GYNAECOLOGY CENTRES AUSTRALIA (GCA)
Gynaecology Centres Australia (GCA) speciliases in pregnancy termination, reproductive health care, gynaecologic care, and men’s health care. They began providing first trimester pregnancy termination services in 1998. In addition, their clinics are strategically located in urban and rural areas so that women will be given better access to such procedure. The goal of CGA is to deliver safe abortion procedures that are within the law. In addition, they aim to provide widely accessible contraceptive solutions.
Before any procedure, their team of professionals will evaluate the condition of the patient and discuss the surgery that he/she will go through. GCA centres across the country are also capable of performing pap smears, breast examinations, osteoporosis screening, and vasectomy in men. To ensure that the patients are in safe hands, health professionals in GCA clincs are members of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the International Federation of Professional Abortion & Contraception Associates, and the National Abortion Federation.
Women who choose to terminate their pregnancy can do so in any of GCA centres near them. There are two ways in an abortion procedure: surgical termination and medical termination. Surgical termination is the most common procedure, and takes only 10 minutes at most. Those who are keen to discuss abortion and its cost can do so by calling them at 9585.9599. GCA clinics also offer miscarriage treatment services and pregnancy counselling.
GCA clinics provide reproductive health services, which include contraception, fertility advice and sterilisation. Contraception methods for women range from IUDs, pills and tubal sterilisation. If you want a permanent and long-term family planning method, you can opt for tubal sterilisation. Couples should thoroughly discuss before undergoing tubal sterilisation and ensure that they don’t want to get pregnant anymore in the future.
The most common method of tubal sterilisation is laparoscopic sterilisation. In here, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Doctors from GCA will block the Fallopian tube by inserting a laparoscope to close off the tubes. Just like vasectomy, laparoscopic sterilisation can be reversed. However, there is only a 50-50 chance that a woman will still get pregnant after the reversal.
A typical vasectomy procedure only takes at least an hour, including the consultation and actual procedure. But if you want to be totally sedated, you will be with the clinic for two hours, or until the sedatives waned. After the procedure, GCA highly advises the patients to take a rest for the day. Physical work should resume one week after the surgery, while those with sedentary work can return to work after one day.
GCA does not require its patients for a doctor referral. That said, it is recommended that they develop a good rapport with their GPs to discuss the pros and cons of vasectomy. You can know more about vasectomy by downloading their brochure on GCA’s website.
THE UROLOGY PRACTICE
(02) 8046 8000
The practice offers a full complement of urological cancer treatment options including open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, cyrotherapy, radiation, chemotherapy and brachytherapy. Dr Dominic Lee is a highly experienced Australian-trained Urologist who has trained at some of the World’s busiest international urolgoical institutions. He is one of only a few sugeons in Australia who is trained in both minimmally invasive and robotic cancer surgery, as well as reconstructive female urological surgery. Dr Lee also specialises in cosmetic mens’ surgery.
Areas of expertise:
Complex robotic and laparoscopic cancer surgery (prostate, kidney, bladder)
Kidney stone removal
Female reconstructive surgery (pelvic floor, urinary tract, vaginal prolapse)
Penile curvature corrective surgery
Testicular prosthesis surgery
Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful sex)
Incontinence and voiding dysfunction
Circumcision (12+ years old only)
DR CLEMENT TSANG
Dr Clement Tsang is a consultant surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney and conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic or keyhole surgery. Dr Clement Tsang specialises in the field of gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) and bariatric (weight reduction or weight loss) surgery. Currently Dr Tsangs consulting rooms are at Keyhole Surgery centre Macquarie street Sydney, Waratah Private Hospital Hurstville and compbelltown Private Hospital. He current perform operations at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Luke’s Private Hospital, Waratah Private Hurstville and Campbelltown Private Hospital.
Services he offer:
Weight Loss Surgery
Open Surgery (Excision of Skin Lesions, Haemorrhoidectomy, Vasectomy)
DR. PAUL COZZI (UROLOGICAL SURGEON)
1300 372 699
Associate Professor Cozzi and his carefully selected team of 6 staff members, including 2 specialist urology nurses, offer a combined experience of almost 75 years of providing exceptional health care. Dr Cozzi has leveraged his considerable training and experience of more than 25 years as a Doctor to position his practice to offer timely, personalised, courteous and compassionate access to the very best in Urological care.
Minimal Invasive Surgery
Nephrectomy & Cryotherapy
Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
(02) 8039 4548
Dr John Ozmen is an Australian-trained consultant general surgeon with accredited sub-specialty training in upper-GI and bariatric surgery. Dr Ozmen has performed over 3,000 surgical cases laparoscopically (key hole surgery), with over 1,000 of them being bariatric procedures (including lap band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revisional procedures).
Areas of expertise:
Weight Loss Procedures
-Gastric band (insertion and reversal)
-Gastric Sleeve (tube gastrectomy)
-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Weight loss revision surgery
-Apronectomy and skin reduction surgery
Upper & Lower Gastric Procedures
-Gastrointestinal surgery (including haemorrhoid surgery)
-Acid reflux (GORD) surgery
-Gastrointestinal cancer surgery
-Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy)
General Surgery Procedures
-Gallbladder (stones, cholecystecomy)
-Division of adhesions
-Skin cancer and minor flap surgery
-Ingrown toenail surgery
-Pilonidal sinus surgery
-Scar revision surgery