Gynaecology

Gynaecology

Overview

Private gynaecologists providing comprehensive and compassionate women’s healthcare in Northern Ireland.

  • Prompt appointments
  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Exper consultations
  • Confidentiality and comfort

What Is a Gynaecologist?

A gynaecologist is a medical specialist who focuses on women’s reproductive health. They diagnose and treat issues related to the female reproductive system, ensuring the well-being of patients through various stages of their lives. From routine check-ups to addressing complex reproductive health concerns, a gynaecologist plays a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing women’s health.

Areas of focus include:

  • Vulva
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Cervix
  • Womb
  • Pelvis

Why Might You Need to See a Gynaecologist?

Seeing a gynaecologist is essential for maintaining your reproductive health and well-being. Whether you’re experiencing discomfort, irregular cycles, or have concerns about your reproductive health, a gynaecologist can provide the necessary care and guidance.

Common Gynaecological Conditions

Gynaecologists address a range of common conditions that can affect women’s reproductive health. Here are some of the conditions they frequently encounter and manage:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fertility issues
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginitis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Cervical and ovarian cancer
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Menopause-related issues
  • PMS/ PMDD
  • Heavy periods
  • Period pain
  • Vaginal pain
  • Painful intercourse

Private Gynaecology Services We Offer

Our clinic offers a comprehensive range of private gynaecology services, tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Understanding that each diagnosis requires a specific approach, we provide various treatments and surgical options designed to address and manage a wide range of gynaecological conditions effectively.  Should you require surgery, you will be referred via a pathway to a private hospital under the care of the consultant you see in The Mid Ulster Clinic.

Routine Examinations and Screenings

Essential for early detection and prevention of gynaecological issues, these include pap smears, pelvic exams, and breast checks.

Fertility Treatments

For those facing challenges in conceiving, we offer a range of fertility assessments and treatments, guiding and supporting you through your journey to parenthood.

Laparoscopy

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and fibroids.

Hysteroscopy

An essential procedure for examining the inside of the uterus, hysteroscopy is used for both diagnostic and treatment purposes, such as removing polyps or fibroids.

Menopause Management

Tailored advice and treatment options to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause, ensuring comfort and quality of life.

Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Surgical options to address issues like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, enhancing your well-being and quality of life.

Cancer Screening and Management

Comprehensive care for patients with gynaecological cancers, including prevention, early detection, and coordinated treatment plans with appropriate providers.

Endometrial Scratch

For patients undergoing fertility treatment, the endometrium will be treated in preparation for implantation and is a method to increase the chances of successful implantation.  

Pessary Management

For patients who are diagnosed with a prolapse and either are managed conservatively with use of pessaries or those who are using pessaries whilst awaiting surgical correction.  

How Are Gynaelogical Conditions Diagnosed?

Gynaecological conditions are diagnosed through a detailed evaluation process, which includes a thorough medical history, physical examination, and a variety of specialised tests and scans. Our clinic is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to ensure accurate and comprehensive assessments, guiding the way to effective treatment plans.

Physical Examination

A fundamental step where a gynaecologist conducts a thorough examination to check for any physical signs of gynaecological conditions.

Ultrasound Scans

Utilising high-frequency sound waves, ultrasound scans provide detailed images of the reproductive organs, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions like ovarian cysts and fibroids.

Blood Tests

These tests can check for various factors, including hormone levels, which are crucial in diagnosing conditions like PCOS or menopause.

Cervical Smear

A critical test for detecting precancerous or cancerous cells in the cervix, helping in the early detection of cervical cancer.

Biopsy

In cases where abnormal tissues are detected, a biopsy may be performed to obtain a small sample for further analysis.

Laparoscopy

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the internal organs and, if necessary, take tissue samples for biopsy.

Hysteroscopy

This procedure involves inserting a small camera through the cervix into the uterus, providing a clear view of the uterine cavity to identify and sometimes treat abnormalities.

How Are Gynaecological Conditions Treated?

Gynaecological conditions can vary widely in their nature and severity, necessitating a diverse range of treatment options. Our clinic offers a comprehensive suite of treatments, from medication and lifestyle adjustments to advanced surgical interventions.

The choice of treatment is tailored to the individual’s specific condition, overall health, and personal preferences, ensuring the most effective and compassionate care. Whether it’s managing symptoms, treating the underlying condition, or providing preventive care, our goal is to support your reproductive health and well-being through every stage of life.

The treatment process begins with a detailed consultation to understand your symptoms and medical history, followed by a diagnosis using the appropriate investigations. Based on the findings, our specialists will discuss the most suitable treatment options with you, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the proposed plan. Treatments may range from pharmacological interventions to surgical procedures, depending on the condition.

Post-treatment, we provide comprehensive aftercare, including follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery, manage any side effects, and adjust the treatment plan if necessary. Our dedicated team is committed to providing ongoing support, ensuring your return to health and enhancing your quality of life.

Last Reviewed By A Medical Professional On 01/29/24