We are an Adelaide based obstetric, gynaecology & fertility specialist practice.
We provide a wide range of services catering for Women's Health, Fertility and Pregnancy, and can offer you many choices to cater for your needs and meet your expectation. We believe in a high quality healthcare that is individualised, holistic and down-to-earth. We have a team comprising medical specialist, nurse, dietician and physiotherapist.
Our clinic is at 680, South Road, Glandore which is located close to Adelaide city, in between Anzac Highway and Cross Road. There are ample free car parking at our premises. Should you need hospital treatment, we can provide care in several private hospitals like Ashford, Calvary North Adelaide, Glenelg Community and Western hospitals.
In this website, you can find:
Relevant Information on Women's Health, Fertility and Pregnancy
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions like 'how we provide exceptionally high quality care?
Our Fee Schedule to help you choose the most suitable care model, and
If you wish to know more about us and what we can do for you,
feel free to contact us by phone on 08 8297 4338 (during office hours) or
by email (by clicking APPOINTMENT button located on the top right corner of this page).
We can assist you in getting a private specialist appointment within 2 weeksread more
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Pregnancy care Birth plan Postnatal care
Natural methods Contraceptive pills Sterilisation
Bladder incontinence Vaginal prolapse Osteoporosis
Dr Yap is the founder and director of Yap Specialist, and will be the specialist providing you a holistic care in the area of Women’s Health, Fertility and Pregnancy. Under his care, as your private Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, you can expect a care plan which is individually-tailored, evidence-based and comprehensive, and if you need the time and attention, he will be the specialist you can trust.
For the past few years as a private obstetrician, Dr Yap has been able to attend to all his patients' obstetric delivery. Yes, for each and every single pregnancy. Moreover, for all women planning for a vaginal birth, Dr Yap has been able to manage the entire labour process and currently holds a track record of achieving >90% vaginal birth rate, 100% survival rate and none sufferring from any permanent injury.
For patients seeing Dr Yap for fertility care, most eventually conceive without the need to resort to IVF treatment. For those planning for IVF treatment from January till September 2017, over 60% have now conceived.
For patients seeing Dr Yap for women's health issues, he can discuss a wide range of options to suit their needs, from lifestyle modification to medical therapy and advanced gynaecological surgeries. Click on the Services tab above for more information.read more
We recognise how the current tough economy and high expectation continue to drive the cost of healthcare. The relentless effort by the Commonwealth Government in trying to keep the budget in surplus is not giving people much relief either as we are seeing tighter Medicare funding, increasing health fund premiums, and greater pressure on healthcare affordability. In response to these changes, we have come up with a string of initiatives to make good medical care more affordable and more efficient.
Some of these initiatives are:
* No gap option for first consult which is suitable for those wishing to know what we can do to help
* No gap for your fertility partner when attending as a couple
* Free car parking onsite
* Family & kids friendly environment with free nappy change table & breastfeeding couch
* Complimentary ultrasound scan for all routine antenatal visits
* Participation in health fund's Medi-Gap Cover Scheme to limit your gap for hospital treatment
* Holistic service comprising medical, blood collection and dietician all in one location
But above all, we will never compromise on our mission to maintain a high quality specialist healthcare and to put your health concern as our top priority always.read more
10 November 2017: Researchers discuss the adverse consequences of the treatment.
Assisted reproductive technologies are linked to an 80% increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth compared with natural conception, a meta-analysis found. The study of more than 60,000 births suggests the use of in-vitro fertilisation and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection significantly increases the risk of a baby being born before 37 weeks.
Placental development may play a key role in its pathogenesis, the authors said.
"We recommend ultrasound cervical screening in this high-risk group to apply timely preventive strategies,” says lead author Dr Paolo Cavoretto, of the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, in Milan, Italy. Leading reproductive expert Laureate Professor John Aitken at The University of Newcastle was not surprised by the findings and says previous evidence has raised concerns about the use of ICSI. "There is quite good data showing that miscarriage is elevated when ICSI is used as the insemination technology rather than IVF," he says.
ICSI was originally developed to treat very severe male infertility, however clinics have increasingly been using it more as a "routine default measure", he adds. One of the reasons for this, he says, is because it can guarantee conception.
While it may be considered more efficient, there can be adverse consequences of using "un-selected" sperm, Professor Aitken warns. "In normal life, at the moment of insemination roughly 200 million sperm cells are released into the female tract and they have to find just one other cell in the body," he says.
"Out of 200 million probably about 50 to 100 are going to make it to the surface of the egg, one of those will get through the outer layers of the egg and achieve fertilisation."
"The trouble with ICSI is that you take any old cell and inject it into the egg, so it's not selected at all and not surprisingly we are now beginning to see adverse consequences of unselected spermatozoa in conception."
Prof Aitken says ICSI had also been linked to an increased risk of autism. "The data for these things is incontrovertible now and I think a consequence of using unselected gametes." The reproductive biologist says the new study highlights that assisted reproduction measures like IVF/ICSI should not be used "thoughtlessly" and only when appropriate.
"What's happening now is because we have many more IVF babies coming through we are beginning to see things at a population level you would never have seen by just considering the fate of IVF at a single couple level," Prof Aitken says. - with AAP.read more