At every opportunity, I seek to use minimally invasive procedures (including laparoscopic or ‘keyhole’ surgery) as the first line to the surgical management of a gynaecological condition. This is to reduce the surgical risk to you that can be significant with any major surgery and expedite your recovery.
If you require the services of IVF, I will refer you to one of my trusted colleagues who specialises in the management of infertility.
During our consultation, we will have a discussion regarding your symptoms and how it is affecting your quality of life. From this I will conduct a thorough examination, review any investigations from your GP and we can discuss the management options available, including:
The management of your condition must be personalised to your individual life circumstances and during our consultation we will work together to tailor a management strategy that suits your needs.
The Jean Hailes Foundation website has an excellent resource on what is normal. They also explain in detail the investigation and management of some common conditions such as heavy or painful periods and premenstrual syndrome.
A period or any bleeding after menopause is abnormal and must be investigated.
It is important that together we conduct a thorough history and examination.
Initial investigations include cervical screening and an ultrasound to begin with, then discussing the need for any further investigations or management during our consultation.
Infertility is a lot more common than most people think, with 1 in 10 couples having difficulty conceiving.
It can be an emotional rollercoaster ride which can lead to significant stress and place strain on relationships.
If you are experiencing difficulties with conception, I will conduct a thorough history and examination for both you and your partner. Together we can then begin the journey of seeking a cause through the use of various investigations. This will be undertaken in combination with any lifestyle modifications and education that is required in order to assist you an your partner in achieving a pregnancy.
If IVF is required as part of your management plan, I will refer you to one of my trusted colleagues who specialise in performing assisted reproduction.
PCOS affects over 10% of the female population and can present with a variety of symptoms such as irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne, infertility and weight gain.
If the diagnosis of PCOS is made, it is important thay we consider your individual concerns, symptoms and lifestyle in order to create a management plan that is tailored specifically to your needs.
For those who experience pelvic pain, it is often a condition which has a significant impact on an individual’s life.
There are several potential causes of pelvic pain which need to be considered. Together we will discuss the most appropriate investigations and management plan for you using a holistic, evidence-based approach.
The guidelines for cervical screening in Australia changed in December 2017 and the formerly known ‘pap smear’ was replaced with the ‘cervical screening test’.
The cervical screening test only needs to be conducted once every 5 years.
If your cervical screening test has been determined to be at high risk for cervical abnormalities, your GP will refer you for a colposcopy.
A colposcopy is a speculum examination in which a better view of the cervix is obtained through the use of a ‘colposcope’. It enables any abnormalities of the cervix to be detected and a biopsy to be taken.