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Dr. Christopher Smith

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon

About

Dr Christopher Smith

DR CHRISTOPHER SMITH

I am a firm believer in approachability and communication within my practice and am committed to ensuring that my patients are well informed and comfortable with any and all methods and procedures. My practice promotes a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can feel comfortable discussing your various health concerns. It is my aim to provide you with accurate information based on the latest research and technology allowing you to make the most well informed decisions about your care.

I have a warm and personal approach and am extremely supportive of your right to autonomy, I will always ensure that you and your partner are central to any decision making in your care. On a more personal note, family is extremely important to me. I am married to a beautiful wife and have 4 young children who keep me extremely busy. I take great pride in my work and the opportunity that it gives me to assist in the establishment of happy, healthy families for my patients.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Graduated with Honours from Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  • Awarded the University of Sydney William Henry & Eliza Sharp Prize in Surgery & Clinical Surgery, and the Royal North Shore Medical Staff Council Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine.
  • Completed specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Awarded the 2010 Clinical Research Award at the Inaugural Women’s & Newborn Health Academic Day, Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Completed a two-year Fellowship in Gynaecological Endoscopy at the Sydney West Advanced Pelvic Surgery (SWAPS) Unit.
  • Received the 2012 Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery / Covidien Travelling Fellowship, gaining expertise in the field of robotic surgery at the Global Robotics Institute, Florida USA.
  • Awarded the 2013 RANZCOG Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award to represent Australia at the 23rd Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Thailand.
  • Honour Secretary, NSW RANZCOG Regional Committee 2013 to 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer at Notre Dame University and Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney
  • RANZCOG Board of Examiners

Gynaecology

I specialise in women’s health and all benign disease of the female reproductive tract. My approach is holistic and I will address your individual concerns in a sensitive and compassionate manner. I understand the importance of good communication and encourage you to ask questions and raise concerns during your consultation.

Having completed a formal AGES-approved Fellowship in endoscopic surgery, I have advanced skills in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of infertility, endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, and incontinence.

I have also recently obtained my accreditation in robotic surgery through the Global Robotics Institute in Florida USA, and can use this technology to perform complex hysterectomy, myomectomy (removal of fibroids), excision of endometriosis, and pelvic floor reconstruction.

I HAVE STRONG INTEREST IN THE MANAGEMENT OF:

  • Abnormal Pap smears requiring colposcopy
  • Menstrual dysfunction and abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain and endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and fertility problems
  • Post-menopausal bleeding and management of menopausal symptoms
  • Utero-vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence

I am excited to use my knowledge and surgical expertise to effectively manage your health needs.

Obstetrics

baby

I am committed to providing the highest standard of obstetric care. My practice is fresh and contemporary, with a strong focus on evidence-based medicine and current technology. I provide the complete pregnancy package, from pre-conception advice through to birth and the early stages of motherhood. I am comfortable managing both low and high risk pregnancies and have the necessary skills and knowledge to safely negotiate any issues that may arise. I believe in developing relationships based on mutual respect and trust. While my management plans are tailored to your needs and expectations, I will not compromise on the safety of you or your baby. I am an advocate of normal childbirth but have expertise in operative vaginal deliveries and caesarean sections.

I HAVE A STRONG INTEREST IN THE MANAGEMENT OF:

  • Infertility and other pre-conception issues
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Normal pregnancy and birth
  • Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC)
  • Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets)
  • IVF or assisted-reproductive pregnancies
  • Mature age pregnancies
  • Patients with complex obstetric histories (previous stillbirth)
  • High risk pregnancies (gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia)
  • Obstetric patients with medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease, autoimmune disorders)

As your private obstetrician, I am essentially always on-call which means I can be there when you need me most. I also work with experienced anaesthetic and paediatric colleagues who are more than happy to attend when required.

Contact

My consulting rooms are located at:

Suite 3a, Level 3
North Shore Private Hospital
St Leonards NSW 2065

FIND US AT NORTH SHORE PRIVATE HOSPITAL

I provide obstetric and gynaecological care at the following hospitals:

NORTH SHORE PRIVATE HOSPITAL

3 Westbourne Street
St Leonards NSW 2065

t. 8425 3000
(Switchboard)

t. 8425 3287/8
(Delivery Suite)

THE MATER HOSPITAL

25 Rocklands Road
Crows Nest NSW 2065

t. 9900 7300
(Switchboard)

t. 9900 7681/2
(Delivery Suite)

ROYAL NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL

Reserve Road
St Leonards NSW 2065

t. 9926 7111
(Switchboard)

t. 9463 2100
(Delivery Suite)

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