Gynaecology is a complex and specialist discipline, focusing on the range of conditions which can affect the day-to-day wellbeing of women – some more complex than others. Thankfully, there is also a growing variety of treatments – most of which are technology-driven – which successfully address these conditions. I am always careful not to be too generalistic when discussing these conditions, as my experience is that no two patients are the same. That said, there are medical conditions such as uterine polyps, fibroids, pelvic pain, and genital prolapse, which affect a large number of women, and hence are widely reviewed on various discussion boards.
My gynaecology practice focusses on both the specific medical conditions my patients have, and also their wider health and wellbeing issues. I advise on aspects women’s health from early adulthood through to menopause. I am keen to take advantage of the contribution technology can make in diagnosis and treatment, and work very closely with both equipment and software specialists to design and develop innovative gynae tools and techniques.
On a regular basis, I see patients with pelvic pain, heavy periods, chronic vaginal discharge, polycystic ovarian disease, ovarian cysts and fibroids. Other conditions include Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, uterine polyps, Bartholin’s Cysts, and vaginal atrophy. Advances in technology enable specialists to perform minimally-invasive surgery to treat several conditions. The various treatments I offer include laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopic surgery and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
This page is intended to be an overview of what is possible, and the treatments I specialise in. Please take a few minutes to read my blog, for more detailed summaries and definitions of various women’s health matters, and my approach to ensuring and promoting the wellbeing of my patients.
I believe it is very important to receive specialist counselling before conception, although this may not always be possible. These sessions enable be to walk through the whole journey with my patients, answering any concerns and discussing any anxieties in a calm and relaxed environment. Preconceptional counselling is also important in certain cases, based on medical and family history.
Getting and staying fit and healthy for pregnancy may include a series of blood and urine tests, and other specialist sessions with my professional colleagues. My role during this period will be to guide you in making key lifestyle and health-related decisions, to improve the chances of a successful outcome.
I always encourage my patients to take a long-term approach to their health and wellbeing. This means reflecting on your lifestyle before, during and after pregnancy. There are many small, simple changes women and their partners can make to ensure maternal health. I work with my patients to achieve them as much as possible.
In summary, my Preconception Counselling practice aims to address not only the medical, but equally importantly, the social and lifestyle opportunities available to women, to stay in control throughout and beyond the pregnancy period.
Subfertility is a period of reduced fertility, and can happen to women and men for several reasons. This period is usually filled with anxiety and stress, and can affect relationships, work and day-to-day life generally. Whilst this is not a permanent condition, it can seem that way.
In my subfertility practice, I focus primarily on patient education and empowerment. I take the time to explain complex medical concepts in everyday language. For instance, endometriosis, which affects many women in the UK every year, can play a major part in fertility. A good understanding of the causes can help many women to stay at ease, and work with their health professionals to manage the condition. My role is to educate my patients on the relationship between endometriosis and infertility, in how a course of treatment will impact on their pregnancy plans.
I develop a holistic treatment plan with my patients, after discussing the various options. I also make my patients fully aware of the risks involved at each stage, before starting any treatment plans. Where other specialist treatment is required, I work with my professional colleagues towards the best possible outcome. It goes without saying, that I always strive to remain sympathetic to the stress and anxiety fertility issues can cause.