Gynaecology at Epworth


 

Gynaecology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders effecting female reproductive organs, at any stage of life. Gynaecologists at Epworth perform surgery and medical treatment for:

 

  • Gynaecological cancers

  • Benign gynaecological conditions

  • Investigative procedures

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery

  • Infertility

  • Endometriosis

  • Incontinence

 

Specialists operate at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Richmond.

 

Epworth Freemasons also hosts an endometriosis support group each month, for exchanging ideas, coping strategies and treatment information for Victorian women with endometriosis.

 

For information on Obstetrics, visit our Maternity section.

 

Locations

Epworth Eastern

Nurse Manager
Phone: 03 8807 7575

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate a Gynaecologist at Epworth Eastern. 

Epworth Freemasons

The Epworth Freemasons Gynaecology department has visiting specialists including Gynae-Oncology Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Fertility and Medical specialists.

 

Features of the Women's Health Unit include:

  • Experienced regular staff trained in Gynaecological Care and Midwifery

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Pre-admission Facilitator (Registered Nurse)

  • Inpatient Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy

  • Nursery

  • Coffee and tea making facilities in ward kitchen

  • Fridges and Queen Size beds in some rooms.

 

Patient Needs

Epworth Freemasons is equipped with a 33-bed ward, which caters for patients with a variety of Gynaecological conditions. Our team of friendly nursing staff welcome new ideas and value education. The unit staff members are supported by a full-time clinical educator and regular in service education is provided. Surgical cases include:

  • Major laparoscopic work

  • Hysterectomies

  • Extensive surgery for gynaecological cancers

 

This unit is supported by experienced operating theatre staff and specialised ward nurses. In addition, a highly experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gynaecological Oncology is available to provide emotional and physical support as well as practical information prior to surgery, as well as during hospitalisation and convalescence.

 

Unit Manager
Phone 03 9483 3602

 

Visitors

Visitors to the department should note that the balconies are a restricted area – please do not allow children out onto the balconies.

 

Visiting hours are:

 

11.00am–8.00pm for general patients.

2.30pm–4.00pm and 6.30pm–8.00pm for Maternity patients.

Rest time is 1.30–2.30pm, with no visiting at this time.

 

More information

Most doctors provide written information about relevant procedures, including a patient pathway brochure produced by the ward. The pathway outlines the expected day-to-day procedures and progress, as well as discharge advice.

 

Further general information is available on the ward, and more specific information can be obtained from the Gynaecological Clinical Nurse Specialist.

 

Ward 1 West Unit Manager
Phone 03 9483 3604

 

Gynaecological Oncology

A Brachytherapy Unit, for radiological treatment of gynaecological cancers, is available at Epworth Freemasons. A full range of surgery is also offered, including:

  • Hysterectomy

  • Hysteroscopy

  • Laparoscopy

  • Cone biopsy

  • D&C

  • Vulval

  • Vaginal and ovarian surgery

 

Prevention screening programs (pap smears) are available to all women. Early detection and treatment may prevent further development and progression of problems. A Colposcopy and Laser Clinic is also available for the management of abnormal smears.

 

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate a Gynaecologist at Epworth Freemasons. 

Epworth Richmond

Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate a Gynaecologist at Epworth Richmond.  

Endometriosis Support Group

The Endometriosis Support Group was created in response to a need expressed by patients of the Epworth Women’s Health Unit. While Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 Australian women, there is currently no other support group in Victoria.

 

The support group provides a positive environment for women to exchange ideas, coping strategies and current treatment information, with access to the expertise of health professionals. Being a community service, the group is open to all women, not just those treated at Epworth Freemasons.

 

The group meets bi-monthly on the last Monday of the month at 7.00pm.

 

For more information contact Wendy Dawson at Epworth Freemasons on 03 9483 3687 or email wendy.dawson@epworth.org.au.

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