Owen Owens MD MRCOG MRCPI - Harley Street gynecologyst, uk | treats all aspects
of gynaecology | private & NHS
to Owen Owens, Gynaecologist
Private and National
Health consultant gynaecologist, Mr Owen Owens MD MRCOG MRCPI, treats patients
at his private clinics in Harley Street London, Herts and Beds.
NHS practice is at South Bedfordshire and West Hertfordshire (Luton & Dunstable,
Watford General [Surgery only])
Many women find the prospect of consulting a gynaecologist worrying, particularly if they are already anxious about symptoms, smear test results or the onset of the menopause.
As a private gynaecologist with many years’ experience in women’s healthcare, I am aware of this concern and I aim to make the experience more comfortable by providing a patient-centred and compassionate approach. This holistic course of action is combined with the appropriate choice of treatments, ranging from the conventional to the progressive, and tailored to the individual needs and wishes of my patients.
I am very happy to see women with any gynaecological problems and have many patients attending my clinics for routine check-ups. I practise privately at Spire Harpenden Hospital (Harpenden), Spire Bushey Hospital (Bushey), Pinehill Hospital (Hitchen) Cobham Private Clinic (Luton) and 92 Harley Street (London). Women come from around UK and abroad to consult me.
My speciality is in gynaecological cancer, in addition to other women’s health conditions. These include endometriosis, fibroids, menstrual disorders and menopausal symptoms (see list below). I also have a special interest in colposcopy, which is a procedure undertaken following an abnormal smear, and vulval problems.
I am a member of the British Society for Colposcopists and Cervical Pathologists (BSCCP), the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS), and the East Anglia Obstetric and Gynaecological Society (EAOG).
Treatments are offered for: -
- Period problems
Periods that last longer and occur more frequently than the normal 25-30 days, or regular spotting between periods, need tests including full blood count, pelvic scan to check for polyps on the ovaries and uterus, andblood tests to check the thyroid gland.
- Pelvic pain
Women who often feel pain in the pelvis, and frequently during sexual intercourse, should have a vaginal orpelvic examination, ultrasound scan and possibly a laparoscopy, notably to check for endometriosis.
A tissue like the lining of the womb affecting the ovaries and/or the ligaments supporting the womb, endometriosis can lead to enlargement and minor bleeding of the ovaries and scarring of the ligaments,causing pain at any time.
Weakness of the vagina wall due to childbirth can lead to a prolapse (or drop) of the bladder, uterusor neck of the womb and requires a ring pessary or surgery.
- Laparoscopic surgery
A day case or overnight stay surgery, laparoscopy enables the gynaecologist to check the pelvic organs(uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) by making a small incision under a general anaesthetic.
- Hysteroscopic surgery
Hysteroscopy is a keyhole procedure which allows the surgeon to take biopsies and remove polyps orfibroids in the uterus.
A common problem in or on the muscle or lining of the uterus, fibroids can result in heavy periods,occasionally infertility, and are treated by monthly injection or surgery.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
A requirement for women going through an early menopause or who have had their ovaries removed, HRTis used in the form of a gel, tablet or combination of patches, the prescription varying with each woman.
- Colposcopy for abnormal smears
Women who have had an abnormal smear result are given a colposcopy, a 10-15 minute procedure whichallows the gynaecologist to check for pre-cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb).
- Vulval problems
Problems with the vulva (the tissue outside the vagina) can occur at every age and include cysts, hardening of the skin and a pre-cancerous condition called vulval intra-epithelial neoplasia.
Hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus due to cancer of the womb or when other conditions havefailed to respond to treatment, and is performed abdominally, vaginally, or through keyhole surgery.
- Post Menopausal Bleeding
When a woman bleeds after she has stopped having periods she is given a gentle pelvic examination alongwith an ultrasound scan of the pelvis to check for polyps or early cancer.
- Gynaecological cancer surgery
Gynaeocological cancer surgery is a specialist procedure for women who may have cancer of the vulva, andless commonly cancer of the vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
As a consultant gynaecologist I have extensive experience in the problems listed above (as you can see in “About
Owen Owens"). I treat both Private patient or National Health patients
with the same care and dedication. Click here for appointment at my private clinics
in Harley Street
London, Herts or Beds, or find out about National
Spire Harpenden Hospital, Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4BP Tel: 0800 585112
Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 1RD Tel: 01582 760045
Cobham Private Clinic, Luton & Dunstable NHS Trust, Lewsey Rd, Luton, LU4 0DZ Tel: 01582 718193