Colposcopy, gynaecological cancer, hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, minimal access surgery, menorrhagia.
Much of the surgery Mr Drake performs is minimal access including laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, ovarian cysts and hysterectomy. Many operations can be performed in this way, even after previous surgery, and can bring real benefits to women including faster recovery and lower complications. Mr Drake also performs less invasive treatments for heavy periods (endometrial ablation) and hysteroscopic and vaginal surgery including removal of fibroids.
Mr Drake regularly performs major and radical operations for ovarian, uterine (womb), cervical and vulval cancers. Women are referred to him directly by their GP and many by other gynaecologists. The best outcomes for these conditions are achieved by specialist surgery. He also performs major surgery for non-cancer problems including hysterectomy and more complex benign surgery such as severe endometriosis, huge fibroids or after repeated surgery. The skills he developed as a cancer surgeon really help him to complete these more difficult operations safely.
Mr Drake has 20 years of experience as a colposcopist. He was recognised as an existing specialist when mandatory national accreditation began. He holds regular clinics for the assessment and treatment of abnormal cervical smears. Few women coming to colposcopy will have cervical cancer and need appropriate advice, treatment and reassurance. Unlike most colposcopists, few of whom are cancer surgeons, He also treats cervical cancer itself.