Fertility investigations and treatment

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals has two Consultant Gynaecologists who specialise in Fertility investigations and treatment. Whilst we no longer offer IVF treatment, we can offer all of the investigative work prior to treatment, we can also offer a selection of alternative treatment which may be more appropriate for you. Our team of gynaecologists and other medical professionals are experienced in caring for a wide range of complex fertility conditions. All of our fertility consultants and specialist clinical staff are highly trained, passionate about what they do and have met the stringent standards that allow them to be part of our team. 

Dr Faye Rodger

Consults at Shawfair Park Hospital

Alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays

Initial consultation: £150 / Follow up : £100



Dr Joo Thong

Consults at Murrayfield Hospital and Shawfair Park

Fridays (MF) and Tuesdays (SFP)

Initial consultation: £200 / Follow up : £110


Common treatments and conditions (This list is not exhaustive. Consultants diagnose and treat all general fertility conditions and complaints.)

Abnormal menstrual bleeding

Mirena Coil for heavy / painful periods / contraception


Miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage

Egg donation treatment



Ovarian cyst removal


Ovarian reserve testing

Endometrial ablation for heavy or painful periods

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Fallopian tube investigations (Laparoscopy)

Pelvic floor problems

Fertility investigations

Prenatal screening and scans

Fibroids investigations (Hysteroscopy) 

Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)

Gynaecological cancers

Polyps investigations (Hysteroscopy) 


Post-Menopausal bleeding

Harmony blood test (prenatal screening)

Reproductive endocrinology

Heavy or period pains

Reversal of sterilization

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Sexual problems

Hysterectomy (Laparoscopic available)


Hysteroscopy for Pelvic pain



Prices: Fertility tests and procedures

Cost  *Excludes consultation fee

Endometrial Ablation

 £3000 (guide price)

Hysterosalpingogram (x-ray of womb and fallopian tubes) to check for tubal patency and whether the womb is normal.


Hysteroscopy (fibreoptic telescope is inserted past the neck of the womb into the cavity of the womb to check for fibroids / polyps)


Laparoscopy to check that there are no problems with the functioning of the fallopian tubes


Laparoscopy including tubal surgery for endometriosis


Ovarian reserve tests - to gauge the quality of a womans egg reserves and an indication of longevity of fertility


Ovulation induction - often useful for women with polycystic ovaries (fertility drug, Clomid usually prescribed. Scans are required to check for response to the medicine) 

 £100 per scan* + private prescription fee *More than one scan required

Ovulation test - A blood test for progesterone taken 7 days before your expected period. For example, if your menstrual cycles are 28 days, your blood test for progeterone will be taken on day 21.


Pregnancy scans  - early pregnancy or dating scan


Pregnancy screening - Harmony blood test for chromosomal abnormalities


Screening tests: Screening for chlamydia and rubella (German measles).

 £107 (both blood tests)

Other tests: Some women with ovulatory disorders will require more extensive hormonal investigations which the specialist can discuss with you (for example, polycystic ovary syndrome).



 For more test, scan and treatment prices, click here to download the gynaecology pricing leaflet

Improving fertility

Although infertility often requires medical intervention, there are things you can do to improve your chances of conceiving.

For women: 

  • Weight: being overweight or underweight can have a big impact on your fertility. Use a BMI calculator to give you an idea of whether your weight may be a factor.
  • Drink sensibly: a 2009 Harvard University study of couples undergoing IVF showed that women who drank more than six units per week were 18% less likely to conceive. We advise you not to drink alcohol during fertility treatment.
  • Stop smoking: It has been linked to infertiity, reduced success in fertility treatment and early menopause. It increases the chance of still birth, premature or low birth-weight babies etc.
  • Eat healthily: a balanced diet will keep you at a healthy weight and will provide you with the right nutrients.
  • Exercise regularly: regular exercise will keep you fit and help you to maintain a healthy weight. It can also help reduce your stress levels.
  • Avoid recreational drugs.
  • Take folic acid: Women trying for a baby are advised to increase their daily intake of folic acid. Your doctor will advise you of the correct dosage.

For men: 

  • Weight: being overweight or underweight can have a big impact on your fertility. Use a BMI calculator to give you an idea of whether your weight may be a factor. 
  • Drink sensibly: Excessive alcohol lowers testosterone levels, sperm quality and quantity. It can also reduce libido and cause impotence. 
  • Stop smoking: smoking can reduce sperm quality.
  • Keep cool: in order to maximise sperm production the testes should be cooler than the rest of your body. It may help to avoid tight fitting clothing, saunas and hot baths.
  • Exercise regularly: regular exercise will keep you fit and help you to maintain a healthy weight. It can also help reduce your stress levels.
  • Check your medication: There are a range of prescription medications that could affect your fertility / potency. Speak to your GP if you have any concerns
  • Avoid recreational drugs.

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