London Fertility is part of the established London Gynaecology practice; a fully fledged gynaecology practice that looks after thousands of patients each year. London Gynaecology has advanced surgical expertise in a wide range of reproductive procedures, click on the links below for more information:
- Laparoscopy is looking inside the abdomen with a telescope (laparos = abdomen, scopy = to have a look). This procedure is used to make a diagnosis and also to carry out several surgical procedures at the same time. It is also known as minimal access surgery. Click here for more information on laparoscopy.
- Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis
- Laparoscopy is often used to diagnose and perform treatment for endometriosis. Carried out under general anaestetic, a laparoscopy can diagnose and then using various techniques destroy and/or remove the endometriosis, endometriotic cysts and release scar tissue. Click here for more information on endometriosis.
- Laparoscopic myomectomy
- Laparoscopic myomectomy (myoma = fibroids, ectomy = removal) literally means surgical removal of fibroids using laparoscopic technique. This is the procedure of choice for women who have symptomatic fibroids and do not wish to have a hysterectomy. Click here for more information on laparoscopic myomectomy.
- Laparoscopic reversal of sterilisation (female only)
- Despite sterilisation being intended as permanent procedure, a small percentage of women wish to undertake reversal. Laparoscopic reversal enables the tubes to be rejoined without the need for open surgery. Reversal of sterilisation is not always effective and the woman’s age along with other factors affect success.
- Hysteroscopy is camera examination of the uterine cavity (hysteros = uterus; scopy = to have a look). A small camera attached at the end of a tube is inserted through the neck of the uterus into the uterine cavity under direct vision. Pictures and video recording of the procedure can be taken for review. This procedure allows the surgeon to assess the uterine cavity and also see if the fibroids are growing within the cavity (submucous fibroids). Click here for more information on hysteroscopy.
- Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids or polyps
- Hysteroscopic or transcervical resection of fibroids is performed using a wire loop electrode attached at the end of the telescope. Low voltage electrical current is passed through the wire loop which is then used to remove strips of fibroid under direct vision. Click here for more information on hysteroscopic resection of fibroids.
- Hysteroscopic treatment of Asherman’s syndrome
- Hysteroscopic treatment of congenital anomalies such as uterine septum