Dr Phoebe Hong is a specialist private Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who believes in providing her patients with personalised care of the highest standard. Having completed her medical degree in 2006, Dr Hong worked in New Zealand before moving to Cairns in 2013 to work at the Cairns Base Hospital. This was an experience that provided her with speciality knowledge of the healthcare needs of the ladies of Far North Queensland.
Dr Hong can offer you an empowered pregnancy journey. Her complete obstetric services and her vast experience in pregnancy care and management, including high risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries, means you can have every confidence in your pregnancy care.
Recognising and being passionate about the need for more women in the Far North to have access to advanced laparoscopic procedures, also known as keyhole surgery, Dr Hong undertook extensive training to ensure that she was able to offer this. This included a two-year Fellowship in Advanced Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeries as well as completing a Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery from the University of Adelaide.
Dr Hong said, “I offer Laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cystectomy (removal of ovarian cyst), oophorectomy (removal of ovary), hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and endometriosis excision.” Dr Hong is also the only Gynaecologist in Cairns to offer Laparoscopic surgery for myomectomy (removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus) and cervical suture (for women with cervical insufficiency).
“Women wishing to preserve their uterus, (to preserve fertility) and some cases of infertility are good candidates for laparoscopic myomectomy”, says Dr Hong. “And they get the benefit of a quicker recovery, less scarring and better cosmetic outcomes than traditional surgery.”
Dr Hong said that “Women with no cervix or a very short cervix and women who failed or had a suboptimal outcome from a previous cervical suture placed vaginally during pregnancy for cervical insufficiency will be good candidates for a laparoscopic cervical suture. The suture in this procedure is placed higher than the conventionally vaginally placed suture hence allowing better support to the pregnancy, with the additional benefits of no foreign body in the vagina cavity and no repeat sutures needed for each pregnancy.”
Dr Hong realises that we all have unique needs and priorities and does not abide by a one size fits all approach to medicine and surgery, she instead focuses on your individual wishes and goals. Being fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as basic Japanese, Dr Hong is also able to assist those locals for whom English may be a second language.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your needs, please call Dr Hong’s practice on 4041 2600 or visit online