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Welcome to CEMIG

Based at Ashford and St.Peters NHS Trust we are one of only 14 endometriosis centres in the UK that have been accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE).

CEMIG (Centre for Endometriosis and minimally invasive Gynaecology) is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for the treatment of women with endometriosis.

CEMIG has a dynamic multidisciplinary team that have the experience and knowledge to provide high quality, evidenced based care.

The CEMIG team understand the difficulties you face living with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, physically and emotionally, and you will be fully involved with all decisions regarding your treatment.

We treat women with all grades of endometriosis, from mild disease to the more severe form involving the bladder and bowel.

Our surgeons are experts in laparoscopic surgery and diagnostics. We also offer a dedicated Pelvic Pain Service and you will have the support of an endometriosis and pelvic pain specialist nurse throughout your care and in the community.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside the womb, on the lining of inside of pelvis, on ovaries, bowel and many other organs. The cause is not known. Research shows that on average, it takes 7 years from the time of onset of pain to diagnosis.

Sometimes there are no symptoms and it is found by chance when a woman is having an operation. However, for many women it can be a very painful condition and it is diagnosed when these symptoms are investigated. In other cases it is identified in women who are having difficulty getting pregnant.

Surgical treatment of severe endometriosis requires special skills in advanced laparoscopic surgery and needs to be performed by a gynaecologist who is specially trained for this type of surgery and in a centre where other experienced surgeons (such as laparoscopic bowel surgeons) with expertise in this field are available.

Endometriosis affects more than 2 Million women in the UK. That is around one in ten women in their reproductive age. So it is very common.
How to Find Us

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Contact Details

Gynaecology Department
Abbey Wing
St.Peters Hospital
Guildford Road
KT16 0PZ

Tel.No. 01932 722654
(CEMIG admin co-ordinator)

Luz Hughes
Specialist Nurse in Endometriosis
and Pelvic Pain

Tel.No. 01932 722655
Tel.No. 07824 866696