Colposcopy

What we do

We examine women who have abnormal smears as well as those who have signs and symptoms of pre-cancerous changes to their cervix.

If your smear test is abnormal, you should not be alarmed; it is very rare for an abnormal smear to show cancer, however these abnormalities act as an early warning sign that cancer might occur in the future.

We provide treatments under local anaesthetic to remove or destroy the abnormal area. Not all women will need treatment as some abnormalities return to normal without any intervention but it is very important that we see you regularly until this happens.

Location

Suite 8, Third Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Team Co-ordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 3651
  • Team Office: +44 (0)20 3299 2864

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

Women should be referred to colposcopy if they have:

  • three inadequate smears
  • one borderline smear with high risk HPV detected
  • one mildly abnormal smear with high risk HPV detected
  • one moderately abnormal smear
  • one severely abnormal smear
  • one smear with possible invasion
  • one smear with possible glandular neoplasia
  • a low grade smear after treatment for CIN with high risk HPV detected
  • one normal smear with high risk HPV detected after treatment.

What is required before referring a patient

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Appointments for this service are made via the Colposcopy Office or as a direct referral from the screening service.

For routine referrals, please complete the relevant referral form below and email to:
kch-tr.colposcopy@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

Refer via two-week-wait department.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance on routine and urgent referrals, please contact the Colposcopy Office on 020 3299 2864.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Nisrin Marcus Colposcopy specialist & Colposcopy Trainer
Mr Mike Savvas Consultant Gynaecologist
Ms Trish Wood CNS Colposcopy