to detect an abnormally-shaped womb.

This examination is carried out using a small telescope called a hysteroscope. Biopsies can be carried out during a hysteroscopy, which involves removing a small piece of the lining of the womb for analysis.

Colposcopy

With similar preparation to a cervical smear, this procedure uses a bright light and microscope to analyse a patient’s cervix.

A colposcopy helps to identify abnormal cervical cells. If any abnormalities are found, the patient’s gynaecologist will perform a biopsy for an additional analysis to take place.

Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)

A LLETZ is a minor procedure that can be carried out during a colposcopy. It makes use of a thin wire loop, which is heated using an electrical current to help remove abnormal cells in the cervix.

This procedure only takes a few minutes and is intended to remove abnormal cells for further investigation. Follow-up procedures can be recommended to ensure the patient is healing well and there is no recurring abnormal cell growth.

Ovarian cancer diagnosis

At The Wilmslow Hospital we have consultants who can diagnose ovarian cancer, detecting the illness at an early and treatable stage.

Ovarian cancer is often discovered at an advanced stage. This is because there are no reliable early symptoms to assist in diagnosis – of the 7,000 cases reported each year, 6,000 are untreatable. However, should ovarian cancer be detected early, the treatment has a 90% success rate. If you are diagnosed with this, you will be able to continue your private healthcare pathway with us at The Christie Clinic.

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can write a referral letter to us and if you know the consultant that you would like your patient to see, please outline this on the letter. We also accept unnamed referrals. In this case our team will assign the most appropriate consultant to suit your patient’s needs. You then either email your referral letter to us on thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to us on 01625 545 099

 

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