You will need to be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) or Consultant to be seen in the Endometriosis Centre. Once the referral is received, an appointment will be sent directly to you from the Appointment Centre. If you need to make enquiries about your appointment please telephone them on 020 3447 9393 or email: uch.
Please note that this clinic only sees women with severe and / or recto-vaginal endometriosis diagnosed at laparoscopy or on a scan. You can still be referred to UCLH if you have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of mild to moderate endometriosis, in this situation you will be seen in the general clinic by a team experienced in management of endometriosis. Depending on the clinical findings you may have further follow up in the endometriosis service.
The waiting list for surgery is approximately 3 - 6 months, which depends on the complexity and preoperative preparation and investigations required. Once a date has been allocated, you will be contacted by the admission officers. If you wish to discuss your operation date please contact them on 020 3447 2507/020 3447 2504. Please leave a message with your name, hospital number and contact details and they will return your call. Please do not email or leave a message for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) as they are unable to organise operation dates.
If the injection is to be started, a letter is sent to your GP, and copied to yourself advising your GP/Practice Nurse when to start it. If this is to be given 3 - 4 months before your operation, the admission officers will advise you when to start them once a date has been allocated.
Most new patients are initially seen by the Clinical Nurse Specialists. This will enable you to have a full consultation, discuss endometriosis, arrange any investigations and discuss the treatment options. This will allow time for you to ask any questions, and for you to think about your chosen option. A review appointment will be arranged to see a member of the medical team in due course.
For general questions you may find your answer on our website.
It will fully explain the service offered the symptoms, diagnosis and details about the treatment options. If you have been seen in the Endometriosis Centre, you will have been given a card with the telephone number and email of the CNS.
The telephone number is 020 3447 2611.
Please leave a brief message, your hospital number and your contact details.
You should contact the CNS if:
- You wish to ask further questions about your diagnosis or your treatment plan.
- You have been advised by the doctor to let them know you have completed any further investigations requested.
- You have had your operation and have been seen or admitted back in a hospital elsewhere due to problems or complications.
Please do NOT contact the CNS to routinely arrange and change your appointments as they will not be able to do this. (See Q1).