Uterine fibroids; from effects on fertility to the peri-menopause and beyond

WEBINAR: Tuesday 19 October 2021, 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are common, benign smooth muscle tumours originating from uterine myometrial cells.

They are estimated to affect 40–80% of women by age 50 years.

This webinar covers all the common presentations of uterine fibroids in primary care, including; heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility, pregnancy issues, pelvic pain, mass symptoms and risk of malignancy.

We discuss primary care investigations, medical management options and when to refer for specialist intervention. An overview of secondary care management options with be provided.


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Dr Michael Wynn-Williams
Lead of MIS Gynaecology, ADHB

After working as a Gynaecologist in the UK and Australia, Dr Michael Wynn-Williams has returned home to New Zealand and is based in Auckland.

Michael is an endometriosis specialist, with extensive experience in minimally invasive pelvic surgery, endometriosis diagnosis/staging, ultrasound and pelvic pain conditions. His area of expertise spans advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, endometriosis, fertility, fibroids, hysterectomy, laparoscopic gynaecology and telemedicine.

Michael favours a multidisciplinary approach to managing complex endometriosis cases. He works closely with patients to expedite the diagnosis and effectively manage endometriosis while reducing their chance of having repeated surgical procedures from persistent pelvic pain.

Always striving to progress his learning and increase his ability to provide the best care for women, Michael qualified in the use of the Da Vinci Robotic surgical system. He has also developed an interest in the multidisciplinary management of chronic pelvic pain, and is working in the ADHB Women’s Health, Persistent Pelvic Pain Team.

Michael is the current Treasurer of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery (AGES) and is on the medical advisory committees of Endometriosis Australia, QENDO and Endometriosis New Zealand. Since returning to New Zealand, he has established and is the Director of Training for the ADHB AGES laparoscopic gynaecology 2 year training fellowship.

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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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