Womens Health General Information

Many of the Hospital General Practitioners (GPs) specialise in Women’s Health and Family Planning as well as Health Screening.  To find out more information about the specialist range of services and surgical treatments for women available at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, please follow the links below:

  • Breast surgery
  • Bone densitometry
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Other cosmetic surgery
  • Family planning
  • Gynaecology
  • GU Medicine
  • Health screening
  • Mammography

Bone Densitometry

Osteoporosis is a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men.  Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.

A bone density scan can be used to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures but can also track the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.

Bone density scanning, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss and is most often performed on the lower spine and hips.  Portable devices, including some that use ultrasound to measure the wrist, fingers or heel and are often used for screening purposes.

You will need a Doctors referral to have a Bone Densitometry test or it can be part of your Health Screen.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

The entire range of cosmetic surgical services are provided at Bupa Cromwell Hospital and our specialist cosmetic surgeons are highly skilled in performing cosmetic breast surgery.

Patients can see specialists in consultation at the Bupa Cromwell Outpatients Clinic. Many procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis in the hospital theatres with aftercare provided by the surgeon and his staff in the Outpatient Clinic.

Click on the link to find out more about our specialist breast surgeons.

Other Cosmetic Surgery

Surgeons at Bupa Cromwell Hospital have considerable expertise in the following areas of cosmetic surgery:

  • Chemical peels
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Nose re-shaping (rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • Liposuction
  • An oculoplastics service exists in conjunction with the cosmetic surgery team. The service provides reconstructive work for lid malpositions, ptosis, entropion/ectropian, and cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty/brow surgery).

Click on the link to find out more about our specialist plastic surgeons.

Family Planning

Many of our GPs specialise in this area and are able to offer confidential advice and information on all forms of contraception (including the morning after pill) and sexual health.  We also have a Doctor who specialises in well woman and family planning.

Gynaecology

Bupa Cromwell Hospital offers a full range of gynaecological services including Well Woman Screening. Many women are part of a “well woman” program which is usually undertaken on a yearly basis. The program includes a cervical smear, pelvic examination to check for diseases of the ovaries and breast examination.  These can be performed by our GPs, gynaecologists or our specialist in well woman and family planning, depending on your requirements.

For further information on our Well Woman Screening please go to Health Screening.

GU Medicine

The hospital is able to provide treatments for a range of sexually transmitted diseases including herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia on an outpatient basis.

Click on the link for further information on our GU Medicine specialists.

Mammography

Mammography remains the best method of early breast cancer detection. Bupa Cromwell Hospital is proud to offer state of the art Digital Mammography which increases patient comfort as the time it takes to x-ray is reduced from conventional methods. The new system emits lower radiation exposure than conventional machines and also reduces the number of false positives in breast cancer detection by using CAD (Computer Aided Detection) giving more peace of mind to the patient


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