Following are common conditions treated by Gynaecology services.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue, which normally lines the inside of the uterine cavity, grows outside the uterus. It is a commmon condition, usually mild, which can interfere with fertility and can be a cause of pelvic pain. It is effectively treated laparoscopically these days (keyhole method) and is often a day only procedure.
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
Menorrhagia is a common condition which presents with heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr Ferry treats many of these with endometrial ablation (removal of the womb lining) which is very effective, involves no incision and is a day only procedure with minimal downtime.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The pelvic organs are comprised of the bladder, bowel, vagina, uterus and ovaries. When the supporting structures for these organs become weakened then we have a 'prolapse', where these organs protrude or drop into the vagina. This common affliction is easily treated by Dr Ferry, vaginally with minimal downtime.
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional leaking of urine. Nowadays there is a simple "sling procedure" Dr Ferry can perform which is minimally invasive, has very little downtime and is very effective.
Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths that develop in the muscle of the uterus. If they are large or causing pain or bleeding, or if there are fertility concerns, these fibroids can be removed and the uterus easily left intact, especially for future childbearing. Many women with fibroids do not need any particular treatment for them if they are asymptomatic.
Hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of the uterus. It is usually performed for fibroids or cancer, or occasionally as part of a prolapse operation. It can be done laparoscopically or vaginally or using an abdominal scar.