Oxford Clinic Women's Health is where the city's most highly respected gynaecologists and obstetricians share both consulting rooms and expertise.
A centre of excellence in reproductive and fetal medicine, we aim to offer the highest standard of care and to make patients and their families feel comfortable and secure in our care. The centre offers a high standard of general gynaecology as well as gynaecological oncology and advanced gynaecological endoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Our O & G Consultants are:
- Dr Janene Brown
- Mr Richard Dover
- Mr Michael East
- Mr Simon Jones
- Mr Michael Laney
- Mr Benjamin Sharp
- Mr John Short
Oncoplastic Breast & General Surgery:
We run several gynaecology-related clinics:
Menopause and Mid-Life Women's Centre
- Dr Catherine Conway, Endocrinologist
- Dr Catherine Black, General Practitioner with a special interest in menopausal medicine
Within the Centre a full range of obstetric care services are available. These include:
- Pre-pregnancy counselling
- Antenatal consultation
- Antenatal cytogenetic diagnostic expertise
- Intrapartum (delivery) care
- Postnatal consultation
Our team approach in this highly specialised clinical practice ensures better results for our patients. By sharing our knowledge, we have developed new techniques and new operating procedures to assist our patients to recover more quickly. Similarly, a commitment to cooperative research ensures academic contribution continues internationally.
One of our strengths is the ability to see urgent cases without delay. Our emergency gynaecological and obstetric consultation service is just a phone call away.
In addition to our rooms at 151 Leinster Road we have the following satellite services. For all appointments please phone (03) 379 0555 or fax (03) 379 5299:
What is Obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and delivery, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician (doctor who is specialised in obstetrics). In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.
What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women. This generally includes the female reproductive organs and genitalia. The reproductive organs consist of the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby will grow if the egg is fertilised during sexual intercourse, the cervix (opening of the uterus) and the vagina.
Many gynaecological investigations are performed by laparoscopy. This is a procedure to view the inside of the abdomen (stomach) through a specially lit type of mini telescope (laparoscope) that is inserted through a small cut in the abdomen. The laparoscope also contains a small camera that sends pictures to a screen that the doctor can watch.
Sometimes surgical procedures (keyhole surgery) can be performed at the same time. A laparoscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep).