CFC offers a comprehensive range of Gynaecology Services for patients including the following:
Treatment of Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgeries are performed at Cairns Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital.
Procedures available at Cairns Central Day Hospital:
DILATATION & CURETTAGE
D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a miscarriage or as a diagnostic procedure. Dilation means to open up the cervix; curettage means to remove the contents of the uterus.
An endometrial biopsy is a procedure where a small sample of tissue is taken from the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and sent to pathology to be examined under the microscope for tissue changes. This procedure can be performed as a diagnostic test for women that present with heavy bleeding or pelvic pain or it can be performed in the cycle prior to fertility treatment to help aid embryo implantation.
INSERTION OF ZOLADEX
Zoladex is an injection that is used for the treatment of endometriosis. Some women will require treatment with Zoladex following surgery to help improve their chances of conceiving. A course of Zoladex is generally prescribed for up to 6 months prior to embarking on an IVF treatment cycle. During this time you may also be prescribed an oral medication called Provera (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) to help further suppress your endometriosis, decrease the side-effects (similar to menopause) and prepare your body for treatment.
For appointments and more information please contact:
Cairns Fertility Centre
4th Floor, 58-60 McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 487
Phone: 07 4040 6888
Fax: 07 4041 1646