Clinical Professor Thierry Vancaillie

Clinical Professor Thierry Vancaillie

Gynaecologist & Pain Medicine Specialist

  • Clinical Professor in Gynaecology of the UNSW
  • MD
  • VMO at Royal Hospital for Women

Professor Thierry Vancaillie is a gynaecologist and pain specialist, renowned for his role in developing minimally invasive procedures, including hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. His expertise also includes endometriosis treatment and incontinence. Notably, his work with the physics and application of electrosurgery in surgical approaches has set benchmarks for international standards.

After studying medicine in Namur, Belgium from 1973-1976 then Leuven, Belgium 1976-1980, Professor Vancaillie went on to complete his obstetrics and gynaecology specialist training in Bremen, Germany in 1985. He is a fellow of the RANZCOG, as well as fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA).
Professor Vancaillie has maintained an interest in investigating and treating chronic pelvic pain since 1981. Today his main interests are in advanced surgical and medical technology to improve the care of patients with benign gynaecological conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic and perineal pain and pelvic floor relaxation.  He also has interest in the development of pudendal nerve entrapment treatment and reconstructive surgery, including tubal re-anastomosis, other fertility related procedures and Asherman’s syndrome treatment.

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