Gynaecologist member of BSGE

I went to see a gynaecologist as an NHS patient at a private hospital. He is a member of BSGE and specialises in endo and menstrual disorders. He has said I need a hysterectomy because I have adenomyosis and he also suspects endo. I am having a TAH and he said he will remove any endo and if ovaries if they don't look healthy.

I am having the operation in private hospital but as an NHS patient. This hospital is not on the BSGE website but he is a member of BSGE so do you think he'll be capable of getting all the endo?

I'm scared because there are a few ladies on here that are still in pain after a hysterectomy.

Also any views on HRT?

5 Replies

  • Hi

    Have a look for posts from lindle she has written loads of really good posts and she always advised to be dealt with at a specialist centre quite a few people on this site have been through this surgery to find endometriosis has been missed I am in the same position as you but decided to wait to be seen at a specialist centre it's meant going back to the start of the process but I want the best care available to me.


  • I had a total hysterectomy on 15th June including ovaries at a private hospital as a private patient, my surgeon is the vice chairman of the BSGE and does private work at the hospital I went to, I also thought long and hard about it not being a BSGE centre but as my nearest one is not getting the best reviews I decided it was far more important to make sure I had the best consultant and not get bogged down in where it was.

    I can tell you now that I had the absolute best experience I could have ever hoped for, I did extensive research using this forum so that I had all my questions answered by the consultant before the surgery, I ensured he would thoroughly search for and excise all endo, which he did and there was a lot all over. The fact that he is not working at a BSGE centre because there isn't one in the area I live in does not mean he is not the best person for the job.

    I hope this helps, I feel incredible even after only 2 weeks, I realise it's early days but I am adopting a 100% positive attitude and not letting all the niggly little doubts creep in. X

    PS happy to have a private message chat if you need more info as I know we're not supposed to specifically name hospitals/surgeons on here

  • Hi there, I had a total hysterectomy 17 days ago with a bsge approved surgeon but at a private hospital. I can honestly say, as far as surgeries go, I had a really positive experience. My surgeon successfully performed the operation, excised endo and removed a cyst in my pouch of Douglas and also stitched my ovaries into pelvic ligaments to keep them high and healthy (I'm only 34 so need to try and hold on to them as long as I can). The staff were wonderful and I was incredibly well looked after. I had a hysterectomy due to number of complications that left me with chronic pain, pressure and swelling. I felt an improvement within 48 hours and with the exception of the usual surgical pains and aches, feel better physically than I have done in years. I am sure that with your surgeon being bsge approved that you should be in safe hands. Good luck!! Hope it goes well and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions 😀

  • I suggest you take a look at Lara Bridens Healthy Hormone Blog on Facebook and/or her site sensible alternative.

    She is a naturopath doctor who puts in a lot of time reading research and has treated a lot of women, successfully.

    Also, she has effective recommendations for endo.

    All the best


  • Had hysterectomy and oophorectomy 15th June and feel awesome. No problems with HRT and zero menopausal symptoms. I suffered for years and had many laps and pills but no real improvement until now.

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