|What is a Gynecologist ?
A "Gyne" (variations: Gynae, Gyno, Obgyn) is a commonly used short name for a specialist in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( O&G or OBGYN ). Gynecologists and obstetricians are focused on women’s health. They are consulted for low fertility treatment including IVF and artificial insemination, pregnancy and childbirth, removal of fibroids and ovarian cysts, menopause, hormone replacement therapy or HRT and endometriosis.
In Singapore, most gyne specialists practices are located at Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Medical Centre and Thomson Medical Centre.
|Different Types of Gynecologists
General Obstetrician/Gynecologist- In Singapore, many general gynecologists concentrate on obstetrics, which is managing pregnancies in women. Medical centres with large numbers of obstetric cases include KK Hospital and Thomson Medical Centre. These would be good places to consider if you are searching for obstetricians.
Reproductive Endocrinologist -
A gynecologist who concentrates on infertility problems.
These sub specialists manage patients with difficult pregnancies and complicated fetal conditions.
Gyne Oncologist -
Gyne Oncologists focus on gyne cancers and complicated gyne surgery. Such specialist gynecology surgeons are found mainly in major hospitals.
To practise as a gynecologist, one must pass examinations set by a college which oversees postgraduate training in the field. Many gynaecologists train for examinations set by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) .
Other colleges include the The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) , The Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists . In addition, to practise as a gynaecologist, Singapore gynaes must be registered with the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore..