Kate can guide you through your treatment options. If surgery is needed, she'll provide expert care throughout your journey.


Kate is experienced in treating a wide number of conditions, and recognises that every patient has specific needs. She will create an individualised care plan tailored to you.

For additional information on any of these treatments, or to discuss your options with Kate, please make an appointment.

Laparoscopic Surgery
(keyhole surgery)

Laparoscopy (also known as keyhole surgery) involves making small cuts on your abdomen, and placing a telescope inside to examine the organs of the abdomen and pelvis.

The benefit of laparoscopic surgery is because there are only small incisions, recovery is quicker and you can return to normal activities sooner.

Many patients can go home on the same day after laparoscopic surgery. Kate will discuss with you the expected length of stay after your surgery.

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is often not seen on ultrasound, so we may undertake a laparoscopy not knowing if there’s endometriosis present.

At other times, there can be a lot of endometriosis seen, and we may need to have other surgical specialities present, such as colorectal surgeons or urological surgeons.

Most patients will be able to go home the same day, and will usually only need a week or two off work.

Kate is an excisional specialists, and as an AGES fellow with advanced training in laparoscopic surgery, and Director of the Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre, she is well placed to treat your endometriosis.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. When removing a uterus, we usually also remove the cervix and Fallopian tubes. Rarely, ovaries may be removed also.

Most hysterectomies can be completed by keyhole surgery, which means less pain and a faster recovery for you! Some patients go home on the same day as their hysterectomy, while most stay one or two nights in hospital.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Fibroids are very common, and many don’t need any treatment. Depending on the size and type of fibroid(s), it/they can be removed either laparoscopically or hysteroscopically (though the cervix).

Kate is experienced in laparoscopic myomectomy.

Laparoscopy for Pelvic Pain

Sometimes we need to look inside the abdomen to understand why you are having the symptoms you are. Ultrasounds tell us a lot of information, but can’t always answer the questions we need them too.

Kate can discuss with you reasons why you would and would not undertake a laparoscopy for pelvic pain, including with a normal pelvic ultrasound.

Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are common and many times do not need treatment. For those that need treatment, most of the time this can be completed laparoscopically.

When operating on the ovary we take care to protect the ovarian tissue, to maintain the function of the ovary in the long term.

Hysteroscopic Surgery

Hysteroscopic surgery involves a camera inside the uterus. Devices, such as the Myosure or resectoscope, can be used to remove polyps, fibroids and other pathology. Asherman’s syndrome can also be treated hysteroscopically.

Recovery after hysteroscopic surgery is quick, and you’ll be back to normal in no time.