We perform a wide range of investigations in our practice which may then lead onto surgical management to resolve the outstanding symptoms.

Smear Abnormalities

Urinary Incontinence

Prolapse

Menstrual Disorders

Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

Hysterectomy

Infertility

Contraception

Endometrial Ablation

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

While we will make comment regarding a number of the more common procedures undertaken by a gynaecologist, this list is by no means exhaustive. For example a patient who ultimately decides that the procedure of hysterectomy is most appropriate for her may have had earlier discussions regarding the benefits of hormone manipulation, the use of the medicated IUCD or coil, known as Mirena. Perhaps the surgical procedure of Transcervical Endometrial Ablation as an endoscopic procedure might also have been discussed. The latter procedure would involve burning off the lining of the uterus via a surgical approach performed vaginally under a light day patient general anaesthetic.

The procedures listed here are considered amongst the more common surgical procedures undertaken in a specialist gynaecology practice but it would be our intention to discuss a number of options and how each choice may influence the condition to be treated.

While local anaesthetic may be used to facilitate a minor procedure, the option of a general anaesthetic at either St George's or Southern Cross Hospital will always be offered as part of the discussion between yourself and your surgeon. Do not hesitate to discuss with your surgeon your preference regarding the extent of investigations and how you would like to see management proceed. We will always consider your preferences in coming to a final decision regarding the proper management of your condition.

Your participation as an informed patient is our goal as we work to resolve your presenting complaint.