Mr Hextall's practice covers all aspects of gynaecology. He has specialist clinics in Urogynaecology and treats a large number of women each year with prolapse, urinary incontinence and other bladder problems such as pain or recurrent cystitis.
As he is both a Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist he can see women who have both gynaecological problems and bladder symptoms, which is really useful as often these can occur at the same time.
Mr Hextall also has a special interest in modern treatments for heavy periods and pelvic pain which can often be performed in a day case setting. He has expertise in the laparoscopic (key hole) treatment of endometriosis.
Andrew has undertaken research and written book chapters on the treatment of the menopause. Mr Hextall was awarded an MD for his work on ‘The effect of oestrogen and the menopause on the female lower urinary tract.' He is currently on the Editorial Board of the menopause journal Maturitas and reviews papers for another menopause journal called Climateric. He is very aware of how troublesome menopausal symptoms can be and is happy to help
Mr Hextall also specialises in vulval and vaginal skin problems having run a combined clinic in this area with a Consultant Dermatologist at St Albans City Hospital.
After going to Nottingham High School, Mr Hextall qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1990. He was appointed as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2002. He also see patients privately in Hertfordshire.
In addtion to his clinical work, Mr Hextall is Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) Audit and Database Committee. He has received many Clinical Excellence Awards plus he has lectured in the UK and abroad.
Andrew has been happily married since 2002 and has 3 children - the oldest of which is training to be a doctor. He likes to run and cycle, and when given the opportunity play golf!Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Botox for overactive bladder
- Fibroid removal
- Endometrial ablation
- Pessary (for prolapse and incontinence)
- Video consultation
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
- Irregular periods
- Heavy periods
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary retention
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder