Dr David N Munday

MB BS, FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Robotics

Dr Munday graduated from Adelaide University in 1987 and completed his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in early 1997.

He entered private practice in February 1997 and joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a staff specialist with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

In 1999 he joined the late Professor John Kerin in private practice at Ashford then North Adelaide and was fortunate to have him as a valuable mentor and assistant in Minimally Invasive Surgery and treatment of endometriosis (in particular) early in his career.

Since those early years, Dr Munday has developed his skills in advanced (level 5-6) laparoscopic surgery including total laparoscopic hysterectomy for very large fibroids and severe endometriosis. He also performs laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery (for utero-vaginal prolapse). Since January 2019 Dr Munday has been performing da Vinci Robot Assisted Advanced Laparoscopic procedures such as Total or Subtotal Hysterectomy, Pelvic Floor Repair for large vaginal prolapses and treatment of Endometriosis.

Dr Munday is credentialed to perform da Vinci Robot procedures at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital. He is also accredited to supervise other gynaecologists still learning to use the da Vinci robot for gynaecological procedures in both South Australia and interstate. He remains an enthusiastic teacher of all forms of minimally invasive gynaecological surgery.

Qualifications

1987 – MBBS (Adelaide University)

1994 – MRANZCOG

1997 – FRANZCOG Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Accredited for Advanced (Level 5-6) Gynaecological Laparoscopic Procedures at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woodville SA, Ashford Hospital, Ashford.

In addition since March 2019, he is also accredited to perform da Vinci Robot-Assisted Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide.

Current Positions

Senior Visiting Specialist at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide

Senior Visiting Specialist at Ashford Hospital

Senior Staff Specialist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital since February 1997.

Training Supervisor for RANZCOG trainees, 2004-2020.

Mentor to RANZCOG trainees from 2021

He continues to enjoy the value and the experience of teaching our future gynecologists.

Areas of Special Interest and Expertise

Full assessment and management of Pelvic Floor Disorders (Vaginal and Uterine Prolapse) including large and recurrent prolapse, mesh complications including mesh excision.

Urinary Incontinence investigation including on-site Urodynamics assessment

Urinary Incontinence Procedures (e.g. Retropubic and Transobturator Suburethral Slings)

Advanced Laparoscopic & Robotic (keyhole surgery) procedures such as Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Fibroid surgery (Myomectomy), Robotic Sacro-Colpopexy (for severe prolapse) Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Vault Suspension (for vaginal prolapse), treatment of Adhesions and Residual Ovary Syndrome

Traditional Vaginal Repair Operations for primary and lesser degrees of prolapse.

Hysteroscopic procedures including resection of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids, Novasure and Balloon Endometrial Ablation (for heavy and/or abnormal menstruation).

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society (AGES)

Member AGES Research Grant Committee 2005-2014

Urogynaecological Society of Australasia

Training and Accreditation Committee of the SA Branch of RANZCOG 2004-2019

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association (SASMOA)

Personal

He is married to Rachel with 3 children

His outside interests include camping and Outback touring 4WD family holidays, computing, food & wine, piano, reading

Dr Jodie Semmler

MB BS, FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Jodie Semmler joined the practice in 2001. She completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 1990 and has trained in gynaecology in both the United Kingdom and Australia. She has had extensive training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and has a special interest in laparoscopic hysterectomy, endometriosis excision, endometrial ablation (for treatment of heavy periods), colposcopy and infertility. Dr Semmler has worked and trained in Reproductive Medicine for over 10 years. She is a consultant at Fertility SA and as such is able to offer continuity of care for couples requiring more advanced infertility treatment such as IVF.

Qualifications

1990 – MBBS (Adelaide University)

2002 – FRANZCOG – Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Accredited for Advanced (Level 5-6) Gynaecological Laparoscopic Procedures at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide SA

Extensive training in Reproductive Medicine

Current Positions

Visiting Specialist at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide

Visiting Specialist at St Andrews Hospital Adelaide

Consultant and Director at Fertility SA

Area of Specialisation

Surgical procedures including

Laparoscopic procedures such as Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Endometriosis Excision and Myomectomy

Fertility related surgery such as hysteroscopic resection of fibroids and septum, ovarian drilling and excision of endometriosis

Novasure and Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation (for heavy menstruation)

Vaginal surgery

Urinary Incontinence procedures (Suburethral Slings)

Consultant and Director at Fertility SA

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society (AGES)

National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (NASOG)

Director, Fertility SA

Past member of the South Australian Council of Reproductive Technology

Dr Paul Knight

B.Sc (Hons Statistics) MBBS FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Knight is an experienced Gynaecologist who joined the practice at the beginning of 2016. After graduating from The Australian National University in Canberra he trained in O & G at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital then the Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania. After 13 years he returned to Adelaide to a) be closer to the Central Market and their comprehensive cheese selection b) complete advanced speciality training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynaecology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is married and has two children. In his spare time, he dreams of learning to professionally groom his standard poodle Viking so he can wow all the other dogs at the park.

Qualifications

1998 – B.Sc

1999 – B.Sc Hons (Statistics)

2007 – MBBS (Australian National University)

2014 – MRANZCOG

2016 – Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Current Positions

Visiting Gynaecologist at Ashford Private Hospital

Visiting Gynaecologist at Calvary Healthcare North Adelaide Hospital

Staff Specialist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Areas of Interest

Advanced Laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) procedures such as Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, fibroid surgery (Myomectomy), Laparoscopic Vault Suspension (for vaginal prolapse), division of adhesions and excision of endometriosis.

Management of Uterovaginal prolapse including mesh repair procedures for large or recurrent prolapses

Hysteroscopic procedures including resection of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids, Endometrial Ablation (for heavy and/or abnormal menstruation)

Urodynamics assessment of bladder incontinence and over activity

Urinary incontinence procedures (Suburethral Slings)

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society (AGES)

Urogynaecological Society of Australasia

Dr Magdalena Halt

BSc (Hons), BMBS, FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist

Dr Magdalena (Magda) Halt is a specialist gynaecologist with a passion for women’s health.  Her goal is to make gynaecology more accessible and cervical screens (Pap smears) less daunting. She is known for her approachability, friendly manner, comprehensive management and clear explanations of medical issues.

She enjoys all aspect of the job but has a special interest in keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery, excision and medical treatment of endometriosis & other causes of pelvic pain, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and pelvic organ prolapse.

She completed her medical and surgical training in Melbourne and Adelaide, including advanced laparoscopic training at the Women’s and Children’s and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. She is currently undertaking training with the Da Vinci robot to further her operating skills in deep infiltrating endometriosis disease and difficult access cases. Magda also has a background in research which helps her interpret and apply new and existing therapies in the field.

In addition to her work at AGSC, Dr Halt works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and at the Riverland General Hospital in Berri. She welcomes new patients and looks forward to providing continuity of care and a positive working relationship for women at all stages of life.

Qualifications

BSc Honours

BMBS (Flinders University of SA)

FRANZCOG

Current Positions

Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, AGSC

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network

Visiting Specialist, Calvary, St Andrews and Ashford Hospitals

Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN and Visiting Medical Specialist, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Areas of Special Interest
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, including excision of endometriosis, hysterectomy, excision of cysts and fibroids, tubal ligation
  • Colposcopy & management of cervical abnormalities
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Management of heavy menstrual bleeding and post-menopausal bleeding
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse & its management
  • Paediatric and Adolescent gynaecology
  • Vulval disorders
Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Member of Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES)

Member of Urogynaecology Society of Australasia (UGSA)

Dr Sally Reid

MB BS, FRANZCOG, MRMed

Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Sally Reid is a Specialist Gynaecologist who strives to empower her patients with knowledge about their health. Sally is curious about people and enjoys engaging with her patients in shared decision making.

Sally graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2003, on the Dean’s Merit List. She achieved her specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2012, having gained experience in South Australia, Queensland, Darwin and Dublin, Ireland. Sally enjoys teaching and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Sally joined the practice in 2014 and is dedicated to providing supportive, friendly and patient-focused care. She has additional training in reproductive medicine and early pregnancy management.

Sally is passionate about pre-pregnancy planning and thorough fertility assessment, with her aim being to only provide advanced treatments, such as IVF, when necessary.

Qualifications

2003 – Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide

2013 – FRANZCOG (Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

2014 – Master of Reproductive Medicine, University of NSW

Current Positions

Consultant at Fertility SA

Visiting Medical Specialist, Reproductive Endocrinology, The Royal Adelaide Hospital

Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide (School of Paediatrics & Reproductive Health)

Visiting Specialist at Calvary Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital, The Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Areas of Special Interest

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Minimally-invasive fertility surgery – such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy

Adolescent and Children’s Gynaecology

Abnormal menstrual bleeding

Abnormal Cervical screening tests & Colposcopy

Menopause

Fertility assessment and management – including PCOS, ovulation induction and IVF

Management of recurrent pregnancy loss

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

North American Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (NASPAG)

The Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Oncofertility Coalition (ANZPOC)

The Australian and New Zealand Coalition Oncofertility (ANZCO)

The Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Dr Rick Fielke

MBBS GradCertMed(Paed) MPH MMIS FRACGP AFRACMA FRANZCOG GAICD

Gynaecologist, Minimally Invasive Surgeon

After a rewarding time, both professionally and personally, in rural South Australia and the Northern Territory Dr Fielke completed his GP training. However, his passion for Women’s Health was revealed during this time and he turned to completing training as a specialist Gynaecologist.

While completing his gynaecology training Dr Fielke also completed a Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery and a Master of Public Health. He is currently in the process of completing a Master of Medicine (Pain Management) and has a developing interest in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and its impact in surgery.

Dr Fielke has a special interest in the minimally invasive surgical approaches to the management of menstrual disorders and complex endometriosis. He also has a passionate interest in pelvic floor disorders including prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Dr Fielke believes minimally invasive surgery is not just about the size of the cut but having a comprehensive approach that spans all stages of your surgical journey to minimise the stress of surgery and maximise your recovery.

Qualifications

Fellow Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Master of Public Health

Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practice

Associate Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Graduate Certificate of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)

Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery

Areas of Special Interest

Endometriosis

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Menstrual Conditions (Painful and/or heavy periods)

Professional Memberships

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal Australian College of General Practice (Retired)

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

The Australian Medical Association

Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society

Urogynaecology Society of Australasia

Sonja Venning

Practice Manager & Practice Nurse

Sonja joined us in 2008 and holds two positions in our Practice as Practice Manager and Practice Nurse. She has worked in Women’s Health in both the Private and Public Hospital systems and has extensive experience in Specialists rooms. Sonja trained as an enrolled nurse in 1982 and brings a wealth of experience in both nursing and doctors’rooms administration. She will happily answer all your administrative and nursing related concerns.

Jodie Johns

Administration

Jodie joined our practice in September 2005. She commenced her career in the health industry in 1985 and has since worked in both hospital and private practice settings with extensive experience in Women’s Health and is a highly valued member of our team not only for her efficient and friendly manner but her sense of humour and good nature. She is responsible for our medical typing, administrative enquiries, appointment bookings and all other areas of administration.

Janette Makowski

Practice Nurse

Janette has been a Registered Nurse and Midwife for over 30 years and has worked in both public and private sectors as a Delivery Suite Midwife. She also has a Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Janette brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to AGSC and is passionate about providing the very best women’s Health care.

Justine Bowden

Practice Nurse

Justine joined the practice in 2021 after moving back from Victoria where she worked in Women’s Health at St. John of God Hospital. Prior to moving back to Victoria, Justine had worked in the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, as well as in private rooms. She brings with her a vast array of experience after completing her Enrolled Nurse Training in 1990.

Jenny Phillips

Physiotherapist

Jenny Phillips is a Physiotherapist with over 18 years experience, who is passionate about helping women throughout their lifespan with their various health needs.

Jenny graduated from the University of South Australia in 1998 with first class honours and gained a place on the Dean’s Merit List. She then went on to work in the public hospital system and private practice, in both Australia and the UK.

After having her own children, Jenny had the opportunity to work increasingly more in the field of Women’s Health, as well as obtaining qualifications as a Pilates instructor.

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