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Women’s becomes accredited Endometriosis Centre

  • May 19th, 2015
  • Author: Maria Mcleod
  • Category: News

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition which affects thousands of women in the UK. At Birmingham Women’s Hospital, we gave a dedicated team of staff providing treatment and support to women affected by this condition and this year we received national accreditation as a centre for Endometriosis from the British Society of Gynaecology Endoscopy (BSGE). Accreditation was achieved based on the assessment of our expertise and workload. As a centre for the laparascopic treatment of advanced endometriosis, we are providing a high standard of care to our women.

The Endometriosis Centre consists of a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing high quality and evidence based care that aims to assess and treat women with all grades of endometriosis ranging from mild disease to the most severe form involving the bladder and bowel.

We are incredibly proud to have such positive outcomes for our patients.

  • Nearly all cases of endometriosis are managed by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) which provides a short hospital stay, a quick recovery, less infection, less wound complications and less scarring.
  • All our cases are done using a technique called conservative skinning which means that there is no need for bowel resection which carries risk of bowel dysfunction or hysterectomy.
  • Patient satisfaction and quality outcome are more than standard average.
  • Complication rates were significantly lower than the standard rate.

Our team led by Mr Yousri Afifi as a principal surgeon includes the following valuable members:

Consultant in Endometriosis and Advanced Laparoscopic surgery: Mr Y Afifi

Specialist Nurse: Tracey Bingham

Colorectal Surgeon: Mr T Ismail, Mr N Sugget

Consultant Urologist: Mr Mo Belal

Consultant radiologist: Dr M Balogun

Consultant in Pain Medicine: Mr W Rea

Clinical Psychologist: Dr L Chapman

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