Obstetrician St. Vincent’s Private Hospital

Dr. Steven Hatzikostas is known for providing exceptional obstetric and gynaecological care as a leading private obstetrician at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital in Melbourne. Offering the unique benefit of 24/7 access to a private on-call number, Dr. Hatzikostas ensures continuous support and personalised pregnancy care for his patients at St Vincent’s Private Maternity.

Experienced and Trusted Specialist

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With extensive experience in high-risk pregnancy and general gynaecology, including laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Hatzikostas is dedicated to delivering high-quality care. At St. Vincent’s Private Hospital maternity unit, he works closely with skilled midwives to ensure that each patient feels supported and valued throughout their pregnancy journey. His practice is also VBAC-friendly, addressing the specific needs of his patients, including vaginal birth after C-section.

Leading Obstetrician Services

Selecting the right obstetrician is crucial for a positive pregnancy and birth experience. As one of the top obstetricians in Melbourne, Dr. Hatzikostas has decades of experience handling various types of deliveries, including breech delivery, C-section, twin delivery, VBAC and natural delivery. His respectful and caring approach and 24/7 availability make him a top choice among Melbourne obstetricians for expectant mothers at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. 

High-Risk Pregnancy Expert

Dr. Hatzikostas specialises in difficult pregnancies, providing comprehensive care for both general and complex deliveries. His expertise in multiple births and as a specialist in vaginal breech ensures that patients at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital receive the best possible care, tailored to their individual needs.

Dedicated Obstetric Care

At St Vincent’s private maternity ward and delivery suites, Dr. Hatzikostas offers exceptional support during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. His women-centred care approach includes labour preparation, guidance on the delivery process and birth choices, as well as post-birth care and psychological support. His compassionate and professional manner ensures that every stage of the journey is handled with care and expert advice. For reliable and personalised obstetric care from an accredited obstetrician at St. Vincent’s Private, reach out to obstetrician Dr. Steven Hatzikostas and his dedicated team.

Free Meet and Greet Consultation for All Pregnant Patients

Pregnancy counselling is crucial, not an afterthought. The belief that pregnancy is “always normal and worry-free” isn’t always accurate. It’s vital to monitor all patients, identify issues, and treat them when necessary. Most pregnancies do result in healthy babies, but ensuring comprehensive care is essential. That’s why Dr. Steven Hatzikostas, a leading Melbourne obstetrician, offers a free initial consultation for expectant patients seeking a private obstetrician in Melbourne. This consultation addresses any concerns about pregnancy and provides an opportunity to have a comprehensive discussion with your obstetrician before fully committing. As one of the best obstetricians in Melbourne, Dr. Hatzikostas ensures thorough care throughout your pregnancy journey.

To book your consultation, simply ring 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 will also be performed 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 please speak to our staff to enquire about all the services Dr Hatzikostas offers, 

St Vincent’s Private 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

 

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Obstetrician

Selecting the right obstetrician is vital for ensuring a positive pregnancy and birth experience. Dr Steven Hatzikostas, with his extensive experience and dedication to personalised care, is a top choice at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. With 24/7 access to a private on-call number and a compassionate approach to both high-risk and general obstetrics, Dr Hatzikostas provides exceptional support throughout every stage of your pregnancy journey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the exceptional care and commitment that Dr. Hatzikostas and his team offer at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital.