Miss Sandra Watson MRCOG Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Sandra Watson MRCOGConsultant Gynaecologist


Hysteroscopy involves putting a thin telescope through the neck of the womb to look at the cavity of the womb. Some fluid is also pumped inside the womb in order to distend the womb cavity so that a full examination can be carried out.  This is done in order to check the lining of the womb for any abnormalities such as polyps (fleshy growths of the womb lining) or fibroids (benign muscle growths). Polyps and fibroids can be removed during this procedure.  Hysteroscopy is also used to diagnose cancer of the womb lining.


Hysteroscopy is performed for period problems, bleeding after the menopause, recurrent miscarriage or fertility problems.  The procedure takes around 10 minutes and carries minimal risks of infection, bleeding and womb perforation.


Hysteroscopy can be performed under General Anaesthetic as well as Local Anaesthetic or painkillers as an outpatient procedure.  The commonest problem is period-like cramp during the procedure when performed as an out-patient.  This is minimised by particular techniques and pre-medication with pain killers. 


Complications of hysteroscopy are very rare as it is a minor procedure.  There is a small risk of infection in the womb, scar tissue forming in the womb and perforation of the wall of the womb. 


Private Practice Locations and Clinic Times 

Telephone Consultations available at both Holly Private Hospital and BMI London Independent Hospital where appropriate in view of Covid-19 social distancing measures.

The Holly Private Hospital

High Road

Buckhurst Hill



Clinics Thursdays 9.00-12.00




Tel: 0208 936 1201




BMI London Independent Hospital

Beaumont Square


E1 4NL


Clinics Thursdays 1-4pm




Tel: 0207 780 2400



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



For more information: contact my 

Private Secretary

Telephone: 07949782339


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