Dr Stephen Jeffery is a renowned sub-specialist in the field of urogynaecology and minimally invasive (camera/keyhole) surgery.
Dr Jeffery treats a wide range of gynaecological conditions including vaginal prolapse, incontinence and laparoscopic approach to benign gynecological conditions.
Bladder and pelvic floor ultrasound
For investigative and diagnostic pruposes.
This treatment is reserved for patients with a resistant overactive bladder who has failed first line therapy. It involves injecting the bladder with a small dose of Botox through a cystoscope to relieve the symptoms of an overactive bladder. Repeat injections are usually necessary every 3-12 months.
This procedure involves the visualization of the inside of the bladder with a special camera. It is mostly used as a diagnostic aid.
Heavy period treatment
There are numerous reasons for heavy menses. Once a proper examination is performed along with appropriate testing, we will tailor the treatment accordingly. The patient’s history, physical exam, age, medical history, weight, and test results are carefully considered before any treatment is advised.
Hysterectomy including laparoscopic
Key–hole and vaginal hysterectomies.
The hysteroscopy is a very useful tool used to determine the size, contour, and structural abnormalities of the uterine cavity (inside of the uterus). Assessment of the uterus with the camera and removing fibroids or polyps.
A very small, flexible scope is used which allows us to perform the procedure in the office with very little, if any, discomfort. Since the device is attached to a camera and video screen, the patient is able to witness our exact findings.
Loss of urine can be a life-altering problem. With a proper evaluation of patient history, physical exam, and testing, we are able to determine the cause of the patient’s incontinence and treat her appropriately. Some of the surgical techniques we offer are midurethral slings: TVT’s and TOT’s, Laparoscopic Burch procedure and fascial slings.
Laparoscopy (key-hole surgery)
To remove ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterus, fibroids, check tubes.
Laser vaginal treatment
For tightening, atrophy, Lichen Sclerosus, incontinence and increased sexual satisfaction
Removal of fibroids - laparoscopic, hysteroscopic or abdominal.
Pelvic reconstruction surgery for Prolapse
The vagina and uterus are supported with fibro-muscular tissue which can stretch and relax resulting in vaginal pressure; protrusion of the uterus, bladder, or rectum; and/or marked relaxation of the vaginal opening. We are able to reconstruct these tissues in a minimally invasive nature by using evidence based surgical techniques (e.g. laparoscopic colposacropexy) giving the patient excellent support and very satisfying results.
This treatment is reserved for patients with a resistant overactive bladder who has failed first line therapy. It involves the placement of a permanent bladder pacemaker in the buttock region to communicate with the bladder with the aim of resolving/decreasing the symptoms related to overactive bladder.
The process involves the filling of your bladder with saline and monitoring the activity of your bladder and leaking episodes under different pressure conditions. The whole procedure takes just over 30 minutes and is well tolerated without any anesthetic. If we are unsure about the diagnosis, if you had previous incontinence surgery or if we are planning surgery we may use this as a diagnostic tool.
Surgery for pelvic floor prolapse
Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, sacrospinous fixation, vaginal repair.
Surgery for urinary and faecal incontinence
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy means the removal of the uterus, which is usually accompanied by the removal of the cervix as well. There are numerous indications for performing hysterectomies. This may include uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain and premalignant lesions of the uterus to name a few.
Hysterectomies are typically done through a larger abdominal incision, through small incisions with the assistance of laparoscopy, or vaginally. The method used is determined by the patient’s physical findings.
We do the majority of our hysterectomies with the assistance of the laparoscope. With this technique, the patient is usually discharged the morning after surgery and can be back to routine, non-strenuous activity within a week.
Vaginal Laser treatment
Vaginal Laser treatment is a new non-surgical option for vaginal relaxation syndrome, mild vaginal prolapse, mild vaginal incontinence and vaginal atrophy/dryness. The treatment does not require any general anaesthesia and is done in the office.