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BMI Healthcare: private hysterectomy surgery in the UK

BMI Healthcare

Offering expert abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy surgery at state-of-the-art private hospitals throughout the UK.


Where can I find hysterectomy surgery in the UK?

BMI Healthcare is the largest private hospital group in the UK, with 65 comfortable and friendly hospitals, fully equipped with the latest technology.  They work with over 500 consultant gynaecologists to provide easily accessible treatment for gynaecological problems and disorders, including both abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy surgery.

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Why do I need a hysterectomy?

The expert gynaecologists at BMI Healthcare will always try to offer non-surgical alternatives for gynaecological problems, however in some cases a hysterectomy will be the best course of treatment for:


  • Heavy periods

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Uterine prolapse
  • Cancer of the uterus, ovaries or cervix
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Vaginal hysterectomy surgery

In a vaginal hysterectomy, the womb is removed through an incision in the top of the vagina, using specially designed instruments.  The top of the vagina is then closed with dissolvable stitches.  The procedure usually takes about three quarters of an hour and does not leave any visible scar.  Vaginal hysterectomy is used in preference to abdominal hysterectomy as it is less invasive and recovery times are often quicker.  In most cases, the ovaries will be left in place.


Abdominal hysterectomy surgery

If the womb can't be removed vaginally, perhaps because it is enlarged due to fibroids or tumours, the surgeons at BMI Healthcare will remove it through an incision in the abdomen.  Where possible, a horizontal incision in the bikini line is used, however in the case of large fibroids or cancer, a vertical incision may be employed.  Abdominal hysterectomy surgery is performed when it is also necessary to remove the ovaries, usually in the treatment of cancer.

   

Recovery from hysterectomy surgery

The time spent in hospital for hysterectomy surgery is dependent on age and level of general health, however it is, on average, 1-4 days for a vaginal hysterectomy and 4-6 days for an abdominal hysterectomy.  In both cases, it is important to rest at home for two weeks after surgery, and follow the programme of exercises provided by the hospital.  Women who have had an abdominal hysterectomy should not lift anything heavy to allow the stomach muscles to heal properly and should be back at work within 6-12 weeks.  Women who have had a vaginal hysterectomy should be back at work within 6-8 weeks.

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How can I get hysterectomy surgery at BMI Healthcare?

Insured patients

Most medical insurance companies meet the costs of hysterectomy surgery at BMI Healthcare.  In the first instance, patients should phone their insurer to check that their condition is covered, and obtain a referral from their GP or specialist.


Paying for yourself

BMI Healthcare aims to make self-paying for hysterectomy surgery as straightforward as possible.  Many procedures are available at a fixed price and a quote can be obtained by phoning 0800 142 2316 or visiting the BMI Healthcare website.  To help spread the costs of treatment, BMI Healthcare offers their own unique credit card, The BMI Card.


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Contact details

BMI National Enquiry Centre

Unit1, Cameron Court

Cameron Street

Hillington Park

Glasgow

G52 4JX

 

Tel: 0800 656 9606

Fax: 0141 882 6326

 

Email: info@bmihealthcare.co.uk

Website: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk

 

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Conditions and treatments

  • Heavy periods

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Uterine prolapse
  • Cancer of the uterus, ovaries or cervix
 

 


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