Hi, I'm dr Amani Harris

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist.

I'm a strong believer in actively listening to my patients and providing evidence-based advice, so that they feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health (and their baby's). My extensive surgical training and expertise allows me to offer patients considerable choice over a broad range of treatments.

 

Specialties:

  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Infertility
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery, including single incision laparoscopy
  • Uterine fibroids and myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Abnormal pap smears and colposcopy

Laparoscopy

The advantages to patients of having a laparoscopy (commonly referred to as keyhole surgery) when compared to a laparotomy (open surgery) are immense including: a shorter hospital stay, less pain after the procedure, a more cosmetically aesthetic outcome with smaller or no visible scars, faster recovery with a quicker return to normal activities, less post-operative adhesions and less risk of infection.

Advanced laparoscopic surgery is one of my many passions and took me to Melbourne, where I completed a prestigious two-year Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) fellowship in minimally invasive surgery.

During this time I worked alongside some of Australia's renowned advanced laparoscopic surgeons and fertility specialists at Monash Health. Prior to this, I completed a one-year fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Sydney West Advanced Pelvic Surgery Unit (SWAPS) during my specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology, which was undertaken at Westmead Hospital. I have also completed a Master of Advanced Gynaecological Surgery at the University of Western Sydney.

Having worked around the country...

I've developed a comprehensive understanding of different women's needs and beliefs towards birth. In addition, I've been exposed to a wide spectrum of medical challenges that affect women. I believe in respecting your choices, discussing your care and ensuring your safety and the safety of your baby, while setting realistic expectations at all times. I find it personally gratifying and feel privileged to share the journey with you before, during and after your pregnancy.

I'm an active member of the AGES community, the leading endoscopy group in Australasia, often presenting at domestic and international conferences and workshops. This provides a dynamic platform for me to further my influence on education and research in the field of women's health, which I thoroughly enjoy.

In my early years of study ...

I completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New South Wales and followed that with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) at the University of Sydney.

Research

I view research as an invaluable tool in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, to continually revise best evidence-based practices and to unlock many of the unknowns that still exist. I have published a number of papers relating to endometriosis, considering its impact on pain and infertility, as well as the impact of fibroids and uterine polyps on endometrial receptivity. I am also a reviewer for the Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain.

 
 

A list of my publications include:

  • Harris. A, Blumenthal.N. Malignant Melanoma in the Ovary, A Case Report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013; 3(7): A1
  • Shamsa. A, Harris.A, Anpalagan. A. Peripartum Hysterectomy in a tertiary hospital in Western Sydney. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014; 29:1-4
  • Barel. O, Tsaltas. J, Sturrock. S, Harris. A & Dobromilsky.K. Dermoid removed another life saved. A Tiny Ovarian Teratoma Leading to a Life-Threatening Condition. JSLS. 2016
  • Harris. A, Shamsa. A & Athayde. N . Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women at a tertiary hospital in Western Sydney. J Obstet Gynecol Int2017; 7(1)
  • Harris, A and Tsaltas J. Endometriosis and infertility: a systematic review. Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders 2017, 9(3): 139-149
  • Narula. S, Harris. A , Tsaltas. J. A review of the molecular basis for reduced endometrial receptivity in uterine fibroids and polyps. Journal of endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders 2017 ; 9(4): 239-244
  • Ratner. R, Harris. A, Guyal. N, Davies. M, Najjar. H, Barel. O. An 8 year retrospective analysis of laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, outcomes and complications in a large multicentre unit in Melbourne. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018: ANZJOG-2018-0028.
  • Harris. A, McCaughey. T, Tsaltas. J, Barel. O, Davies-Tuck. M, Ratner.R, Najjar. H. Recurrent pelvic pain related to endometriosis after laparoscopic surgical treatment: a multicentre retrospective review. In Press
  • Amani Harris and Jim Tsaltas: Article on Endometriosis and infertility in Fertility Smarts: https://www.fertilitysmarts.com/endometriosis-and-infertility/2/1661
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Our support team

The specialist doctors at anaria are supported by a friendly team, Joanne, our practice midwife, and Jane, our receptionist. They will be your first point of contact to help you scheduling your appointments, ultrasounds and organising any tests that you many need along the way.

Our Style

At anaria, we like to have a relaxed consulting and communication style. We want you to feel comfortable, and encourage you to ask any questions you may have.

Anaria is a very short walk from both Kareena Private and Sutherland Hospitals, which is where our patients who need an operation are admitted. For your convenience, we offer onsite underground parking.

Booking an appointment

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call! +61 2 9526 7477