Procedure information

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Colposcopy

A speculum is placed in the vagina, and the cervix visualised using a colposcope. This provides a magnified view of the cervix so that a targeted biopsy can be taken.

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Endometrial ablation

Controlled cauterisation of the endometrium under general anaesthetic. Used as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding as an alternative to hysterectomy.

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Endometriosis resection

This entails keyhole surgery where a camera is placed through the bellybutton to view the pelvis, enabling abnormal tissue and cysts to be removed.

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Fibroid removal

Many fibroids do not require treatment. When treatment is required, they may be removed through the cervix or through small incisions on the abdomen.

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Hysterectomy

A procedure to remove a woman's uterus. This can be achieved via either abdominal keyhole surgery, abdominal incision, or performed through the vagina.

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Hysteroscopy

A common procedure, placing a thin camera through the cervix to evaluate the inside of the uterus. This may be as an investigation or a treatment.

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Incontinence surgery

Surgery performed to re-create support of the urethra, and involves placement of a mesh tape (‘sling’) that sits between the urethra and the vagina.

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Mirena

A small plastic contraceptive device placed inside the uterus with strings extending out through the cervix. Can be used to treat adenomyosis and endometriosis.

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Obstetrics

Private obstetric services for women having an elective caesarean section. Includes Down syndrome screening, vaccinations, and ultrasound scanning.

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Prolapse treatments

A variety of different procedures including vaginal surgery, hysterectomy, and laparoscopic surgery which may include a mesh repair.

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Ovarian cyst removal

Keyhole surgery where a camera is placed through the bellybutton to view the pelvis, enabling the cyst to be removed from the ovary.

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Meet the Aceso team

Highly experienced and dedicated doctors
Dr Simon McDowell

Dr Simon McDowell
FRANZCOG CREI MBChB MRMed PGDipOMG

Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

Endometriosis, laparoscopic hysterectomy, fibroids, ovarian cysts, infertility, fertility preservation.

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Dr Nick Bedford

Dr Nick Bedford
FRANZCOG MBChB DipObst (Distinction)

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Prolapse, incontinence, hysterectomy, endometriosis, fibroids, investigation of pelvic pain, botox for pelvic floor spasm.

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