Women's Health, Fertility & Pregnancy

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. 

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

Beautiful Photos of our practice and Inspiring Stories shared by some of our patients.

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 weeks

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Happy Easter Holiday ***

We wish you a Happy Easter Holiday!

Our clinic will be closed on Good Friday till Easter Monday, and we hope you and your family / friends will have a relaxing time over the festive season.

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Dr Yen-Yung Yap MBBS (Adel), FRANZCOG, MRMed (UNSW)

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 laparoscopic gynaecological surgeries. Almost all women having gynaecological surgery under Dr Yap did not need to have open surgery. For those who heard about the news on vaginal mesh for prolapse repair, you would be glad to know that Dr Yap does not use vaginal mesh, never did and never will. 

Click on the Services tab above for more information.

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New National Cervical Screening at a glance .

From 1 December 2017, the Australian government has launched the new cervical screening test which can improve detection for early cervical pre-cancerous changes, and make the test more convenient and acceptable to women. We fully support this new program and have confidence that our future in preventing cervical cancer is looking brighter than ever.

How does this change affect you?

Well, if you are already in the 2-yearly PAP smear screening program, you just need to see your doctor for this new test when your next PAP smear is due. If the result comes back as low risk for oncogenic HPV genotype, then your next screening test would be done every five years until you reach the age of 70-74. If the result comes back abnormal, your doctor will advise you on the next step which can be a repeat test in 6-12 months' time or a colposcopy assessment which we can do for you.

If you have never had a PAP smear done, then you should have this new test done as soon as convenient if you are aged 25-70, or if you have unusual vaginal discharge / bleeding. 

If you have had previous abnormal PAP smear, consult your doctor because you may need annual test done if your previous abnormal test put you at high risk of getting cervical cancer.

For more detail information, you can go to the website of the National Cervical Screening Program.

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Our Private Specialist Healthcare is more helpful than ever ! .

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 partnewhen attending as a couple
* Free car parking onsite
* Family & kids friendly environment with facilities like baby change table & breastfeeding area
* Complimentary ultrasound scan
for all routine antenatal visits
* Participation in health fund's
Medi-Gap Cover Scheme to limit your gap for hospital treatment
* Providing medical, nursing and blood collection 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. You are unique and special, and not just a plain number. And this is where we place your medical needs with upmost care.

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Updates: New concerns with IVF .

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.

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