Miss Sandra Watson MRCOG Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Sandra Watson MRCOGConsultant Gynaecologist

Gynaecological Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a technique which uses ultrasound waves in order to examine the organs of the body.  Ultrasound is extremely useful in diagnosing conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, thickening of the womb lining, endometrial polyps, blocked tubes and other abnormalities. 

 

Ultrasound is performed either through the lower abdomen (transabdominal) or through the vagina using a special probe (transvaginal).  A special cover is placed on the probe prior to performing the scan.  The transvaginal scan does not hurt, although it may be uncomfortable if there is a painful problem, such as an ovarian cyst or endometriosis. 

 

The transvaginal route gives a much clearer image in most cases as the probe can get nearer to the organ being examined and therefore it is the preferred method of performing ultrasound in gynaecology. However, in some situations, transvaginal scanning can not be performed, or the womb/ovaries are very large and can be seen easily on abdominal scanning. Both types of scan take around 5 minutes to complete.

 

I am a specialist in gynaecological ultrasound and if possible I prefer to undertake the ultrasound scan myself in order to perform a full assessment of the problem before advising on treatment.  If you have not had a recent ultrasound scan, you may be asked to have an ultrasound performed during your clinic visit.  Please note Holly Private Hospital does not usually have facilities for me to perform an ultrasound during my clinic.  

Private Practice Locations and Clinic Times

Holly House Hospital

High Road

Buckhurst Hill

IG9 5HX

 

Clinics Thursdays 9.00-12.00

 

Appointments: 

 

Tel: 0208 936 1201

 

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BMI London Independent Hospital

Beaumont Square

London

E1 4NL

 

Clinics Thursdays 1-4pm

 

Appointments:

 

Tel: 0207 780 2400

 

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

 

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Telephone: 07949782339


email:medicalsec@hotmail.com

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