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Dr Shannon Zawada

BSC (Hons), MBBS, MMED. FRANZCOG

Dr Shannon Zawada is a Gynaecologist and Fertility specialist with a special interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. She works at Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, and Genea. She is a lecturer at the University of Sydney where she is involved in ongoing medical research and training of medical students in Perinatal and Women’s Health.

Shannon completed her medical training at Sydney University then completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology obtaining FRANZCOG in 2016.  At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, she undertook subspecialty training in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She did further training in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at the Royal Hospital for Women with Dr Rebecca Deans.  Shannon has a Masters in Human Reproduction and Human Genetics from the University of Sydney.

Fertility

Fertility consultations are booked with an extended timeslot to allow plenty of time to find the best solution and you are encouraged to book with your partner as fertility treatment involves both parties. Dr Zawada will have an open discussion with you to determine the best way forward addressing difficulties conceiving.

Shannon provides a range of fertility treatments, including assisted reproductive technologies such as:

• Ovulation induction (OI)
• Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
• IVF +/- ICSI
• Donor and surrogacy
• Egg freezing

General Gynaecology

Dr Zawada treats patients for a range of gynaecological concerns including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, cysts and endometriosis, menorrhagia and amenorrhoea, and difficulty coping with menopausal symptoms. She performs the following gynaecological procedures:

• Removal and Insertion of IUD Hysteroscopy and biopsy
• Endometrial ablation
• Vaginal septum resection
• Laparoscopic surgery
• Tubal Patency testing
• Fibroid resection
• Removal of Ectopic Pregnancy

Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Dr Zawada also sees patients from birth to 18 years for concerns including 
but not limited to menstrual pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, contraceptive counselling,
early and late puberty, congenital anomalies.

FAQs

What is the pathophysiology of cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is caused by changes to the cells in the cervix that most often occur as a result of human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus causes changes to the cells of the cervix that lead to pre cancerous lesions (CIN I, II, and III). If these pre cancerous cells are left unmonitored or untreated they have the propensity to progress to cervcial cancer.

Will I need chemotherapy to treat cervical cancer?

The treatment of cervical cancer in usually a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy depending on the stage of cancer, and the age of the patient.

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