Hi, I’m Dr Dean

I’m a dedicated specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a passion for women’s health.

After graduating from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), my training started at The Sutherland Hospital where my love for women’s health and the Sutherland Shire was born.

 

I’ve since completed my specialist training at St George and Royal Women’s Hospitals, as well as subspecialty training in minimally invasive advanced pelvic surgery (MIS) with the Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre (SWEC). I am also currently undertaking a Masters of Reproductive Medicine at UNSW.

It is an honour...

to be back in the Sutherland Shire after years of advanced specialist training. Having the opportunity to give back to the community that shaped me is eternally satisfying. I look forward to joining you in this wonderful journey, from conception to pregnancy and beyond!

Minimally Invasive
surgery

It is without doubt that minimally invasive surgery is the way of the future. I have been fortunate enough to complete a prestigious two-year fellowship in minimally invasive advanced pelvic surgery with the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery (AGES) Society.

My training gave me the opportunity to work with some of the best surgeons in the country and across the globe. I have published extensively and presented at conferences both locally and internationally. I have developed extensive skills in laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgical treatments for a range of women’s health conditions.

Fertility Care

I also have a strong interest in fertility care, particularly issues in the early pregnancy. I have published research about the latest IVF treatments and I am currently completing my Masters in Reproductive Medicine.

I have a particular interest in urogynaecology

I have a particular interest in urogynaecology, and feel strongly that the women of the Shire require a local experienced practitioner with a holistic approach to pelvic floor health.

After witnessing some of the devastating impacts of poorly placed mesh products, I am a strong advocate for the advancement of non-mesh alternatives for incontinence and prolapse.

Pregnancy
care

After delivering my first baby 12 years ago, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. Every pregnancy and delivery brings me a sense of joy unlike no other.

Entrusting me with the care of you and your little one is an honour I don’t take lightly.

every woman is an individual

I understand that every woman is an individual and that every pregnancy is different. My philosophy is to provide you with birth options which have the flexibility to address your needs in a safe and supportive environment.

My consultation style is relaxed to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I always listen to my patients and aim to accommodate your wishes in achieving your birth plan.

I also understand that pregnancy can be a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for some women and their partners. I am here to support you at any time, day or night. I believe that knowledge is empowering, and I encourage any questions you have (make sure you write them down!).

Outside of work...

When I’m not at work I like to unwind through natural and creative outlets. I can’t be too far from the ocean, and I enjoy painting and collecting music instruments.

Organic gardening calms my mind and teaches me patience in this world of instant gratification. And nothing tastes quite as good as home-grown tomatoes (if only the bugs didn’t eat them first!).

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Joanne

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