Our highly trained and experienced surgeons specialise in treating a comprehensive range of gynaecological cancers, benign gynaecological conditions and abnormal pap smears.
We understand that if you’ve been referred to one of our specialists, you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even scared. No matter what issue brings you to our practice, you can be assured that you’ll be treated with kindness and understanding from every member of our team.
What you can expect at your consultation
We engage with you as a person, not a condition. At each consultation, we’ll explain everything fully, ensuring you’re completely informed of the diagnosis, treatment options and our recommendations for ongoing care and management. We’ll always take the time to answer any questions and discuss any concerns you may have. If surgery is required, our specialists aim to use minimally invasive techniques where possible. Surgical approaches may include laparoscopic, robotic or open procedures.
Our team collaborates extensively with international gynaecological oncology centres and local agencies including the Queensland Centre for Gynaeoncological Cancer (QCGC), Translational Research Institute (TRI), QMIR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Queensland University of Technology. This close collaboration ensures our group remains active in research and clinical trials aimed at improving the current and future care of patients with gynaecological cancers. Our specialists will keep you informed of any suitable trials or research.
Conditions we treat
Also called uterine cancer, this is one of the most common forms of gynaecological cancers diagnosed in Australian women. This condition develops and grows in the lining of the uterus. In the vast majority of cases, it can be treated with minimally invasive surgery, and if further treatment is required this may involve chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Ovarian/fallopian tube cancer
The GYON specialists will treat ovarian cancer collaboratively with medical oncologists to determine the best course of treatment. Depending on the diagnosis and spread, this may include surgery followed by chemotherapy, or surgery between cycles of chemotherapy (interval cytoreductive surgery). We provide the latest treatments for ovarian cancer, including the use of heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and peritonectomy.
There are various stages and types of cervical cancer, ranging from very early to advanced. Based on your individual diagnosis and stage of your cancer, the treatment may include surgery or radiation therapy. Staging the cancer accurately is an essential part of tailoring your treatment to optimise outcomes. The GYON team is highly skilled at managing all types and stages of cervical cancer.
Vulvar cancer is an uncommon malignancy with the risk increased by skin conditions such as lichen sclerosis or persistent infection with HPV. It can sometimes spread to the lymph nodes in the groin, so accurate diagnosis and an individualised treatment plan is vital. Vaginal cancer is very rare but can be very aggressive, requiring highly individualised care.
Borderline tumours of the ovary
This condition is a relatively common ovarian tumour that should be regarded as pre-cancerous. Surgery is a highly effective treatment option for borderline tumours. All care will be individualised to your needs, including the requirement for fertility preservation.
Risk reduction surgery
Our specialists provide comprehensive advice and counselling to patients who have an inherited risk of developing a gynaecological cancer. This tailored advice will include information about the level of cancer risk, and how to reduce that risk, including through surgical options.
Pre-cancers of the gynaecological tract
Abnormal cells can develop on the cervix, vagina or vulva. The GYON specialists are highly skilled at diagnosing and managing any pre-cancerous cells and are often consulted by other gynaecologists to provide second opinions on this condition.
Benign gynaecological conditions
We treat a range of benign gynaecological conditions including ovarian cysts, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding requiring hysterectomy, and fibroid uterus. As advanced gynaecological surgeons, we can perform more complex pelvic and abdominal surgery, and we are often consulted by other gynaecologists to provide second opinions on these conditions.