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Professor O'Connell specialises in treatments to improve or cure incontinence in women.
Generally, it is worth seeing your GP for a trial of non specialist treatment, prior to referral. Your GP may offer medications, bladder retraining and physiotherapy. If these approaches have not resolved the problem then in addition to medications Botox injections, Bulkamid injections, Fascial Sling procedures, Complex Urethral surgery including diverticulum excision, Pelvic Organ Prolapse procedures, partial or complete mesh removal procedures, procedures to relieve obstruction of the urethra such as urethrolysis may be considered.
Professor O'Connell will often perform tests called Urodynamic Studies which may be done in association with Xray guidance. These studies are very helpful at systematically determining the factors that are contributing to your problem. Armed with that knowledge treatment may be tailored to your problem.
Conditions that Professor O'Connell specialises in treating include; Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Overactive Bladder including Neurogenic bladder, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Hematuria (blood in the urine).
General Urology problems such as kidney stones, blood in the urine, kidney obstruction, bladder tumours, urethral tumours are also investigated or treated.
For procedures that Professor O'Connell does not perform, she may refer you to a specialised colleague.
No, Professor O'Connell completed some science studies on the clitoris however, has no specialist training in the care of women with genital disorders.
It is best to see your G.P to discuss the best doctor for your care.
Generally speaking, no. Once you have had your consultation with Professor O'Connell she will advise her nurse and secretary of what procedure is required. They will assist in arranging your procedure. You may also be required to have pre operative tests performed, you will be assisted and instructed regarding this also. You will be booked on the next available theatre list which is suitable for the type of procedure you are having.
Yes, The Fees charged by this practice are in accordance with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for services, therefore ‘Out of Pocket Costs’ will be incurred.
Yes. Without a referral you cannot make a claim a refund from Medicare for some of the fee.