How to Choose The Best Gynaecologist or Fertility Specialist

When you need to choose a gynaecologist or IVF Specialist the selection of the best women’s health specialist for you is important.

With the advances in the field of both gynaecology and fertility treatments, there are now many approaches and specialists to choose from.

The process of finding the best gynaecologist and  fertility specialist for you that is both suitable and close to Bondi Junction or eastern Sydney can be daunting.

How Do I Find the Best Gynaecologist or Fertility Specialist?

General Practitioner

An excellent place to start your search would be your general practitioner, they are trusted gatekeepers for specialist surgeons, such as Gynaecologists and Fertility Specialists.

Your GP who is familiar with your medical history, and may also have several patients with firsthand experience with specific clinics and hospitals.

Past Patients

It is also common to talk with other patients who can give you a perspective of not only the surgeon and his ability but also the preoperative and postoperative care offered.

Insurance Companies

More and more Health Insurance providers offer a list of surgeons  close to your location and may have vetted surgeons for specific qualifications and certifications in order to provide coverage.

Google Search

Nowadays, Dr Google is also a valuable resource. Not only for information about anatomy and procedure details, but also when researching a doctor’s experience and subspecialty focus.

It is important to understand that your surgeon has the focus, experience and current training to resolve your specific problem.


More and more patients are sharing their experiences on platforms such as Google Reviews. While not definitive, they can add some perspective on a particular clinic and past patients satisfaction.

How to Select the Best Gynaecologist or Fertility Specialist

Here is a checklist that covers the key points in selecting the Best Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist: Does your specialist offer:

  • Suitable qualifications and training in specific procedures being considered

  • Experience with hundreds or thousands of successful procedures

  • Peer recognition or third party accreditation from a “Centres of Excellence”

  • Proper resources and support staff for the provision of postsurgical care

  • Clear costing and policies for your procedure

  • Easy access to your doctor if needed?

  • Convenient location for consulting and your procedure?

Your specialist should be actively participating in continuing education both as a participant and maybe as a lecturer.

Feel Comfortable

From a subjective viewpoint, you should feel comfortable with your doctor and feel free to ask any questions about your treatment.

Your doctor should take the time to listen to you and clear any doubts that you might have.

Ideally your Gynaecologist or Fertility Specialist should be performed at a facility that is a recognized “Centre of Excellence” which would ensure that

  • the facility has performed the required number of shoulder surgeries in the last year with excellent outcomes,

  • the staff has undergone training specific to shoulder procedures, and

  • there is a patient coordinator who is your first point of contact from start to finish throughout your recovery journey.

If you live in or around Eastern Sydney, near Bondi Junction and would like to have your gynaecological or fertility questions answered by one of the best gynaecologist and fertility specialists in practice, we recommend you make an appointment with us.

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