Waiting times at Southampton Treatment Centre
|First appointment||From appointment to treatment|
|3 weeks||8 weeks|
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Southampton Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.
At Southampton NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.
This is a surgical procedure to remove the womb, and is used to treat conditions such as fibroids, intractable heavy period not responding to medical treatment or Mirena Coil, or endometrial ablation.
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.
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.
Labial surgery (non-cosmetic)
Labial surgery, or labiaplasty, is a surgical procedure to alter the folds of skin surrounding the external female genitalia.
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.
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.
Surgical procedures may include: insertion of Mirena Coil, Hysteroscopy (an endoscopic examination of the Uterus, or Endometrial Ablation (where the lining of the Uterus is destroyed using heat which is delivered through a microwave energy probe),or if all other interventions have failed, Hysterctomy,(where the uterus is removed).
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 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 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.
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 is a specialist discipline of medicine that studies and treats continence, prolapse and pelvic floor issues in women.