Dr Erika Hunter - Gynaecologist
Dr Hunter is a specialist Gynaecologist with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and additional fellowship in laparoscopic surgery.
Services and procedures provided by Dr Hunter include:
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
- Vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair
- Stress incontinence procedures
- Mesh complications and recurrence of prolapse
- Botox injections into the bladder
- Periurethral injections
- Instillation and hydrodistention for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
- Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
- Laparoscopic management of Mullerian anomalies including Vecchietti neovagina
- Vesicovaginal fistula repair
- Laparoscopic endometriosis management
- Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
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.
What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)?
FPMRS is a combination of Urology and Gynaecology or Urogynaecology and includes disorders of the bladder such as interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, Mullerian disorders and other complex benign pelvic floor and lower urinary tract disorders.
Gynaecologist, Urogynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon
Procedures / Treatments
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
If the uterus (womb) or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More
Bladder Sling Procedures
Sling procedures are common surgical operations to stop stress incontinence.… More
A person with urinary incontinence is unable to control the release of urine from their bladder.… More
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb).… More
Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pouch in the ovary. In most cases, the cyst grows as a result of ovulation (when the egg is released from the ovary), and it will usually shrink over time.… More
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause you to have a variety of symptoms, including no periods or irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face and body, acne (pimples) and increased bodyweight.… More
Menstruation is the medical name for your monthly period. This is when blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb) is shed through the vagina and out of the body.… More
The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More
The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Many women experience feelings of tension, anger, fatigue and depression just before and during the first days of their menstrual period.… More
A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More
The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More
Menopause is also called the “change of life” and is the time when your periods will become irregular and stop.… More
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is when female hormones (oestrogen by itself or with progesterone) are given to a woman during or after menopause when the production of oestrogen by the ovaries declines.… More
An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… More
Hysteroscopy and Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)
This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a hysteroscope (small lighted mini telescope) is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix so the specialist can see the inside of the uterus.… More
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This page was last updated at 2:31PM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Erika Hunter - Gynaecologist.