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UroGynaecological Society of Australasia

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Patient Information

Welcome to Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) information page on all matters urogynaecology.

SEARCH FOR A UROGYNAECOLOGIST

Follow the link below to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstericans and Gynaecologists where you can locate a Urogynaecologist registered with this College - Search Here

 

PELVIC MESH INFORMATION

There has been a great deal of interest and comment about the use of mesh as part of the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. There is currently a Senate Inquiry into the Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters which is due to report its findings by 30 November 2017.

Bellow is a range of information relating to pelvic mesh including informaiton from UGSA, patient letters, and UGSA's submission to the Senate Inquiry.


HELP AFTER MESH SURGERY

Help for patients with problems after mesh surgery and this expertise is readily available in Australia so there is no need to travel overseas for treatment. Below we have listed contact details for large units with multiple different specialists – urogynaecologists, other surgeons, physiotherapists, psychologists and pain medicine specialists - available to deal with mesh problems. Research in this important area is also ongoing.

You can be referred by your specialist or general practitioner.  

  • Melbourne        
    Mercy Hospital for Women         03 8458 4500
    Monash Medical Centre             1300342 273
    Royal Women’s Hospital            03 8845 3144
    Melbourne Private Hospitals      03 9344 5099,  03 9347 9909
  • Sydney                
    Nepean                                            02 4734 1474, 02 4734 2000
    North Shore                                     02 9463 2377
    Royal Prince Alfred                          02 9515 4526, 0459 899 735
    St George                                        02 9113 2272, 02 9113 1588
    St Vincents Private                          02 8382 6966
    Westmead                                       02 9845 7668
  • Brisbane             
    Royal Brisbane & Wesley Urogynaecology       07 3646 6863
    Greenslopes, QEII, Pindara Hospitals               07 3876 7272
                                                                               07 3394 2131
  • Gold Coast         
    Gold Coast Hospital                               1300 744 284

  • Perth                    
    King Edward Memorial Hospital             08 9037 9316

  • Auckland            
    Middlemore Hospital                      09 276 0000
    Auckland City Hospital                   09 307 4949



PATIENT INFORMATION VIDEOS

Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor

Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

MID-URETHRAL SLING INFORMATION

Assessment of Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence Pathophysiology

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment

Managing Intaop & Post Op Complications
 

PATIENT INFORMATION SHEETS

These UGSA information sheets are intended to be used as a guide for information of general nature, having regard to general circumstances. 

Each sheet reflects information available at the time of its preparation, but its currency should be determined having regard to other available information. UGSA disclaims all liability to users of the information provided.

Urinary Stress Incontinence Information Sheets

Overactive Bladder Information Sheets

Vaginal Prolapse Information Sheets

OTHER RESOURCES

1 in 3 Women Who Have Ever Had a Baby Wet Themselves: 
download about pelvic floor muscle training here.

Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Care App:
download information here.