If you have any problems, or questions about the information in the fact sheets,
Please do not hesitate
Discuss with Dr Bell.
Dr Bell offers a full range of gynaecological services, from dealing with;
irregular and heavy periods
Diagnosis and treatment of pap smear problems
Trying to get pregnant. Including general workup, managing PCOS, and when needed IVF in conjunction with Genea
Investigating and managing pelvic pain- including endometriosis
Conservative and surgical management of prolapse
Surgery, laparoscopic and open. Including hysterectomy
All treatment options, including non surgical methods, will be discussed with you following a thorough assessment of your condition and your wishes.
Dr Bell's rooms are fully equipped for minor procedures such as;
Colposcopy (further investigation of abnormal pap smears),
The treatment of abnormal pap smears (LLETZ),
Insertion of Intra Uterine Contraceptibe Devices - IUCD's
(including Mirena for control of heavy periods),
Insertion of Implanon,
Removal of cervical polyps.
All surgery requiring a full anaesthetic is performed at Norwest private hospital. Out of pocket expenses are modest.
All patients are seen by booked appointment only. The clinic hours are Monday to Friday 0830 to 1630 but Dr Bell's other commitments mean that appointments are not available for all those hours. Our helpful secretaries will try to accommodate you where possible.
If it is your first visit with us, or a visit for a new problem, please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire. When you come for a first appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following:
Referral from your GP.
Without a referral Medicare and funds will not rebate you.
Have your Private Health Insurance information with you
Reports, X-Rays, MRI's, CT scans etc and any other relevant information
If you need to cancel an appointment, please telephone the office (9894-0040) during business hours and allow at least 1 day's notice so that we can offer your appointment time to other patients.
We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies occur or patients before you require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting.
Consultations & Diagnostic process
If you have a medical issue, Dr Bell wil take a history from you to try and narrow down the possible causes and then perform an appropriate examination.
If you are young, then please bring your mother or other appropriate chaperone. Please bring a chaperone even if not "young" and you would prefer to have someone present or nearby during the consultation and/or examination.
After history & examination, further information from blood tests, ultrasounds, X-Rays, CT, or MRI may be required to assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment. Soemtimes surgical investigation may be required (eg. Laparoscopy).
Dr Bell does not believe in ordering unnecessary investigations, nor does he believe in writing prescriptions unless they are likely to help you.
There are of course thousands of medical conditions, blood tests, imaging procdures, and therapies. Dr Bells efforts will be directed to getting you the right diagnosis and treatment in the most straight forward manner.
All gynaecological surgery is performed at Norwest Private hospital. If I charge you an out of pocket expense it will be modest. The anaesthetist will usually charge an out of pocket expense, and we will put you in contact with hime should you wish.
Common sense should always rule. If there appears to be a life threatening process occurring, the best people to call are the ambulance service. Dial 000