Our Gynaecological Team
At Alana, we understand that when you have gynaecological concerns you are looking for a compassionate, understanding and informative approach to your issues – basically the best gynaecological care possible. We have both female and male gynaecologists whose expertise in gynaecological issues is recognised both here in Sydney and around the world, with many of our practitioners having advanced qualifications in their specialty area – be it surgery, physiotherapy or complementary and alternative medicine, all to provide the best of treatment for you.
Our Range of Gynaecology Services
Any gynaecological problem may be managed in a variety of ways. The best treatment for you may be medical, surgical and/or complementary care and we offer advice in all of these approaches. Our practitioners will discuss your concerns and what you want from your care. We offer tailored medical management for a range of gynaecological problems such as endometriosis, fibroids (also called myomas or leiomyomas), infertility and pelvic pain. Medical management may include analgesia (pain control), physiotherapy, or drug therapy and the best approach for you will be dependent on your clinical symptoms, signs and personal choices.
While most gynaecological issues are not life-threatening, this does not mean they are not life-altering. Excessively heavy periods may decrease your iron levels making you anaemic, painful conditions such as adenomyosis or pelvic floor myalgia may substantially impact on your day-to-day activities or relationships, and even concerns over contraception – if you are not wanting to have a pregnancy – may all contribute to a decreased quality of life in your situation. You may need a Cervical Screening Test, or a colposcopy following an abnormal result. Our specialist vulvovaginal gynaecologist can provide expert care with vulvovaginal issues such as thrush, lichen sclerosus, vulvar dermatitis, vulvodynia and genital warts, and perform vulvoscopy if needed. Our practitioners are here to guide you through the options available to you, provide the best and latest evidence for particular treatment options and manage you after that plan has been initiated.
Sometimes you may require surgery for your gynaecological issue and our experienced gynaecologists provide hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, vaginal and open abdominal surgery to best deal with your issue if surgery is required. Laparoscopy or ‘keyhole’ surgery is a surgical approach where small incisions are used instead of a large incision (called a laparotomy) to perform your surgery. Nearly all surgeries can be done in a keyhole manner, but that may not be the optimal approach for you. The best surgery will depend on your specific circumstances, concerns and the risks associated with doing surgery in your personal circumstances. We will tailor-make a surgical plan for you after consultation with our gynaecological team.