A GP referral letter is required for a gynaecology consultation.
- Menstrual problems
- Irregular bleeding
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Vulval conditions
- Pelvic pain/ endometriosis
- Menopause care
- Insertion of Mirena coil/IUCD
- Outpatient hysteroscopy
- Hysteroscopy, D&C
- Operative hysteroscopy- polypectomy (polyps), myomectomy (fibroids)
- Endometrial ablation
- Diagnostic laparoscopy (+ treatment of endometriosis)
- Laparoscopy + removal of ovarian cyst
- Treatment of Bartholin’s cyst
Information about the admission for a day-case procedure.
Admission for a day case procedure is to the Rotunda Hospital. Check in at the main hospital reception on arrival. You will be admitted to the gynaecology ward on the first floor. You will receive a call confirming you admission time prior to the procedure. For morning procedures admission is between 6.45 and 8.30 am. For afternoon procedures admission is after 10am.
For morning procedures you will be advise to fast from midnight the night before. For afternoon procedures you can have a light breakfast at 6am. Water only is allowed until 2 hours prior to your procedure. If you are taking medication this can be taken with a sip of water on the morning of your procedure for most medications.
You will have an in person or telemedicine consultation with a member of the anaesthetic team prior to the day of your procedure. Please bring a list of your medications with you to the consultation.
Currently a COVID test is required prior to a procedure under general anaesthetic. This will be organised in the Rotunda Hospital one to two days before your procedure.
You should bring a dressing gown and slippers to walk to theatre in. A theatre gown will be provided for you. Wear comfortable clothes for going home. Sanitary pads may be required for light bleeding which is common after a gynaecology procedure.
You will not be able to drive after a general anaesthetic so you will need to organise someone to bring you home after the procedure.
To make a follow up appointment as directed by Dr O’Dwyer please contact her secretary Debbie on 087 2803538 during office hours.