Gynaecological oncology & colposcopy

As an accredited subspecialist in gynaecological oncology, David offers specialist care for women with suspected and/or diagnosed cancers. His tumour sites of particular interest include cancers of the ovary, cervix, uterus and vulva.

Within David’s oncology practice, he offers outpatient consultations and limited inpatient care.

Colposcopy is the assessment and treatment of women with abnormalities of the neck of the womb.

David, as an accredited colposcopist, is able to offer treatment to women experiencing cervical abnormalities such as abnormal smears and bleeding after sex in both an outpatient and inpatient setting.

General gynaecology

In David’s private practice he manages women with a variety of gynaecological conditions. These include;

  • Outpatient gynaecology consultations for general gynaecology e.g menstrual problems and pelvic pain
  • Assessment for bleeding after sex
  • Suspected pelvic masses
  • Fibroid management
  • Surgical management including a wide range of procedures such as; hysteroscopy (camera into the womb), laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy, removal of an ovary and/or ovarian cysts and laparoscopy for pelvic pain.

Vulval disease

David is recognised as one of the UK’s leading vulval disease experts having researched and published extensively in this area over the past 25 years.

David provides specialist care for women with a variety of vulval problems such as pain, lumps and bumps and skin diseases such as lichen sclerosus and vulvodynia.

In David’s private practice he manages women with a variety of vulval conditions. These include outpatient gynaecology consultations for:

  • Vulval itching
  • Vulval pain / Vulvodynia
  • Lichen Sclerosus / Lichen Planus

Surgical management including a wide range of procedures. These include:

  • Z Plasty for fissuring
  • Vulval excisions

David believes vulval disease is poorly managed by health professionals and that most women with a vulval condition do not benefit from a full clinical assessment comprising of a detailed history being taken alongside a clinical examination. This is crucial in order to make a correct diagnosis so appropriate treatment can be planned. For many women with a long-term condition - especially pain - a holistic approach is necessary to manage the condition. This may include medical treatments, pain management, psychosexual therapy and physical therapy.

For more information about conditions affecting the vulva, please follow this link to the Vulval Pain Society.