Obstetric Services


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!

Call us today to schedule an antenatal appointment.

Obstetrical Services include

  • Pregnancy planning

  • Antenatal screening and counselling

  • 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

  • Vaginal deliveries

  • Caesarean sections

  • Postnatal care

Gynaecological Services

Our practice provides routine gynecological and specialized care for women.
Below is a list of gynaecological and specialized services provided:

  • Annual, well-woman examinations

  • Pap smears

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) testing and vaccination

  • Management of abnormal Pap smears

  • Contraception counselling and management

  • Menopause

  • Hormone replacement therapy

  • Irregular or excessive menstrual periods

  • Adolescent Gynaecology

  • Fibroids

  • 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)

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy

  • Conventional abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy

  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

  • Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

  • Endometrial Ablation

  • Sterilization

  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids)

  • Removal of ovaries or ovarian cysts (laparoscopically or open procedure)

  • Treatment of urinary incontinence

Gynaecological Oncology Services

A Gynaecological Oncology Service is provided by Dr FH (Haynes) van der Merwe

Dr van der Merwe is currently the Head of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology Unit at Tygerberg Hospital.

His focus is on the diagnosis and management of any cancer of gynaecological origin and the diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions.

His consulting hours are: Thursdays from 13h00 – 17h00.

Please phone 021 872 0942 for an appointment

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