Circle Birmingham's gynaecology service provides expert care for a broad range of conditions in our dedicated women’s health department which provides discreet consultations and flexible appointment times.
We strive to give our patients a unique understanding of their condition and management options, as well as full control over their condition. We also provide follow-up appointments scheduled to monitor changes to conditions and to allow alterations to management plans when indicated.
Our consultant gynaecologists have extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical treatment options. When needed, our consultants are able to liaise with other medical specialties within the Circle Birmingham for further opinions. This approach to care leads to the very best clinical outcomes for our patients.
Gynaecology refers to the area of medicine which diagnoses and treats conditions related to the female reproductive system. Specifically, gynaecology manages conditions related to menstrual problems, urinary incontinence complaints and the diagnosis of cancer.
Diagnostics relate to medical conditions that could can involve screening tests specialist imaging or physical examinations which may involve specialist diagnostics such as an ultrasound scan or bone density scan. Lab and pathology-based diagnostics may also be requested.
Our women’s health department offers comprehensive treatment options for the following gynaecological conditons:
- Vaginal wall prolapse
- Menopause and related conditions
- Ovarian cysts and masses
- Abnormal menstrual cycle or bleeding
- Urinary tract infections
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Endocrine conditions
- Urinary incontinence
- Vulvar disorders
- Abnormal smears
Depending on your exact circumstances, there may be a variety of pharmacological, non-surgical procedures and surgical treatment options available.
Our gynaecological consultants will present the specific benefits against any possible side effects of all the available treatment options and give you full control over your treatment.
If any surgical treatment is considered, we schedule pre-operative assessment screens where our specialists check vital signs and provide detailed advice concerning the operative procedure.
Our consultant gynaecologists will gain a full understanding of your problem by taking a thorough history of your symptoms and their exact nature.
This may include the severity and type of pain you may be experiencing as well as any associated symptoms, such as changes to your menstrual cycle or general health symptoms.
Your gynaecologist will also gain an understanding of your previous medical history including any family history of similar symptoms or gynecological related conditions.
This will allow our gynaecologists to develop an accurate risk profile for your individual circumstances and request the most appropriate diagnostic tests as required.
State-of-the-art diagnostics available for you
Following your initial consultation our expert gynaecology consultants may request a variety of tests and diagnostic procedures:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Ultrasound scans
- MRI scans
- Urodynamic studies
- Hysterectomy examination of the internal structure of the uterus
- Colposcopy examination of the cervix when an abnormality is suspected
Our women’s health department draws on the experience of many leading doctors in this field.
Each of our consultants brings their own unique expertise and as a team we are able to provide the full spectrum of diagnostics and treatments.
Our services cover medical screening tests as well as treatment for medical conditions related to the female reproductive system.
Some of our screening, diagnostic procedures and treatments may be completed on the same day known as “one stop” and all utilise the very latest in imaging, pathology and interventional technology.
Peace of mind for you
We appreciate that undergoing necessary diagnostic interventions and treatment for gynaecological disorders can be a stressful experience.
Circle Nottingham carries out thousands of appointments and medical interventions each week. Based on our experience, we have developed an excellence in both clinical and non-clinical care in order to relieve your worries and allow streamlined patient journeys from appointments to diagnostics, treatments and any onward referrals to other specialties.
To support our expert gynaecology consultants, our team also includes specialist nurses who may carry out diagnostic procedures such as hysterectomy or colposcopy Circle’s senior ultra-sonographers provide further opinion concerning imaging as required.
Expert support and advice
Our pre & post-surgical care involves careful monitoring by our nurses and after discharge from surgery home the women’s health team is supported by specialist women’s health physiotherapists.
In cases where pelvic pain or pelvic floor weakness is an issue, we can offer expert guidance and treatment through our outpatient physiotherapy department.
Not only is our gynaecology clinical care second to none, your treatment will be conducted in a dignified private manner in which you will have confidence and reassurance and feel comfortable throughout your treatment.