Miss Sara J. Matthews

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine

Miss Sara J. Matthews

We provide expert personalised medical care for women with general gynaecological problems, and for those in need of contraception, gynaecological surgery, and management of menopausal issues. We specialise in fertility management, from checking a single woman's fertile potential ( and protecting that through egg freezing as appropriate), to the investigation and management of couples ( same sex and heterosexual) who wish to conceive. 

Focus on: Ovarian screening

Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the 5th commonest cancer in females in the UK, with 19 women a day receiving the diagnosis. The incidence in young women has increased by 56% in the past 40 years, but luckily the 5 year survival for the disease has doubled over that time to 43%. This survival rate rises to 90% when the disease is picked up early.
We offer a routine screening service for ovarian cancer as part of our annual gynaecological check up. This comprises a scan and some blood tests for markers of the disease. BRCA testing is available for patients with a family history of breast or ovary cancer.

British Fertility Society

Infertile couples left in the dark by expectant management

A survey carried out on behalf of a fertility monitor company found that 40% of women with fertility issues leave their GP with no explanation as to why they are unable to get pregnant, and 70% don't know if they are ovulating in each of their cycles. The press release has been picked up by numerous UK broadsheets. Press Release

New study may shed light on molecular mechanisms of birth defects among older women

Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome; their study appears in the journal PLOS Genetics. Medical Xpress