What is a Urogynaecologist?

A Urogynaecologist is a Gynaecologist who has had extensive training in the management of women with a wide range of bladder problems including urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction such as vaginal prolapse.

Urogynaecologists undertake an additional 3 year training program after becoming Gynaecologists. They undergo additional examinations in order to be certified in their field. They develop experience in different medical and surgical techniques to assist women with urogynaecological problems. Apart from treating women, Urogynaecologists are often involved in teaching Gynaecologists, giving lectures, and coordinating research.

Do I need a referral to see a Urogynaecologist?

Yes. Your general practitioner will need to provide this.

What is a Nurse Continence Advisor?

The Nurse Continence Advisor contributes significantly to the resolution of incontinence, by providing assessment and treatment of patients suffering urinary and faecal incontinence. Incontinence is often denied the status of an illness, yet it can prevent patient admission to tertiary nursing facilities, prolong hospitalisation and cause undue cost to the patient and their family if treated ineffectively. Patients suffering incontinence often wait years before seeking treatment due to embarrassment.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment with the Continence Advisor?

Yes, you will be posted a bladder and/or bowel diary to complete prior to your appointment. It is a good idea to have a list of your medications and also any continence aids you may already be using.

How can I make an appointment to see Professor Kate Moore?

There are two ways to make an appointment to receive care from Prof Moore and you will need a GP referral to be faxed to the Unit.

Firstly, she is in the Pelvic Floor Unit every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, seeing patients with her team of gynaecologists and nurses.

Although it is not possible to guarantee that you would see Prof Moore at a certain visit, you will definitely see her during your treatment in the Unit.

Secondly, to see Prof Moore privately in her private rooms, see “Contact Us”. Fees apply. She only consults privately on Thursday afternoons ,alternate Friday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. When phoning the private consulting area, you will be asked questions about the nature of your complaint. This is to establish whether your problem is incontinence or gynaecology. If your problem is incontinence (or a combination of incontinence and gynaecology) you will be given a choice of an appointment location. Bookings for Prof Moore’s Pelvic Floor Unit Clinics are covered by Medicare and you can be seen on Prof Moore’s Clinic days as above.

Does Professor Moore see patients privately?

Yes. These appointments are limited. In some cases (eg. frail, elderly), it is better to make an appointment in the Pelvic Floor Unit where there are nurses to assist (particularly as the building where Prof Moore sees patients privately is located on the first floor and patients may have to negotiate stairs). For appointments, call 02 9113 3397. Fees apply.

Where does Professor Moore operate?

St George Public Hospital and St George Private Hospital.

How can I make an appointment to see Dr Emmanuel Karantanis?

To see Dr Karantanis privately in his private rooms, see “Contact Us”. Fees apply.

Bookings for Dr Karantanis’ Pelvic Floor Unit Clinics are covered by Medicare and you can be seen on Dr Karantanis Clinic days, which are every Wednesday morning and alternate Mondays. You will see one of Dr Karantanis’ team members but you will see Dr Karantanis at some stage during your time at the clinic.

Does Dr Karantanis see patients privately?

Yes. Dr Karantanis sees patients privately in his private rooms located at St George Private Hospital. For appointments, call 02 9553 1412. Fees apply.

Where does Dr Karantanis operate?

St George Public Hospital and St George Private Hospital.

Sutherland Public Hospital.

How can I make an appointment to see Dr Nevine Te West?

There are two ways to make an appointment to receive care from Dr Te West and you will need a GP referral to be faxed to the Unit.

Firstly, she can be seen in the Pelvic Floor Unit on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Bookings for Dr Te West’s Pelvic Floor Unit consultations are covered by Medicare.

Secondly, to see Dr Te West privately in her private rooms, see “Contact Us”. Fees apply. Dr Te West consults privately all day Monday, and alternate Friday mornings. When phoning the private consulting area, you will be asked questions about the nature of your complaint. This is to establish whether your problem is incontinence or gynaecology. If your problem is incontinence (or a combination of incontinence and gynaecology) you will be given a choice of an appointment location.

Does Dr Te West see patients privately?

Yes. These appointments are limited. In some cases (eg. frail, elderly), it is better to make an appointment in the Pelvic Floor Unit where there are nurses to assist (particularly as the building where Dr Te West sees patients privately is located on the first floor and patients may have to negotiate stairs). For appointments, call 02 9113 3397. Fees apply.

Where does Dr Te West operate?

St George Public Hospital, St George Private Hospital and Sutherland Hospital.