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Cheltenham Hospital

Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6SY

01242 246552 01242 246501 (fax)
Main Reception 01242 246500
Enquiries, Treatments & Prices 01242 246552
Physiotherapy 03450454845
Radiology 01242 246 502

Why choose Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital for your endometrial resection surgery?

At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, our experienced gynaecologists will provide you with a personalised treatment plan which is unique to you. Your dedicated consultant will be with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation right through to your aftercare following treatment.

As a Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital patient you will gain rapid access to a range of gynaecological treatments, tests and scans as well as your own private patient room. Each private room features a large en-suite bathroom, widescreen TV and unlimited internet accessibility to enhance your comfort and experience whilst admitted in Cheltenham.

Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital is located on the outskirts of Cheltenham's town centre, providing plenty of free parking with easy access from the A40 and local transportation links. We pride ourselves on our exemplary primary care service and first-class medical facilities, which have attracted a number of women's health experts, able to provide a breadth of gynaecology treatments.

How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

If you are considering vaginal prolapse surgery, you will need to have a private consultation before proceeding with any treatment. Call our dedicated hospital enquiry team in Cheltenham today on 01242 802788, alternatively fill out a contact form and we will find you an appointment time that works for you.

What happens during endometrial resection?

Endometrial resection usually takes up to one hour and is performed under general anaesthetic. Your gynaecologist will pass a thin tube with a light at the end called a hysteroscope through your vagina and cervix into the cavity of your womb. A very thin loop attached to the hysteroscope will be used to remove (resect) the lining of your womb so it does not grow back.

Going home after endometrial resection at Cheltenham Hospital

Endometrial resection is usually performed as a day case meaning you can go home the day of your procedure. Sometimes patients will be asked to stay overnight to recover from general anaesthetic.

You may experience some cramping similar to period pain for 24 to 48 hours after this procedure. You may also have slight bleeding or discharge for up to 2 - 3 weeks. Please contact your consultant if you experience any increase in bleeding or pain.

  • You should be able to return to normal activities within 48 - 72 hours.
  • Most women experience lighter periods following endometrial resection. Some find they no longer have periods.

Note: Endometrial resection causes reduced menstrual flow. In some cases patients no longer have periods. You should not have this procedure if you plan to have children.

What are the risks?

Every surgical procedure has a risk of complications. Be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon.

General complications of any operation:

  • Pain
  • Sickness or feeling sick
  • Bleeding or discharge
  • Infection
  • Blood clots (Deep vein thrombosis).

Specific complications of endometrial resection may include:

  • Accidental puncture of the uterus or nearby organs
  • Burns to the surface of the uterus
  • Cervical laceration (tearing of the opening of the uterus)
  • Continued bleeding or pain.
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