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The Lister Hospital Facility

The Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology

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0800 270 7270

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road

London  SW1W 8RH

Payment options available: This facility offers treatments at a fixed price

Why choose us?

The Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (CEMIG) at The Lister Hospital brings together leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, all under one roof.
Led by renowned gynaecologist Mr Shaheen Khazali, our world-class consultants offer patients personally tailored care plans to address even the most challenging symptoms.

For women living with endometriosis, getting access to the right healthcare at the right time is critical, yet its complexity makes it harder to diagnose and treat and requires highly specialist care. Our transformative approach offers new hope for those living with the condition, within a warm, welcoming space. 

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disorder that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of a woman’s uterus grows in other areas. It can cause severe pain, with symptoms that include:

  • Painful periods
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Fertility issues and other complications

Why does it take so long for endometriosis to be diagnosed in the UK?

It takes, on average, 7.5 years to reach a diagnosis of endometriosis in the UK. Mr Shaheen Khazali, believes this delay is unacceptable and in this video he talks about diagnosing endometriosis sooner.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

At The Centre for Endometriosis we offer patients a range of diagnostic options, including pelvic ultrasound and specialised MRI scans, which can be help to identify abnormalities in many cases. 

Our exceptional multidisciplinary team consists of consultant radiologists – all of whom have specialist expertise in endometriosis. This is essential, not only to diagnose the extent of the disease, but also to appropriately plan surgery if required.

A normal ultrasound or MRI does not rule out endometriosis and sometimes it is necessary to carry out a laparoscopy - a minimally-invasive procedure carried out under general anaesthetic that helps to definitively diagnose or rule out endometriosis. 

Highly specialised endometriosis treatment

Mr Khazali is recognised internationally for his advanced skills, innovative techniques, experience and knowledge in the excision of endometriosis.

He will provide the full range of treatment options to best manage your symptoms, and our expert team are here to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Dependent on the severity of your condition, we can provide different medications to ease the pain. Should you require surgery to remove the growth, our leading specialists can carry out advanced excision surgery by laparoscopy.

Does a hysterectomy cure endometriosis?

A laparoscopy is not always the only procedure offered for endometriosis, sometimes a hysterectomy is undertaken as well, particularly for those patients who are also diagnosed with adenomyosis. Mr Khazali explains what adenomysis is. 

Meet our endometriosis consultants

Mr Shaheen Khazali, Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Philip Bearn, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Pasha Nisar, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Mr Bijan Khoubehi, Consultant Urologist

Dr Ashish Shetty, Consultant in Pain Medicine

What are the advantages of centralised endometriosis care?

By ensuring your diagnosis and treatment is managed by a multidisciplinary team and your care is centralised, this means faster and more accurate diagnosis. This video takes about the advantages of this patient journey. 

Contact The Centre for Endometriosis

If you would like more information about The Centre for Endometriosis or to book an appointment at the centre please don't hesitate to contact us.

0800 270 7270
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