Dr Alex Polyakov is a highly accomplished gynaecologist who manages complicated Gynecological, Fertility and IVF issues.
As a women’s health doctor in Melbourne, Dr Polyakov also has special interest in areas including anovulatory disorders. He has earned his reputation as a highly regarded Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, who performs the majority of gynaecological and fertility-related procedures including myomectomies (removal of fibroids) and hysterectomies (removal of uterus) via minimally invasive laparoscopic (“keyhole”) surgery.
He is currently a senior consultant at The Royal Women’s Hospital where he is also involved in the supervision of trainee obstetricians, gynaecologists and fertility specialists.
As your gynaecologist, Dr Polyakov is qualified to treat a number of difficult cases, including:
While fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that often cause no problems, they can potentially be the cause of infertility, miscarriage and premature labour, as well as a range of other women’s health issues. The tumours appear on the inside or outside lining of your uterus.
The endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterus. If it begins to grow in other locations, endometriosis may occur and cause adhesions on the uterus, as well as cause the uterus to stick to the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition where a woman’s ovaries are larger than normal due to cysts. Problems that occur include irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth, obesity, acne and infertility.
As your gynaecologist, trust Alex to walk you through the process and risks, as well as offer treatment and lifestyle advice.
If you have had an irregular pap smear, you might find yourself needing a colposcopy, a procedure where the gynaecologist uses a small microscope to enlarge and inspect the cervix for irregularities. The doctor might also remove a biopsy sample for testing.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. It can occur without any signs or symptoms, so it is important to get yourself checked by an experienced gynaecologist.
You should go to your gynaecologist for a pap smear every two years, starting between the ages of 18 to 20. This is a simple test that checks for changes in the cells of your cervix that might signal an infection, abnormal cells or cancer.
There are several cancers that should be treated by a women’s health doctor, including endometrial, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer.
When it comes to surgery in any form, your experienced gynaecologist will provide you with a list of pre-operative care information to both give you peace of mind and to achieve the best surgical outcome.
Dr Alex Polyakov offers a range of pre-operative assessments, as well as surgical treatment options that you can read about and discuss with him.
Dr Polyakov will walk you through what to expect after your gynaecological surgery, as well as the correct post-operative care practices.
The removal of the uterus or womb. It is recommended as a treatment for heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding, fibroids, prolapse and painful periods (endometriosis, adenomyosis). Hysterectomy is also performed in the treatment of various gynaecological cancers
Dr Alex Polyakov offers a wide range of gynaecological care in East Melbourne. To book an appointment, call today on 03 9988 4620 or contact here.