Women’s Health & Gynaecology
Gynaecology is the study of functions and conditions specific to women’s health.
From routine cervical smears to diagnostic tests and minimal-access procedures, we offer gynaecology and women’s health services at Sevenoaks Medical Centre. Conditions we cover include:
- Fibroids – an overgrowth of the womb’s muscle
- Endometriosis – a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb is found outside it
- Endometrial cancer – a malignant growth in the lining of the womb
- Abnormally-shaped wombs, which can cause miscarriages
- Polyps – small skin tags
- Ovarian cysts
- Ovarian cancer
- Abnormal cervical smears
- Menopause Clinic
Gynaecology procedures and treatments we provide
As well as dealing with general gynaecological problems, the Sevenoaks Medical Centre gynaecology facility offers a full range of diagnostic services. If patients require additional inpatient care, a specialist may refer them to The Portland Hospital, specialising in Women and Children. This hospital is also part of HCA Healthcare UK. Procedures we use to examine and treat conditions related to women’s health include:
Cervical Smear Tests
Cervical smear tests, or cervical screenings are tests, which help in the prevention of cervical cancer by detecting and removing abnormal cells from the cervix early.
This procedure involves a small brush being used to collect cells from the cervix. The cell sample is then sent off to a laboratory for analysis. The results then influence any further treatment if necessary.
A coil implant is a form of contraception, which is inserted into the womb. The T-shaped plastic and copper device stops sperm and eggs surviving in the womb and is up to 99% effective. This form of contraception comes in a number of different varieties with the device containing varying amounts of copper. This form of contraception can last for five to ten years.
This procedure uses a bright light and microscope to analyse patient’s cervix. The preparation is the same as for a cervical smear.
A colposcopy is used to detect abnormal cervical cells. If your gynaecologist identifies any abnormalities, they will perform a biopsy in order to analyse the tissue further.
Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)
A LLETZ is a minor procedure that can be performed during a colposcopy. It uses a thin wire loop heated using an electrical current to assist in the removal of abnormal cells in the cervix.
The procedure, which only takes a few minutes, aims to remove the area of cells that are abnormal, so that they can be subject for further investigation. Follow-up procedures may be necessary to ensure the patient has healed well and there is no recurring abnormal cell growth.
Ovarian cancer screening programme
We have access to a formal screening service for ovarian cancer, designed to help detect the illness while it is still at an early and treatable stage.
Ovarian cancer is often discovered when it has reached an advanced stage, because there are no reliable early symptoms – of the 7,000 cases reported each year, 6,000 are untreatable. However, if ovarian cancer is detected early there’s a 90% success rate.
For patients who may be attempting to, and having issues with getting pregnant, we offer a range of fertility treatments through The Lister Fertility Clinic. For further information on fertility treatment, please visit The Lister Fertility Clinic website.
Why choose our Gynaecology and Women’s Health facilities?
World-class gynaecologists – The consultants at Sevenoaks Medical Centre are leaders in the field of gynaecology. Highly experienced, they come to us from London’s top teaching hospitals, helping to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
High-end gynaecology technology – We use the latest advances in technology at, selected to assist our consultants in giving women the best healthcare, from diagnostics and diagnosis through to treatment and assisting in recovery.
Rapid access and effective treatment – We strive to give all patients that use our gynaecology facilities appointments on the same day or next day, delivering rapid results following examinations. When treatment is required we aim to ensure procedures are always efficient and effective.
Exceptional quality of care – the gynaecology team at Sevenoaks Medical Centre en sure patients receive exceptional care during their time with us, which is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Working to the best outcome – Whether a patient needs a smear test, wants to use our screening service, or requires specific treatment the key aim for our gynaecology facility is providing the best possible results in terms of successful diagnosis and effective treatment.
If you’d like to find out more about the gynaecology facilities we provide at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, or if you’d like to arrange an appointment with our qualified team, use our online booking form, or call 01732 775 800.