Dr Claudia Cheng is a Laparoscopic Surgeon and Gynaecologist.
She has special interest in treating women with endometriosis and pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is a growing area of research and our knowledge of it is advancing. Although chronic pelvic pain often involves multiple organs and conditions, endometriosis is a significant cause and contributor. To manage chronic pelvic pain, Dr Claudia Cheng is mindful that it requires understanding, attentiveness to details, comprehensive history taking and plenty of empathy. Treatment options need to be holistic and it is vital that the patient is actively involved in the decision making.
When it comes to operating on endometriosis, meticulous removal of all possible endometriosis yields the best surgical outcome for patients. Dr Claudia Cheng is a level 6 laparoscopic surgeon who routinely operates on the most severe stage 4 endometriosis, with this in mind.
Dr Claudia Cheng has ten years of consultant experience in the field. She has published prospective trials on endometriosis, pelvic pain and bladder pain syndrome. She also operates within the endometriosis focused unit of Gynaecology 2 at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She is an honorary clinical senior lecturer and examiner at the University of Melbourne, training supervisor for AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society), as well as examiner and training supervisor with RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
In her private practice, in addition to seeing patients with endometriosis and pelvic pain, Dr Claudia Cheng is a colposcopist certified by C-Quip (Colposcopy Quality Improvement Program). With the introduction of a new cervical screening program in December 2017, the demand for colposcopy assessments is expected to increase over the next two years. Dr Claudia Cheng’s consulting rooms are equipped for colposcopy and minor gynaecological procedures, including LLETZ (Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone).