• Laparoscopic Surgery

    What is laparoscopic surgery and why perform it? ‘Laparoscopy’ is often called keyhole or belly button surgery. The first laparoscopy was performed in Sweden in 1910 and was already being used to perform simple operations within the abdominal and pelvic cavities in the early 1930s. The first operations performed were for diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy… Continue Reading

    Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Procedure Information

    Please find below detailed explanatory notes regarding many of the operations I commonly perform. Note that the exact conduct of YOUR procedure may vary slightly to that in the notes, due to the demands of your particular circumstances. The same disease will affect different people in different ways! I hardly ever perform exactly the same… Continue Reading

    Procedure Information
  • Dr Philip Thomas

    Philip graduated with honors from Monash University Medical School in 1991, training in general surgery at the Alfred Hospital and Austin and Repatriation Medical Centres for five years before commencing Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash Medical Centre in 1997, obtaining the specialist qualification MRANZCOG in 2000. He then spent two years in England and Scotland,… Continue Reading

    Dr Philip Thomas

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Egg FreezingFertility Preserving Options for Women (Egg Freezing)

Statistics show a consistent increase in the proportion of women choosing to delay child bearing until later in their reproductive years. This trend has largely been attributed to the increase in women pursuing postgraduate education and higher levels of professional achievement. Because the ability to conceive is strongly linked to a woman’s age, many are therefore facing a decrease in fertility by the time they wish to conceive. Infertility increases significantly after 35 to 37 years. By 40 Read More...