You are safe in experienced hands
Dr Ross Turner is widely experienced with various gynaecological conditions. He has worked with patients who require treatment for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, fibroids, abnormal pap smears including colposcopy, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, menopause, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic floor issues and contraception.
Work with a gynaecologist who knows your story and holds your best interests at heart.
If you are suffering from pain, want to investigate potential fertility issues, or have any other concern with your reproductive health, Dr Turner is here to assist you. Dr Turner has worked as an OB/GYN for decades, and throughout that time he has encountered a broad range of concerns and developed a host of strategies that are applicable to women from all walks of life.
Dr Turner gained wide experience in infertility during his time working at Professor Ian Craft’s Fertility Clinic in London. His work afterwards, as Research Fellow at the Walsgrave Assisted Conception Unit in Conventry and his time at Wesley Hospital after 1998, have granted him a wealth of experience on which to draw when helping his patients.
During his time as a fertility specialist, Dr Turner has assisted many women with addressing conception issues and has guided them through the process of becoming pregnant. Dr Turner is also able to assist during the full course of a pregnancy, ensuring you receive consistent, attentive care.
Fertility care you can trust.
Dr Turner is experienced in treating same sex couples and single women. Through Monash IVF, he has access to a comprehensive range of sperm and egg donors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The decision to see a gynaecologist is generally made through your general practitioner. Most GPs are experienced in dealing with common gynaecological conditions and doing screening tests like pap smears which begin at the age of twenty-five years. If the GP is concerned or wants an opinion on your condition, they will then refer you on to a gynaecologist.
Whilst the test is new, the method of collection of the sample of cells is the same. A speculum, an instrument to hold the vaginal walls apart to enable visualization of the cervix, is inserted and with a plastic spatula a sample is taken from the cervix. This generally takes less than a minute. The sample is then sent to a laboratory to be analysed. Initial high risk HPV DNA is screened for and if negative then another smear is not necessary for five years. If high risk HPV DNA is discovered, the sample will then be reviewed looking for abnormal cells. Depending on the results you may be either recalled to have a colposcopy (similar to a pap smear but the cervix is visualised through a microscope looking for abnormal areas to take a sample from (biopsy) or asked to repeat your smear in one year rather than five years.
Private gynaecologists have their own rooms with many being co-located at a private hospital site for convenience for the patient and doctor. Dr Turner is located at the Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower.
At the Wesley, Dr Turner has access to one of the largest tertiary level private hospitals in Australia with state of the art equipment and serviced by all the medical and surgical specialties and can cater for all emergencies. Modern well equipped theatres are supported by a 19 bed intensive care unit offering the best care in all circumstances.
Located at the Wesley is the Monash Auchenflower clinic, a world recognised leader in infertility services with excellent success rates and recognized for quality assurance. Being part of a large organisation, the IVF unit offers cutting edge new technology which has undergone careful assessment of its efficacy and safety. With their compassionate staff and experienced scientists, couples are guided through the sometimes stressful pathway of infertility treatments.
The maternity unit is a boutique high quality delivery unit with compassionate, caring midwives whose main emphasis is on ‘private medicine’ delivering individualised patient care optimising the experience for the mother and their family. Associated with a level 2 nursery on the same level as the delivery suite and maternity ward, along with experienced paediatricians and neonatal nurses, the needs of the mothers and their babies can be met. If delivery is required before thirty-two weeks (1% of cases) Dr Turner is accredited to deliver at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mater Mother’s Hospital which have level 3 nurseries.
Gynaecologists are doctors that specialise in women’s health, particularly where the reproductive system is concerned. You may have seen gynaecologists referred to as an OB/GYN doctor, which stands for obstetrics and gynaecology. Gynaecologists are qualified doctors who have undertaken further study in obstetrics and gynaecology.
What happens at your gynaecologist appointment will depend largely on the concerns that you are visiting for. Gynaecology is a broad field, so you may be seeing one for a cervical cancer screening test, abnormal vaginal bleeding, irregular cycles, pelic pain or trouble conceiving, or simply for a general check-up. When you visit Dr Turner for a consultation, he will take the time to understand all of your needs and help you find a solution. Dr Turner places much value on understanding patients’ lives and medical history, so you can be assured of an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that works for you.
A detailed history is taken and then often a full examination to ensure an accurate diagnosis can be made. Dr Turner understands that a gynaecological examination can be stressful and ensures that you are relaxed and comfortable for this. He will not proceed if the examination is becoming too stressful/uncomfortable. Often a TVS is also done which entails placing a thin ultrasound probe into the vagina. This enables a detailed examination of the pelvic organs.
Most GPs are experienced at counselling and managing menopausal problems. If there are particular problems then the doctor will refer you on to a gynaecologist.
Yes, when you work with Dr Turner you are eligible for gap cover if you have insurance with an affiliated company.
If you have private health insurance which participates in gap cover with Dr Turner than all inpatient services are billed directly to the health fund. However for other in hospital services such as anaesthetist, surgical assistant and pathology tests, there may be out of pocket expenses which can be quoted for prior to admission. All appointments in the rooms however are not eligible for gap cover and there is an out of pocket expense for those which can be quoted for.