Research Update:


Data collection complete

​Thank you to all respondents



​Dr Melissa Buttini and Dr Melissa Yeoh (O&G registrar Mater Hospital Brisbane) are undertaking a QA audit of menstrual outcomes and patient satisfaction following Endometrial Ablation combined with LNG-IUD (Mirena) and will be inviting patients to participate in a confidential phone survey. This project will proceed with Wesley Hospital Ethics Committee approval according to NHMRC ethics guidelines. The aim of the study is to assess outcomes 5 years post treatment to help patients and doctors make decisions about the utility of this treatment.​               More information: phone 07 3371 1800.

​A selection of educational videos patients might find useful

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​Vulvovaginal  disorders 

including Lichen Sclerosus and Chronic vulvovaginal Candida and 

​post menopausal dry vagina

Other conditions I treat:

Submucous fibroids grow inside the uterine cavity and can cause very heavy periods. If a woman develops heavy periods with a Mirena IUD already in place, a fibroid should be suspected. This video shows fibroid resection performed as an outpatient as a day surgery case, with no cuts in the body, and little post operative discomfort, allowing return to normal activities the next day.

Learn about different types of ovarian cysts

​and strategies to reduce ovary cancer risk

The Wesley Medical Centre Brisbane

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       Dr  Melissa  Buttini   m.b.b.s  franzcog

​      Specialist Gynaecologist

     



The organs of the pelvis are deep behind the pubic bone and nestled in the "bowl" that is formed by the pelvis.


Not normally palpable in the abdomen, they give rise to symptoms that may be felt low in the abdomen or the back.


Find out what is in your pelvis in this video.

Hysteroscopy is a procedure to inspect inside the cervix and uterine cavity.


It is usually performed to exclude cancer of the endometrium, remove sub mucous fibroids, or, as in this video, to identify and remove polyps

What's inside the abdomen?


​We may only think about it when we have cramping pain, swelling or bloating.


​Many women think the uterus and ovaries are much higher than they really are, but actually they are normally deep inside the pelvis.


In fact, most of the abdomen is taken up by the small and large intestine, which are the culprits when it comes to many common symptoms of abdominal pain and bloating.


Take a tour in this video, and then learn about irritable bowel here.


Gynaecology Treatment in Brisbane Qld

​Thank you very much to the many patients over 15 + years, since I have been at The Wesley Hospital, who have allowed me to share the de-identified pictures of their surgeries with other women, and for participating in research projects I have been involved in. You have helped many other women understand their bodies by being so kind as to do this, you have reduced their anxieties, and helped them to make decisions about their own treatment ... you deserve to know how important this has been to them.

​Links to external sources provided on this site are for educational purposes only. If you have questions about this information please direct them to Dr Buttini or an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. 


All surgical procedures and medical treatments discussed on this site carry risks. You should completely familiarise yourself with these risks before proceeding with any treatment, and obtain independent advice if your are unsure.

​​My interests are menstrual (period) disorders, period pain including endometriosis, precancerous disease of the cervix and general gynaecology. All women are different, and I want to work with you to choose the solution that you think is right.

Latest Research Updates:


WHO finds Mirena effective as a contraceptive for 7 years. Read article here.


Mirena Device not associated with weight gain compared to copper IUD after 10 years use. (Published Feb 2015).

​Read abstract here


Mirena Device associated with small increased risk of lobular and ductal breast cancer in a Finnish Population (published Feb 2016)read abstract here


But, scientists unsure if device is the cause, or other factors associated with the reason women choose it article here



Recent analysis shows no increased risk of breast cancer in progestin users, but larger studies needed (published Dec 2015) Abstract here


​Mirena device associated with reduced risk of endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic, lung cancers. (Published August 2014)

 Abstract here


​Obesity a significant independent risk factor for cancer (published March 2016) Abstract here (Could obese/nulliparity/non breast feeding  be the confounding factor?)


Prepregnancy obesity an independent risk factor for breast and ovary cancer (published Feb 2016).

 Abstract here


Oral contraceptives and risks of Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Full article here


Oral Contraceptive use and risk of Breast, Cervical, Colorectal and Endometrial Cancers. Full article here


Association between Metabolic Syndrome and cancer.

​Full article here


​Cancers in Australia in 2010 attributable to and prevented by the use of combined oral contraceptives. Full article here


​Study of >300,000 women shows childbearing, breast feeding, oral contraceptive use reduces all cause mortality. Full article here