At Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group, we support you in all aspects of women’s health: from your (daughter’s) first period to dealing with the challenges of menopause and with all physical and emotional women’s health issues in between.
- A dedicated women’s health clinic in Joondalup: Women’s health GPs, gynaecologists, obstetricians and allied health professionals with a focus on women’s health, all under one roof.
- Discover our gynaecological services: from first periods to menopause and here to help with every women’s health condition in between.
Private gynaecologists in Joondalup
Women’s health in the northern suburbs
Women in the northern suburbs no longer have to drive into the city to find a dedicated women’s health clinic.
Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group offer gynaecology services conveniently located in Joondalup, just 30 km north of Perth.
Our services go beyond gynaecology and obstetrics. We work with a range of allied health professionals to support women across all aspects of women’s health. Not just on the physical and medical side of things, but also when you are looking for emotional support as your body evolves and changes in different stages of your life.
Women’s health GPs at JOGG
We work with a team of women’s health GPs because we believe it’s important to shorten the wait time between your GP referral and your consultation with your gynaecologist.
Quite often, the GP consultation confirms that you don’t actually need to see a specialist, and if that is the case, our women’s health GP can assist you instead of referring you.
Here’s a list of common women’s health issues that can be treated by a women’s health GP:
- Pap smears (now called cervical screening tests)
- Contraceptive advice and sexual health issues
- Breast care
- Menstrual concerns
- Menopause management
- Continence concerns
The main benefits of seeing our women’s health GPs are the low waiting times. And because they are GPs, you don’t need a referral to see them. And if you would present with a more complex issue, then you are in the right hands to be referred in-house, to one of our gynaecologists.
Allied health services
At Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group we also work with a team of allied health professionals. If you need to see a women’s health physiotherapist or a psychologist specialising in women’s health issues, then you can count on us to help you organise your next steps in the most effective way. Call our practice to make an appointment.
Services at Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group
List of gynaecology services
For some conditions or issues, it is best that your consultation is with one of our gynaecologists. Here’s a list of conditions and treatments that are typically managed by a gynaecologist.
If this pain interferes with your daily activities, we recommend seeing one of our gynaecologists here at Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group. Make an appointment here.
Colposcopy and management of abnormal pap smear
Usually, you have a pap smear test first, and only when abnormalities have been detected, you will have a colposcopy.
Colposcopy is used to find cancerous cells or precancerous cells in the cervix, vagina or vulva. LLETZ is the most common treatment to remove cervical cell changes. If you want to know more about this procedure, please check our page on Colposcopy here.
It’s important to talk about your options with our women’s health GPs or gynaecologists as the choices you make today may have an impact later in your life.
About one in ten women get endometriosis and on average it takes 6 years before this condition is diagnosed. That’s because it takes laparoscopic surgery to know for sure that your pain is caused by endometriosis. The good news is that if it is confirmed as endometriosis, the tissue can be removed by vapourising or excising it straight away during the diagnostic procedure, which means you avoid an additional surgical procedure.
You may never know it and have absolutely no symptoms, but about 20 to 30% of women may experience heavy periods, back pain and pelvic pain. Fibroids may also be linked to fertility problems, and that is why it is important to seek treatment. Hysteroscopy is a procedure to remove fibroids through the cervix into the uterus.
Here at Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group we will guide you through every step, from diagnosis to management and treatment. Call us to make an appointment if you do experience symptoms.
Hysterectomy (laparoscopic, vaginal)
At Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group we perform laparoscopic hysterectomies and vaginal hysterectomies. We have a dedicated hysterectomy page on this topic which we encourage you to read through if this procedure has been mentioned to you as a recommended treatment pathway.
Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery is minimally invasive surgery and it’s often used to treat endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, or infertility issues.
The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, reduced libido and vaginal dryness.
If your menopause symptoms disrupt your normal day-to-day activities, we recommend making an appointment with one of our gynaecologists.
With the most common type, primary dysmenorrhoea, there is no underlying condition causing the period pain. Usually, this type of pain can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers or the oral contraceptive pill.
The other type of period pain is secondary dysmenorrhoea and this type of pain is caused by an underlying condition, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or fibroids.
Painful periods that impact your day-to-day activities are not normal. It’s important to seek help and our gynaecologists at Joondalup Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group are here to help manage your pain, seek the cause of the period pain and treat it accordingly.
However, some ovarian cysts can rupture and cause heavy bleeding. It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you have severe abdominal pain with fever, vomiting, faintness and rapid breathing.
The most common symptoms of PCOS are:
- Irregular or missed periods
- Increased unwanted hair growth
- Weight gain
To treat PCOS we may simply recommend making some diet and lifestyle changes or we may prescribe medications to cause ovulation. The types of treatment will depend on whether or not you want to become pregnant.
There is a whole range of conditions that may have an impact on your bladder, and it’s essential to understand what causes your discomfort. Treatment will be determined based on your specific situation.