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Women’s Health

Relieving your health concerns

Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we understand that sometimes your health concerns can be particularly sensitive or difficult to talk about, and we aim to keep your needs at the centre of our care.

Our top consultants are dedicated to treating patients with a wide range of symptoms and offer a holistic approach to their treatment plans, ensuring you get both their expertise and support throughout.

Our comprehensive ‘one-stop’ clinics are managed by leading consultants in the field of women’s health. It is facilitated by both male and female consultants, who will address your concerns with both sensitivity and discretion.

We strive to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. So, whether you are an inpatient, day case or outpatient you will be cared for by a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible treatment.

Gynaecology

Gynaecology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the care of the female reproductive system. This includes contraception, early pregnancy (including recurrent miscarriage), and issues relating to menstruation, infertility and menopause as well as sexual problems. It also addresses conditions such as fibroids, polyps and ovarian cysts.

 

Private GP Service

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.

 

Early Pregnancy Scanning

The early pregnancy scan is the first pregnancy scan that you can have and is not routinely available on the NHS. It is often done if you are not sure if you are pregnant or to provide reassurance in the very early stages of your pregnancy. It is particularly reassuring for women who have experienced problems in previous pregnancies such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or recurrent early pregnancy loss. If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will help
confirm viability.

 

Nutritional Medicine

Whether you suffer from being overweight, struggle to gain weight or find that some foods make you feel ill, expert guidance in nutrition will help you to achieve much better health. The choices you make about the food you eat can be the difference between feeling well most of the time and feeling unwell or uncomfortable. Healthy nutrition is about eating right for your body’s needs.

Our Registered Nutritionist will help to assess your eating patterns and identify areas that require attention in order to balance nutrition. You will discuss your goals and agree a long-lasting, healthy eating regime with advice on what changes to make such as the types of food eaten and the timing of snacks and meals.

 

Health Screening

Looking after oneself is a top priority for many, and a health screening is an excellent way of assessing your current health and wellbeing. Our health screens are designed with an individualised approach to women
with concerns in regards to their health. By undertaking a health screen you can reassure the status of your health, or potentially determine the onset or future risk of developing diseases. By catching risks or onset of
disease early, you are best placed for initial treatment or preventative measures to be taken.

 

Cosmetic Surgery

More and more people are opting to have cosmetic surgery. 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.

 

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are very common, and up to one in three of us will experience them in our lifetime. Many factors can contribute to varicose veins, including other family members having them, pregnancy, ageing, occupations where individuals stand still for prolonged periods, previous DVT and gaining weight. Several treatment options are available to reduce and close your varicose veins, allowing the blood to reroute through to your healthy veins. The procedure is performed under a local
anaesthetic, which means that although you will be awake, the entire area will be numb and you will not feel anything. Treatment typically takes an hour, and your consultant will advise you on the most appropriate option for your condition.

 

Neurology

Neurology is the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cord and all the peripheral nerves.

Our team of expert private neurologists have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of neurological disorders, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that care is tailored to the needs of every patient with the aim of delivering the best outcomes. We offer regular outpatient clinics with Consultant Neurologists to diagnose and medically manage neurological conditions including dizziness, epilepsy, fainting, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and strokes as well as persistent headaches and migraines.

 

Musculoskeletal

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

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.

Digestive Health

Digestive problems including heartburn, constipation, bloating, colitis, indigestion (dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome are extremely common.

At Highgate Private Hospital, we take great pride in our JAG accredited gastroenterology service, which offers regular outpatient consultations and detailed investigations of the digestive system. If necessary, your consultant can refer you for an endoscopic examination and also has access to other specialists and dieticians to work with and refer to
as appropriate.

 

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

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.

 

Urology

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 services at Highgate Private Hospital

Women’s Health Consultants

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We welcome patients with private medical insurance and are approved by all major insurers, including Bupa and AXA PPP.

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Not insured?

We offer a variety of fixed price Self-Pay Packages for those considering paying for their own treatment.

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