Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Pap Smear, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Urinary, Obstetrics, Medico Legal Witness

Professor Mike O'Connor AM performs surgical operations for gynaecological patients at

  • St George Private Hospital, Kogarah
  • St George Public Hospital, Kogarah

You may be referred because of an abnormal smear, menstrual problems, pelvic pain, infertility, contraceptive issues, endometriosis, menopause problems, pelvic tumours, vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence to name but a few. Many office gynaecology procedures can be performed at Dr O'Connor's Kogarah surgery.

  • Colposcopy: this is a telescopic examination of the cervix to investigate an abnormal Pap smear. It is done in the surgery and takes 10 minutes. It may require a biopsy of the abnormal area on the cervix.
  • LEEP significant abnormalities on the cervix may require removal with a wire loop using local anaesthesia in the surgery. It takes 20 minutes.
  • Ultrasound. Pelvic tumours may require identification. An ultrasound can be performed in the surgery. Further investigation may require a laparoscopy in hospital.
  • Urodynamics. Urinary incontinence is usually because of a weak valve or an overactive bladder or both. This is investigated by pressure studies on the bladder and we perform those tests ourselves in the rooms. Weak valvular problems may require physiotherapy or surgery. Overactive bladders are treated with medication.
  • Hormonal implants
  • Vulval biopsies
  • Endometrial biopsies
  • Cryotherapy
  • Infertility may require investigation to determine problems such as poor sperm production or function, difficulties with ovulation or blocked Fallopian tubes.
  • Endometriosis can be a cause of painful periods, painful intercourse, abnormal bleeding and infertility. Laparoscopy in hospital may be required.
  • Menopause can be a troublesome period which may be brief or protracted. Natural and synthetic hormone therapy may be required.
  • Prolapse of the uterus or vagina is like a hernia. It may require physiotherapy, a ring pessary or surgical correction.
  • Contraception options include oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, vaginal rings, diaphragms, implants, long term injections or sterilisation (male or female).

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