HSMA hospital opens new gynaecological diagnostic centre

NEWS - 7TH JUNE 2021

King Edward VII’s Hospital’s new women’s health centre provides screening, diagnostic and interventional services for a wide range of gynaecological conditions

King Edward VII’s Hospital has announced the opening of a new gynaecological diagnostic centre, which offers screening, diagnostic and interventional services across the entire spectrum of women’s health conditions, from pelvic pain, menstrual problems, fertility issues and early pregnancy complications to suspected endometrial and ovarian cancer.

As well as offering routine screening and regular check-ups, the centre uses advanced ultrasound equipment to identify a wide range of gynaecological abnormalities. The presence of a large, multidisciplinary group of experts allows women to be assessed and provided with a diagnosis and management plan all in one visit.

Professor Davor Jurkovic, the lead consultant at the new centre, said: “The aim is to provide women with a user-friendly service that offers immediate diagnosis and an individualised management plan in a single visit without the need for additional blood tests, imaging such as MRI, or diagnostic surgical procedures. We are able to do that using ultrasound, which is a safe, non-invasive and painless diagnostic test. The quality of ultrasound diagnosis is dependent on the skill and experience of the operators and all of our consultants are experts in gynaecological ultrasound, a key factor in achieving such a high level of diagnostic accuracy.

“The ability to reach definite diagnosis and formulate a management plan in a single visit minimises discomfort and costs and enables women to resume their regular social and professional activities without delay.”

The centre adds to King Edward VII Hospital’s growing suite of women’s health services, which includes a specialist centre for severe endometriosis and gynaecologic oncology, as well as a dedicated breast health centre, which offers triple assessment breast screening and reconstructive and oncoplastic breast surgery.