Scan assessments restart from 29th April
These are difficult days for endometriosis and pelvic pain sufferers who have been bumped significantly down the list of current medical priorities. For patients that have severe pain issues this is unfortunate as this maybe having a major effect on your psychological and physical wellbeing. As you are no doubt aware, you are allowed to leave your home for medical reasons, and we leave it to you to decide if your situation has become urgent enough to come and seek medical help. We are here to help you if you need us.
Currently we are not able to perform surgery for the majority of endometriosis cases, and this may remain in place until the end of June, although might change as circumstances change.
In recent weeks we have also not been able to perform the ultrasound scans that form the first part of the assessment. However, from 29th April we are restarting limited scanning services to allow endometriosis patients to get this part of the assessment done if they wish. This will be done at The Gynaecology Ultrasound Centre in Harley St where staff will be using appropriate PPE. Once we have a scan result then this allows us to proceed to the virtual consultation, completing the assessment, discussing the management options available, and adding patients to the waiting list for surgery once we can begin operating again, thereby reducing the delay once we return closer to normality.
Welcome to The Endometriosis Clinic's website
If you are like the majority of women that come to The Endometriosis Clinic, then you have searched high and low for the right help, for a clinic you can trust, that doesn't promise the world, that listens to you sympathetically, and that offers access to the gold standards of treatment in order to give you the maximum chance of healing.
The Clinic offers you a genuine and caring approach. We treat the women that come to us as an individual, who are in unique situations that require unique solutions.
The Clinic is embodied by its three principles: The three EEEs....
Mr Peter Barton- Smith MBBS MD MRCOG FRGS
Peter Barton-Smith established The Endometriosis Clinic in London in 2016 in order to provide exemplary and sympathetic help to women suffering from pelvic pain and endometriosis. He believes that too often endometriosis is treated by general gynaecologists and there is a need for specialist care to get the best results.
He has been practising Medicine for over 23 years and has been working with endometriosis since 2004, and exclusively with endometriosis since 2013.
He trained in surgery for complex severe endometriosis during a four-year fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford from 2004-2008 where he also completed a Doctorate degree in Endometriosis at the University of Surrey.
Peter established the first UK Robotic Gynaecological Surgery Programme in 2009 at the Royal Surrey before moving to Singapore General Hospital from 2013-2016 as a Senior Consultant to establish a robotic surgery programme specialising in complex surgery for endometriosis and has one of the largest series of cases worldwide.
Peter was a founding member and President of BIARGS (British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons) and was Vice President of Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery. He was a founding member of the Asian Society of Gynaecological Robotic Surgery. He was co-organiser of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK national theory course for laparoscopic surgery from 2006-2012, a faculty member of the European Surgical Institute, and has taught and been an invited speaker on robotic surgery and endometriosis in many countries around the world.