Dr. Miriam Lee’s Gynaecology Services

Dr Miriam Lee is a specialist gynaecologist who is able to assist you with an extensive range of gynaecological services.

These include gynaecological opinion, in office tests or procedures such as ‘Well Woman Check’ and IUD insertion to more advanced surgery either at Pindara Private Hospital and Pindara Day Procedure Centre.

Gynaecology Consultations

General Gynaecology Consult

It is preferable to have a referral from your GP, as the details of your present medical condition and past medical history will be supplied to us and your GP can also assess whether a Gynaecologist is the correct Specialist for you to see.

Consultations take place at Pindara Specialist Suites.

You do not need to be in a Private Health Fund to see Dr. Miriam. For questions around how billing works as a public or private patient – please see FAQ’s

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

IVF

IVF

Up to 20% of couples have difficulty falling pregnant. This is called infertility and is defined as the inability to fall pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. For those over the age of 35 years, infertility is defined as inability to conceive afters 6 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.

It is a highly distressing condition and the sooner the problem is diagnosed the better. If you suspect there is a problem it’s best to seek advice early. Dr Miriam is able to help you in this area.

Dr Miriam works in conjuction with Monash IVF Gold Coast in all aspects of Fertility treatment. Monash IVF is renowned on the Gold Coast for its scientific expertise and personalised approach to patient care.

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

To view other information about fertility treatments please go to the Monash IVF website https://monashivf.com or patient education portal on http://merckserono.fertilityportal.com.au

IUD

IUD

Interuterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a small device, which is fitted inside the uterus, for a prolonged period of time.

The two main types of IUDs available in the market in Australia is the Multiload IUD (non-hormonal) and Mirena IUD (hormonal-progesterone impregnated). These devices can usually be inserted in the uterus under a local anaesthetic.

However, in some patients this is not a safe option and a general anaesthetic may be required. For more information see your local doctor or Dr Miriam will be happy to assist you with it.

For more information on Mulitload IUD, please visit:
https://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/72262/shcmulti.pdf

For more information on Mirena IUD, please visit:
http://www.mirena.com

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

Lletz

LLETZ

Lletz stands for large loop excision of the transformation zone. The procedure removes a small segment of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus).

This procedure is performed for the diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous cells of the cervix.

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

Vulval disorders

Vulval Disorders

(e.g painful vagina and vulva; abnormal cells in the vagina)

Many women suffer from itch, pain and many conditions involving the genital area such as vaginismus and vulvodynia. Furthermore, many of these women describe themselves as being “in agony”.

Numerous women are not able to have sexual intercourse comfortably as a result of these conditions. Dr Miriam Lee has special interests in the treatment of conditions involving the vulva and vagina. She can assist you with the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Dr Miriam is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society – www.anzvs.org

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

Abnormal Pap Smear

Abnormal Pap Smear and Bleeding after Intercourse

About two million Australian women have a pap test for cervical cancer screening each year.

The method of the screening tests has changed since December 2017. The pap test is now called ‘cervical screening test’. Alongside the change in the technical method of screening, there are major changes to the guidelines of managing patients with an abnormal test.

Dr Miriam Lee is a member of the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and she is an Accredited Colposcopist of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

As a results she can provide you with appropriate treatments and offer advice adhering the guidelines provided by the National Health and Research Council.

To Book an Appointment – simply call (07) 5564 6886

Gynaecological Procedures

Gynaecological Procedures Performed by Dr. Miriam

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and cervix . Unless indicated by your Specialist, the ovaries will be left in place but the fallopian tubes are usually removed.

With removal of the uterus only, menopause does not occur.

The ovaries must be removed for menopause to occur if this has not already happened.

Your Specialist may discuss the need for hormone replacement therapy only if the ovaries are to be removed.

Vaginal Pessary

A vaginal pessary is a silicone device that fits into your vagina to help support your uterus (womb), vagina, bladder or rectum. Prolapse means that your vagina/uterus drops or sags into the vaginal canal because the muscles and ligaments that should support it are weak. Prolapse of the uterus or vaginal can be treated by surgery or use of a vaginal pessary.

IUD

IUD’s stands for Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices

An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a small device, which is fitted inside the uterus, for a prolonged period of time. Insertion of Hormonal IUD and Non hormonal IUD’s can usually be inserted in the uterus under a local anaesthetic.

However, in some patients this is not a safe option and a general anaesthetic may be required.

Laparoscopy

A laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look at the abdomen and pelvis for diagnosis or treatment (or both) of a number of different disease and conditions. The advantage of a laparoscopy is that only a small incision is required and this why a laparoscopy is known as ‘keyhole surgery’.

Novasure Endometrial Ablation

This procedure is designed to remove just the uterine lining – the endometrium – which is the part of your body that can cause heavy bleeding. No incisions are required, leaving your uterus intact.

TVT – Tensionfree Vaginal Tape

TVT is a tape used to support the urethral tube to treat stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence occurs with any movement that raises your abdominal pressure e.g skipping and coughing. The tape is inserted through the vaginal under general anaesthetics.

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a Gynaecologist to see the inside of the uterus (womb). This can be used for diagnosis or treatment of various conditions of the uterus. No incisions are necessary.

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a special microscope (called a colposcope) to look into the vagina and to look very closely at the cervix (the opening to the uterus). This is done when a woman has an abnormal pap smear test or if during a pelvic examination the cervix, vaginal or vulva looks abnormal to the doctor.

Lletz Colposcopy

Lletz stands for large loop excision of the transformation zone. The procedure removes a small segment of the cervix  (the lower part of the uterus). This procedure is performed for the diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous cells of the cervix.

Other Gynaecological Services Include:

  • Contraceptive advice
  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Treatment of abnormal pap smears
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fibroids uterus
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Insertion of Mirena IUD or Multiload IUD
  • Management of menopausal symptoms

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