Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Obstetrics involves the care of a pregnant woman from pregnancy to the delivery of the baby and after birth. This includes the screening of the developing baby for possible chromosomal defects such as Down’s syndrome as well as the detection of structural anomalies such as cleft lip, monitoring the growth and progress of your pregnancy as well as providing support post delivery (eg breastfeeding support and detection of mental health issues such as postpartum depression). Any medical disorders that can arise in pregnancy such as high blood pressure or diabetes is also managed by your O&G doctor.

Gynaecology covers the care and treatment of a woman's reproductive system, covering problems with menstruation from puberty to menopause as well as screening and treatment of benign growths and cancers of the reproductive cancers.

When To Seek Treatment

  • For pre-pregnancy counselling / evaluation
  • For antenatal / pregnancy care
  • For post pregnancy care
  • For breastfeeding advice
  • For family planning and contraception
  • For annual gynaecological examinations
  • For pelvic pain
  • For menstrual disorders (irregular periods, heavy periods, painful periods)
  • For abnormal cervical smears
  • For cervical cancer screening
  • For family history of gynaecological cancers
  • For uterine fibroids
  • For ovarian cysts
  • For endometriosis
  • For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • For vaginal problems (discharge, itch, pain)
  • For pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • For menopause
  • For urinary incontinence
  • For prolapse and pelvic floor problems

Common Procedures

  • Colposcopy [Diagnostic]
  • Dilatation and Curettage [Miscarriage, Abnormal Bleeding, Endometrial Pathology]
  • Hysterology [Diagnostic]
  • Hysterology Resection of Polyps & Fibroids
  • Incision and Drainage of Perineal or Vulval Abscesses
  • Insertion of Intrauterine Device [Abnormal bleeding or contraceptive]
  • Large Loop Excision of Cervix [LLETZ]
  • Marsupialization of Bartholin’s Cyst or Abscess

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