In some cases parents may be concerned about a known or suspected genetic condition in themselves or their family. Our team of consultant geneticists are available to help parents understand information about genetic conditions and the options open to them.
Our clinical geneticists provide a diagnostic service for women whose pregnancies are at risk of conditions which may have a genetic basis. Genetic disorders include:
- Chromosomal anomalies, which cause congenital disorders, intellectual disabilities and/or reproductive problems.
- Single gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia, Tay Sachs, muscular dystrophy and sickle cell disease.
- Birth malformations with a genetic component such as neural tube defects and cleft lip and palate.
- Familial cancer and cancer-prone syndromes such as inherited breast or colorectal cancer and neurofibromatosis.
The consultant geneticists work in the South West Thames Regional Genetics Service.
They are all very helpful and professional, nothing is too much trouble, from reception staff to nurses. I would highly recommend the practice to every woman
Dr Aris explained everything I needed to know and advised of any potential complications and what to do next. He is knowledgeable in his field, reassuring, calm and kind. Every woman needs to feel safe when pregnant and this is what I received from Dr Papageorghiou.
Have been very happy with all my visits and had an overall excellent experience.
Lovely staff, always friendly, always call to confirm appointments. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.