An Obstetrician is a physician who specializes in providing medical care for mother and baby during pregnancy.
If you are an expectant mother, Dr van Rooyen will assist you throughout your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby (or babies!). Dr van Rooyen will be available to answer any questions you may have.
A normal gestational period is 40 weeks, calculated from the first day of your last menstrual cycle. Generally, Dr van Rooyen will see you every 4 weeks until you are 32 weeks pregnant, every 2 weeks between 32 and 36 weeks gestation, and then weekly from 36 weeks until delivery.
If you are at high risk, or develop a problem during your pregnancy, more frequent appointments may be necessary. Your health, and the health of your baby, is our number one concern!
Obstetrical Services include
Evaluation and management of recurrent miscarriages
Management of pregnancies complicated by maternal disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, collagen vascular disorders, haematological disorders etc.
Management of twin pregnancies
Management of pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
Management of pregnancies achieved by assisted conception
Management of critically ill obstetric patients
Screening and management of preterm labour and premature rupture of membranes
Induction of labour
Labour and Birth
Our practice provides routine gynecological and specialized care for women.
Below is a list of gynaecological and specialized services provided:
Annual, well-woman examinations
Human papilloma virus (HPV) testing and vaccination
Management of abnormal Pap smears
Contraception counselling and management
Hormone replacement therapy
Irregular or excessive menstrual periods
Premenstrual Tension Syndrome
Evaluation and treatment of endometriosis
Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence
All forms of contraception (family planning) including contraceptive pills, patches, injectables, insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices and hormone-releasing implants
Ultrasound of the pelvic organs, i.e. cervix, uterus, endometrium and ovaries
Surgical and other procedures
If gynaecological surgery is required, we offer a full array of surgical procedures including but not limited to:
Hysteroscopy (diagnostic, removal of polyps or fibroids)
Treatment of Bartholin Cyst/vaginal cysts
Treatment of abnormal Pap smear (LLETZ procedure or cold knife cone biopsy)
Conventional abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy
Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
Myomectomy (removal of fibroids)
Removal of ovaries or ovarian cysts (laparoscopically or open procedure)
Treatment of urinary incontinence
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