Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
9 weeks 1 week
*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.

You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

If you are unable to receive the treatment you need on the NHS, but don’t have private health insurance, look for this Available for Self Pay icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.

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Please note: All our surgical procedures will be carried out at our in-patient hospital at Shepton Mallet, even if you have an outpatient appointment at a different hospital.

Ablation of endometriosis

This is a surgical treatment for women who have heavy periods whereby most of the womb lining is destroyed using laser, radiofrequency waves or heated water.

Hysteroscopic sterilisation

In this surgical procedure, implants are inserted into the patient’s fallopian tubes, causing them to form scar tissue, and eventually to block.

Available for Self Pay Hysteroscopy

A narrow tube with a telescope at the end is inserted into the uterus, sending images to a computer to give a close-up of the womb. This helps with diagnosis in cases where the patient is experiencing a range of issues, including pelvic pain and infertility. Hysteroscopy can also be used to remove fibroids.

Marsupialisation of cysts

This surgical technique involves cutting a slit into a cyst and suturing the edges so the site remains open and can freely drain.

Menstrual disorders

Surgical procedures  may include: insertion of Mirena Coil, Hysteroscopy (an endoscopic examination of the Uterus, or Endometrial Ablation (where the lining of the Uterus is destroyed using heat which is delivered through a microwave energy probe),or if all other interventions have failed, Hysterctomy,(where the uterus is removed).

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