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OPENING TIMES

 

Monday : 9am - 5pm

Tuesday : 9am - 5pm

Wednesday : 9am - 5pm

Thursday : 9am - 5pm

Friday : 9am - 5pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

CONTACT

The McIndoe Centre

25 Harley Street

London

W1G 9QW

020 7637 1075

reception@amcindoe.com

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“Mr McIndoe was wonderful. He listened to everything I had to say and provided sound feedback. I’ve been looking for a good gynaecologist for some time now and have finally found one! I would definitely recommend Mr McIndoe and his wonderful staff!"

Anne, Oxford

COLPOSCOPY CLINIC

"Colposcopy is a highly specialised examination that is often central to the successful diagnosis of a range of gynaecological conditions, particularly when a smear test is abnormal. While many gynaecologists offer colposcopy, very few specialise in the field. Here at the clinic however we have a true passion for the specialism, as a result, patients can rest assured they are in the capable hands of a highly experienced and knowledgeable consultant." 

MR Angus McIndoe  FRCS I MRCOG

What is Colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a common procedure that uses a microscope to look at the cervix for abnormalities. The colposcope magnifies the image 10 to 20 times, allowing careful examination of the cervix. In some cases, we take a biopsy for further review in the laboratory. This procedure is not painful if done sensitively. It is like a smear test, although it takes slightly longer. The most common finding is low-grade changes which usually resolve without treatment. Even if we detect high-grade changes, treatment will easily remove the small area of skin that is abnormal.

How does colposcopy help?

The cervical smear test is a screening test which picks up many abnormalities. Unfortunately, it may not be exact in classifying the severity of the abnormality. In women who have low-grade changes on the smear, one in ten will have a high-grade lesion. Colposcopy is a diagnostic test that can find those women that already have a high-grade abnormality. Using the colposcope, we can see certain changes in cervical tissues. These include abnormal blood vessels, tissue structure, colour, or patterns. If we suspect a high-grade abnormality, we usually take a biopsy.


What happens during Colposcopy?
We use the colposcopy to show areas of abnormality in the skin of the cervix. We apply a very dilute solution of acetic acid to the cervix. This solution makes abnormal skin looks white and patterned. This allows us to recognise it, when compared with healthy skin. Sometimes we use Lugol’s iodine. This stains normal skin “mahogany brown” but stains abnormal skin less darkly. 

How much does it cost?

To include:

A colposcopy examination which includes consultation, smear, and all clinic fees 

£595

Additional cost for a biopsy (if required)

£310