Ms. Sonali Kaushik ​MBBS MRCOG

Consultant Gy naecologist & Gynaecological Oncologist

A list of common procedures and treatments offered by Ms. Kaushik are described below. The list is not exhaustive and not all procedures have been explained. For specific procedures, please contact Ms. Kaushik's secretary. Private gynaecologist in Brighton offering hysterectomy.

Cervical Smears: Cervical screening checks the health of the neck the womb (cervix). The test checks for changes in the cells of your cervix that may develop into cancer, if left untreated. Detecting changes early can help to prevent cervical cancer. During a cervical screening test, a small sample of cells is taken from an area on the surface of your cervix called the transformation zone. These cells are then sent to a laboratory where they are examined using a microscope to check for any changes. The NHS runs a cervical screening programme in the UK for women aged 20 to 60. If you’re registered with a GP, you will be invited by your surgery to have cervical screening at least once every three years. However, if you prefer, Ms. Kaushik can also perform a cervical smear in the outpatient hospital clinic. More information

Colposcopy: A colposcopy is a procedure to detect abnormal cells on or in a woman's cervix or vagina. The cervix is the part of the womb that sits in the vagina. In some women, the presence of "abnormal cells" detected on a cervical screening test carry the risk of developing cervical cancer. A colposcopy is used to assess whether treatment will be required to deal with these cells. The procedure is usually carried out in an outpatient hospital clinic. A microscope (colposcope) with a strong light will be used to look at your cervix. If any abnormal areas are identified, a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) may be removed for closer examination. Ms. Kaushik is an expert colposcopist and routinely trains junior doctors to perform this procedure. More information 

Hysteroscopy:Hysteroscopy is a procedure used to inspect the lining of the uterus (womb). It's performed using a hysteroscope, a narrow tube with a camera at the end. Images are projected on a computer screen to get a close-up of the womb and obtain endometrial biopsy (sample) if indicated. Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose potential abnormalities of the womb. Typical symptoms that may prompt a hysteroscopic examination include heavy/irregular periods, bleeding between normal periods, after sexual intercourse or after menopause. Other causes include pelvic pain, unusual vaginal discharge, repeated miscarriage and infertility.  Therepeutic hysteroscopy can be used to remove abnormal growths from the womb, such as fibroids, polyps (small growths that develop on the lining of the womb and can cause irregular and heavy periods) and intrauterine adhesions (division of scar tissue that can cause absent periods and infertility). Endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining) can also be treated with hysteroscopy. More information

Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus). Approximately, 30,000 hysterectomies were carried out in England between 2012 and 2013. It is more common for women aged 40-50 to have a hysterectomy. Hysterectomies are carried out to treat heavy periods, fibroids, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer or cancer of the fallopian tubes. A hysterectomy is a relatively major operation and is only considered after alternative, less invasive, treatments have failed. There are various types of hysterectomy. In total hysterectomy the womb and cervix are removed. This is the most commonly performed operation. In subtotal hysterectomy the main body of the womb is removed, leaving the cervix in place. In total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy the womb, cervix, fallopian tubes and the ovaries are removed. In radical hysterectomy the womb and surrounding tissues are removed, including the fallopian tubes, part of the vagina, ovaries, lymph glands and fatty tissue for managing early cervical cancer. There are 3 ways perform hysterectomy. Vaginal hysterectomy is performed through a cut in the top of the vagina. In abdominal hysterectomy, the womb is removed through a cut in the lower tummy. In laparoscopic hysterectomy (keyhole surgery), the womb is removed through few small cuts in the tummy. Ms. Kaushik prefers to use the key-hole approach, when appropriate. More information

Laparoscopy: Laparoscopy or keyhole surgery is a surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the tummy without having to make large incisions in the skin. Large incisions can be avoided during laparoscopy because the surgeon uses an instrument called a laparoscope, which is a small tube that has a light source and a camera. The advantages of this technique over conventional open surgery include a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, less pain/bleeding after the operation and minimal scarring. Ms. Kaushik has received special training to perform complex gynaecological surgery. She routinely trains the junior doctors in laparoscopic surgery. More information

Mirena™ coil: Mirena is a progestin-containing intrauterine system indicated for intrauterine contraception for up to 5 years. It also provides treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding for women who choose to use intrauterine contraception as their method of contraception.  It is usually recommended for women who have had at least one child. This can be inserted in the womb in the outpatient clinic.  More information

Myomectomy: A myomectomy is surgery to remove the fibroids from the wall of your womb. It is an alternative to a hysterectomy, if you still would like to have children. Having said that, a myomectomy is not suitable for all types of fibroids. Ms. kaushik shall discuss with you whether the procedure is suitable, based on factors such as the size, number and position of your fibroids. Myomectomy is usually performed by keyhole surgery, however if the fibroids are large and bulky, conventional surgery may be required. More information

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