Pearl obstetrics | gynaecology


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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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Having a baby with a specialist obstetrician with PEARL obstetrics gynaecology at Glengarry hospital

PEARL obstetrics gynaecology maternity & obstetric care Dr Mark Sillender is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a strong interest and extensive experience in the management of both uncomplicated and complicated pregnancy. We strive to offer friendly, accessible maternity care that is responsive to all your needs. Location We are located at Attadale Private Hospital, a friendly small hospital by the banks of the River Swan. We’re conveniently located for any
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Bleeding after the menopause (PMB)

PMB – Why is bleeding after the menopause important? Bleeding after the menopause (post-menopausal bleeding or PMB) almost always needs to be investigated, as it may sometimes be a sign of cancer. In most cases cancer can be ruled out after tests. If it is cancer, detecting it early can often result in good prospects for a cure.   What causes PMB? In 90% of cases there won’t be a serious cause. The common causes are: Atrophic vaginitis - which is when the vagina b
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