Treatments provided by Demetrios Economides

Mr Demetrios Economides provides a comprehensive pregnancy scanning service, as well as a range of private obstetric and gynaecological services. 

Conditions treated include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Diabetes
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Episiotomy and tears
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy period
  • Hypothyroidism in pregnancy
  • Lochia
  • Morning sickness
  • Miscarriage
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Thyroid problems in pregnancy

Treatments, operations and tests

Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery. There are two types of laparoscope: (1) a telescopic rod lens system, that is usually connected to a video camera (single chip or three chip), or (2) a digital laparoscope where a miniature digital video camera is placed at the end of the laparoscope, eliminating the rod lens system.
Medical abortion or the abortion pill is an alternative to surgical abortion. It is is normally available up to the ninth week of pregnancy. Two doses of tablets are taken over two visits to treminate the prgnancy.
Cervical Smear (or Pap smear) is a screening test used in gynecology to detect premalignant and malignant (cancerous) processes in the ectocervix. Significant changes can be treated, thus preventing cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer have rarely, if ever, been screened. These women may not obtain pelvic examinations partly because of the cost. The use of liquid-based cytologic screening adds upfront costs, and, therefore, could lead to a paradoxical increase in mortality from this disease if this cost prevented more women from being screened. For example, most women in the United States who die from cervical cancer have rarely, if ever, been screened.
In a biopsy, only small areas are removed on the outside of the cervix to test under the microscope. If we find pre-malignant changes in the inner canal of the cervix we need to remove a bigger, cone shaped piece of tissue. This is called a cone biopsy. All unhealthy tissues are removed before it changes into invasive cancer. The removed tissue is send to the laboratory for examination under the microscope. Sometimes, the laboratory results suggest that some diseased tissue has been left behind after a cone biopsy. A further biopsy may be needed. Very rarely, the laboratory results show that the disease is beyond the pre-cancer stage. Further treatment is then necessary.
Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) refers to the dilation (widening/opening) of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping and scooping (curettage). It is a therapeutic gynecological procedure as well as a rarely used method of first trimester abortion.D&C normally is referred to a procedure involving a curette, also called sharp curettage.[1] However, some sources use the term D&C to refer more generally to any procedure that involves the processes of dilation and removal of uterine contents.
An ectopic pregnancy, or eccysis, is a complication of pregnancy in which the pregnancy implants outside the uterine cavity. [1] With rare exceptions, ectopic pregnancies are not viable. Furthermore, they are dangerous for the mother, internal bleeding being a common complication. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tube (so-called tubal pregnancies), but implantation can also occur in the cervix, ovaries, and abdomen. An ectopic pregnancy is a potential medical emergency, and, if not treated properly, can lead to death.
Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure that is used to remove (ablate) or destroy the endometrial lining of a woman's uterus. This technique is most often employed for women who suffer from excessive or prolonged bleeding during their menstrual cycle but can not or do not wish to undergo a hysterectomy. The procedure is most commonly done on an outpatient basis. Approximately 90% of women who undergo this procedure will have reduced menstrual bleeding. Of those, approximately 45% will stop having periods altogether
Laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) is a common procedure used to treat endometriosis. Small cuts (incisions) are made in the abdomen so the endometriosis tissue can be destroyed. Very fine instruments are used to apply heat, a laser, an electric current (diathermy) or a beam of special helium gas to the patches of tissue in order to destroy or remove them.
Laparoscopy allows a surgeon to view the internal organs of the pelvis without requiring major surgery. A very small cut is made in the wall of the abdomen and an instrument (laparoscope) like a telescope is inserted to view the organs. The procedure is minimally invasive (general anesthesia makes it almost painless), and most patients are discharged a few hours after the surgery.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and a small camera on a laparoscope is passed into your abdomen just below the navel. A second cut is made lower down, the fallopian tubes are found and a clip placed onto each one, blocking it. The operation usually takes less than half an hour. Permanent and irreversible. This type of contraception should only be considered when you have definitely finished your family. Whilst reversal operations may be performed, they are difficult, are not always successful and are not usually funded
Sterilisation is a form of birth control, used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Tubal litigation involves trying and cutting the tubes or otherwise sealing them, preventing eggs travelling to the womb. This operation is performed under anaesthetic and will require an incision.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually performed by a gynecologist. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus; often called "complete") or partial (removal of the uterine body while leaving the cervix intact; also called "supracervical"). It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedure. Over 60,000 hysterectomies are performed in the UK each year and up to 20% of women will have the operation. It is more common for women between the ages of 40 and 50 to have a hysterectomy.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually performed by a gynecologist. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus; often called "complete") or partial (removal of the uterine body while leaving the cervix intact; also called "supracervical"). It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedure. Over 60,000 hysterectomies are performed in the UK each year and up to 20% of women will have the operation. It is more common for women between the ages of 40 and 50 to have a hysterectomy.
The Anomaly Scan is performed in conventional 2D ultrasound so that internal organs may be examined. It is not possible to scan in 3D or 4D nor would it offer any greater accuracy or detail. During the Anomaly Scan your baby can be seen in its infant form and is the usually the time at which most parents really start to relate to their unborn child on the screen.
In addition to dating and viability we provide the early pregnancy scan. This scan confirms whether you are pregnant and the number of babies carried. It will also determine whether the pregnancy is occuring in the womb. At 6 weeks it is possible for your baby's heart beat to be detected. Measurements of your baby from crown to rump length will be taken and your uterus and yolk sac positions will be checked. Your ovaries will also be checked and you will be provided with a Pregnancy Progress report and 4 x 2D thermal images to take home.
Private ultrasound 2D growth scan (sometimes called wellbeing scan). We recommend that you present your growth scan results to your usual health care professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience. Purpose of the scan: verification of fetal growth and estimated fetal weight using ultrasound between 24  34 weeks gestation, sexing of the baby if requested.
2D ultrasound technology has been used for the past 30 years in Obstetrics as it is regarded as the only safe method of viewing the foetus within the mother's womb. For our 4D scan, we use state of the art 4D ultrasound technology allowing the parents to see their baby a lot more clearly using the same type and intensity of ultrasound. Visit our 4D Scans page for more information.
An ultrasound scan makes use of sound waves to produce pictures of the baby on a screen or monitor. Because this involves bouncing the sound waves off internal objects to produce an image, it is considered safe. Fetal ultrasound pregnancy scans are performed at eight to 12 weeks of pregnancy to determine the actual due date by viewing the fetus and its size. At 10-13 weeks it is used to check the development of the brain and spinal cord and at 16-20 weeks to check baby s size, growth and the likelihood of birth defects.
3D ultrasound is a medical ultrasound technique, often used in obstetric sonography, providing three dimensional images of the fetus. There are several different scanning modes in medical and obstetric ultrasound. The standard common obstetric diagnostic mode is 2D scanning. In 3D fetal scanning, however, instead of the sound waves being sent straight down and reflected back, they are sent at different angles. The returning echoes are processed by a sophisticated computer program resulting in a reconstructed three dimensional volume image of fetus's surface or internal organs.
4D ultrasound (fourth-dimensional) is the latest ultrasound technology allowing you to take 3D ultrasound images with the added element of taking live action movies (4D) of your unborn child. This allows you to see how your little one is moving and developing in all 3 planes. Between 28-36 weeks one will be able to identify the baby's features in more detail as a fat layer fills the skeletal appearance.
Nuchal translucency screening, or NT screening, is an ultrasound test. It screens for Down syndrome (trisomy 21, meaning an extra copy of chromosome 21) and other disorders that are caused by extra copies of chromosomes (trisomy 13, trisomy 18), as well as congenital heart defects. Nuchal translucency screening is done during an ultrasound. The sonographer will first move the transducer across your belly to measure your baby from crown to rump to ensure that the fetal age is accurate. Then he or she will locate and measure the nuchal fold.
A private birth suite offers a calm and soothing environment to give birth, providing excellent care and the reassurance of being at the heart of a medical centre should anything go wrong. Private rooms can also include en-suite facilities, a place for a partner to stay and other amenities to make the visit more pleasant.
A private birth suite offers a calm and soothing environment to give birth, providing excellent care and the reassurance of being at the heart of a medical centre should anything go wrong. Private rooms can also include en-suite facilities, a place for a partner to stay and other amenities to make the visit more pleasant.
A private birth suite offers a calm and soothing environment to give birth, providing excellent care and the reassurance of being at the heart of a medical centre should anything go wrong. Private rooms can also include en-suite facilities, a place for a partner to stay and other amenities to make the visit more pleasant.
A private birth suite offers a calm and soothing environment to give birth, providing excellent care and the reassurance of being at the heart of a medical centre should anything go wrong. Private rooms can also include en-suite facilities, a place for a partner to stay and other amenities to make the visit more pleasant.
A private birth suite offers a calm and soothing environment to give birth, providing excellent care and the reassurance of being at the heart of a medical centre should anything go wrong. Private rooms can also include en-suite facilities, a place for a partner to stay and other amenities to make the visit more pleasant.
This is a test to check for abnormal chromosomes in your baby. Chromosomes are tiny structures that lie within each cell of the body. There are 46 chromosomes in a human cell. There are 23 from the mother and 23 from the father, arranged as 23 pairs. They determine whether you will be male or female, how you will look and, more importantly, how your body works. Abnormal chromosomes may cause conditions, such as Down s syndrome. During the test we take a small sample of the amniotic fluid, which surrounds the developing baby in your uterus. The sample is sent to the laboratory for examination.
CVS is short for chorionic villus sampling. It is a test to check for abnormal chromosomes in your baby. The aim of a CVS is to check your unborn baby for any abnormal chromosomes or inherited conditions. The test is 98% accurate. During the test a small sample is removed from placenta. The test is guided by ultrasound. The sample is send to the laboratory for examination. We can do this test from as early as 11 weeks gestation. It is not advised before 11 weeks. An amniocentesis is another test for abnormal chromosomes. In this test we take a sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding your developing baby. This test can be done after 16 weeks gestation.
Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery. There are two types of laparoscope: (1) a telescopic rod lens system, that is usually connected to a video camera (single chip or three chip), or (2) a digital laparoscope where a miniature digital video camera is placed at the end of the laparoscope, eliminating the rod lens system.
Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrudes into the vagina. This can cause symptoms such as a sensation of a vaginal lump, constipation, difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder or problems with sexual intercourse. Treatment is only indicated when the prolapse is symptomatic. Surgery is usually performed while the woman is under general anesthesia. Some women receive a spinal epidural. The type of anesthesia given usually depends on how invasive and lengthy the surgery is expected to be. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves slender instruments and advanced camera systems. This surgical technique is becoming more common for securing the vaginal vault after a hysterectomy and correcting some types of vaginal prolapse such as enteroceles or uterine prolapses.
Anterior vaginal wall repair is surgery that tightens the front (anterior) wall of the vagina. This procedure may be done while you are under general or spinal anesthesia. This procedure is used to repair the sinking of the vaginal wall (prolapse) or bulging that occurs when the bladder or urethra sink into the vagina. Usually, a surgical cut (incision) is made through the front wall of your vagina.This surgery will usually repair the prolapse, and most times symptoms of prolapse will go away. This improvement will often last for years.
A hysteroscope, is a thin tube with a built in camera that is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. A gynaecologist uses a hysteroscope for diagnosing and treating problems that cause infertility, miscarriages, and abnormal menstrual bleeding. The procedure is normally done as an outpatient procedure.