Obstetrician Royal Womens Hospital

Dr. Steven Hatzikostas, a leading Melbourne obstetrician, is renowned for providing exceptional obstetric and gynaecological care at Royal Women’s Hospital. Considered one of the best obstetricians in Melbourne by his patients, he offers the unique benefit of 24/7 access to a private on-call number, ensuring his patients at this top gynaecology clinic receive constant support and dedicated care.

Extensive Experience and Expertise

Dr. Hatzikostas brings vast experience in managing high-risk pregnancies and general gynaecology Melbourne. As a trusted specialist and gynaecologist in Melbourne at Royal Women’s Hospital, he is committed to delivering personalised and high-quality care, ensuring each patient feels supported throughout their pregnancy journey. His practice is also VBAC-friendly, addressing the unique needs of his patients.

Top Obstetric Services

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Choosing the right obstetrician is vital for a positive pregnancy experience. Dr Hatzikostas, a leading high-risk obstetrician in Melbourne and private obstetrician in Melbourne, has extensive experience with various types of deliveries, including VBAC, C-section, and vaginal birth. His respectful and attentive approach, combined with 24/7 availability, makes him a preferred choice among the best obstetricians in Melbourne for expectant mothers at Royal Women’s Hospital. Reach out today to learn more about our pregnancy and obstetric services.

High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Specialising in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Hatzikostas provides comprehensive care for both general and complex obstetric cases. His expertise ensures that patients at Royal Women’s Hospital, a leading centre for research in women’s health, receive the highest level of care tailored to their specific needs. Dr Hatzikostas works closely with many subspecialists such as:

  • Tertiary-level ultrasound specialists
  • Laparoscopic surgeons.
  • Urogynaecologists.
  • Fertility specialists.
  • Paediatricians and Neonatologists
  • Perinatal specialists at The Women’s and Mercy Hospitals.
  • Oncologists.

All dedicated to advancing research and patient care in areas such as endometriosis, menopause, IVF, fertility, hysteroscopy, pelvic pain, infertility, pelvic floor disorders, clinical trials, reproductive health, abnormal uterine bleeding, reproductive endocrinology, menstrual disorders, cancer survivorship, reproductive biology, chronic pelvic pain, vulvar disorders, endometrial receptivity, and embryo implantation.

“No man can be the best at everything and no one can claim to be a Jack of all trades. High-quality care evolves by combining the experience of subspecialists whenever the need arises”. – Dr Hatzikostas

Personalised Obstetric Care

Dr Hatzikostas, a leading Melbourne obstetrician and FRANZCOG-certified specialist, provides exceptional care at Royal Women’s Hospital during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. His compassionate and professional approach ensures that every stage of the journey is managed with care and expertise. For reliable and personalised obstetric care at this leading obstetrics and gynaecology clinic in Melbourne, contact Dr Steven Hatzikostas and his dedicated team.

Free Meet and Greet Consultation for Expectant Parents

Pregnancy counselling is essential and should never be overlooked. The notion that pregnancy is always straightforward and worry-free isn’t always true. Monitoring all patients, identifying potential issues, and providing timely treatment are critical. While most pregnancies result in healthy babies, comprehensive care is necessary.

To support this, Dr Steven Hatzikostas, a trusted Melbourne obstetrician, offers a complimentary initial consultation for pregnant patients seeking a private obstetrician in Melbourne. This free consultation allows expectant parents to discuss any concerns and have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Hatzikostas before making a commitment. Recognised as one of Melbourne’s best obstetricians, Dr Hatzikostas ensures meticulous care throughout your pregnancy journey.

To schedule your free consultation, call us at 9467 9444 during business hours.

Routine Pregnancy Tests

Nearly all pregnancies are normal and have routine pregnancy scans and antenatal tests. Dr Hatzikostas offers early pregnancy ultrasound scans that can be performed weekly until 10 weeks gestation. This can be for women who have experienced a miscarriage previously or are at risk. Ultrasound scans can also be done if there is any concern about the pregnancy. (e.g. after falls, bleeding, and reduced fetal movements etc.).

  • Antenatal blood tests 10 weeks gestation
  • Screening for inherited disorders (Cystic Fibrosis, SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fragile X syndrome) are available and these tests would be discussed and offered as options for further testing at 10 weeks gestation if indicated.
  • Chromosome anomaly testing is offered to all pregnant patients.

Fetal morphology ultrasound scans:

  • Performed at 20 weeks. 

Selective blood tests

Selective blood tests are also routine in all pregnancies and are performed at 28 and 36 weeks gestation. They include testing for:

  • Gestational Diabetes. (GTT at 28 weeks)
  • Thyroid function tests and Thyroid antibody tests
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies (28 and 36 weeks)
  • Antibody screens in all Rh Negative women (28 and 34 weeks)

For all routine scans and further investigative pregnancy testing speak to our staff and we can give you information on the services Dr Hatzikostas offers.

Royal Women’s Hospital Gynaecologist

Gynaecology care relates to the routine review of well women every two years and also urgent assessment and management of possible gynaecological problems.

Gynaecological procedures performed include:

  • Hysteroscopy Curettage
  • Treatment of Cervical Dysplasia
  • Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal repairs and Urethral Slings
  • Laparoscopy

Gynaecologic care for healthy women includes:

  • “Well woman checks”
  • Pap smears
  • Contraceptive choices
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling

Specific gynaecological problems may include:

  • Menstrual problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility problems
  • Treatment of Cervical smear abnormalities
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Urogenital prolapse
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Gynaecological premalignant conditions and cancers

 

Royal Women’s Hospital Obstetrician

Finding the right obstetrician is essential for a safe and positive pregnancy experience. Dr Steven Hatzikostas, with his extensive expertise and dedication to personalised care, is a trusted specialist at Royal Women’s Hospital. Offering 24/7 access to a private on-call number and a compassionate approach to both high-risk and general obstetrics, Dr Hatzikostas ensures exceptional support throughout every stage of your pregnancy journey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the outstanding care and dedication that Dr. Hatzikostas and his team provide at Royal Women’s Hospital.