Skip links

Gynaecology

Get in touch

Specialist Gynaecology Clinic

Our Harley Street Clinic Consultant Gynaecologists are specialised in many gynaecological conditions regarding women’s health.

Our services and clinic offers are varied and run by highly experienced private gynaecologists who can also perform a full range of gynaecological ultrasound scans.

About Our Gynaecology Clinic

At the Harley Street International Polyclinic, our specialist gynaecologists work incredibly hard to cater for every patient and all the needs they have. For further information about our gynaecological treatments, please read our content on this page or feel free to get in touch or book a consultation.

Smear Tests

Abnormal Smear Treatment

Methods of Contraception

Contraception and Menopause

Endometriosis

Fibroid Specialist

Abnormal Smear Test

Cervical Smear Test

Contraception of Childbirth

Private Colposcopy

Female Incontinence

Fibroid Diagnosis

Smear Tests

A cervical smear test allows us to screen changes in the cervix. There are many causes of abnormalities in a smear test and they can be easily detected and treated. An abnormal smear doesn’t equal to have cancer but the changes can manifest over time and can evolve in cancer.  Following up, and if necessary treating these changes, will help to prevent cervical cancer. Our private gynaecologists know how an abnormal smear test result can cause worry and will explain what they’ve found, and suggest the most appropriate treatment.

Most cell changes found on an abnormal cervical smear are due to a type of wart virus called the human papillomavirus or HPV. These viruses are common and more than half of sexually active women have HPV at some time during their life, although most will not even realise to have had it. If you are infected with a type of HPV that can potentially cause cervical cancer, it can stay silent within the cells of the cervix.

In some cases, your immunitary system will identify and clear the virus. However, if the virus persists, it can cause abnormalities which, if not identified and treated, could eventually cause cervical cancer. Cervical cancer develops slowly, throughout the years. This implies that having a regular smear test is crucial in early identification of cervical cancer.

The majority of women with an abnormal cervical smear have only mildly abnormal cells. If the HPV test is negative, your risk of developing cervical cancer before your next cervical screen test is low and you will be invited back for screening  once a year.

If you have an HPV infection, or if the cells on your cervical smear are abnormal, you will need to have a further test, called a colposcopy. This procedure is a more indepth assessment of your cervix. If abnormal areas are seen on the colposcopy, these can be assessed with a biopsy, which removes few cells for examination by a pathologist. Depending on the kind of any abnormal cells found, you may be monitored with annual smears, or the abnormal cells could be treated with laser therapy or cryotherapy–freezing.

The consultant gynaecologists at The Harley Street International Polyclinic understand that an abnormal smear result can be worrisome so they will provide a clear explanation of what your smear showed, explain all your treatment options, and help you decide which approach is right for you. To find out how our private cervical smear specialists can help you, please make an online appointment or call 02073108458 for a confidential chat.

Our Gynaecologists

Our Harley Street Clinic Consultant Gynaecologists are specialised in many gynaecological conditions regarding women’s health.

Our Clinic

Our services and clinic offers are varied and run by highly experienced private gynaecologists who can also perform a full range of gynaecological ultrasound scans.

Contraception Clinic

Throughout your life you many need to change your contraception methods. At our contraception clinic, we can help you assess different options, explain the pros and cons of each form of contraception, and help you make the right decision tailored to your specific needs.

After your pregnancy it is possible to become pregnant again immediately,
even before your periods have returned. Our Gynaecologists can help you decide what is the right method of contraception for your circumstances, especially if you are breastfeeding.

Some contraceptive methods are for use on a daily basis, while others can provide protection for months or even years. These long-term reversible methods are perfect if you are not considering to have a baby in the near future. If you decide otherwise, however, your fertility will return to normal rapidly once they are removed.

Oral pills: The progestogen-only pill has one hormone while the combined oral contraceptive pill contains oestrogen and progesterone. Contraceptive pills need to be taken on a daily basis.

Contraceptive patch: The transdermal patch sticks to your skin and releases two hormones. It’s effect is on a weekly basis.

Contraceptive ring: The contraceptive vaginal ring is a device located inside the vagina and releases two hormones. You need to take out the old ring and replace it with a new one every month.

Contraceptive injection: This method injects a tiny amount of a single hormone under the skin. The hormone is slowly released and protects you against pregnancy for at least 12 weeks.

Contraceptive implant: The implant is a tiny rod inserted under the skin in your upper arm by an experienced doctor. This slowly releases a tiny amount of a single hormone to prevent pregnancy for three years. The rod is then taken out by a doctor but you can have a new rod inserted if you desire so.

Copper intrauterine device (IUD or coil): The copper IUD is a small copper device that is inserted into the womb by an experienced gynaecologist. It allows a contraception for five to 10 years, depending on which kind of device is used. The IUD is then removed by a doctor and you can have a new one inserted if it will be needed in the future

Intrauterine system (IUS or hormone coil): The IUS is a small device that is inserted into the womb by a specialist. The IUS provides protection for three to five years, depending on the type. The IUS must then be removed by a doctor and, if required, can be replaced. At our contraception clinic we also provide advice on natural fertility awareness methods, condoms, and emergency contraception.

Pregnancy can occur even after your periods have stopped. Our Gynaecologists can recommend you the best types of contraception for this time of life and tell you when you can stop using contraception.

Visit Our Gynaecologists

We provide specialist contraception care at our clinic. To find out how we can help you, call us on 02073108458 or book an online appointment.

Book a Consultation Call 020 7310 8458

Private Colposcopy

A colposcopy is indicated if you have an abnormal smear test, or suffer from symptoms of bleeding between your periods, a persistent vaginal discharge or pelvic pain.

About a Colposcopy

A colposcopy allows your cervix to be seen clearly, to assess the type of any cervical abnormalities. It usually takes around 20 minutes and it is an easy and straightforward procedure. In cases where treatment is needed, this can usually be undertaken during your appointment to avoid any further delay.

How it Works

Our experienced Gynaecologists will explain in details all the colposcopy findings during your examination and these results will be sent to you within a few days. If you have any questions or worries, you can phone the clinic at any time.

Colposcopy Appointments

Our appointment includes a detailed consultation with your Specialist Gynaecologist, followed by the procedure itself, which lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. In certain situations your gynaecologist may have to send a small specimen to the laboratory for analysis (biopsy).

What Happens Next?

Your gynaecologist will discuss all aspects of your colposcopy treatment choices with you. To find out how our private colposcopy specialists can help you, please call 02073108458 or book online

Endometriosis

The cause is not fully elucidated. The most likely explanation is that during a period, some cells go through the Fallopian tubes rather than being eliminated by your body as usual, so they settle in and continue to grow. Other factors are hereditary.

Some women with endometriosis are asymptomatic, or experience only
mild pelvic pain. Others develop classic symptoms of endometriosis, which are:
pelvic pain
painful periods
pain during sex
difficulty in getting pregnant

You may also complain of low backache, nausea, diarrhoea, rectal pain
Don’t delay seeing an endometriosis specialist

A gynaecologist will perform a gentle internal examination to check your
reproductive organs. You may also have an ultrasound scan, blood tests and swabs. You may also need more specialized tests like MRI scans, hysteroscopy or laparoscopy.

Endometriosis treatments include analgesics and hormone treatments. There also surgical procedures, usually laparoscopic, to eliminate the endometriosis from your pelvis.

Female Incontinence

Around one in four women have some form of urinary incontinence which may have many repercussions on your daily life and can be source of embarrassment. Our gynaecology team are ready to offer you any support you may need in
any step of this path and offer you the best and most up to date treatment.

Urinary Incontinence

‘Urge incontinence’ and ‘stress incontinence’ are the most common forms of the condition. Urge incontinence means that you feel an immediate need to urinate. This is usually secondary to an overactive or irritated bladder. This represents 65% of all female incontinence. It can affect any woman.

How to Manage Incontinence

Pelvic floor exercises allow to make your pelvic floor muscles stronger and capable to support your bladder. If you want more information on how to strengthen your pelvic floor, our expert gynaecologists can give you indications on how to perform effective daily exercises. The Consultant Gynaecologists at The Harley Street International Polyclinic offer a variety of nonsurgical treatments to help with urinary incontinence. These include Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Laser Therapy and Radiofrequency Treatment. Your Consultant Gynaecologist will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment tailored to your needs to find out how our Specialists can help you, please call 02073108458 or book online

Fibroid Specialists

Fibroid is a benign tumour known also as uterine myomas or fibromyomas. Fibroids vary in size from few millimetres to few centimetres.

The cause of fibroids has not been completely elucidated. They are influenced by female hormones.

Many women with fibroids do not experience symptoms that they can occur
and require assessment and treatment by a gynaecologist.
Symptoms are as follows:

Heavy periods,
Pelvic pain
Abdominal swelling
Feelings of pelvic pressure or discomfort
Urinary symptoms or even urinary incontinence if a large fibroid presses
against your bladder
Bowel problems, such as bloating, constipation, or abdominal cramps if a
fibroid presses against your bowel
Fibroids do not usually affect pregnancy

A gentle examination of your abdomen and an internal examination are essential for the doctor to assess the size and shape of your womb. An ultrasound scan will show the fibroids. Our private gynaecologists will then explain the right treatment for you. The treatment of fibroids depends on the severity of your symptoms, and whether or not you are planning a pregnancy. For example, medical treatments can reduce bleeding and special hormone blockers cause fibroids to shrink. You can also be referred for surgical treatments depending on your individual needs and wishes.

The consultant gynaecologists at The Harley Street International Polyclinic
will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you To find out how our private fibroid specialist can help you, please call 02073108458

Request an Appointment

Your information will be securely sent to our reception team who will contact you within 24 hours.

For urgent matters, please call our reception team on:

020 7310 8458