Minimally Invasive Gynaecology
Minimally invasive gynaecology, approaching gynaecological surgery laparoscopically (using key hole surgery), vaginally or hysteroscopically has advantages of improved cosmetic outcome, reduced pain and shorter recovery. Advances in surgical technology have enabled most gynaecological surgery to be performed using the minimally invasive gynaecology approach. Advanced laparoscopic surgeons such as Dr Stephen Lee is trained to perform total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic treatment of severe endometriosis, laparoscopic treatment of Caesarean scar and corneal ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic tubal re-anastomosis, laparoscopic treatment of stress incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse, single incision laparoscopic surgery for hysterectomy and Fallopian tube and ovary disease. Dr Stephen Lee is also trained to perform advanced hysteroscopic procedures such as resection of submucosal fibroid, endometrial ablation and resection, division of intrauterine synechiae and uterine septum and tubal catheterisation for proximal tubal obstruction.
Dr Stephen Lee can also perform routine laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures such as laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery for Fallopian tube and ovarian disease such as tubal ectopic pregnancy, hydrosalpinx and ovarian cysts, laparosopic treatment of mild endometriosis, laparoscopic sterilisation, diagnostic laparoscopy for investigation of pelvic pain and infertility, hysteroscopic removal of polyps, diagnostic hysteroscopy and curettage.
Dr Lee has well-established connections with the best gynaecological oncologists, colorectal surgeons and urologists in Perth should their expertise be required in complex gynaecological surgery, for example, in severe endometriosis where bowel, bladder or ureters are involved.
In addition to being a specialist in minimally invasive gynaecology, Dr Stephen Lee’s training at renowned institutions such as the Monash Medical Centre and Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and Nottingham University Hospital in the United Kingdom has allowed him to develop expertise in a wide range of common yet potentially complex gynaecological problems such as endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and fibroids, ovarian cysts, vaginal discharge, menopause in women with a history of cancer, uterovaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence, contraception in women with medical disorders, long term contraception, Pap smear abnormalities and sexual dysfunction. Dr Lee’s approach is using evidence-based medicine and resorting to surgical management only when conservative management has failed or evidence-based medicine dictates such.
Dr Stephen Lee has assembled a team of expert physiotherapist, pain specialist, psychologist and sex therapist because a multidisciplinary approach is often the best way to manage gynaecological issues such as chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
Dr Stephen Lee offers the highest quality, comprehensive pregnancy care which covers services such as preconception counselling, antenatal care for routine and complex pregnancies, labour and delivery, as well as postpartum advice and follow up. Dr Lee has a compassionate and respectful manner and he understands that the wellbeing of the mother and baby is of utmost importance and that no request is unreasonable as long as a positive outcome for the mother and baby is assured.
Dr Lee performs labour, delivery and postpartum care at the widely respected St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Glengarry Private Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of of unprotected sexual intercourse and can be caused by various male and female factors. If you are having difficulty getting pregnant or if you simply want to discuss fertility preservation due to a biological condition or your social situation, Dr Stephen Lee will be able to provide you with a thorough clinical assessment, arrange all necessary investigations and explain all the findings before proceeding to treatment. Dr Lee’s approach to the treatment of infertility is guided by the latest research and he uses the latest reproductive technology to achieve your goals. Dr Stephen Lee conducts fertility treatment and procedures through Concept Fertility Centre.