Gynaecology is the branch of medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems - the vulva, vagina, uterus and ovaries. Most gynaecologists (such as myself) are ably equipped to diagnose and treat (either surgically or with medication) the vast majority of gynaecological conditions. Some specific conditions require referral on to a gynaecological subspecialist. Within Tasmania this might necessitate referral for advanced treatment of infertility (including IVF) or for treatment of gynaecological cancers (Gynacological Oncology). Rarely, complicated cases involving prolapse, urinary incontinence and other bladder issues may require referral to Urogynaecological subspecialists on the mainland.
Links to various patient information sheets can be found below. These mainly involve gynaecological conditions but some obstetric information is also found.
Patient information leaflets from the Royal Australian and New Zealand of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists can be found HERE.
Patient information leaflets from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists can be found HERE. These include some obstetric information leaflets.
Patient information leaflets from the International Urognaecological Association about prolapse, bladder and bowel problems can be found HERE.