Gynomed Centre of Women's Health has been caring for women of all ages for over 50 years. Established in 1957, Gynomed is a practice of doctors specialised in the fields of gynaecological, obstetrical and infertility care.
The Centre is situated at the Wilgeheuwel Hospital complex on the West Rand and offers total feminine health care with the added benefits of Wilgeheuwel's award-winning hospital services. This unique relationship enables women to build lifelong relationships with their doctors as all their various medical needs are catered for under one roof.
Leaders in fertility techniques
Gynomed is one of the country's foremost authorities on infertility - a problem more common than is realised as between 10 and 15 per cent of couples suffer from this ailment. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sex. However, to many, infertility is more than a mere definition: thr deep-seated longing for children in struggling couples often leads to a desperation that can overshadow else in their lives.
The Infertility Clinic offers a wide range of services both pharmaceutical and surgical, as well as highly advanced technological assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs); enabling many infertile couples to enjoy parenthood. ARTs available at Gynomed include In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Embryo Transfer (ET), Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer (GIFT), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Embryo and sperm cryo-preservation and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
Getting to grips with gynaecology
Prevention has become the latest buzzword in healthcare. Now more than ever, women are taking responsibilty for their health. New diagnostic methods and proactive preventative treatements such as hormonal replacement now make it possible not only to add years to a woman's life, but also life to those years.
Gynomed's focus on preventation not only helps avert or delay the onset of certain deseases, but in many cases will also reduce the cost of expensive healthcare later on in life.
The Centre's specialist services include among others, treatments for: hormonal, menstrual, sexual and breast problems, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, abnormal hair growth, contraception and fertility problems.
Obstetrics - putting pregnancy in its rightful place
Gynomed understands the excitement and fear that couples experience during a pregnancy - an understanding that enables the specialists to smooth the way forward, ultimately making the event joyful and satisfying experience.
The Centre caters for both uncomplicated and complicated pregnancies. By making use of the latest sonar technology, specialists are able to detact abnormalities timeously, thus rendering the management of any problems much more successful. The availability of a range of specialists in the practice gives patients access to on-the-spot second opinions or confirmation of the diagnosis.
Services include complete antenatal care, sonar, the screening for possible Downs Syndrome and other complications, parenting advice, birth procedures, breast feeding education and immunisation.
Gynomed's track record in the women's health arena is made possible by its ability to provide a full turn-key solution to any medical problem.
It is also a priority at Gynomed to empower patients, providing comprehensive information which allows active participation in the decision-making process. To this end, the Gynomed website carries information on a range of relevant health issues, frequently asked questions as well as background on procedures.