ENDOMETRIOSIS CENTRE FOR THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
About the clinic
The Endometriosis Clinic for the West of Scotland is an Accredited Specialist Centre. It is based in Glasgow with sites at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the New Victoria ACH.
We provide dedicated care for our patients with the support from a multi professional dedicated team of specialist consultants, nurses, pain management team, urology, bowel surgeons and clerical staff together to ensure the patient centred care.
The consultants are experts in woman’s health and the management of endometriosis, including the most complex surgical techniques. The management of your care will be in discussion with you and how this supports you and your symptoms.
The consultants operate weekly outpatient’s clinic appointments and surgical intervention.
The Endometriosis Nurse Specialist operates outpatient’s clinic and telephone consultation clinics, and will provide you with ongoing support.
How to access the service
The service is accessed via a referral system from either your Gynaecologist or GP and concentrates on patients with confirmed advanced endometriosis.
YOUR APPOINTMENT DATE
Please bring any menstrual/pain diary with you to allow this to be discussed at your consultation. This assessment is important to tailor your proposed care to your specific needs. In view of this the questions will involve your menstrual, bowel and bladder activities together with any potential future fertility plans.
It can be useful to write down any questions you have about your condition and future management before your appointment and bring it with you so you don't forget to ask during the appointment.
The Consultant will go through your history with you. You will then be examined (this includes vaginal examination) and may also do transvaginal ultrasound scan. If you are on your menstrual period that shouldn't be a problem and you can still have examination and ultrasound unless you prefer not to be examined.
The next step is a discussion of available options with you. We will formulate a treatment plan that could involve medical or surgical management. If surgical option is appropriate the waiting time for this will be depended on whether you will require input from other surgical specialities i.e. bowel surgeons, urology surgeons.
Meet the team
Specialist Gynaecology Consultants-
Dr Robert Hawthorn
Dr Karina Datsun
Clinical Nurse specialist
Email- [email protected]
Secretary to Dr Hawthorn, Dr Datsun and Specialist Nurse McCluskey
Phone Number 0141 201 2264
USEFUL WEBSITES AND LINKS
You can use the website to search for accredited endometriosis treatment centres in the UK. www.bsge.org.uk
Information for Teenagers
Endometriosis Treatment Information Pack
Provides support and information to those who are struggle with infertility. The website provides details on how to apply for NHS funding for fertility treatment. www.infertilityNetworkUK.com
Provides provide impartial, timely and appropriate information to women who are facing a hysterectomy.
https://www.womens-health-concern.org/ (British Menopause Society)
The Pain Toolkit helps people manage persistent pain.
Emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face. www.samaritans.org
The patient section of the website contains a list of UK-based pain clinics, a frequently asked questions section and a suggested reading section. www.britishpainsociety.org
West of Scotland Chronic Pain Education Group