Gynaecological surgery and services

Gynaecology is the diagnosis and management of issues affecting women’s reproductive systems. 

Gynaecology is concerned with a range of common gynaecological conditions such as menstrual pain and heavy bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain and problems with the pelvic floor.

You may also see a gynaecological oncologist who is a subspecialist, highly trained in managing cancers.

For some, gynaecological issues can affect not only their physical health but also their emotional wellbeing. Our experienced caregivers are on hand to support you at all times.

Our gynaecological services

Our gynaecologists, obstetricians, surgeons, radiologists, registered nurses and other health professionals work together to care for you using the latest expert knowledge and technology.

A number of specialised procedures and surgeries are available, including:

  • colposcopy and management of abnormal pap smears and pre-invasive (pre-cancer) disease of the female genital tract
  • hysterectomy (laparoscopic, vaginal and abdominal)
  • advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • endometriosis specialists
  • vaginal/pelvic reconstructive surgery for prolapse
  • general gynaecologic surgery
  • subspecialist care for management of gynaecologic cancers.

Our multidisciplinary team is highly experienced in:

  • early pregnancy problems (e.g. miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy)
  • menstrual disorders
  • endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroids
  • management of ovarian cyst and benign adnexal mass
  • management of urinary incontinence
  • investigation of pelvic pain
  • managing gynaecologic cancers.

What is the difference between gynaecology and obstetrics?

In general terms, gynaecology relates to women who aren’t pregnant, while obstetrics relates to pregnant women and their unborn children.

Many physicians are qualified as both gynaecologists and obstetricians, enabling them to provide care for a range of concerns that women may have during pregnancy. Some have specific areas of interest such as high risk pregnancy, prolapse surgery, laparoscopic surgery or cancer surgery.

Benefits of our service

Our gynaecological services offer a range of benefits including:

  • a multidisciplinary team of gynaecologists, obstetricians, registered nurses and other caregivers
  • access to the latest technology, including specialist equipment for carrying out gynaecological surgery
  • the option for day surgery, so you can recover in your own home
  • ongoing support once you’ve left hospital
  • the highest levels of care from our team of qualified caregivers.

Learn more at our patient information seminars

Our free patient information seminars are run by top specialists and cover a range of topics. They are designed to help community members better understand the treatment options, procedures and services on offer at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

Find out more and register now!