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Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a gynaecologist

By MsG - 27 September 2016 4

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I’m looking for recommendations for the best gynaecologist in Canberra as I have several medical issues that will in all likelihood lead to me having a hysterectomy in the near future. Given that a hysterectomy is a significant operation, I want to be confident that the operation doesn’t lead to another set of medical issues (however I accept that there can be no guarantees). I don’t mind if the specialist is male or female, I just want the best in their field. I also have top private health cover, so where they operate is not an issue.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a gynaecologist
TinyTank 4:15 pm 27 Sep 16

I’ve been under the care of Dr Jakub Dreher (operates at Calvary Private- Bruce) for a few years and highly recommend him. He is polite, knowledgeable and honest but not pushy. For my own condition, I had surgery 2 years ago (which was complicated but Dr Dreher did an excellent job). He also made sure I understood my options re: a second lot of surgery, and has respected my decision not to pursue this for the foreseeable future.

My only complaint is with Calvary Private- I spent a few days recovering post-surgery on the maternity/Women’s ward and the hungry newborns and their snoring Dad’s were a little noisy 😛

sportsmum 2:08 pm 27 Sep 16

Steve Robson – John James Medical Centre. Nice man, former head of OB and Gyn at TCH. Knows his stuff.

TuggLife 12:50 pm 27 Sep 16

This is a good one to ask your GP – explain all the above to them, and ask who they would go and see if they needed to see one. What one person classes as a good specialist (good bedside manner, short waiting times) can be very different to someone else (low rate of complications, hospital admitting rights).

Raging Tempest 11:14 am 27 Sep 16

Omar Adham at Women’s Health on Strickland in Deakin; he did my hyster (laparoscopic) and did a fantastic job. Minimal pain, fast recovery. Operates out of John James.

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