To enable you to claim with Medicare, you will need a referral from your GP and/or IVF specialist. Bring this, along with any other relevant ultrasounds and blood test results you have.

For pregnancy, you do not need to have had an ultrasound or blood tests to see us, as we will perform the ultrasound at the first visit and order any outstanding blood or urine tests.

Whether you’re seeing us for a gynaecological issue or for your pregnancy, we may request various tests for you to have performed. We will explain the reason behind all of these tests with you at your appointments. When some test results return requiring further attention and treatment, you may be referred to another doctor specialising in that particular issue e.g. an Endocrinologist for Gestational Diabetes. Most pregnant patients will elect to attend a 12 and 19 week ultrasound exam at a radiologist nearby.
Once you find out you’re pregnant, contact our office and book with the administration team for your first appointment. Depending on your pregnancy symptoms and history, we will see you between 8 and 11 weeks of pregnancy.
We, along with our practice midwife Lyn will see you throughout your pregnancy in our rooms in Norwest. You will have the advantage of seeing your baby in State of the Art 3D and 4D ultrasound at each appointment if you wish (at no additional cost). You will follow a close structure of appointments, which towards the end of the pregnancy become weekly. If there is any time that you need reassurance or have extra questions, appointments can easily be made between these scheduled appointments.
Once you are home, you can make your postnatal appointment to come into the rooms and see us for a check-up, 6 weeks after your baby is born. Ongoing contraception and cervical screening tests (replaced pap smears in December 2017) can be discussed and performed at this appointment.

Dr Bassem Gerges (Bas) also performs circumcisions using the Plastibell technique, which can be performed from Day 2 of life following the birth of your son at Norwest Private Hospital. For parents who are interested in having their son circumcised, including those who may have been under the care of other obstetricians, please do not hesitate to discuss this with Bas.

Further information regarding circumcision can be found on The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ statement, Circumcision of infant males, and here.

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