Update from Dr Jason Chow about changes to maternity services at POWP during COVID

Dr Jason Chow would like to let all his pregnant patients know that the POW Private Hospital has updated their website to make it easier to navigate COVID-19 changes. Click on the picture below to head straight to the POWP Maternity website.  

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Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Know the signs, reduce the spread

The Department of Health has issued a health alert regarding the Novel-Coronavirus. WHRIA is open and is adhering to strict NSW health guidelines to prevent COVID-19 spread. Phone or video consults are preferred at this time. Everyone must practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading. If you feel well, you do not need to wear a mask.  (more…)

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Happy holidays from your WHRIA team!

We hope you had a happy an healthy 2019! Please note our office will be closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 000 or present to your nearest Emergency Department. We wish you and your families a happy and safe festive season.From the WHRIA team

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Robots helping surgeons to greater success

Congratulations to WHRIA's Dr Jason Chow (pictured) and Dr Karen Chan for being a part of this great achievement. Together they did the first robot hysterectomy, stage 4 endo resection, fibroid removal and pudendal nerve release surgery at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. (more…)

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Don’t stop your hormone therapy because of the recent publication

Many women have been frightened to take hormones, due to misinformation many years ago. The recent publication in the Lancet (29 August 2019) unfortunately does not provide any new information, as it includes results from old HRT that is no longer used. The risks stated in the paper are not applicable to current hormone therapies. Watch WHRIA's Prof John Eden on 9 NEWS comment on an observational study about menopausal hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer, recently published in the Lancet. Unfortunately it includes old treatment therapies no longer used. Watch John Eden talk about the latest treatments for menopause, courtesy of Westpac Women’s Health Week 2019, password Health. (more…)

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Welcome Fertility Specialist Dr Rachael Rodgers to WHRIA

Dr Rodgers is a specialist gynaecologist with sub-speciality training in fertility. She treats women with a wide range of fertility issues, including PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility and low ovarian reserve.Rachael has a special interest in the fertility preservation of women with cancer and is currently completing a PhD at the University of NSW in this topic. Rachael is able to offer a full range of fertility services and is consulting from our Bathurst Street rooms on Fridays.

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Welcome Dr Amanda Beech & Dr Lauren Kite to WHRIA

We are delighted to welcome Dr Amanda Beech, an Obstetric Medicine Physician and Endocrinologist, and Dr Lauren Kite, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, to our WHRIA team.Amanda has an interest in Women’s Health across all ages, including Medical Disorders of Pregnancy, reproductive endocrinology, menopause and osteoporosis, and the prevention of secondary fractures. Amanda can also see men for endocrine disorders such as gender dysphoria and bone and mineral diseases. Amanda consults on Fridays at Bathurst Street. Lauren has completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She is WHRIA’s Pain Medicine trainee and research fellow, under Professor Vancaillie at the Royal Hospital for Women well as the team at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Lauren can see women for gynaecology and pelvic pain appointments at Bathurst Street on Mondays. 

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Mood swings, hot flushes, terrible sleep…suffer no more, safe new treatments are available.

Do you suffer from poor sleep due to hot flushes? Panic attacks? Mood swings for no good reason? If you are going through or have passed menopause and are suffering, you are not alone. A large Australian survey found 400, 000 women are having severe menopausal symptoms, but only 1 in 8 are being treated when simple, effective treatment is available. Many women have been frightened to take hormones, due to misinformation many years ago.The 2016 Australian release of a safe, plant-based, easily absorbed HRT provides more options for women with menopausal symptoms. Watch this short video on Studio 10 TV by clicking here, where John Eden explains more about studies, treatment improvements and when to seek help.  (more…)

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Information about pain and health problems after prolapse surgery using mesh

If you are suffering mesh-related problems, or are considering mesh, you can read the latest Information Sheet for women who have had, or are considering having surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (scroll down to "Information sheet..."). If you would like to consult one of our doctors in relation to pain or problems after mesh surgery, please see the checklist below. (more…)

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Pain and health problems after prolapse surgery

Do you or someone you know have a transvaginal mesh implant? You can help us understand the extent and impact of mesh implants across Australia by completing the Health Issues Centre anonymous survey before May 26th 2017, to help inform the senate inquiry.  (more…)

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