Fertility issues, IVF treatment and gynaecology are often closely connected. Offering complete treatment from diagnosis and conception to delivery, Dr Alex Polyakov can assist you in each of these areas.
Dr Alex is a highly qualified and accomplished gynaecologist who also specialises in fertility issues and IVF treatment. As a specialist laparoscopic surgeon and women’s health expert, Dr Alex can assist with a wide range of treatments for uterine fibroids, endometriosis, menopause, and other common conditions.
Complete Gynaecological Care
Gynaecological Care for Fertility
- Myomectomies for Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are very common benign growths that more than 50 per cent of women will experience. While they are mostly harmless, they can pose health complications and fertility risks.
Following comprehensive diagnosis, Dr Alex can perform a myomectomy, a procedure that is performed laparoscopically or abdominally. In many cases, this surgery can effectively extract fibroids without having to remove the uterus. In most cases this can be done through key-hole surgery with minimal scarring and fast recovery Learn more about fibroids and treatment options.
- Endometriosis Treatment
As an advanced laparoscopic surgeon, Dr Alex can perform a biopsy via laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis – a condition where the lining of the womb grows in other areas. In some cases, surgical diagnosis may not be necessary.
As part of fertility or overall women’s health treatments, Dr Alex can offer a range of relief including medications (hormonal and non-hormonal) or surgical intervention (usually via laparoscopy. Learn more about endometriosis and treatment options.
- Polycystic Ovaries and PCOS
A comprehensive approach is required to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. As well as infertility, the development of ovarian cysts can contribute to obesity, excess hair growth, osteoporosis and diabetes.
Working alongside other professionals Dr Alex may offer drug treatments (such as the oral contraceptive pill) as well as offering lifestyle advice.
Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is an option to treat PCOS and aid in fertility. It involves making a small incision through the belly button to access and destroy part of the ovaries to restore ovulation cycles. The surgery is minimally invasive and usually involves a recovery time of a few days to a few weeks. Learn more about PCOS and treatment options.
Ongoing Gynaecological Care
- Pap Tests and Colposcopy
Dr Alex can perform vital pap tests for women, starting at the age of 18. This should be completed every two years as part of a pelvic exam. Learn more about pap smears.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Dr Alex offers antibiotic treatments for Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID), which are infections of the female reproductive organs. PIDs can have no noticeable symptoms, so regular gynaecological care is vital. Learn more about PID.
- Menopause Management
Menopause is a naturally occurring process that usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55.
Dr Alex offers a range of treatment options to address the symptoms of menopause including hormone replacement, vaginal oestrogen cream and various medications. Lifestyle recommendations and complete support will also be offered. Learn more about menopause management and relief.
Complete Surgical Care
In some cases, a hysterectomy – or removal of the uterus or womb – may also be recommended to treat more complicated cases of gynaecological cancer, fibroids and endometriosis, among other diagnoses.
Whenever surgical intervention is required, whether it is a hysterectomy or other procedure, you can trust Dr Alex to thoroughly prepare and support you with pre-operative, post-operative and surgical treatment advice.
For complete gynaecological services, treatments and ongoing care, contact Dr Alex Polyakov in East Melbourne: 03 9486 0677.