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At Spire Cardiff Hospital we understand that endometriosis is a condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and there are numerous ways the condition can present itself. This makes it notoriously difficult to diagnose and often goes undetected which can be very frustrating. Some of the more common symptoms include pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, painful bowel movements and painful, heavy or irregular periods.
Our consultant gynaecologist’s specialise in both the surgical and non-surgical management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. With plenty of experience from their NHS posts, our consultants are able to manage and treat even the most complex cases.
Endometriosis often causes problems in other areas of the body including your bowel and urinary system. In these cases we also have specialists that work in conjunction with your endometriosis specialist to ensure you have the right multidisciplinary team to meet your needs.
Patient appointments are readily available and you are able to be seen quickly and treated as an individual with your own needs. This means you will have time to fully discuss and understand your condition and treatment plan.
As a chronic condition, we believe in providing ongoing support which is why we work in partnership with Endometriosis UK who host a monthly support group at Spire Cardiff Hospital. Click here to visit their website for more information and dates of upcoming support groups.
To diagnose your condition we have state of the art diagnostic testing, including hysteroscopy.
There are both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for endometriosis.
In some cases, patients may need to undergo surgical removal of the endometriosis which may be through laparoscopic excision (often referred to as keyhole surgery). Surgical removal may have a number of benefits including improvement of pelvic pain and may also prevent patients from requiring a hysterectomy. Additionally, for those couples trying to conceive, a surgical option may also enhance the chances of conception.
Rest assured that your consultant will fully review these options, devising a treatment plan that is right for you.
To book an appointment, contact our outpatient appointment team on 029 2073 6011. For more information on gynaecological surgery and treatment for endometriosis call customer service on 029 2054 2509.