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Urogynaecology

We offer investigation and treatment to women with bladder problems, vaginal prolapse and bowel control problems.  Although the majority of our patients come from the North West region, we will see women from anywhere in the UK.

We see women with a range of different conditions including:

We provide a wide variety of services to assess and investigate patients' symptoms including:

  • Consultant led clinics to assess prolapse and incontinence.
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Anorectal physiology studies and endoanal ultrasound
  • Voiding Studies
  • Perineal ultrasound
  • Ambulatory Urodynamics
  • Perineal Trauma Clinic
  • Pelvic Floor Clinic
  • Out-patient Cystoscopy
  • Research clinics

Across the range of conditions, we offer many different treatments including:

  • Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse, including 'keyhole' surgery
  • Vaginal pessary fitting
  • Bladder retraining
  • Intermittent self-catheterisation
  • Femsoft intravaginal inserts
  • Indwelling catheters
  • Urethral bulking injections
  • Bladder Instillations
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation
  • Intravesical Botox injections
  • Lifestyle advice

Key staff:

Our team comprises:

 

Consultants:

Professor Anthony Smith, Consultant Uro-gynaecologist

Dr Fiona Reid, Consultant Uro-gynaecologist

Dr Karen Ward, Consultant Uro-gynaecologist

Dr Kristina Naidoo, Consultant Gynaecologist

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist:

Sister Angie Bryant

 

Nurse Practitioner:

Sister Sam Whalley

 

Gynaecology Out-patient Department Nurse Team Leader:

Sister Sue Moffatt

 

Professor Smith and Dr Reid have a special interest in women with abnormal connections between bladder and vagina (vesico-vaginal fistula) and are internationally known for their work in this field.  They are also experts in laparoscopic surgery.

Dr Ward has special interests in bladder pain and overactive bladder and will soon be offering new services for women with these problems.

Dr Naidoo and Dr Reid have a special interest in women who have had 3rd or 4th degree tears during childbirth.

We work closely with our women's health physiotherapy colleagues who are also based in Saint Mary's Hospital.

We also have close links with our Colorectal Specialist colleagues and run joint clinics with them for women who have a combination of bladder and bowel control or emptying problems and vaginal prolapse.

Any of our patients requiring surgical treatment will be admitted to Ward 65, Saint Mary's Hospital.

How can I access this service?

To be seen in this department you must be referred by your GP, Community Continence Nurse Specialist, or another consultant.  We do not accept self referrals.

Location:

The Warrell Unit, Gynaecology Out-patient Department, Ground Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital

Clinic times:

8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Contact details:

To cancel/change appointments: (0161) 276 6332 (Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

Information leaflets:

We have a number of patient information leaflets containing information about the conditions we treat, the investigations we provide and the treatment we offer.

You can view/download them from our Patient Information Leaflets page. Look for the Warrell Unit/Urogynaecology leaflets.

Additional Support:

International Continence Society

www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org