Brings together an experienced team of a laparoscopic surgeon Dr Susan Evans, specialist general practitioner Dr Claire Fairweather, specialists endometriosis nurse Mrs Jane Marsh and associated health professionals, who are committed to providing comprehensive care for women with pelvic pain and endometriosis.
ECCA Adelaide is located in the private consulting rooms of Dr Susan Evans. Our clinic is conveniently located just minutes from the city at:
38 The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide SA 5067
Phone 08 8363 2811 (in Australia)
Phone +61 8 8363 2811 (outside Australia)
Fax 08 8363 2911 (in Australia)
Fax +61 8 8363 2911 (outside Australia)
Download the free ‘pelvic pain ebooklet’ from www.drsusanevans.com which is an introduction to pelvic pain
Purchase a copy of the book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’ written especially for women and girls for $25 from www.drsusanevans.com This includes stories of real women just like you and all you need to start feeling better
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Our professional and friendly team offers consulting, treatment and counselling services tailored to meet the specific needs of women with endometriosis and/ or pelvic pain. It includes:
Dr Evans studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania, and completed her specialist training in Adelaide in 1996. Since then she has worked as a laparoscopic surgeon specialising in the management of endometriosis and pelvic pain.
The first edition of “Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain” was published in 2005 and the updated second edition was published in 2009. Since then, the book has been translated into Mandarin Chinese.
In 2010 Dr Evans was accepted as a fellow of the faculty of Pain Medicine. Dr Evans is actively involved in educating the public, medical students, general practitioners, and specialists in the management of pelvic pain.
Dr Evans believes that there is much more to endometriosis than what can be seen and treated at a laparoscopy. High quality surgery is an important part of the management of women with endometriosis, but that to truly treat a women’s pelvic pain requires an individualised approach. She aims to manage the whole pain picture to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Jane Marsh is the Nurse Specialist with ECCA in Adelaide. After completing her nursing training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1980, she moved to London where she completed an Oncology course at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Having lived in, and extensively travelled through England, Europe and the USA, Jane returned to Australia and worked in Sydney as an Oncology Nurse Specialist in the community.
Once back in Adelaide she joined the Burnside Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She is currently the Clinical Manager of the Oncology Services and Breast Centre, as well as being the Nurse Specialist for Endometriosis at ECCA. Jane has extensive experience in counselling women facing a health crisis and a strong interest in women’s health.
Jane’s role is to provide women who have endometriosis and/ or pelvic pain with information about available resources and the different treatment options available from a multidisciplinary team. She will also support women throughout the course of their treatment. Jane is co-author of Dr Evans’ first edition of ‘Endometriosis and pelvic pain'.
As an endometriosis sufferer herself, she knows first-hand the impact endometriosis can have, and is keen to promote the fact that with the appropriate treatment there is good quality of life after endometriosis.
As the mother of 2 daughters she is passionate about educating young women and their families about endometriosis. In 2008, Jane was awarded the South Australian Nursing Premiers Scholarship to look at global trends in endometriosis management and observe a school based endometriosis education programme.
Her email address for our endometriosis patients is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Diana Morgan, is a registered nurse and midwife, who has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Her friendly and caring nature has been an asset to our practice for more than 14 years. She has a good understanding of our patients’ medical conditions and is a valued part of our team. Diana usually works on Mondays and Thursdays.
Mrs Deidre Delaney joined our practice 2months
Endometriosis is a Dr Patricia Neumann has a PhD in physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. She is a specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist (awarded by the APA in 2010) with a special interest in Pelvic Pain.
Mrs Sonia Sharfbillig has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons Uni SA), a master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy (Uni SA) and a Bachelor of Science (Flinders University). She has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, including chronic pelvic floor pain.
Both Patricia and Sonia see patients at:
38 The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide SA 5067 Phone: (08) 8331 8131
A Pelvic Muscle Relaxation CD is available online prepared by Trish Neumann and Sonia Sharfbillig is available online from our website at www.drsusanevans.com/
Endometriosis is a condition that affects women both physically and psychologically. Some of the psychological effects of endometriosis may include: anxiety, depression, pain, grief, tension in social relationships, effects on sex life, work problems, leisure time issues, infertility, miscarriages, medication issues, addiction, body image issues, effect on one’s identity as a woman and a lack of sense of control.
Michele Murphy is a registered psychologist with ten years of training, which includes: A Doctorate of Psychology, hypnotherapy, family therapy, narrative therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Michele’s commitment to continuing education ensures she has a range of knowledge and techniques from which to draw in order to provide the service best suited to each particular client. Clients can also be assured that they are accessing an ethical service that is based on years of experience and professional training. Michele enjoys her work immensely and her strengths include her ability to be “down to earth” and to speak with people in ways that help them think differently. She works collaboratively with people and uses a gentle style of questioning that invites people to consider issues in ways that often result in a greater sense of well being.
Dr Murphy consults at:
64 Palmer Place North Adelaide SA 5006, South Australia
Phone: (08) 8390 0334 Mb: 0428 856 820
38 The Parade is a bluestone cottage located on the south side of The Parade in Norwood near the corner of Sydenham Rd. When travelling from the city, it is just before the Sydenham Rd corner. Bus Routes 122, 123, and 125 leave Currie St in the city and pass our rooms. You should get off at bus stop 6. There is parking along Sydenham Rd. Please tell us before your visit if you require disabled access, and we will be happy to explain the best route for you.
To make an appointment, please call 08- 8363 2811.
Alternatively if you have any questions you can email our Nurse specialist, Mrs Jane Marsh at email@example.com.
Appointments with Dr Fairweather can be made without a referral and are especially suitable for young women under 25. If Dr Fairweather believes that surgery is necessary, referral to Dr Evans can be easily arranged by her. You will need a letter of referral to Dr Evans from your general practitioner.
If you have had any previous surgery, particularly if this was for endometriosis, then a copy of your operation record is very useful. Please ask our staff how you can obtain this information, if you do not have a copy yourself. We are also very pleased to see photos from your previous surgery if you have them. Please feel comfortable bringing your partner, a friend, or a family member with you. It can be difficult to remember all the things we discuss, and it will make it easier for you to discuss the treatments offered later on.
If your visit is for endometriosis or pelvic pain, you may wish to read our book before your visit. If so, Diana or Karen can arrange to have a book posted to you when you ring to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can order a copy of the book online at www.drsusanevans.com/
Consultations and surgical procedures are charged at rates similar to those recommended by the Australian Medical Association as fair and reasonable. This does involve an out-of-pocket expense to you. Please feel comfortable discussing this with us. Dr Evans does not have public hospital operating lists, but women without insurance may choose to meet the costs of their surgery themselves. Private health insurance is not required to attend the centre for a consultation.
Should surgery be required, this is usually performed at Burnside Private Hospital which offers leading-edge theatre facilities, complemented by tastefully appointed private room accommodation. Burnside Hospital’s highly skilled and caring nursing staff provide the highest standard of care within modern facilities, complemented by five-star hospitality.
Burnside’s care and service standards have earned it continuous accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards since 1985. In conjunction with high calibre visiting medical staff and allied health professionals, Burnside offers a broad range of inpatient, outpatient and same day services with a strong focus on women’s health.