A number of treatments and investigations are performed at Dr Kennedy's consulting rooms as outpatient procedures. Some of these are listed below.
Colposcopy is a procedure to carry out a magnified examination of your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, a special instrument called a colposcope is used. Your GP may recommend colposcopy if your Pap test has shown abnormal results. If an unusual area of cells is detected during colposcopy, a sample of tissue can be sometimes be collected for laboratory testing (biopsy).
A LLETZ procedures is performed to removed precancerous abnormalities of the cervix that have been detected with a colposcopy. The procedure can performed under a local or a general anaesthetic. LLETZ's performed under a local anaesthetic can be performed in Dr Kennedy's rooms, thereby avoiding a full general anaesthetic. The cervix is examined using a colposcope. A fine wire loop charged with electricity is used to shave away the abnormal tissue from the cervix. Because the procedure is so exact, and the loop very thin, very little damage is done to the tissue surrounding the area that needs to be removed. The procedure allows for the blood vessels surrounding the area to be sealed. The entire procedure often takes only 5 to 10 minutes. If performed under a local anaesthetic you may leave by yourself shortly after the procedure is completed.
Urodynamics is a test performed to gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of the bladder. It is often used in the investigation of urinary incontinence. This testing can be performed at Dr Kennedy's rooms. Further information can be found HERE.