Miss Sandra Watson FRCOG Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
Miss Sandra Watson FRCOGConsultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician


Fibroids are benign growths of the womb muscle.  Fibroids are extremely common: at least 50% of women have them.  Fibroids can be small or can grow extremely large.  They may be located within the cavity of the womb, in the muscle wall or on the outside of the womb.  This determines what problems they cause and how they can be removed. Fibroids can cause:

  • Heavy Periods or period pain
  • Abdominal or Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bladder problems (when the fibroids press on the bladder)
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Problems with fertility


Fibroids may be removed by:

  • Hysteroscopy: If the fibroid lies inside the womb cavity (transcervical resection of fibroids or TCRF).  This is a day case operation.
  • Laparoscopy: Small fibroids can be removed by keyhole surgery (laparoscopic myomectomy).
  • Laparotomy: Either a bikini line cut or in some cases a midline cut to remove very large fibroids.  This involves a stay in hospital of 2-3 days and 4 to 6 weeks of recovery. This operation is called an open myomectomy.
  • Very large or numerous fibroids may necessitate a hysterectomy operation.

Private Practice Locations and Clinic Times 

The Holly Nuffield Private Hospital

High Road

Buckhurst Hill



Clinics Thursdays 8.30-12.00




Tel: 0208 936 1201




London Independent Hospital

Beaumont Square


E1 4NL


Clinics Thursdays 13.00-16.30




Tel: 0207 780 2400



Surgery is also performed at Spire London East Hospital, Redbridge IG4 5PZ       02087097878



For more information: contact my 

Private Secretary

Telephone: 07949782339


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