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About the Department

The Urogynaecology Unit provides clinical assessment and treatment of women with pelvic floor and lower urinary tract dysfunction, including vaginal prolapse, incontinence and associated problems.

The department operates within current guidelines (including NICE and BSUG) using evidence-base practice on all aspects of Urogynaecology. This enables up-to date access to new treatments both surgically and pharmaceutically. Selective surgical operations can be done as day cases and outpatient procedures.

The Unit is consultant led with the employment of two specialist nurses. We work closely with the Women’s Health Physiotherapist team, Maternity Services and the Community Continence Advisory team and have invaluable links with other medical disciplines within the trust including Colorectal, Urological, Neurological and Radiological services, all of whom are invited to our bi-weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings.

 

Services Provided

  • Urogynaecology Clinics for new and follow-up patients
  • Investigation / Urodynamic clinics
  • One-stop clinics for Assessment, Investigation and Treatment plans
  • Conservative management of pelvic floor disorders
  • Specialist Nurse-led clinics including vaginal pessary insertion & review for prolapse
  • Surgical interventions for the treatment of incontinence and prolapse (inpatient, day surgery)
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Outpatient diagnostic flexible cystoscopy including intramural injection of Botox into the detrusor and bladder neck bulking in selective women
  • Instigation and management of drug therapy
  • Bi-weekly MDT

 

Urodynamic Investigations

  • Urine sampling/analysis
  • Uroflowmetry (and post micturition assessment)
  • Ultrasound
  • Cystometry and pressure flow studies
  • Urethral Pressure Profilometry
  • Ambulatory Urodynamics
  • Pad testing
  • Outpatient diagnostic flexible cystoscopy

 

Advice on: Urodynamic Investigation; Urodynamic Stress Incontinence; the Overactive Bladder (OAB), including detrusor overactivity ; Bladder distension injury; Intermittent Self catheterisation; Pelvic floor therapy; Bladder retraining; Pharmaceutical therapy; and Surgery for Continence and Prolapse

 

Patient information leaflets are available on investigation, surgery, conservative and medical treatments:

 

Professionals with an interest in Urogynaecology are welcome to visit the unit by appointment

 

Consultants and Key Staff

Dr Sadiya Hussain, MBBS MRCOG
Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologist:
All aspects of Urogynaecology

Miss Mahbuba Sultana, MBBS MRCOG
Specialty Doctor Obs and Gynae
All aspects of Urogynaecology

Mr Ganesh Thiagamoorthy, MBBS MRCOG
Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologist:
Subspecialist in Urogynaecology. All aspects of Urogynaecology

Mr James Thomas, MBBS MRCOG
Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologist:
Clinical Lead. All aspects of Urogynaecology

Ms Kate Anders, RGN Dip BSc
Lead Nurse & Urogynaecology Nurse Specialist

Ms Katerina Reid-Shirley, RGN
Urogynaecology Nurse

 

Referrals

Via GP - referral letter to:

Mr James Thomas
Mr Ganesh Thiagamoorthy

 

Appointments:

Via electronic referral service (ERS)

 

Clinical Co-ordinator:

Tel: 01932 722124 / 722735 / 722050
Fax : 01932 722391

 

Further Information