Endometriosis Centre

Who is the service for?

The Royal Oldham Hospital is a specialist centre for the management of endometriosis. Our endometriosis centre is accredited by the British Society of Gynaecology (BSGE).

You have been referred because your doctor suspects that you may have endometriosis.

What do we offer?

We have a weekly dedicated clinic where we offer full assessment, counselling and treatment of endometriosis. We provide specialist high quality care to women with all types of endometriosis, ranging from mild disease to the most severe form involving the bowel and bladder.

Meet the Team

     
Mr Arun Jain
Consultant Urologist
& Clinical Director Urology
Dr Gaity Ahmad
Gynaecologist
Service Lead

 Claire Winters - Sister

 

What will happen at my first appointment?

You will be seen by one of our team who will perform an initial assessment.

We may do some of the following:

  • Ask some questions to find out more about your symptoms
  • Perform a gynaecology examination where we press on your abdomen (tummy) and examine your vagina and cervix (neck of the womb)
  • Organise some further tests
  • Start some initial treatment

What further tests may be organised?

We may need to organise one of the following tests:

  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy: this is a surgical operation where a small telescope (a laparoscope) is passed through a small cut under the belly button in order to look at organs in the pelvis (the womb, ovaries and tubes). You are asleep for this procedure. If endometriosis is diagnosed, the endometriosis may be treated or removed at the same time.
  • MRI Scan: If we suspect severe endometriosis at our initial assessment or after a diagnostic laparoscopy, we may organise an MRI scan. An MRI scan is a type of scan that enables us to produce detailed images of the inside of the pelvis. This will enable us to plan treatment in cases of severe endometriosis.

Planning the treatment of severe endometriosis

In cases of severe endometriosis we may need to discuss your case at our multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting:

What happens at the MDT meeting?

  • Specialists in the management of endometriosis meet and review the initial assessment and tests in order to offer the best treatments for you
  • This meeting takes place once a month on the 1st Tuesday
  • After the meeting we will arrange an appointment to see you and discuss the options for treatment

What treatment options may be discussed?

You may be offered some of the following treatment options depending on your diagnosis. Your gynaecologist will discuss the treatment options that may be suitable for you:

  • Medical treatment: this includes hormone treatments with tablets, the coil or injections
  • Surgical treatment: we have expertise in keyhole surgery for complex cases of endometriosis
  • Pain specialist: you may be seen by our pain team specialist to help manage your symptoms

Sources of Further Information

https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/

Contact Us

Dr Ahmad's Secretary - 0161 627 8161 

Clair Winters Endometriosis CNS: 07817 022694

claire.winters.endometriosis@pat.nhs.uk