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Southampton NHS Treatment Centre offers a comprehensive range of free medical treatment to NHS patients with reduced waiting times.

See our list of Gynaecology treatments below and get in touch to find out more or speak to your GP about getting referred.

Ablation of endometriosis

This is a surgical treatment for women who have heavy periods whereby most of the womb lining is destroyed using laser, radiofrequency waves or heated water.

Dilatation and curettage

A D&C is a minor surgical procedure to remove tissue from the lining of the womb. It takes around ten minutes and is used ot help diagnose a condition, such as polyps or cancer of the womb.

Hysterectomy

This is a surgical procedure to remove the womb, or uterus and is used to treat conditions, such as fibroids, ovarian cancer and cancer of the fallopian tubes. There are different types of hysterectomy and different ways the surgery is performed.

Hysteroscopic sterilisation

In this surgical procedure, implants are inserted into the patient’s fallopian tubes, causing them to form scar tissue, and eventually to block.

Hysteroscopy

A narrow tube with a telescope at the end is inserted into the uterus, sending images to a computer to give a close-up of the womb. This helps with diagnosis in cases where the patient is experiencing a range of issues, including pelvic pain and infertility. Hysteroscopy can also be used to remove fibroids.

LLETZ

This is the most common treatment for abnormal cervical cells. It involves cutting out the area of the cervix where abnormal cells have developed and takes around 5-10 minutes.

Labial surgery (non-cosmetic)

Labial surgery, or labiaplasty, is a surgical procedure to alter the folds of skin surrounding the external female genitalia.

Marsupialisation of cysts

This surgical technique involves cutting a slit into a cyst and suturing the edges so the site remains open and can freely drain.

Menopause

The menopause is the end of menstruation. A woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and she is no longer able to have children. This normally takes place when a woman is in her late forties or early fifties.

Menstrual Disorders

A menstrual disorder is an irregular condition in a woman’s menstrual cycle, including infrequent or irregular ovulation or particularly short menstrual cycles.

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain, whether it comes on suddenly or if it comes and goes over weeks or months, is a reason to see your GP. It may be caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, a urinary tract infection, ovarian cysts or a range of other problems.

Perineal Repair

Perineal trauma – injury to the vagina, labia and other parts of the female genitalia – is common during childbirth and in many instances will require some form of repair. The type and extent of the repair necessary will depend on the trauma.

Post Menopausal Bleeding

Post-menopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that occurs at least 12 months after a woman’s periods have stopped. It’s advisable to visit your GP to establish the cause, which may be a result of inflammation of the womb. Cancer is also a possibility that must be ruled out.

Recurrent Miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriages may be due to a hormonal disturbance, abnormalities of your womb or a number of other reasons. Your GP may refer you to a specialist for tests to establish the cause.

Urodynamics

This procedure studies how the bladder and urethra are doing their job of storing and releasing urine. Tests can help explain any problems with incontinence, painful urination and many other issues.

Urogynaecology / Prolapse

Urogynaecology is a specialist discipline of medicine that studies and treats continence, prolapse and pelvic floor issues in women.

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Please note: this form does not start the referral process – ask your GP to refer you to us if this is your choice. This form can be used to enquire about being referred to us or request further information about a treatment.