Ambulatory procedures are minor procedures that can be performed in a clinic setting whilst you are awake and able to talk to your doctor or nurse.
Some procedures that can be performed as ambulatory procedures are:-
- Removal of small polyps (small tissue growths which are commonly benign)
- Endometrial ablation (a treatment for heavy periods which removes the lining of the womb)
Some of the common benefits of opting for an ambulatory procedure include avoidance of a general anaesthetic, quicker treatment, speedy recovery in your own home around friends and family, and less invasive treatment which avoids surgical scars.
What will happen
You may see a pre-procedure nurse to assess any additional needs you may have before your procedure.
On the day of your procedure you can eat and drink as normal. On arrival for your appointment you will be asked to provide a urine sample and change into a gown.
You will be encouraged to take some pain relief soon after arrival and will be allowed 60-90 minutes to relax before your procedure.
A nurse will be with you during the course of your procedure.
Following your procedure we recommend you are collected and escorted home.
Our Ambulatory treatment suite is a dedicated area of Gynaecology Outpatients on the ground floor of the Crown Street site.
One of our admissions officers will have advised you of the date and time of your procedure.
If you need to rearrange your appointment please contact our Gynaecology Access Centre on 0151 702 4328 (option 1) between the working hours of 08:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. If you require any clinical information about your procedure please contact one of our Gynaecology Nurses on 0151 708 9988 extension 4617 who will be happy to answer your questions.