Dr Gopalan Poovalingam is a Gynaecologist with a particular interest in Urogynaecology, minimal invasive Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy surgery.
He is particularly interested in heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. He is one of the very few leading gynaecologists in Melbourne that practices Rapid Recovery After Gynaecological Surgery (RRGS) program. RRGS is a multi-team approach that focuses on decreasing or eliminating the adverse effects associated with surgical procedures and therefore improve the outcome of the surgery and increase the patient’s satisfaction.
He is a great believer in minimal invasive surgery (MIS) (Laparoscopy) and avoids open surgery as much as possible even when dealing with more complex cases such as large uterine fibroids or advanced endometriosis. His vast experience in MIS when coupled with RRGS programme leads to patients with shorter hospital stay, drastic reduction in complications like DVT and hospital acquired infections. Most of his patients return home within 24 hours and back to their normal routines within days of the procedure, this includes driving. For over a decade, Gopalan has provided women with a high quality Gynaecological service.