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Endometriosis

Nearly all private endometriosis cases are treated with keyhole surgery following an initial investigation.

During surgery, a camera will pass through the umbilicus (belly button) to inspect your pelvic organs. Usually, two other small incisions will be made in the lower abdomen so that the surgical instruments can access the area.

Mild cases may only require an overnight stay, but sometimes extensive surgery is needed to remove endometriotic cysts.

Occasionally, a hysterectomy is required during treatment. Our surgeons have the skills and experience to carry out abdominal hysterectomies using keyhole surgery, rather than open surgery, which means less post-operative pain for patients. Your private gynaecology consultant will be able to advise you of the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

Our expert teams at both Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, and within The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital are highly skilled in the treatment of endometriosis. In addition, the Imperial Endometriosis Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital is accredited by the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, meaning it has been recognised as a facility where gynaecologists work in appropriate teams, audit outcomes effectively and have sufficient patient numbers to maintain their skills.