Pearl obstetrics | gynaecology

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Move to Joondalup Private Maternity

Unfortunately, after many years, the decision has been made to close Glengarry’s maternity service & move all births to the private maternity hospital at Joondalup Health campus. Many of the midwives will be transferring up to Joondalup, so we will see familiar faces up there. We’ve delivered a few babies up there already – all went very smoothly. We’re confident that patients will be happy with the service at Joondalup. Additionally, there is a safety
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New premises

We have moved into new premises. We’re still very close to Glengarry Hospital, but now we have more space, more parking & a nicer environment. The address is: Glengarry Cottage, 31 Arnisdale Road, Duncraig, WA 2063 Unfortunately we have not been able to port out out old phone & fax number from the Ramsey corporate network. Too complex according to both Telstra & Optus. Our new details: Phone number: (08) 6119 9160 Fax numner; (08) 6119 9161 The building is the
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New obstetrician & gynaecologist at Glengarry Hospital, Duncraig, Perth

There’s a new obstetrician & gynaecologist at Glengarry Hospital. Pearl OB/GYN is moving. Following the announcement of the projected closure of Attadale Private Hospital for obstetrics & gynaecological surgery, we can announce we’re moving our main base to Glengarry Hospital, Duncraig, Perth. Glengarry is a friendly hospital with many similar attributes to Attadale: human scale, friendly staff, consistent familar faces, nice rooms with double beds, good food
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IVF success rates

IVF success rates Variation in IVF success There are major differences in successful outcomes between clinics’ results per cycle of IVF. Most clinicians accept that it’s difficult to use league tables to judge IVF success rates due to differences with patients between clinics; hence, league tables aren’t published in Australia. Despite these difficulties in judging clinics, there are major differences between clinics, but it’s up to patients to work out whe
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The advantages of keyhole surgery

There are two main types of keyhole surgery used in gynaecology. Hysteroscopy in this type of operation, a narrow telescope is passed into the womb. Problems inside the womb are therefore able to be treated without any cuts on the outside at all. Typical operations include: exploratory operations biopsies removal of polyps (small growths) removal of small fibroids reshaping the interior shape of the womb; which improves fertility sterilisation procedures. Recovery is very rapid, a
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Getting better sleep in pregnancy

Sleeping is often a problem in pregnancy Sleep is really important in pregnancy but is overlooked by just about everyone apart from the pregnant woman (and of course this obstetrician)! Pregnant women have often had poor sleep leading up to their birth for multiple reasons. Read our guide to sleep and try to optimise your rest as much as possible. Why is my sleep poor? You may start to sleep badly early on in your pregnancy. We don’t know why but it is relatively common.  Ke
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Maximising the chances of an uncomplicated birth

There are many things that you can do to hopefully enhance your chances of success when having a vaginal birth. Labour and birth can be tough. The best results occur when everything is optimised and you have trained for the event! Several of the methods below are not in common use, despite very good evidence that they are highly effective. 1. Having a trusted obstetrician Confidence in the care-giver, by having continuity of care and a good relationship, is very important to reduc
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Colposcopy with a specialist gynaecologist near Fremantle, Applecross, Attadale, Cottesloe, Mosman Park and the other Western suburbs

What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. The microscope allows the doctor to see the cervix and other areas in detail. Dr Sillender can find abnormal areas and take samples if needed. Why do I need a colposcopy test? You may have been referred for the test for any of the following reasons an abnormal Pap test result an abnormal area appearing on the cervix, vagina or vulva bleeding from the cervix Dr Sillender w
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Screening for Down’s syndrome with PEARL obstetrics | gynaecology

Combined 10 week blood test and 12-14 week ultrasound scan Until very recently this was the best method of non-invasive testing. 10-15% of Down’s babies are missed unfortunately with this method. Women with high-risk scores then need to undergo amniocentesis (a needle draws off some of the fluid round baby with a small risk of miscarriage) or CVS (a piece of placenta is removed – can be done earlier than amnio but higher risk of miscarriage) to make a diagnosis. The combined test
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Our office is situated near Glengarry Private Hospital in Perth. We provide easy free parking. We're easily accessible from Joondalup, Hillarys, Stirling, Currambine, Ocean Reef, Beldon, Connolly, Edgewater, Wanneroo, Burns Beach, Sorrento, Padbury, Marmion, Watermans Bay, North Beach, Karrinyup, Gwelup, Carine, Balcatta, Westminster, Mirrabooka, Malaga, Hamersley, Koondoola, Girrawheen, Marangaroo, Greenwood, Warwick, Madeley, Darch, Wangara, Kallaroo, Craigie, Heathridge, Woodvale, Scarborough, Doubleview, Innaloo, Osbourne Park, Wembley Downs, Tuart Hill, Trigg, North Beach. The Western suburbs (Cottesloe, Claremont, City Beach, Floreat, Swanbourne) are all within easy reach.