Nurturing life's precious gift
At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, we are dedicated to ensuring that all women get the attention it needs. Our All-Women Centre is staffed by some of the most skilled medical professionals in the country and ready to provide a comprehensive and caring service to all patients. The All-women Centre is a one-stop centre equipped with modern technology for the best outcomes.
ABOUT OUR ALL-WOMEN CENTRE
The All-women Centre at Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor provides women with diverse needs throughout their different life stages in a caring, comfortable and private atmosphere. We are renowned for our passion and efficient services and are driven to enrich every aspect of a woman’s life through our commitment in excellence.
From adolescence to womanhood and finally postmenopausal, we avail to all women services from preventive, diagnostic and treatment of all kinds of gynaecological, reproductive and mental health conditions that they may suffer. We also provide comprehensive health screenings, as well as antenatal care and child delivery for expectant mothers, among other services, with the use of state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.
Our team of Obstetrics and Gynaecology consultants is highly trained and experienced in various surgical methods, including minimally invasive surgery.
The All-women Centre at Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor has a team of specialists prepared to offer consultation as well as provide answers for any queries that may arise. This is to ensure that you feel confident and safe throughout your entire pregnancy and after your child’s birth.
- We will assist you in devising a pregnancy plan, which includes health check-ups, as well as helping you to prepare before conception.
- For couples having difficulty conceiving, we offer advice and treatment. For more information, please contact the IVF Clinic.
- Treatment of infertility as needed.
- Antenatal care, through this form of preventive health care, women can learn from our skilled consultants about progress during pregnancy, better understand on warning signs during pregnancy and childbirth, and receive social, emotional and psychological support at this critical time in their lives. (Click here for the antenatal package)
- Breastfeeding advice, how to prepare for parenthood.
- Genetic testing to screen for potential pregnancy or fetal complications including chromosomal abnormalities, with the NIPT test
- Screening and care for high-risk pregnancies
- Consultation for childbirth and delivery method. Either vaginal delivery or caesarean (C-section) delivery.
- Antenatal classes and education programs before childbirth and delivery.
Childbirth And Delivery
- Labour and delivery care with advanced technology, neonatal care equipment and facilities
- Close monitoring and treatment of a high-risk pregnancy
- Treatment of premature infants
- Preparation of breastfeeding and care instructions
Menopause Advice and Treatment
As women grow older, they will inevitably go through a lot of changes. These changes are not only limited to their physical but emotional ones too. We understand going through these changes can be confusing and sometimes unnerving, but our specialists are prepared to provide guidance and treatment so that you can understand what’s going on with your body. This will help every woman to feel at ease and comfortable with their current phase of life. We help by offering:
- Advice on how to prepare for menopause
- Advice on hormones and hormone therapy
- Bone health screenings to assess the risk of bone disease
At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, we are fully equipped with some of the world’s most advanced diagnostic tools and systems. Undergoing a diagnostic test can be anxious and worrisome, but we guarantee your comfort is our priority in all the tests we perform.
A biopsy is a procedure to retrieve a sample of cells from your body so that it can be examined in a laboratory. You may undergo a biopsy if you're experiencing certain signs and symptoms or if your consultant has identified an area of concern.
Bone Density Test
A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disorder characterized by bones that are more fragile and more likely to break.
The test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and sometimes the forearm.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to detect for cervical cancer in women. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that's at the top of your vagina. Detecting cervical cancer early with a Pap smear gives you a greater chance of survival.
Colposcopy is a procedure to further examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, your doctor uses a special instrument called a colposcope. Your doctor may recommend a colposcopy if your Pap test result is abnormal.
Hysterosalpingography, or HSG, is an X-ray test to outline the internal shape of the uterus and show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. In HSG, a thin tube is threaded through the vagina and cervix. A substance known as contrast material is injected into the uterus
An MRI is a scan used to identify uterine fibroids’ location and identify whether you have fibroids or adenomyosis.
During a vaginal examination, the doctor uses a swab to take samples of mucus and cells from the endocervix. This is the area around the opening of the uterus. The samples will be sent to a lab for examination. There, they are placed in a special dish (culture). This is to identify the cause of an infection
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Mammography may find tumours that are too small to feel. It may also find ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In DCIS, abnormal cells line the breast duct, and in some women, may become invasive cancer.
A breast ultrasound is commonly used to screen for cancers and other breast abnormalities using sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, ultrasounds are considered safe for pregnant women.
Dipstick Test (Urinalysis)
A dipstick is a thin, plastic stick with strips of chemicals on it and it is placed in the urine. The chemical strips change colour if certain substances are present or if their levels are above typical levels
Maternal Serum Screening
Maternal serum screening is a blood test used to identify pregnancies with an increased chance of having a chromosome condition, such as Down Syndrome, Edward Syndrome or a neural tube defect. Serum screening can be done during the first trimester, called combined first-trimester screening (CFTS), or during the second trimester.
A pregnancy ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to image the developing baby as well as the mother’s reproductive organs. Your doctor may also order more ultrasounds if they suspected a problem in a previous ultrasound or blood test. Ultrasounds may also be done for nonmedical reasons, such as to produce images for the parents or to determine the sex of the baby. Ultrasound technology is safe for both mother and child.
TREATMENT FOR WOMEN
When a woman suffers from pelvic problems, it can affect her mentally and physically. Chronic painful abdominal pain can cause many women to miss work during their menstrual cycles. The female reproductive organs are complicated and sensitive. The right treatment plan would help improve the patient’s quality of life. With close collaboration among clinical specialities ranging from medical, anaesthesiology, and surgery, offers the best combination of optimum care for women.
It is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids also called leiomyomas. These common noncancerous growths appear in the uterus. The surgeon's goal during myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus.
- Reproductive Surgeries
Our team of consultants are capable of maintaining or optimising your fertility potential.
- Vaginal Repairs that focuses on restoring the normal support of vaginal walls.
- Laparoscopic Gynaecology Surgery that uses a laparoscope to look inside your pelvic area.
It is a surgical procedure to remove the womb (uterus) to remove lesions and cancerous cells. You'll no longer be able to get pregnant after the operation and if you have not already gone through menopause, you'll no longer have periods, regardless of your age.
Hysteroscopic adhesiolysis is a minimally invasive technique that is used to treat adhesions or scar tissues and fibrosis (a condition called Asherman's Syndrome) inside the cervical canal or the uterine cavity.
Colporrhaphy is a surgery used to fix weaknesses in your vaginal walls. It's a treatment with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). With POP, the organs inside your pelvic will drop because the supporting muscles and tissues in your vaginal wall have become too weak to hold the organs in place.
- Dilation and Curettage
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) are a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Specialists perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions such as heavy bleeding or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage or abortion.
- Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
SILS replaces the need for open surgery in many clinical scenarios by offering more significant surgery benefits with a single cut, which significantly reduces pain, lowers the risk of infection for patients and less trauma to the patient’s skin muscles. This will accelerate their recovery. SILS is also cosmetically more effective than conventional laparoscopic surgery because it leaves no visible scar.
A radical trachelectomy is an operation to remove most of the cervix and the upper part of the vagina. The womb is left in place and so it may be possible to have a baby afterwards. You might have this type of operation for a small stage 1 cancer.
- Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation is also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization is a type of permanent birth control without affecting your menstrual cycle. During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy.
- Uterine (artery) Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy. Performed instead of major surgery, this procedure requires minimal, or no hospitalisation and a shorter recovery. In this procedure, the blood supply to the fibroid tumours is blocked, making them shrink.
Vulvectomy is a gynaecological procedure where a surgeon removes all or part of the vulva. The vulva includes the inner and outer labia. In some instances, a surgeon will also remove the clitoris. The purpose of the procedure is to remove cancerous, precancerous, or other unhealthy tissue
- Endometrial Ablation
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that surgically destroys (ablates) the lining of your uterus (endometrium). The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce menstrual flow. In some women, menstrual flow may stop completely. No incisions are needed for endometrial ablation. Your doctor inserts slender tools through the passageway between your vagina and uterus (cervix).
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both of your ovaries. An oophorectomy may be performed for a turbo-ovarian abscess, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, noncancerous (benign) ovarian tumours or cysts, reducing the risk of ovarian cancer or breast cancer in those who are at higher risks.
A mastectomy is a surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer. For those with early-stage breast cancer, a mastectomy may be one of the treatment option.
- Lumpectomy and Breast Reconstruction
In a lumpectomy, a portion of the breast tissue is removed to treat cancer or mass. The purpose of lumpectomy or breast conservation therapy is to treat cancer or mass without having to remove the entire breast, like in a mastectomy. Doctors may also refer the lumpectomy as an excisional biopsy.
- Hormonal Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy is a medication that contains female hormones. You take the medication to replace the oestrogen that your body stops making during menopause. Hormone therapy is most often used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort.
COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR WOMEN
- Nutritional Service
All of our maternity patients will be referred to our dietitian for a comprehensive assessment and help with setting nutritional goals. They will educate you on the proper diet to consume for a better health. The dietitian will monitor your progress regularly and adapt your nutritional goals accordingly.
- Rehabilitation Service
Healthcare services that help you keep, get back, or improve skills and functioning for daily living that has been lost or impaired because you were sick, hurt, or disabled. These services may include physical and occupational therapy and speech-language therapy in a variety of inpatient and/or outpatient settings.
- Clinical Psychology
We provide continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioural health care for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
- Oral Health
Dental and oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental cavities and gum disease and has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Our dentist specialised in a variety of oral issues and also in orthodontics for teeth alignments using braces and retainers and curating customised crowns and dentures for patients.