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Obstetrics and gynaecology

Area of medical practice that manages pregnancy, birth and postnatal care (obstetrics) and female reproductive health conditions (gynaecology)

Procedures:

Caesarean section (complex)

Delivery of a baby by caesarean section (C-section) where there are conditions which may complicate the labour or birth.

Caesarean section (no complications)

Delivery of a baby by caesarean section (C-section) where there are no complications with the labour or birth.

Cervical excision

Surgery to remove abnormal cells in the cervix and vagina using a loop of wire or laser. This is because the cells may become cancerous. The surgeon may take a sample of tissue for testing (biopsy).

Curette

Surgery with pain management to end pregnancy. This is done by scraping or suctioning the contents out of the womb.

Cystoscopy inspection only

A procedure using a specialised tube to look inside the bladder and the lower urinary tract. This may involve widening of the tract. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Diagnostic hysteroscopy

A procedure using a specialised tube to look inside the womb. A sample of the lining may be taken for testing (endometrial biopsy).

Embryo or oocyte transfer (hospital admitted procedures only)

A type of fertility treatment where frozen or donor embryos, donor eggs or sperm and egg are placed into the uterus (womb) or fallopian tubes.

Female contraception (fallopian tube procedures)

Surgery to remove part or all of the fallopian tubes to prevent future pregnancies.

Hysteroscopy

A procedure using a specialised tube to look inside the womb. It is to remove an intrauterine device (IUD), growths or to treat scar tissue.

Intrauterine device implant and removal

A procedure to insert or remove a device which sits in the uterus/womb and prevents pregnancy or helps control heavy bleeding.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Keyhole surgery to remove the womb and to take a tissue sample for testing. The surgery may include removal of one, or both, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It may otherwise treat moderate endometriosis or remove a cyst from ovary.

Laparoscopic resection of endometriosis

Keyhole surgery to treat severe endometriosis. The surgery removes excess uterine tissue growing outside the womb in nearby parts of the body. The surgeon may use a specialised tube to look inside the uterus (hysteroscopy) and take a tissue sample for testing.

Laparoscopy

Keyhole surgery on the womb to treat minimal endometriosis or scar tissue. The surgery may also be used as a form of permanent contraception.

Management of loss of pregnancy

Care of a person following a miscarriage of a pregnancy between 14 and 16 weeks (approximately).

Oocyte retrieval (hospital admitted procedures only)

A procedure to collect eggs from the ovaries for treatment to help get pregnant. The eggs will be used in a fertility treatment such as IVF.

Open abdominal hysterectomy

Surgery to remove part or all the womb (hysterectomy) via the abdomen. The surgeon may also remove the fallopian tubes and/or the ovaries.

Sperm retrieval (by needle or open surgery)

Surgery to collect sperm from a testicle or the tubes around it using either a needle or an incision into the scrotum. The sperm is then tested or injected into an egg as part of a fertility treatment such as IVF.

Stress incontinence

Surgery to stop leakage from the bladder caused by weak or damaged muscles.

Vaginal delivery (complex)

Delivery of a baby via the vagina where there are conditions which may complicate the labour or birth.

Vaginal delivery (no complications)

Delivery of a baby via the vagina. There are no complications with the labour or birth.

Vaginal hysterectomy

Surgery through the vagina to remove the womb.

Vaginal repair

Surgery to repair weak muscles in the front and back of the vagina. This is to support organs in the pelvis and prevent them from collapsing. A specialised tube may be used to look inside the bladder (cystoscopy) and the lower urinary tract (urethroscopy).

Services:

Diagnostic imaging services
MBS item 55054

A type of ultrasound scan performed during surgery (cross sectional echography).

MBS item 55065

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis.

MBS item 55068

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55276

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the abdominal and pelvic regions (intra abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries, inferior vena cava and iliac veins).

MBS item 55278

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the kidney, abdominal and pelvic regions (renal, visceral, aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vessels).

MBS item 55700

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, at less than 12 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55703

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, at less than 12 weeks gestation. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55704

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, between 12 and 16 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55705

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, between 12 and 16 weeks gestation. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55706

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55707

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a patient with an early pregnancy. A scan to measure risk of chromosomal problems (nuchal translucency measurement) is performed at the same time.

MBS item 55708

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a patient with an early pregnancy. A scan to measure risk of chromosomal problems (nuchal translucency measurement) is performed at the same time. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55712

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. Patient referred by a specialist.

MBS item 55718

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient greater than 22 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55721

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Patient referred by a specialist.

MBS item 55723

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55725

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. The scan is done by, or on behalf of, an obstetrician or gynaecologist. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55736

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis to look at the inside of the uterus (endometrial cavity). A previous ultrasound showed an abnormality in parts of the reproductive system (uterus or fallopian tube).

MBS item 55759

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy.

MBS item 55764

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy. Patient referred by specialist.

MBS item 55768

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy.

MBS item 55772

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy. Patient referred by specialist.

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 11900

Tests to help diagnose problems with the urinary system (urine flow study, peak urine flow).

MBS item 11917

A procedure to measure pressure in the bladder (cystometrography), as well as an ultrasound of one or more parts of the urinary tract. This is to check the size of the bladder and how well it is working.

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 00106

The first appointment with an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for a vision test (refraction testing). This test is done to see if a prescription for glasses or contact lenses is needed.

MBS item 00871

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 3 other medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a patient with cancer, The metting is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 00872

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 4 medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a person with cancer, and is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
Cystoscopy inspection only

A procedure using a specialised tube to look inside the bladder and the lower urinary tract. This may involve widening of the tract. The procedure is performed either in-hospital or at the specialist's room.

Follow-up specialist obstetrics appointment

A follow-up appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) at their rooms or in-hospital.

Glucocorticoid preparations

Many injections of steroid medicine. This is to treat areas of damaged or abnormal skin.

Initial obstetrics specialist appointment

The first appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) for a specific condition and/or course of treatment at their rooms or in-hospital.

Postnatal check-up

An appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist or a GP 4 to 8 weeks after birth. The appointment is at their rooms and includes a mental health assessment.

Pregnancy management fee

A consultation with a specialist for a pregnancy which has passed 28 weeks. The specialist will plan and manage the pregnancy. They might also be available for the birth and care afterwards. The specialist must offer a mental health assessment. The patient can choose to undertake the assessment.

Skin biopsy

Taking a sample of skin for testing (biopsy) during a consultation.

MBS item 13200

A treatment to help get pregnant, which causes the release of many eggs from the ovaries (oocyte). The eggs are then collected. The treatment also includes pathology tests, getting the sperm ready, ultrasound, counselling and laboratory services. This item is for the first treatment in a calendar year (Jan to Dec). This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13201

A treatment to help get pregnant, which causes the release of many eggs (oocyte) from the ovaries. The eggs are then collected. The treatment also includes pathology tests, getting the sperm ready, ultrasound, counselling and laboratory services. This item is for a treatment after the first treatment in a calendar year (Jan to Dec). This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13202

A treatment to help get pregnant, which causes the releases of many eggs (oocyte) from the ovaries. The treatment is stopped before the eggs are collected. The treatment also includes pathology tests, getting the sperm ready and ultrasound. This item is for one cycle of treatment. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13203

Tests to check if a woman has released an egg from her ovaries (ovulation monitoring) during a treatment cycle. The treatment also includes, pathology tests and ultrasound. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13209

An appointment with a specialist to plan and manage treatment to help get pregnant. This is for one treatment cycle. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13212

The collecting of eggs (oocyte retrieval) from the ovaries for treatment to help get pregnant. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13215

A treatment to help get pregnant by placing embryos, or sperm and an egg into the female reproductive organs (uterus/womb or fallopian tubes). This is for one treatment cycle. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13218

The preparation of frozen or donor embryos, or donor eggs (oocytes), for placement in the female reproductive organs (uterus/womb or fallopian tubes). The treatment also includes pathology tests and counselling. This is for one treatment cycle. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13221

The preparation of sperm as part of a treatment to help get pregnant. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13251

The injection of a single sperm into an egg to help get pregnant. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 13260

A treatment where sperm are preserved by freezing. This is for men (after puberty up to 60 years old) who are having treatment which may affect their fertility. This item is used to provide fertility treatments, for example, IVF.

MBS item 14203

Surgery to insert a hormone or live tissue implant.

MBS item 14206

A procedure to insert a hormone or tissue into the body through vein using a thin tube (cannula).

MBS item 16400

An appointment with a health care provider during pregnancy (antenatal). This is at a practice in a remote, rural or regional area. This may be with a midwife, nurse or health care provider for people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

MBS item 16406

An appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) or a GP as part of care during pregnancy (antenatal). Patient has been referred by a midwife.

MBS item 16408

An appointment with a midwife, GP or specialist in pregnancy and childbirth (obstetrician) after giving birth (postnatal). This is for a woman who was privately admitted for a birth which occurred between 1 and 4 weeks before the appointment.

MBS item 16500

An appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) while the patient is pregnant (antenatal).

MBS item 16514

Monitoring an unborn baby's heartbeat (antenatal cardiotocography) in high risk pregnancy.

MBS item 16591

Care provided by a doctor for a pregnancy that has passed 28 weeks.

MBS item 16600

A procedure to collect a sample of fluid which surrounds the baby in the uterus/womb (amniocentesis). This is to check for genetic conditions.

MBS item 16603

A procedure to collect a sample of cells from the placenta (chorionic villus sampling). This is to check for genetic conditions.

MBS item 18264

Injection of an anaesthetic into one or more nerves around the genital area (pudendal, dorsal).

MBS item 30061

A procedure to remove an object which doesn't belong from the surface of the body (foreign body).

MBS item 30062

A procedure to remove a device, which prevents pregnancy, from under the skin.

MBS item 30064

A procedure where the skin is cut to remove an object which doesn't belong (foreign body). The wound is closed afterwards.

MBS item 30219

A procedure to cut and drain an area of blood (haematoma) or pus (furuncle or abscess). This procedure does not happen in a hospital.

MBS item 30654

Surgery to remove the foreskin of the penis (circumcision).

MBS item 31206

Surgery to remove a growth (tumour or cyst), ulcer or scar smaller than 10 mm (in diameter and located in mucous membrane. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31357

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar which is smaller than 6 mm in size. This includes surgery on or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 31360

Surgery to remove a non-cancerous fluid filled growth (cyst), ulcer or scar which is larger than 6 mm in size. This includes surgery on or around the nose, eyelid, eyebrow, lip, ear, finger/toe or genitals. A sample will be sent for testing.

MBS item 35503

A procedure to insert a device (IUD, intra uterine contraceptive device) into the uterus/womb to prevent pregnancy.

MBS item 35506

A procedure to remove a device (IUD, intra uterine contraceptive device) from the uterus/womb, under general anaesthesia.

MBS item 35517

A procedure to cut and drain fluid from a fluid filled growth (cyst) near the opening to the vagina (Bartholin's cyst).

MBS item 35557

Surgery to remove a tumour from the vagina.

MBS item 35608

A procedure on the cervix. This may involve freezing to treat abnormal cells or taking a sample of cells from the area.

MBS item 35611

Surgery to remove one or more abnormal growths from the cervix.

MBS item 35614

A procedure to look closely at the female reproductive tract.

MBS item 35615

Taking a sample (biopsy) from the external female genital area (vulva). This is to check for any unusual cells.

MBS item 35620

Taking a sample from the lining of the uterus (endometrial biopsy). This is to check for cancer cells in patients which have abnormal bleeding from the vagina.

MBS item 35644

A procedure to look at the cervix and treat areas with cancer cells. This also includes local anaesthetic and taking a small sample of cells for testing (biopsy).

MBS item 35703

A procedure where fluid is flushed through part of the female reproductive system (fallopian tubes). This is to check for any blockages.

MBS item 36671

Initial treatment for an overactive bladder by a specialist using low dose electrical stimulation of a nerve located in the ankle (percutaneous tibial). The patient cannot have other treatments such as Botox injections or anticholinergic agents. Initial treatment of 12 sessions over a 3 month period.

MBS item 36672

Tapering treatment (after the initial treatment) for an overactive bladder by a specialist using low dose electrical stimulation of the percutaneous tibial nerve located in the ankle. Treatment will be used for patients who are not suitable for other treatments such as Botox injections or anticholinergic agents. Patient has achieved at least 50% reduction in overactive bladder symptoms.

MBS item 36673

Maintenance treatment (after the initial treatment) for an overactive bladder using low dose electrical stimulation of a nerve in the ankle (percutaneous tibial). Symptoms have improved by 50%.

MBS item 37605

Surgery where a fine needle is used to take sperm from one testicle or the tubes around it (epididymis). A single sperm will then be injected into an egg.

MBS item 91851

An appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) or a GP 4 to 8 weeks after birth (postnatal). The appointment is by telehealth and is 20 minutes or longer. Includes a mental health assessment.

MBS item 91853

An appointment while the patient is pregnant (antenatal). The appointment is by telehealth.

MBS item 91856

An appointment with a pregnancy and childbirth specialist (obstetrician) or a GP 4 to 8 weeks after birth (postnatal). The appointment is by telehealth and is 20 minutes or longer. Includes a mental health assessment.

MBS item 91858

An appointment while the patient is pregnant (antenatal). The appointment is by telehealth.