The gynaecologists at Murdoch Gynaecology Clinic offer a comprehensive range of gynaecological services.
Please note we do not offer Obstetrics, nor Fertility Services.
Your GP may refer you for investigation of an abnormal cervical screening test. Our gynaecologists then examine the cervix carefully with a microscope to determine whether further treatment is necessary. We will keep you comfortable and fully informed throughout the testing.
An intrauterine device (IUD) may be used to treat a range of gynaecological conditions. IUDs can be fitted in the rooms. In some patients it may be more appropriate for this to be performed under general anaesthesia.
For women with abnormal bleeding, a sampling of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) is often indicated. For many women we are able to undertake this in the rooms at Murdoch Gynaecology Clinic with a Pipelle sampler, avoiding the need for hospital admission and general anaesthesia.
Up to 70% of women have at least one uterine fibroid. Often no treatment is needed. Some women will experience symptoms such as bleeding or pelvic pressure that warrant further treatment. We can explore the full range of treatment options with you - from medications, to uterine artery embolisation, MRgFUS, or surgery such as myomectomy (removal of fibroids).
Abnormal menstrual bleeding
Heavy, irregular or painful periods affect many women. Treatment options available range from simple tablets and hormonal options through to surgery such as a NovaSure endometrial ablation. A pelvic ultrasound is usually indicated to check for structural causes of abnormal bleeding, such as polyps or fibroids. Depending on the findings we will guide you through the treatment options most suitable for you.
This is a minimally invasive surgical option for heavy periods with an excellent success rate. For many women this is an alternative to a hysterectomy. It is only suitable for women who have completed their family. Our doctors use the NovaSure Endometrial Ablation device, with high rates of efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction.
Many gynaecological conditions can be treated with laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. This minimally invasive option offers shorter recovery compared with open surgery. The gynaecologists at Murdoch Gynaecology Clinic are experienced laparoscopic surgeons and can offer laparoscopic treatment for ovarian cysts, endometriosis and pelvic pain as well as performing laparoscopic hysterectomies.
Approximately 50% of women who have given birth will experience symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime. Initial management involves women's health physiotherapy and addressing underlying causes.
If this is not sufficient to relieve your symptoms we can offer fitting of a vaginal support pessaries to improve your symptoms.
10-20% of women in WA will ultimately opt for surgical correction of prolapse. The gynaecologists at Murdoch Gynaecology Clinic are happy to offer surgery after appropriate counselling.
Involuntary loss of urine affects at least 10% of women. Management may include physiotherapy, reducing bladder irritants and a trial of medication. In women with urinary stress incontinence we can offer a minimally invasive surgery (TVT or suburethral sling / "bladder sling") to cure or improve your bladder leakage.
Urodynamic testing is the gold standard in investigating bladder dysfunction. It is often indicated prior to embarking on surgery for stress incontinence.
Dr Penrose is able to offer Urodynamics as a day procedure in the Endoscopy Suite at SJOG Murdoch. We will ensure you are comfortable and informed throughout the procedure.