Adnexal surgery

Adnexal surgery is performed on the organs near your uterus such as your ovaries, fallopian tubes or on ovarian cysts.

Breast oncology

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with around 55 900 new cases each year (CRUK). 1in 7 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime (Breast Cancer Now). It commonly affects women over 50, however, women under 50 are being diagnosed too. Breast cancer is rare in men, but it affects approximately 350 men a year and accounts for 1 in 100 cases (CRUK).

Breast reconstruction

A breast reconstruction is an operation to recreate a breast shape after you have had a mastectomy (breast removal). There are two types of breast reduction procedure which include breast reconstruction using implant and breast reconstruction using latissimus dorsi flap.

Dilation and curettage (D&C)

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to investigate and treat problems with your womb such as heavy or abnormal bleeding, abnormal growths (polyps) or cancer of the womb.

Endometrial ablation

If you experience heavy periods that do not respond to conservative treatments methods your consultant may recommend endometrial ablation.

Endometrial resection

If you have heavy periods or fibroids or polyps in your uterus (womb) your consultant may commend endometrial resection. During this procedure your consultant will remove the lining of your womb (the endometrium).

Excision vaginal lumps

If lumps in your vaginal area do not respond to conservative treatment, your gynaecologist may recommend removing them. The length and complexity of this procedure will depend on the size and location of the lump.

Female sterilisation

Female sterilisation is a permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant.

Female urology

Female urology specialists treat many disorders of the bladder and pelvic floor.

Hormonal coil

A hormonal coil is a form of birth control (contraception) called an intrauterine system (IUS).

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) replaces your lost hormones to counteract the effects of the menopause.


A hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of a woman's uterus.

Hysteroscopic surgery

To fully examine the inside of your uterus (womb) your consultant may recommend a hysteroscopy. This procedure can be used to both diagnose and treat problems.


LLETZ is a common procedure used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix.

Mastectomy (breast removal)

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer your surgeon may recommend removal of your breast. This operation is called a mastectomy.


Tissue lumps that grow in or around your womb are called fibroids. The procedure to surgically remove fibroids from your womb is called a myomectomy.

Ovarian cystectomy

An ovarian cystectomy can be carried out through two different types of surgery.

Reversal of sterilisation

In some cases it is possible to reverse female sterilisation.

Vaginal Prolapse Surgery

When the muscles and ligaments in your vagina become weak the organs (including your bladder, bowel or uterus) they support may push forward or prolapse.

Vulval lesion excision

Abnormal growths or ulcers in the opening of your vagina (vulva) are called vulval lesions. A vulval lesion excision is the removal of the lesions.