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Thomas Ind
Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon
Royal Marsden & St George's Hospital


Colposcopy is the examination of the cervix using a specially designed microscope and special dyes. The technique is used to investigate women who have had abnormal smears (as well as other things). To find out more about the smear test, abnormal smears, colposcopy, and treatment for CIN, download one of the information leaflets in Microsoft Word format. Alternatively, click on one of the topics above.

In the United Kingdon, colposcopy is regulated by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP). These two organisations jointly issue certificates to colposcopists that are renewable on a three yearly basis. To achieve certification, a doctor must be formally trained in colposcopy. To keep the certificate, a doctor must see a minimum of 50 new cases of abnormal smears a year, report his accuracy to the BSCCP, and attend an academic meeting once every three years.

Thomas Ind works closely with colleagues who are also BSCCP certified as well as specialist cytologists and histopathologists to run a colposcopy practice to the very highest standards.

Colposcopy Sub Menu:

About - The Smear Test - An Abnormal Smear - Colposcopy - Treatment for CIN

Download Information Leaflets: (Requires Adobe® Reader®)
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[Download 'The smear test']
[Download 'An Abnormal smear']
[Download 'Colposcopy']
[Download 'Treatment for CIN']

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