Gynaecology

A sensitive and understanding approach to women’s health

Experience leading edge gynaecological expertise from our dedicated specialists

Our gynaecologists consult with and treat women with a wide range of conditions including conditions affecting women’s ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva.

We also treat menstrual and menopause disorders and we help women experiencing incontinence, a common problem, especially following childbirth.

Our gynaecologists

Many Australian gynaecologists consult on site at a St Vincent’s Private Hospital or are located nearby. 

Our gynaecologists are amongst Australia’s leading and most respected practitioners, who have all undergone a rigorous process of assessment prior to gaining admitting privileges to our hospitals.

Our gynaecologists have interests and expertise in many aspects of gynaecology including urogynaecology and gynaecological cancer.

Our Services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

At St Vincent’s Private Hospitals we help women with a wide range of issues including:

  • Abnormal cervical screening test/PAP smear
  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs 
  • Menstrual disorders 
  • Infertility
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina, cervix and uterus
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause

Our gynaecological surgeries and procedures include:

  • Surgery for fibroids and uterine dysfunction
  • Procedures to treat urinary incontinence
  • Treatment of abnormal pap smears
  •  Colposcopy
  • Treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Treatment of ovarian cysts
  • Treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • Treatment of endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy

Hysteroscopy

Your gynaecologist may recommend this procedure to view the inside of your uterus.

It can help diagnose conditions such as fibroids as well as investigate the cause of heavy periods, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, recurrent miscarriages and infertility.

The procedure is done using a hysteroscope, a narrow tube with a light and camera at the tip. Your gynaecologist guides the instrument into your uterus via your vagina. It sends images to a monitor so the doctor can see any abnormalities in your uterus.

Colposcopy: investigation of abnormal pap smear results

Colposcopy enables your gynaecologist to view and take biopsies from your vulva, vagina and cervix. Unlike hysteroscopy, colposcopy doesn’t extend to the inside of your uterus. It’s often used to follow up an abnormal pap smear result.

Colposcopy

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy means removal of your uterus or womb. Your gynaecologist may recommend a hysterectomy for a number of reasons including fibroids, pelvic pain, prolapse of your uterus or cancer.

You may also consider having a hysterectomy if you carry the BRACA1 or BRACA2 gene for breast cancer to lower your cancer risk.

There are at least 4 different types of hysterectomy and it can be performed through an incision in your abdomen or through your vagina. If you’re considering having a hysterectomy, be sure to discuss the details and your preferences with your specialist.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

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Our gynaecology services are surgical and include:

  • Hysterectomies - abdominal and vaginal
  • Anterior / posterior vagina repair
  • Debulking tumours
  • Burch colposuspension
  • Transvaginal slings
  • Manchester repairs

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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Our services include:

  • Managing abnormal pap smears — colposcopy
  • Early cancer treatment
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Management of abnormal bleeding and menstrual disorders
  • Vaginal surgery
  • ‘Keyhole’ (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic) surgery
  • Management of prolapse, incontinence and bladder problems
  • Menopause management
  • Reproductive surgery and reproductive endocrinology
  • Management of pelvic tumours including cysts and fibroids
  • Endometriosis management and surgery
  • Pelvic pain diagnosis and management
  • Hysterectomy
  • Vulval disorders

Urogynaecology and urodynamics

A number of the our gynaecologists are certified urogynaecologists which means they can help with incontinence, bladder overactivity and difficulty urinating.

Minimally-invasive surgery

Most of the our gynaecologists specialise in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic (‘keyhole’ or minimally-invasive) surgeries. These procedures are used for diagnosing and treating endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, removal of fibroids, hysterectomy, ectopic pregnancy, urogynaecological conditions, certain forms of cancer, and more.

Robot-assisted gynaecological surgery

We also have specialists with expertise in robot-assisted surgery who use the latest Da Vinci XI robot. What does this mean for our patients? The patient results have been extremely optimistic — outcomes include smaller incisions with significantly less invasive surgery, fewer post-operative complications, reduced pain and decreased hospital stay.

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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Our gynaecology services are surgical and include:

  • Hysterectomy — abdominal and vaginal
  • Vagina repair for bladder or bowel problems
  • Cancer surgery
  • Treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Repair of uterine prolapse

With our specially trained staff, you can feel confident about receiving high quality care.

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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Our gynaecologists perform a range of surgery at St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee. Primary gynaecological assessment, including diagnostic investigations, where there are abnormal symptoms.
 
What We Offer

  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy- laparoscopic and vaginal
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Dye studies
  • Polypectomy
  • Colposcopy (see below list of Gynaecologists who offer colposcopies)
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • LLETZ
  • Vaginal repairs
  • Surgery for Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Oophorectomy

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Our Department of Gynaecology offers a comprehensive range of gynaecological services including:

  • Managing abnormal pap smears
  • Colposcopy
  • Early cancer treatment
  • Management of abnormal bleeding and menstrual disorders
  • Vaginal surgery
  • ‘Keyhole’ (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic) surgery
  • Investigation and management of prolapse and bladder problems
  • Menopause management
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Management of pelvic tumours including cysts and fibroids
  • Endometriosis management and surgery
  • Pelvic pain diagnosis and management

Urogynaecology and urodynamics

We offer assessment and management for all aspects of urogynaecology and pelvic floor issues for bladder conditions and prolapse. We also offer full urodynamic facilities to investigate incontinence, bladder overactivity and voiding dysfunction.

Minimally-invasive surgery

We have gynaecologists who specialise in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic (‘keyhole’ or minimally-invasive) surgeries for endometriosis, pelvic pain, reproductive surgery, abnormal uterine bleeding, prolapse and pelvic tumours.

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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We offer a range of gynaecological procedures including:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Managing abnormal pap smears
  • Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Colposcopy
  • Investigation and management of prolapse and bladder problems
  • Menopause management
  • Management of abnormal bleeding and menstrual disorders
  • Management of pelvic tumours including cysts and fibroids
  • Endometriosis management and surgery
  • Pelvic pain diagnosis and management

Minimally-invasive surgery

We have gynaecologists who specialise in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic (‘keyhole’ or minimally-invasive) surgeries.

Our approach to your care

St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith has two locally-based gynaecologists and one regular visiting gynaecologist.

For your added comfort we offer:

  • Single private rooms with ensuites for privacy
  • An extensive menu with all meals freshly prepared on site and made to order
  • Free wifi
  • Peaceful gardens with spaces for quiet reflection
  • Access to pastoral care services for all faiths and a chapel with services held monthly
  • Coffee shop offering beverages, light meals and the opportunity to socialise with visitors

We have arrangements with St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the Mater Hospital, North Sydney. Where your procedure can’t be performed at Griffith due to your particular needs, we can arrange a transfer back to our hospital afterwards so you can recover locally.

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba our aim is to offer you the best possible care, from preadmission through to your discharge.

We were established in 1922 by the Sisters of Charity and have grown to become the largest acute private hospital on the Darling Downs. It is our mission and absolute privilege to care for your needs.

Our services include medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, emergency, cardiac, rehabilitation and intensive care.

We are supported by comprehensive allied health services and advanced medical and diagnostic services.

Pathology, radiology and pharmacy are also available on site, and our emergency centre is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Your GP can refer you to one of our gynaecologists.

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