MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, MHKCOG
Every patient has different concerns, challenges, and visions. Determining the appropriate treatment is a highly personalised process and trying to interpret what’s right for you can feel overwhelming. Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper is dedicated to helping you make the right decisions with informed choices of appropriate treatment tailored for you.
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Clinical Associate Professor Michael Cooper OAM graduated from Sydney University in 1984 and received his Fellowship qualification in 1995. He received an Order of Australia in 2018 for services to medicine in the field of gynaecology. He spent extensive time training in endoscopic surgery in Europe, the United Kingdom, and America. His major interest is in the treatment of endometriosis particularly requiring advanced surgical and/or assisted reproductive techniques (IVF). He is a strong advocate of specialist endometriosis management teams.
With more than two decades of experience in the field adding to his already substantial surgical skills, A/Prof. Cooper has developed a multidimensional evidence-based approach to fertility treatment and endometriosis. He often encourages patients to make simple positive lifestyle changes which can assist in managing the symptoms thus, empowering them to take control and live well with endometriosis.
A/Prof. Cooper’s multidisciplinary background allows him to provide a patient-centred, continuing, comprehensive care that meets the patient’s individual needs without having to transition between specialists. The continuity of care helps the patient to cope better with the challenges of endometriosis and fertility treatment by reducing stress and eliminating waiting time.
He was the Head of Gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 15 years and. A/Prof. Cooper is the Head at St. Luke’s Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital. He is also an accredited doctor to provide a complete range of fertility and genetic services.
In addition to his private practice and his administrative roles at RPAH and St Luke’s Hospital, A/Prof. Cooper is kept busy with regular training of specialist surgeons and students at endoscopic surgery workshops, undertaking research and speaking at national and international conferences. He initiated one of the early endoscopic training centres for gynaecologists in Australia and is part of SWEC team that provides training to specialist surgeons. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed medical journal publications and book chapters published in Australia and globally. Known for his expertise as an accredited Advanced Level Endoscopic Surgeon, A/Prof. Cooper has been an invited surgeon to many hospitals in Australia and Asia and currently operates in Hong Kong on an occasional basis.
He was previously a Board Member of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He served as an advisor to the World Health Organisation on research and training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery and has performed over 5000 advanced laparoscopic procedures including excision of endometriosis, hysterectomy, colposuspension, pelvic floor reconstruction and lymph node dissection.
A/Prof. Cooper believes in empowering patients with informed choices and therefore, encourages his patients to ask any questions they may have.
Other languages spoken: French (Basic).
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