Colposcopy

Our colposcopy clinic at Hillingdon Hospital assesses women with abnormal smears.

The colposcopy consultation may seem a daunting prospect especially if patients have been referred with an abnormal smear. For the vast majority of patients this does not mean there are any cancerous changes present and some pre-cancerous changes require surveillance only.

You have been asked to come for a colposcopy because your cervical smear test has shown evidence of high risk HPV and or abnormal cells. This procedure allows the colposcopist to review the abnormalities and lets the doctor/nurse colposcopist decide if you need treatment.

Colposcopy during pregnancy

If you are pregnant when you are invited to attend the Colposcopy Clinic for a first or follow-up appointment, please inform the doctor or nurse colposcopist at your appointment. It is a safe to have a colposcopy during your pregnancy, and it does not cause any harm to the baby. You may find that if you have been seen early in your pregnancy, you could also require a further assessment later in your pregnancy. Even if you require treatment, it is usually safe to wait until after the baby is born.

Further information

If you have any questions before you attend, please do not hesitate to contact our nurse colposcopist.

This is a teaching hospital, and sometimes student doctors/nurses may be present during your clinic appointment. Although attending these clinics is part of their training, it is your choice if you do not wish them to be present. Whatever your decision, your treatment and the standard of care you receive will not be affected.

Patient information leaflets are available in our Outpatient Department.

Useful links

Meet the team

Miss Mohan
Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Kothari  
Consultant Gynaecologist/Lead Colposcopist
Miss Rebecca Pugh
Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Touqmatchi
Consultant Gynaecologist
Liz Cherfan
Lead Nurse Colposcopist/CSPL
Lerma Martelino
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Carolyn Brice
Colposcopy Coordinator

Changing and cancelling appointments

It is very important to try to keep your appointment. However if you wish to change it or for any reason you are unable to attend then please telephone the Colposcopy Department on 01895 279670. (Please note you can change your appointments only once). If you fail to attend without informing us you will be automatically discharged back to your GP. Waiting times for people to be seen in the colposcopy clinic are made longer by people who fail to attend for their appointments. If you cancel your appointment this could be offered to somebody else.

Contact information 

Phone: 01895 279 469 Monday – Thursday 8am - 4pm and Friday 8am - 1pm
Advice: Liz Cherfan Lead Nurse Colposcopist/CSPL /Lerma Martelino Nurse Colposcopist                
01895 2794670

How to refer to this service

Contact your GP to be referred to our clinic. For GP and referral enquiries, or for more information about the Colposcopy service, please contact our clinic team on telephone number 01895 279 670.

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Colposcopy
Main building, Elizabeth Outpatients (3rd floor)
Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 238282 EXT 2385