There are some important forms that you can help by filling in. They give an additional important insight into some of your symptoms. Some of them relate to quality of life and some are more specifically directed at certain symptoms. If you have any concerns about filling the questionnaires then please let me know.
It is very important that you understand any proposed or forthcoming surgery. The consent process involves a careful assessment of your symptoms, a consideration of treatment options (often including staying as you are), deliberating on non-surgical options and surgery. It is also important you understand the risks of individual operations and if there are any […]
Most surgery for endometriosis is conducted by laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a technique by which a thin telescope is inserted into the abdomen to inspect the pelvic organs. A small incision (around 1.5cm) is made within or under the umbilicus (belly button) and the abdomen is filled with gas. This distension allows the surgeon to inspect […]
Endometriosis is a condition whereby the tissue that normally lines the inside of the womb (the endometrium) is found in other parts of the body. Most typically these areas are around the ovaries and other areas of the pelvis including the bowels and bladder. Just as the womb lining tissue – the endometrium – normally […]
What is it? An overactive bladder is a relatively common condition that can produce the following symptoms: Frequency – going to the toilet more than usual Nocturia – getting up at night to pass urine Urgency – a desperate need to urinate Urge incontinence – not being able to make it to the toilet in […]
Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Provoking factors typically include coughing, laughing, running and sneezing. The amount of urine lost will vary from woman to woman, ranging from a few drops, to soaking clothes and requiring pads. There may be many causes for stress incontinence. There is normally a supporting mechanism to the […]
This is an operation to treat vaginal vault prolapse. I most commonly perform this by keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. The vaginal vault is elevated either by mesh or by stitches which can be permanent or non-permanent. If you do choose mesh, you will also need to sign an additional consent form.
Recovery after surgery is variable and is operation dependent. Many of the specific operation have detailed information regarding recovery. All operations cause some disruption to your everyday functions and these will take a variable amount of time to resume. Many women underestimate how tired they may feel, and it’s important to consider pain, and bladder […]
This is an operation to treat uterine prolapse. I most commonly perform this by keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. The womb is elevated either by mesh or by stitches which can be permanent or non-permanent. If you do choose mesh, you will also need to sign an additional consent form. The above links give information on laparoscopic […]