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 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.

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