I am a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and have been working in private practice in Deakin since 2002. I have a mixed practice, as I look after women during their pregnancies and for their deliveries, and also look after women with gynaecological issues.
I have admitting and surgical rights at the Calvary John James Hospital in Deakin, Barton Private Hospital, and The Canberra Hospital where I can operate on women who do not have private health insurance.
My obstetric practice is based around The Calvary John James Hospital located in Deakin. I am also a Visiting Medical Officer (specialist) at The Canberra Hospital, so I can continue to look after my patients if they or their babies require the specialist care only available at a tertiary hospital. I share weekend calls with a number of other obstericians, who are able to look after you both at Calvary John James and The Canberra Hospital.
With my colleague Dr Omar Adham we are able to look after most areas of gynaecology.
Dr Gallagher’s areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
Obstetrics – high-risk pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, women with gestational diabetes and/or high blood pressure, and women having babies later in life.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse– Dr Gallagher is able to perform most procedures including vaginal and laparoscopic procedures to treat prolapses. We also keep a large range of pessaries to treat prolapses without surgery.
Urinary incontinence– including diagnosis and both medical and surgical treatment. We are able to perform urodynamics studies in our own office if needed for the more complex cases.
Investigation and management of abnormal Pap smears – colposcopy, and outpatient treatment in the office for precancerous abnormalities. (C-Quip colposcopy accreditation for 3 years).
Management of menstrual disorders– including both medical and surgical treatments.
Contraceptive Advice – including insertion of Intrauterine devices, and permanent contraceptive procedures such as the new hysteroscopic technique or laparoscopic tubal ligation.
Postmenopausal issues such as symptom management and investigation and treatment of abnormal bleeding.
Vulval skin disorders – we have a good working relationship with other health care providers if we are unable to deal with the problems completely ourselves, such as working with a colorectal surgeon, urologist and dermatologist.
Dr Gallagher was born and raised in Canberra, attending Padua Catholic High School and St Clare’s College, and has strong family ties in Canberra.
She holds the following:
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) University of Newcastle 1989
- Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle 1991
Obstetrics and Gynaecology training:
- John Hunter Hospital Newcastle
- Belmont Hospital
- Gosford Hospital
- Maitland Hospital
- St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
- The Canberra Hospital
- Fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists awarded in 2001.
Current memberships and associations:
- Australasian Menopause Society
- International Menopause Society
- Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society
- Urogynaecological Society of Australasia
- Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- President of the AMA, ACT
- Voluntary work – two weeks annually at Vila Central Hospital, Vanuatu
- Member of the Calvary John James Medical Advisory Board and Clinical Review Committee from 2011 to February 2013
- Annual voluntary work (seven days) at the Gynaecology Outreach clinics in Remote Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory.
JOHN JAMES MEDICAL CENTRE
175 STRICKLAND CRESCENT
DEAKIN // ACT 2600
P: 02 6282 2033
F: 02 6282 2306