Gynaecology

What is gynecology?

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Gynecology is medical care that deals with women’s and girls’ reproductive system. Gynecology is about keeping them healthy as well as treating medical conditions and illnesses having to do with the reproductive system. An obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in women’s health care. Choices also has “mid-level providers,” Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who also provide gynecological care.

 

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What does a gynecologist do?

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Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in the medical care of women, especially concerning female reproductive organs. They deal with issues such as pregnancy, menstruation, childbirth, hormone disorders, fertility disorders, etc. Mostly, gynecologists perform a pap smear test, using an instrument called a speculum, to detect any abnormalities in the reproductive system.

What is the difference between gynecology and obstetrics?

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While gynecology deals with the medical care of women’s health issues, obstetrics is related to care during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediate post-delivery. An obstetrician performs the delivery of babies via vaginal birth and caesarean section. Gynecologist does the treatment of issues related to reproductive organs like vaginal or uterine infections, infertility issues, etc.

Obstetrician gynecologist, also referred to as OB/GYN or OB-GYN specializes both in obstetrics and gynecology. An OB GYN is a doctor who has expertise in both, treating diseases related to the female reproductive system and delivering babies. They are trained surgeons and perform a wide range of procedures, including removing cysts and fibroids, caesarean sections, surgery to repair injuries in pelvic organs, and many more. Regular ultrasounds, pap smear tests, infertility treatments, treating urinary issues, etc. are also performed by an OB/GYN.

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Do gynecologists perform surgery?

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Yes, gynecologists do perform various surgeries. Some of the common gynecologic surgeries are:

There are also other procedures performed by gynecologists to help them look inside the urinary tract and uterus to check for any abnormalities.

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General Gynaecology

Contraception (oral contraceptives, implants, Mirena insertion).

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to treat fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polyps.

Fibroids

Laparoscopic removal of fibroids, hysteroscopic removal of fibroids using Myosure.

Infertility

Treatment of PCOS, Endometriosis, fibroids, ovulation induction.

Menopause

Management of menopause, sexual dysfunction, pelvic floor disorders like prolapse and Incontinence.

Pelvic Pain Management

Advanced laparoscopy for treatment of endometriosis, comprehensive pelvic floor management using dietary, pain control and pelvic floor relaxation strategies in a multidisciplinary environment.

Why Choose Lotus Medics

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Dr Sachin Kotasthane is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has been part of the medical community in Orange since 2013.

After training in the UK in a variety of specialised skills like Advanced laparoscopy, Urogynaecology, Pelvic ultrasound and Menopause management, and working as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Glasgow, he emigrated to Orange with his young family to settle in the Australian countryside. His passion and zeal for introducing all the latest technology and treatments available to women in large cities led him to pioneer the following treatments in Orange.

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Our Locations

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Lotus Medics is a modern, and forward-thinking practice that specialises in providing health services to women. Our services focus on overall wellness using approaches like holistic pregnancy. Parkes, Orange and Bathurst residents can visit us at any of these locations. Please note that whilst antenatal and postnatal care and delivery planning are offered at Bathurst, Orange and Parkes, all deliveries are undertaken at Orange Hospital.
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Orange

Bloomfield Medical Campus, Level 2/1521 Forest Rd, Orange NSW 2800

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Bathurst

Bathurst Specialist Centre, Building 1470, Panorama Ave, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW 2795

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Parkes

Ochre Health Medical Centre 335 Clarinda St, Parkes NSW 2870

Frequently Asked Questions

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Obstetrician gynecologist, also referred to as OB/GYN or OB-GYN specializes both in obstetrics and gynecology. An OB GYN is a doctor who has expertise in both, treating diseases related to the female reproductive system and delivering babies. They are trained surgeons and perform a wide range of procedures, including removing cysts and fibroids, caesarean sections, surgery to repair injuries in pelvic organs, and many more. Regular ultrasounds, pap smear tests, infertility treatments, treating urinary issues, etc. are also performed by an OB/GYN.
Babies are delivered by OB or by OB/GYN along with their care team.
Ideally, girls should schedule their first visit to a gynecologist between the ages of 13-15 years. It might just be a general talk with the doctor and know what to expect from your future visits. It is advisable to visit gynecologists annually for the check-up and at any other time when there is a concerning issue.

Few things which you should not do prior to your appointment with the gynecologist are:

  • Don’t use contraceptive gels as it might undesirably affect the results of the tests.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse the night before.
  • Avoid self-diagnosis and self-treating, however small you think the issue might be.
  • Don’t schedule your appointment during your mensural cycle; however, this is entirely on case to case basis.
  • Avoid pelvic grooming just before your appointment.
  • It’s natural to feel nervous, but try to be at ease and feel comfortable.
  • Prepare the questions you would like to ask.
  • Gather medical information about your family.
  • Don’t be embarrassed to discuss your personal information.

It is best not to shy away, be truthful, and completely honest with your gynecologist.

The first visit might only be a conversation between you and the doctor. This will also set a schedule for your future visits and advice from the doctor to stay healthy and take any precautions if needed. The doctor can ask you numerous questions regarding your health and medical issues to understand your case better. In some cases, few tests are also done on the first visit.

Yes. There are times when men pay a visit to gynecologists for their fertility problems, seek treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections or matters concerning their sexual health.

However, Urologists are the doctors who specialize in men’s sexual and reproductive health. They also diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women.

There is no right or wrong time, but ideally, you should make your first appointment with your OB/GYN between 6-12 weeks of your pregnancy. However, your doctor will guide you on when you should visit, depending on your health conditions. Some of the factors which might increase your number of visits to your OB/GYN are:

  • Being over 35 years of age
  • Having any pre-existing health condition
  • Feeling pelvic pain or vaginal bleeding
  • Signs of preterm labor

Book an Appointment With Us Today

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To schedule an appointment with Lotus Medics today, you have two choices – call us or book online.

We are proud to offer you the convenience of 24 hr booking flexibility – you can book online when it suits you and be guaranteed an appointment at Lotus Medics.
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