Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Obstetrics is the medical specialty dealing with the care of all women's reproductive tracts and their unborn babies during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirth and the postnatal period. Gynaecology is a medical practise dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries) and as such is often combined to form a single medical specialty. Almost all modern gynaecologists are also obstetricians (often abbreviated to OB/GYN) and this combined specialties prepares the practicing OB/GYN to be adept at the surgical management of the entire scope of clinical pathology involving female reproductive organs, and to provide care for both pregnant and non-pregnant patients.

Subspecialties of OB/GYN

•    Maternal-foetal medicine — an obstetrical subspecialty deals with the medical and surgical management of 
     high-risk pregnancies and intervention and surgery on the unborn foetus with the goal of reducing morbidity
     and mortality.
•    Infertility — helps the infertile couple to achieve pregnancy
•    Gynaecological oncology — focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of women with cancers of the
     reproductive organs
•    Urogynaecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery — deals with women with urinary incontinence and
      prolapse of the pelvic organs. Sometimes referred to by laypersons as "Female urology"
•    Advanced laparoscopic surgery —specialises in performance of gynaecological operations using the
     minimal invasive keyhole techniques
•    Family planning — a gynaecologic subspecialty offering training in contraception
•    Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology —deals with gynaecological problems associated with puberty
•    Menopausal and geriatric gynaecology — deals with gynaecological problems seen in the elderly women

The main conditions dealt with by OB/GYN

•    Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus,
     cervix,vagina, and vulva
•    Incontinence of urine.
•    Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
•    Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
•    Infertility
•    Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods). This is a common indication for hysterectomy.
•    Prolapse of pelvic organs
•    Infections of the vagina, cervix and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)

There is some crossover in these areas.  For example, a woman with urinary incontinence may be referred to a urologist.

Our Doctors Specializing In Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Yahya

MBBS (Mal), FRCOG (Lon), AM (Mal)
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Robotic Surgery, Gynaecology Oncology
Location : Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur , Prince Court Medical Centre

Dr Teresa Chow

MBChB (Liverpool), MRCOG (UK), Doct. Medicine (Mal), Certificate in Family Planning (RCOG), RCOG/RCR Cert. in Advanced Obste
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Feto-maternal medicine
Location : Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr Haris Hamzah

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Fertility Consultant
Location : Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya