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Best Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Dr Leah Xu - Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Dr Leah Xu

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Australia, 3051 - 1.72 kilometers
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consulting Group - 1.72 kilometers
55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Australia, 3051

Dr Leah Xu

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

24 years of experience

Dr Leah Xu has extensive experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, with a special interest in laparoscopic surgery following a fellowship at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She is currently a consultant at the Royal Women’s Hospital and holds private consultations at Frances Perry House and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consulting Group.

Having a young family herself, Dr Xu understands the challenges new parents face and she is able to provide personalised and compassionate treatment to each of her patients. She ensures to keep abreast of the latest advances in the field and enjoys training and mentoring new medical students. Dr Xu is currently a training supervisor at both the Royal Women’s Hospital and RANZCOG.

Dr Xu grew up in China before moving to Australia at the age of 12. She completed her medical degree in 1997 before finding her passion for obstetrics and gynaecology. She then undertook higher training in obstetrics and gynaecology and was subsequently awarded the Gold Medal for her performance in the examination.

When she is not busy looking after her three children, Dr Xu enjoys reading, yoga, and interior design.

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Dr Kym Jansen - Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Dr Kym Jansen

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Suite 8, Level 2, 20 Flemington Road, Melbourne, Australia, 3052 - 1.77 kilometers
Women’s Obstetric and Gynaecology Specialists - 1.77 kilometers
Suite 8, Level 2, 20 Flemington Road, Melbourne, Australia, 3052

Dr Kym Jansen

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

31 years of experience

With over 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Kym Jansen has a wealth of knowledge in the field. She is the current clinical lead in gynaecology at the Royal Women’s Hospital and a member of the Women’s Obstetric and Gynaecology Specialists (WOGS) who provide 24-hour consultant care to their patients. The team provides treatment for a range of gynaecological conditions including abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, pelvic prolapse, and incontinence. Dr Jansen has a special interest in endometriosis and laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures. Dr Jansen loves her work in obstetrics and enjoys playing a vital part in what is one of the most exciting times of a woman’s life.

Dr Jansen also has a passion for medical education and has previously been the co-ordinator of Obstetric and Gynaecological Training at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She is also currently part of a specialist team of doctors who travel to Mongolia each year to give support to and train local doctors in the area.

Dr Jansen has previously held the position of Chair for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Victorian training committee, and she is a current board member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society.

Dr Jansen has two grown-up children and in her newly found free time, she enjoys training for marathons and travelling.

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Dr Fiona Cowell - Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Dr Fiona Cowell

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

East Melbourne, 159 Grey St, Melbourne, VIC 3002 - 1.86 kilometers
St Vincent's Private Hospital - 1.86 kilometers
East Melbourne, 159 Grey St, Melbourne, VIC 3002

Dr Fiona Cowell

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

24 years of experience

Dr Fiona Cowell is a Melbourne-based obstetrician and gynaecologist who specialises in infertility, high and low-risk obstetrics, and pre-pregnancy counselling. She enjoys being able to care for women and their families at such a special time in their lives. Dr Cowell has a particular interest in peri-menopause and menopause and she is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest changes in HRT treatment to ensure a smooth transition for women into this stage of their lives.

Dr Cowell holds a public appointment at the Mercy Hospital for Women and also consults at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Fitzroy, and Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade, East Melbourne. She is a member of the Obstetric and Neonatal Committee at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and is involved in implementing new evidence-based practices into the department. She is also a member of the Safer Care Victoria Maternity Clinical Network Insight committee that manages maternal and perinatal health outcomes in the Victoria area.

Dr Cowell qualified in 1997 from Monash University where she achieved the Queen Victoria Hospital Award. She then spent time working in a hospital in Tanzania where she was able to see first-hand how much great care can improve women’s lives. Dr Cowell also spent time training at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women where she was subsequently appointed consultant obstetrician. She also completed a fellowship year of training in infertility with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists in 2009.

Dr Cowell has an interest in medical education and spends time teaching and mentoring junior staff at both Monash and Melbourne University. She also makes sure to attend regular seminars and conferences to stay up to date with the latest research.

Outside of work, Dr Cowell is kept busy by her three children, two dogs, and a cat. In her leisure time, she enjoys running, gardening, and travelling.

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What is Obstetrics & Gynaecology?

Obstetrics and gynaecology involves both subspecialties, dealing with ongoing conditions as well as emergencies. The treatment on offer covers paediatric and adolescent gynaecological problems as well as problems in older women. Most consultants work across both closely-related areas, which overlap to combine medicine and surgery.

What is the difference between a gynaecologist and an obstetrician?

Obstetrics is all about pregnancy, childbirth, and the time after birth called the ‘postpartum period’. Gynaecology focuses on the general female reproductive system – the vagina, uterus, ovaries and breasts, involving endocrinology, female urology, and pelvic malignancy.

How to choose a gynaecologist?

Doctify is an excellent way to choose a Melbourne gynaecologist who suits your needs, someone you know for sure is trusted by plenty of other women as well as highly experienced. Because all of our obstetrics and gynaecology doctor members are given honest reviews by patients via the Doctify system, it’s easy for you to use real user reviews and ratings to pin down the best gynaecologist in Australia. It’s easy and quick to book your appointment through Doctify, too. Simply search for available appointments directly on our site, pick your preferred specialist, check for appointments, then log in or sign up to book directly via the Doctify system.

What happens at the first obstetrician appointment?

The first time you see an obstetrician is likely to be when you’re pregnant, in the early days of your pregnancy. Your doctor will help confirm your early pregnancy with a blood test. Your first visit will probably be quite long, taking into account all the questions they need answers to – things like your overall health and medical history, nutrition, and family history as well as letting you ask all the questions you feel you need to. Because nutrition is so important during pregnancy, your first appointment will probably include discussions about the things you eat, prenatal vitamins to take, and food you need to avoid.

If you’re further along in your pregnancy on your first visit they may carry out some tests. An ultrasound test takes place between weeks 10-12 and lets you actually see your baby on the screen and hear their heart beating. They may also carry out some health screening, checking vital signs, maybe taking a blood sample, recording your weight and blood pressure. By the end of your appointment you’ll feel informed, reassured, and able to take the next steps with confidence, supported by a compassionate medical professional.

When to see a Obstetrics & Gynaecology specialist?

When should you start going to the gynaecologist? Plenty of women have regular gynaecologist appointments from their early teens onwards, simply to check everything is OK. Annual visits to a Melbourne gynaecologist are just as popular for check-ups, and screening for issues like cervical cancer. If you are concerned about pelvic, vulvar, or vaginal pain or you’re experiencing unusual bleeding from the uterus, you should make an appointment with a gynaecologist quickly. Unless you’re actually pregnant, you won’t need to see an obstetrician.

What subspecialties are included under Obstetrics & Gynaecology?

Many consultants have a special interest in and specialist knowledge of a particular area, perhaps high-risk obstetrics, maybe something like minimal access surgery. There are specialists available in fertility treatment, maternal and foetal medicine, gynaecological oncology, urogynaecology, reproductive medicine, sexual and reproductive health and more.

What conditions does an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist treat?

Obs and Gynae specialists treat a long list of conditions:

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
  • Irregular Periods
  • Late Or Missed Period
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pregnancy
  • STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • Trichomoniasis

What procedures can you find at an Obstetrics & Gynaecology clinic? 

  • Abortion
  • Antenatal Education
  • Birth Trauma Counselling
  • Childbirth (Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
  • Childbirth (Normal Vaginal Delivery)
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
  • Early Pregnancy Care
  • Early Pregnancy Scan
  • Egg Donation
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Labiaplasty
  • Smear Test
  • Surrogacy
  • Tubal Surgery
  • Ultrasound