Colposcopy Clinic London

Colposcopy Clinic on Harley Street in Central London to examine abnormal smear test results and check for signs of cervical cancer.

Colposcopy Clinic on Harley Street

Our Colposcopy Clinic is designed for women who have had abnormal smear test results, or those who have symptoms of cervical cancer. A colposcopy is a test that looks at the cervix through a microscope to check for any changes that can’t be seen by the naked eye. If anything unusual is discovered, a biopsy is usually taken which will be sent to be tested for cancer.


What is a colposcopy?

A colposcopy helps our gynaecologists have a closer look at the cervix. It only takes 10-20 minutes.

During the colposcopy, a speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open, allowing a doctor to see the cervix. A colposcope is placed a few inches away from the vulva, which acts as a microscope to take a clear look of the cervix in great detail. If necessary a small amount of cells will be taken during the procedure, known as a punch biopsy.

What does it look for?

A colposcopy is done when abnormal cells are found in the cervix from a smear test, which is caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Although the HPV cells are not cancerous, there is the possibility that they could turn into cervical cancer in the future. It is very rare for a colposcopy to find cervical cancer.

What is a colposcopy?

What can you expect from the clinic?

  • A consultation with a specialist gynaecologist, followed by a same-day colposcopy
  • If required, a biopsy can be performed at an additional charge
  • Detailed results will be delivered to you via telephone consultation

Who is it for?

A colposcopy is recommended for those with:

  • An abnormal smear test result
  • A previous HPV positive diagnosis
  • A previously diagnosed abnormal looking cervix
  • Previous cervical abnormality
  • Symptoms of cervical cancer

Symptoms of cervical cancer

If you are experiencing symptoms of cervical cancer, it is important to have a colposcopy to rule out cancer. Most colposcopies do not result in a cancer diagnosis, but it is always worth checking. Common symptoms include:

  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding in-between periods
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain in your lower back, pelvis or lower tummy
Symptoms of cervical cancer

How much does it cost?

For a consultation with our expert gynaecologist, same day colposcopy, the price is £630. If a biopsy is required, this will be an extra £230.

For those with private medical insurance, the cost will most likely be covered by your insurer.

Our colposcopy specialist

Mr Ashfaq Khan

Mr Ashfaq Khan is one of the leading gynaecologists and obstetricians in London, with more than 20 years experience in his field. He is a senior lecturer at UCL Medical School and an internationally renowned speaker on HPV and colposcopy.

Mr Khan is also course director for the post-graduate course of the British Colposcopy Society (BSCCP), and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is also the trainer and examiner for the British Colposcopy Society. He has co-authored a colposcopy text book with Professor Albert Singer and received the prestigious Ranzo Barraso Award (Founder’s award) from the European Federation of Colposcopy.

Our colposcopy specialist

25 Harley Street

Our Colposcopy Clinic is located at 25 Harley Street, one of our outpatient centres on the world famous Harley Street. 25 Harley Street is an exceptional outpatient and diagnostics centre committed to providing leading private healthcare services in a beautiful location.

Renowned for medical excellence in women’s health services and offering access to some of London’s leading gynaecologists, you will feel reassured that you are in the best hands.

25 Harley Street

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Book an appointment at our Colposcopy Clinic

If you have recently had abnormal smear test results, or are experiencing symptoms of cervical cancer and would like some clarity, you can book an appointment at our Colposcopy Clinic by calling 0207 079 2100.

You can reach our bookings team every weekday between 8am and 6pm. Otherwise you can use the below enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to book you in. Please make sure to select Gynaecology and specify Colposcopy in the box below.

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