At Highgate Private Hospital, we offer women the convenience of a one-stop clinic for their gynaecological health. Your appointment includes a consultation with a Consultant Gynaecologist, a cervical smear test, pelvic examination with 3D or 4D ultrasound and a blood test to screen for ovarian and bowel cancers. Breast examinations, hormone tests, sexual health screening and other women’s services can also be added.
The GP service at Highgate Private Hospital complements the service you receive from your NHS GP, so there is no need to register as a patient with us, you can simply book an appointment and use the service on an odd occasion for as often as you want.
A number of GPs, both male and female, consult at Highgate at different times. But, if you prefer to see a specific GP or the same person each time this is of course possible.
Our Consultant Gynaecologists (males and female) provide rapid diagnosis and access to treatment for all gynaecological conditions including menstrual problems, sexual problems, infertility, menopause, early pregnancy problems, incontinence, urogynaecology, ovarian screening and disorders such as uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Early Pregnancy Scanning
Some women experience pain and or bleeding in early pregnancy which could be a symptom of early pregnancy loss and it is important that they are seen and assessed as soon as possible so that they have a quick answer with regards to the diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. Another group of women who will benefit from this clinic are those who have experienced problems in previous pregnancies such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or recurrent early pregnancy loss.
If you want to lose weight and have tried everything else without success, then weight-loss surgery may be the solution for you. Weight-loss surgery is proven to be more effective at achieving long-term weight-loss than non-surgical solutions such as diets or drugs. If you have a significant amound of excess weight to lose, weight-loss surgery can transform your life. It can improve your health and prolong your life by reducing your risk of obesity related health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as improving your quality of life by giving you the energy to do the activities you want.
Everyone is susceptible to illness and so can benefit from the positive action and peace of mind resulting from a health screen. Our health screens are tailor-made to your individual needs, age and sex to provide a full assessment of your overall health and identify any potential health risks as early as possible. Many people choose to have a screen every year but you may particularly benefit if you have any health concerns, a family history of illness, before taking up exercise, if you have a hectic lifestyle or after prolonged periods of stress.
More and more people are opting to have a cosmetic surgery nowadays. At Highgate Private Hospital we offer consultations for surgical procedures. Treatments are performed by one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons who will advise on the best treatment for you and your individual needs.
Traditionally, patients diagnosed with venos reflux would undergo painful vein stripping surgery. Now, at Highgate Private Hospital you can be treated with the VenefitTM Closure procedure – a minimally invasive and more comfortable alternative which can be performed under local anaesthesia by a Consultant Vascular Surgeon as a day case procedure and providing a good cosmetic outcome with minimal or no scarring. Conventional Injection and Foam Sclerotherapy is also available for less severe cases.
Women are more than three times more likely to have headaches and migraines than men. We offer regular outpatient clinics with Consultant Neurologists to diagnose and medically manage all neurological conditions including dizziness, epilepsy, fainting, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and strokes as well as persistent headaches and migraines.
Physical activity plays an important role in our daily lives so when an injury occurs it is only natural to want to get back on our feet as quickly as possible. As part of our range of services, we offer rapid assessment by an orthopaedic specialist or rheumatologist, onsite diagnostic tests, treatment tailored to your individual needs and physiotherapy to aid your rehabilitation.
Osteoporosis will affect around one in two women and is a condition which causes loss of bone mineral to a point where fractures can occur. We can offer bone densitometry scanning (referred to sister facility) of your spine and hips to identify any significant loss in bone density enabling preventative action to be taken. Assessments should ideally take place around the age of 40 years.
Women are often more affected by digestive problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome than men. At Highgate Private Hospital, we take great pride in our gastroenterology service, which offers regular outpatient consultations and detailed investigations of the digestive system. If necessary, your consultation can refer you for an endoscopic examination and also has access to other specialists and dieticians to work with and refer to as appropriate.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy uses a device called a sigmoidoscope, a thin, flexible tube that is attached to a small camera and light. The tube is inserted into your rectum and then up into your bowel. The camera relays images to a monitor, which allows doctors to check for any abnormal areas within the rectum or lower bowel that could be the result of cancer or a polyp (pre-cancerous growth).
At the time of the procedure it is possible to remove small samples of suspected cancerous tissue or pre-cancerous polyps so that they can be tested in a laboratory.
At Highgate Private Hospital our expert team of Consultant Urologists provide rapid diagnosis, access to treatment and urology physiotherapy for all urological conditions including urinary problems, erectile dyfunction, testicular swellings, stones, uro-oncology and prostate problems. We aim, wherever possible, to provide the convenience of a one-stop clinic to both reassure and make a diagnosis where necessary.
Women’s Health Consultants