Our services at a glance:
Treatment for all types of female incontinence
Treatment for disorders of the external genitalia and the cervix (abnormal cervical 'Pap' smear test / cervical dysplasia treatment)
Our dysplasia consultations are available for patients with cervical abnormalities and abnormalities of the external genitalia or the anus, which are often picked up during cancer screening, e.g. via an abnormal cervical 'Pap' smear test (e.g. PAP IIID, PAP IV). Your appointment includes a thorough investigation of, and treatment for, any infections (e.g. genital warts or 'condyloma') or itchy skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus.
What to expect
We will start by discussing any present findings. You will then undergo a painless procedure, whereby the cervix is dabbed with a mild vinegar solution and an iodine solution to make visible any tissue abnormalities. This enables us to perform a more targeted smear test. A colposcope (magnifying instrument) is then used, which is usually able to pinpoint any abnormal cells. In order to obtain a clear diagnosis, a biopsy may be performed. This procedure does not normally require local anaesthesia.
After the examination we will discuss any further measures that may be necessary, such as arranging a meeting to discuss the results of the biopsy once these are available, or arranging a repeat screening test.
If only minor changes are apparent (a CIN I-result), these will usually disappear over time and follow-up will usually be limited to regular check-ups.
In cases of moderate or severe dysplasia (CIN II and III) conisation, or cone biopsy, cannot usually be avoided. In order to cause minimal damage to tissues, this procedure is also carried out using a colposcope, and uses either an electrically heated loop or a laser. Whilst tissue damage is minimised, this approach allows sampling of a sufficient amount of tissue at the required depth. Any abnormalities of the external genitalia are treated with a laser to minimise any tissue damage.
Making an appointment:
You will need a referral from your gynaecologist in order to make an appointment for a dysplasia consultation.
To make an appointment, please contact our Process Manager, Margot Röder, on 0621 503 3269.