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The Australian Centre for Female Pelvic and Vaginal Rejuvenation

SEXUAL FUNCTION SURGERY

MENSTRUAL DYSFUNCTION MANAGEMENT

URINARY DYSFUNCTION TREATMENT

VAGINOPLASTY

OVARIAN CYST MANAGEMENT

LABIAPLASTY

MINIMAL ACCESS ('KEY HOLE') SURGERY

ENDOMETRIOSIS SURGERY

PREPARATION FOR SURGERY

HYMEN RECONSTRUCTION

PELVIC PAIN SURGERY

… For a unique and personal experience.

Celebrate Your Form & Function

… At Home

… On The Beach

… Or Out On The Town

The great myth “it’s all part of being a woman” ends in the unspoken, “so just put up with it.”
But why should you, when you have options?

Empowering women through knowledge, choice and access to world class care

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of Adelaide

GYNAECOLOGIST & PELVIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr Onuma is a tertiary level specialist accepting direct referrals from primary care givers and complex referrals from other specialists.

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

Women from every State and Territory in Australia, and some countries abroad, have travelled to Adelaide to have their surgery performed by Dr Onuma.

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PRECEPTOR TRAINING

Dr Onuma teaches trainees and specialists minimal access incontinence surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery and advanced laparoscopic gynaecological surgery.

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MEDICO-LEGAL

Dr Onuma is on the ‘Expert Witness’ register of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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How can we help improve your quality of life?

    Letters, cards & emails

    • “I was truly blest to have a gifted surgeon like yourself perform my operation. Without exception the nurses at St Andrews sang your praises. You have changed my lifestyle for the better and I will take pleasure in recommending you to all my friends. God bless you.”

      NZ
      NZ
    • “How else could I have recovered so well and so quickly if it weren’t for your brilliance! And I’m sure I speak for countless others as well.”

      AO
      AO
    • “Words cannot adequately express how absolutely wonderful it is to have my incontinence problem fixed. I still can’t believe that I can now sneeze without ‘Niagara Falls’ following! Thank you so much for your care and most especially for your outstanding skills that have made a huge difference to my day to day living! In deepest appreciation.”

      AB
      AB
    • “Many thanks for your professional generosity, courtesy & warmth you have shown throughout this truly life changing experience I have had over the past few months. I will be forever grateful to you for not only restoring my ‘precious lady’ to ‘her’ former glory, but also for the beautiful renovations you have performed.”

      KM
      KM
    • “Thank you for your surgical skills & the joy it is bringing. Thank you for the care and attention you were giving. Thank you for improving the loving life we are living. Thank you for being the specialist that you are.”

      LW
      LW
    • “Thank you for being a miracle worker and a great surgeon!”

      MC
      MC
    • “We both feel that you have given us special attention.”

      M&P
      M&P
    • “This card is long overdue … I was looking for the perfect card for the perfect doctor. Thank you so very much Truly you’re a great surgeon.”

      AO
      AO
    • “Thank you so much for the expertise you have demonstrated in my ‘repair job’! I would describe the ‘back of my front’ as working perfectly! To have regular sleep of 7 ½ hours is a blessing I have not known for many years.”

      KB
      KB
    • “A personal thanks for all the things you have done for me and for diligently performing my surgery. We really appreciate your kindness, expertise and professionalism. Thank you for helping us understand the nature of my condition and guiding us in the right direction. May God always bless you for all your kindness not only to me but also to others.  …. Really, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.”

      N&DC
      N&DC
    • “Thank you so much for looking after me. I feel great and am very happy.”

       SK
      SK
    • “This comes with my heartfelt thanks for your care, your skills & lovely nature: So very much appreciated.”

      DD
      DD
    • “We would like to thank you very much for your kindness and support during my illness. We will always be greatful.”

      M&CF
      M&CF
    • “I sincerely thank you for all your professional treatment and kindness that has made me feel so well again. I will never forget you or your good work.”

      G
      G
    • “Many thanks for your expertise with my problem. I do appreciate what you have done for me – thank you.”

      KL
      KL
    • “I thought I’d take this opportunity  to re-affirm my sincere gratitude for the life changing surgery you performed. My physical recovery was straightforward and rather quick. I’ve spent the majority of the past 12 months feeling guilty (for want of a better word) at having had the opportunity to have my surgery performed by (who I know) is the best in the field. This may sound a little bizarre, but going from not being able to go for a brisk walk without wetting your pants to ‘running like the wind’ is an incredible difference. I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in a very long time. I even go jogging regularly now – without the Tena lady! No words will ever convey how grateful I am to you for your skills, bedside manner and generosity, so, I will simply say … Thank you.”

      DL
      DL
    • “Thank God for you! You’ve freed me from my darkest ordeal! So here’s to ‘New Beginnings!!!’”

      AP
      AP
    • “Thank you so, so much. You gave me hope when I thought there was none. And I now feel like a new woman.”

      AC
      AC
    • “Thank you for all you have done for me. I was dreading the recovery and it has been a breeze. I put it down to a great surgeon. Thanks for a great bedside manner and for all your understanding.”

      RB
      RB
    • “Thank you so much for your kindness and skills! You have made this medical experience almost pleasant. Your care is much appreciated.”

      S
      S
    • “Many thanks to you for your great care and kindness, once again, during my stay at NEC (especially the first few days post op!!) I have had no problems and starting to feel better every day.”

      JM
      JM
    • “Well you’ve changed my life!! Thank you so much for your skills and wonderful support you have shown me since we first spoke. I am delighted with the results of my surgery and thank you for the friendship you have shown me.”

      CC
      CC
    • “Thank you for my successful operation that you performed on me. I have been very happy with the result, with best wishes for your future.”

      DN
      DN
    • “Thank you so much for doing such a great ‘patch up’ job on me. It is so nice not to run to the toilet & design my life around limitations. It is nice to cough, laugh, jump without consequences. I think of you every time when I ballroom dance, because this activity causes me lots of joy & before the operation doing it was becoming a bit hard/a bit of an ‘issue’. Thank you again for your sense of humour & keep well.”

      EL
      EL
    • “Thanks, I feel great now thanks to your great work as a surgeon, you’re the “Best”. I’m so happy now. I can’t believe it what you have been able to do!”

      CB
      CB
    • “I wish to thank you very sincerely for the successful operation you performed on me. I feel like a new woman!”

      DS
      DS
    • “Thank you for making my life easier, as a result of your expertise and professionalism. You have my 100% endorsement and I would allow you to operate on myself in a heartbeat. Keep safe and continue to carry out your excellent work.”

      SJ
      SJ
    • Thank you “Dr Onuma for your kindness and care before and after surgery. Your the best Dr I have ever seen. Thank you once again.”

      JC
      JC
    • “One can’t help but notice all the cards and expression of thanks in your office/surgery rooms. So …. here’s another one to add to the collection!  Thank you so much for your care and understanding and of course your skill as a surgeon. We appreciate all you have done for us. So …. a big thank you from me to you.”

       CW
      CW
    • “Thanks for letting me bug you with my emails and texts – and for fixing the old punani!”

      AM
      AM
    • “Just a little note to let you know how much I appreciate your kindness to me over the years I have known you. I am feeling much improved & well & I thank you from the bottom of my heart as well as my ‘other bits’!!”

      CM
      CM
    • “Thank you for helping me through this experience with your skill, flair and consummate professionalism. I deeply appreciate the fact that you have treated me like a peer.”

      CZ
      CZ
    • “Thank you very much for all you done. I can now run jump and so on.”

      AM
      AM
    • “Thank you so much for your professionalism, care and sense of humour! Life will never be the same again!”

      SG
      SG
    • “I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you looking after me so well over the last few months. Thank you for listening & supporting my decision & giving me the confidence to go ahead with the surgery. No one looks forward to going into hospital, but I feel blessed to have you looking after me.”

      JM
      JM
    • “I wanted to take this time to say ‘thank you so very much’ and let you know how greatly I appreciated all that you did for me. I respect your professionalism, yet you are so approachable. I admire your thoroughness and level of skill. I enjoy your sense of humour. And I appreciate the care and sensitivity that you give to your patients. As I was driving home from my last appointment with you, prior to my operation, I had this thought; Thank you God for Dr Onuma who cared enough to study long and hard so that women like me could have another opportunity to live life to the full.  I am already feeling so much better. Looking forward to once again having lovely walks with my husband and really looking forward to January when I can bend over and pick up my first little grandchild without any discomfort. When you are having one of ‘those days’ that seems like it will never end, please remember the far reaching impact and joy which you bring to so many lives. With heartfelt thanks.”

      MH
      MH
    • “Many thanks for the great care during my operation and stay in hospital.”

      PS
      PS
    • “A personal thanks for all the things you have done for me and for diligently performing my surgery. We really appreciate your kindness, expertise and professionalism. Thank you for helping us understand the nature of my condition and guiding us in the right direction. May God always bless you for all your kindness not only to me but also to others.  …. Really, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.”

      N&DC
      N&DC
    • “Thank you for making my life easier, as a result of your expertise and professionalism. You have my 100% endorsement and I would allow you to operate on myself in a heartbeat. Keep safe and continue to carry out your excellent work.”

      SJ
      SJ
    • “Thank you so much for your professionalism, care and sense of humour! Life will never be the same again!”

      SG
      SG
    • “I wanted to take this time to say ‘thank you so very much’ and let you know how greatly I appreciated all that you did for me. I respect your professionalism, yet you are so approachable. I admire your thoroughness and level of skill. I enjoy your sense of humour. And I appreciate the care and sensitivity that you give to your patients. As I was driving home from my last appointment with you, prior to my operation, I had this thought; Thank you God for Dr Onuma who cared enough to study long and hard so that women like me could have another opportunity to live life to the full.  I am already feeling so much better. Looking forward to once again having lovely walks with my husband and really looking forward to January when I can bend over and pick up my first little grandchild without any discomfort. When you are having one of ‘those days’ that seems like it will never end, please remember the far reaching impact and joy which you bring to so many lives. With heartfelt thanks.”

      MH
      MH
    • “Thank you for helping me through this experience with your skill, flair and consummate professionalism. I deeply appreciate the fact that you have treated me like a peer.”

      CZ
      CZ
    • “Thank you so much for looking after me. I feel great and am very happy.”

       SK
      SK
    • “One can’t help but notice all the cards and expression of thanks in your office/surgery rooms. So …. here’s another one to add to the collection!  Thank you so much for your care and understanding and of course your skill as a surgeon. We appreciate all you have done for us. So …. a big thank you from me to you.”

       CW
      CW
    • “I sincerely thank you for all your professional treatment and kindness that has made me feel so well again. I will never forget you or your good work.”

      G
      G
    • “This comes with my heartfelt thanks for your care, your skills & lovely nature: So very much appreciated.”

      DD
      DD
    • “We both feel that you have given us special attention.”

      M&P
      M&P
    • “I was truly blest to have a gifted surgeon like yourself perform my operation. Without exception the nurses at St Andrews sang your praises. You have changed my lifestyle for the better and I will take pleasure in recommending you to all my friends. God bless you.”

      NZ
      NZ
    • “Just a little note to let you know how much I appreciate your kindness to me over the years I have known you. I am feeling much improved & well & I thank you from the bottom of my heart as well as my ‘other bits’!!”

      CM
      CM
    • “Many thanks for your expertise with my problem. I do appreciate what you have done for me – thank you.”

      KL
      KL
    • “Thanks, I feel great now thanks to your great work as a surgeon, you’re the “Best”. I’m so happy now. I can’t believe it what you have been able to do!”

      CB
      CB
    • “Many thanks for your professional generosity, courtesy & warmth you have shown throughout this truly life changing experience I have had over the past few months. I will be forever grateful to you for not only restoring my ‘precious lady’ to ‘her’ former glory, but also for the beautiful renovations you have performed.”

      KM
      KM
    • “Thank you for my successful operation that you performed on me. I have been very happy with the result, with best wishes for your future.”

      DN
      DN
    • “Thank you for being a miracle worker and a great surgeon!”

      MC
      MC
    • “Thank you so much for the expertise you have demonstrated in my ‘repair job’! I would describe the ‘back of my front’ as working perfectly! To have regular sleep of 7 ½ hours is a blessing I have not known for many years.”

      KB
      KB
    • “Thank you very much for all you done. I can now run jump and so on.”

      AM
      AM
    • “We would like to thank you very much for your kindness and support during my illness. We will always be greatful.”

      M&CF
      M&CF
    • “Well you’ve changed my life!! Thank you so much for your skills and wonderful support you have shown me since we first spoke. I am delighted with the results of my surgery and thank you for the friendship you have shown me.”

      CC
      CC
    • “Thanks for letting me bug you with my emails and texts – and for fixing the old punani!”

      AM
      AM
    • “Thank you for all you have done for me. I was dreading the recovery and it has been a breeze. I put it down to a great surgeon. Thanks for a great bedside manner and for all your understanding.”

      RB
      RB
    • Thank you “Dr Onuma for your kindness and care before and after surgery. Your the best Dr I have ever seen. Thank you once again.”

      JC
      JC
    • “Thank you so, so much. You gave me hope when I thought there was none. And I now feel like a new woman.”

      AC
      AC
    • “Thank you so much for your kindness and skills! You have made this medical experience almost pleasant. Your care is much appreciated.”

      S
      S
    • “Many thanks to you for your great care and kindness, once again, during my stay at NEC (especially the first few days post op!!) I have had no problems and starting to feel better every day.”

      JM
      JM
    • “I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you looking after me so well over the last few months. Thank you for listening & supporting my decision & giving me the confidence to go ahead with the surgery. No one looks forward to going into hospital, but I feel blessed to have you looking after me.”

      JM
      JM
    • “Thank you so much for doing such a great ‘patch up’ job on me. It is so nice not to run to the toilet & design my life around limitations. It is nice to cough, laugh, jump without consequences. I think of you every time when I ballroom dance, because this activity causes me lots of joy & before the operation doing it was becoming a bit hard/a bit of an ‘issue’. Thank you again for your sense of humour & keep well.”

      EL
      EL
    • “I wish to thank you very sincerely for the successful operation you performed on me. I feel like a new woman!”

      DS
      DS
    • “Many thanks for the great care during my operation and stay in hospital.”

      PS
      PS
    • “This card is long overdue … I was looking for the perfect card for the perfect doctor. Thank you so very much Truly you’re a great surgeon.”

      AO
      AO
    • “Thank you for your surgical skills & the joy it is bringing. Thank you for the care and attention you were giving. Thank you for improving the loving life we are living. Thank you for being the specialist that you are.”

      LW
      LW
    • “I thought I’d take this opportunity  to re-affirm my sincere gratitude for the life changing surgery you performed. My physical recovery was straightforward and rather quick. I’ve spent the majority of the past 12 months feeling guilty (for want of a better word) at having had the opportunity to have my surgery performed by (who I know) is the best in the field. This may sound a little bizarre, but going from not being able to go for a brisk walk without wetting your pants to ‘running like the wind’ is an incredible difference. I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in a very long time. I even go jogging regularly now – without the Tena lady! No words will ever convey how grateful I am to you for your skills, bedside manner and generosity, so, I will simply say … Thank you.”

      DL
      DL
    • “Words cannot adequately express how absolutely wonderful it is to have my incontinence problem fixed. I still can’t believe that I can now sneeze without ‘Niagara Falls’ following! Thank you so much for your care and most especially for your outstanding skills that have made a huge difference to my day to day living! In deepest appreciation.”

      AB
      AB
    • “How else could I have recovered so well and so quickly if it weren’t for your brilliance! And I’m sure I speak for countless others as well.”

      AO
      AO
    • “Thank God for you! You’ve freed me from my darkest ordeal! So here’s to ‘New Beginnings!!!’”

      AP
      AP
    Female vaginal and pelvic health is important for good quality of life. Pain reduces function and in the long term can lead to depression and anxiety. Endometriosis is a common condition that can cause a range of symptoms. Surgical management of ovarian cysts is determined by their features, size and symptoms caused. As age increases, the incidence of incontinence (urinary and faecal), pelvic organ prolapse and problems with sexual intercourse increase. Many of these issues can be treated effectively. The rate of hysterectomy has decreased with the availability of endometrial ablation surgery and the use of the Mirena IUCD. It remains a necessary and effective procedure for many women.
    As women become more aware that they do not need to suffer in silence, they are increasing seeking labiaplasty (to reduce discomfort and improve self confidence), vaginoplasty (to improve sexual function) where the concept of regaining a tight vagina, particularly after childbirth is becoming more mainstream. The presence of fibroids can be found incidentally or because of symptoms from heavy periods or a mass effect. How they are dealt with is based on numerous factors and most importantly whether or not future fertility is required. Cultural issues have seen a rise in the request for hymen reconstructive surgery. This can often be lifesaving not withstanding the complexities of the background circumstances.
    The female pelvic floor is dynamic; things are changing all the time. This is a normal process. However, putting up with the symptoms of deteriorating function such as cystitis, prolapsed bowel, bowel or uterus, pain from ovarian cysts, labial elongation and endometriosis is not necessary.

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