Gynaecology

Dr Joseph Sgroi is a skilled and experienced gynaecologist who provides care for various symptoms and gynaecological conditions. From simple, in-office procedures, such as cervical screening tests, to more in-depth outpatient treatments like a hysteroscopy or other treatments in gynaecology, Melbourne turns to an accredited and well-versed expert like Dr Joe to ensure complete care.

The gynaecological services offered by Dr Joseph include the management of the following conditions:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal cervical screening tests
  • Menstrual disorders, including excessive or irregular bleeding
  • Contraception/Sexual difficulties
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Pre/post-pregnancy counselling
  • Infections
  • And more​​

Read on to learn more about Dr Joseph and his holistic medical care, tailored to support women through all stages of life.

When should you see a gynaecologist for the first time?

While all situations and needs are unique, we recommend that young women first see a their GP between the ages of 13 and 15. This first appointment can include a regular health exam and a chat about what should be expected as part of the female development process.

If necessary a referral can then be made to see Dr Joseph who is an experienced gynaecologist and women’s health practitioner.

Establishing a relationship with a women’s health practitioner, whether a GP or obstetrician and gynaecologist, is a great way to develop a relationship with the to ensure young women feel comfortable sharing personal information in the future. This is particularly important for young women who have been or are planning to be sexually active or experiencing problems with their period.

How do I prepare for a gynaecologist appointment?

Before you schedule your gynaecologist appointment, the first step is understanding why you’re going to in the first place. Be prepared with any questions or have notes to review all of your concerns during the appointment. Dr Joseph will spend whatever time is necessary with you to discuss your concerns and ensure you complete peace of mind.

Preparing yourself beforehand can also be of benefit, and we recommend considering the following:

  • During your appointment, we will note your height, weight, and blood pressure and may perform a pelvic exam or cervical screening test (formerly known as a Pap Test or Papsmear).
  • During a Cervical Screening Test, the lower part of your uterus, or cervix, will be swabbed to collect a sample of cervical cells for testing to check for any abnormalities.
  • A pelvic exam if required or pelvic ultrasound, determines if your uterus and ovaries are healthy, and we will walk you through the procedure to ensure you are completely comfortable.
  • You can ask for recommendations and prescriptions for birth control, and we will ask questions about your lifestyle and medical history, along with any preference you may have regarding various birth control options.

 

It is important that you do not worry about appearances such as pubic hair, labia length, or any other aspects of your body during your appointment. It is normal to feel self-conscious, and many personal questions will be asked regarding your period and sex life, but Dr Joseph creates a safe, comfortable environment that puts your health as the primary focus. If you wish a chaperone this can be arranged with one of Dr Joseph’s nurses on hand to make you feel comfortable and secure.

Choosing Dr Joseph Sgroi as your gynaecologist

Dr Joseph Sgroi is a highly experienced private obstetrician, gynaecologist and IVF fertility specialist. He offers holistic medical care to support the health and well-being of women in every stage of their lives, particularly during challenging periods such as pregnancy, childbirth, and fertility.

Dr Joseph is an expert in obstetrics, gynaecology, IVF, and male and female infertility, and along with his team, always offers the best care and support for women of all ages.

Choosing Dr Joseph Sgroi as your gynaecologist provides you with a safe, experienced and skilled team that continually works to improve your situation via compassionate and caring support inclusive of both emotional and medical factors.

Whether it is your first gynaecological appointment or you are looking for a new gynaecologist you can trust, book an appointment for an assessment with confidence at Dr Joseph’s gynaecology clinic Melbourne today.

Frequently asked questions

What are the common gynaecological surgeries?

Some more common gynaecological procedures include cervical cryosurgery, hysteroscopy, pelvic laparoscopy, and colposcopy. These procedures focus on understanding more about the condition of the uterus, cervix, and vagina, often to take samples for a biopsy or treat certain conditions. Dr Joseph will determine which of these you may require, if any, after a full assessment.

Do you need a referral for a gynaecologist?

Yes, an appointment with a gynaecologist or obstetrician will usually require a referral from your GP. However, you can call our team anytime if this is not possible or for further clarification based on your situation.

Why would I be referred to a gynaecologist?

A gynaecologist referral is often done if there may be concerns about specific symptoms such as abnormal bleeding from the uterus or pelvic, vulvar, and vaginal pain. Gynaecologist referrals are often required for fertility, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause issues.

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If you would like to book a consultation with Dr Joe please call (03) 9416 1586 and his reception team will do their best to assist you.

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