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  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Uterine sparing surgery as an alternative to hysterectomy in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding is the subject of this presentation by Gynaecologist, Endosurgeon and Infertility Specialist Dr Kate McIlwaine. She covers the pathophysiology and classification of heavy menstrual bleeding, the assessment and management of patients with this condition, and offers a detailed look at the surgical techniques available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the pathophysiology and classification of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.  
  • Outline of the initial assessment, immediate management and when to refer a patient on for specialist management will be outlined 
  • An understanding of the uterine sparing surgical techniques in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding including Myomectomy (hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and open), Endometrial Ablation techniques, Uterine Artery Embolisation and Magnetic Resonance – guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) 
  • Revision of indications for hysterectomy and a user-friendly algorithm for the management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.

Your course expert:

Dr Kate McIlwaine

Dr Kate McIlwaine is a Gynaecologist, Endosurgeon and Infertility Specialist. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery for the diagnosis and management of endometriosis and related conditions, infertility and menstrual management. Dr McIlwaine consults at Genea Fertility in Heidelberg and Eastern Gynaecology in Mitcham. She is a VMO Gynaecologist at various private hospitals including St Vincent’s Private, Warringal and Mitcham Private. She holds a public appointment as a Consultant Gynaecologist on the Endosurgery Unit at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Uterine Sparing Surgical Techniques in the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (30 mins of CPD)