Services provided by Dr Oliver Brown include:
- Gynaecology – Urodynamics and Urogynaecology.
- Minimally Invasive Surgery.
- General Gynaecology.
Gynaecology Clinics are run on Thursdays. We would appreciate a 24-hour notice if you are unable to attend your appointment.
Appointments can be made by calling the rooms on between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
What to bring to your initial appointment:
- Medicare card
- DVA card
- Private Insurance information
- List of medications and allergies
- Referral Letter
- Bring completed information form
- We accept bank cheque only NO personal cheques & we accept AMEX for card payment.
Information for those having Gynaecological Surgery
If you have had surgery you will be given a list from the hospital regarding what you can and cannot do after surgery. With surgery, heavy lifting is not permitted for roughly four to six weeks where the lifting is considered more than two light bags of shopping.
Pain levels are very variable after most gynaecological surgery varying from nothing at all to lingering cramping discomfort in the pelvis. It is hard to explain why people experience their operations differently but it is sensible to expect a four to six weeks recuperation which is certainly standard with most other forms of surgery.
If you have had surgery in and around the bladder, it can often react badly and cause symptoms such as urgency and frequency which are usually temporary and will gradually improve as time goes by. If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection you should contact my rooms or your GP.
While the healing process is going on it is very normal to experience a bloody discharge for up to four weeks with increased discharge carrying on for a period of two to four weeks following this, this is simply the stitches dissolving and should be expected.
Often the symptoms that you have had before the surgery, can take a variable time to improve also. Some people notice the effect of the surgery right away, but some other people notice a gradual building of the effect as time goes by.
If I need an operation, where will it take place?
Dr Brown operates out of Newcastle Private Hospital.
Will I be seen for a post -op check-up?
Yes it is routine to be seen for a post-operative check up after gynaecological surgery. This usually happens within six to ten weeks. People who have had advanced pelvic floor surgery are best seen longer after their operation so that the pelvic floor is allowed extra time to settle. For minor surgery a set follow-up appointment is not often necessary however it is always on offer if wished.
How soon after vaginal surgery can i drive?
With most vaginal surgeries you are able to drive two weeks after the surgery date although you should always check with your insurance company.