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Woodville Road Medical & Dental Centre

Ear Wax removal In Merrylands

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April 29, 2021

Ear Wax removal In Merrylands

Are you looking for Ear wax removal in Merrylands as an alternative to traditional Earbuds? If you suffer from the common issue of ear wax buildup then you may need your ear wax removed properly and safely by a medical professional. Fortunately Woodville Road Medical Centre now provides Ear wax removal in our Merrylands Clinic. Our Appointments for this service are currently bulk billed for a short time only to promote good health.

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How Does Ear wax removal work?

Ear wax removal is a quick and easy procedure, and it is suitable and safe for the majority of people. Our Ear wax removal uses tried and tested Ear Irrigation, wherein warm liquids are used to soften and remove ear wax lodged in your ear canals. This process flushes the wax out of the ear and leaves the ear debris free.

Ear Wax Cleaning at our Merrylands Clinic

Here are the primary features and benefits of the Ear wax removal process done by the GPs at Woodville Road Medical Centre:

  • Our ear irrigation service is covered under a Medicare consult, so you won’t incur any additional expenses from the procedure.
  • The procedure may be completed under a microscope to ensure that wax removal is done with safety and precision.
  • The procedure can help to uncover various potential infections or ear problems, which may be lying deeper in the ear
  • We have a specialist team to handle all parts of the procedure, certainly certified to handle the ear wax removal process.
  • We believe in the quality of service delivered with utmost safety. This is to ensure that above all else, you can have a safe and comfortable experience.

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To get started!

Here at Woodville Rd Medical and Dental centre, we like to make things easy for you!

👉 Book an online appointment with our Doctors.

👉 Turn up at your appointment 15 minutes early to fill a New Patient Form.

👉 Doctors will run through some pre-screening questions before getting started with the wax removal process. If you have any questions or concerns, please let the doctor know inadvance so we can best help you.

Merrylands Bulk Billed Varicose Vein Removal

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Varicose vein bulk billed removal

April 13, 2021

Merrylands Bulk Billed Varicose Vein Removal

5 Reasons to get Varicose veins removed!

  1. Aesthetics
    Varicose veins can look quite disfiguring, and they only get worse as time goes by. It’s a sad truth, but by leaving varicose veins unattended, the swollen vein gets worse and is harder to repair. Your options for solving varicose veins are sclerotherapy or surgery. Sclerotherapy is relatively non-invasive and can be just as effective compared to surgery in the majority of circumstances. If you are concerned about your varicose veins, read below on our process (bulk billed) on how to get rid of them!
  2. Constant pain, throbbing, and tenderness in the legs
    This needs no explaining. Once it gets to this stage, it is quite debilitating. It takes more energy for your body to circulate the same amount of blood. There is of course the risks of blood clots and these can lead to dire consequences such as strokes and heart attacks. Prevent is better than cure. If you think you have varicose veins, or are concerned about long-standing veins, please make a consult with our surgeon, who will assess and let you know the best course of action. We have bulk-billed these consults for your benefit.
  3. Skin sores and ulcers
    Skin sores and ulcers occur as certain parts of the body take more pressure and have repeated friction. These areas are usually when the varicose veins have started to bulge and they take more pressure than other areas. This ulceration and soreness brings about more swelling and makes the varicose vein bulge more.
  4. Blood clots
    As the vein gets rubbed against, it is quite fragile. Bleeding can occur internally as blood clots and can cause bruising or floating blood clots in the body.
  5. Bleeding from the veins
    As mentioned previously, veins are fragile. Veins are usually wrapped inside the body and well protected. When they come to the surface, any small trauma can cause the vein to pop and this can be quite dangerous. Bleeding out is rare, but it can be quite traumatic to deal with. It is best to dissolve these veins before that cause havoc in your life. If you would like to get more information on varicose vein removal, please discuss with our bulked billed surgeon. The process is listed below.

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What is really going on in a varicose vein?

Come to our Merrylands Clinic for surgical varicose vein removal. Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels that form beneath the skin surface. The one-way valves in the veins that would normally channel the blood back to the heart do not function properly, causing blood to ‘pool’ in the veins. These veins can become large, painful & unattractive and can cause symptoms such as tired, heavy, aching, burning, itching or cramping legs.

Depending on the severity of your varicose veins they may be suitable for injection therapy. This procedure can be done in my rooms. No preparation is required. We will advise you on your first consultation whether your veins are suitable. If your veins are suitable you will need to purchase a pair of gradient compression stockings before the procedure being carried out. There are several brands available (Venosan, Jobst etc) and most large chemist shops carry a range.

Our varicose vein removals are performed by our talented surgical consultant, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SURGERY

 Book an appointment with one of our GP’s to obtain a referral. This appointment is Bulk Billed for your convenience

👉 When you’ve obtained your referral, book an appointment with our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas. Dr Lingathas is available 5 days a week. This consultation is also bulk billed.

👉 Come in on Treatment day! The surgeon’s fee is bulk billed.

Please note: Any procedure incurs a $150 facility fee to cover the costs of any medication, sutures, or materials used as medicare does not reimburse our clinic for those items. Doctors and surgeons fees are Bulk billed if Medicare covers those procedures. Ask our surgeon as your FREE consultation about which procedures are covered 🙂

If you do not have medicare the cost is $250 per session (An additional $100 to cover the Surgeons’ Fee that would normally be bulk billed).

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Treatment

A tiny needle is used to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the unwanted vein. The solution acts on the inner lining of the vein, causing it to shrink so that no more blood can flow through the unwanted vein. Within weeks, the unused vein is absorbed by the body & eventually becomes barely noticeable or invisible. Following injection the leg is placed in a gradient compression stocking which helps the lining of the collapsed vein stick together. As these stockings are quite hot to wear most patients have their treatments in the cooler months of the year. Patients are advised to walk following the procedure, which forces the blood to flow through other healthy blood vessels nearby. A vein may need to be injected more than once, depending on its size. In any one treatment session, a number of veins can be injected. Several sessions may be needed for any vein region, depending on the type and number of veins being treated.

Surgical Vasectomy In Merrylands

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Vasectomy bulk billed

March 17, 2021

Surgical Vasectomy In Merrylands

9 reasons to get a vasectomy over other contraceptions!

Benefits of a Vasectomy for Men:

  • Vasectomies are more effective.
    • Vasectomies are more effective than other contraceptive methods (99% effective!)
  • No need for general anesthesia.
    • A vasectomy does not require going under general anesthesia. The procedure instead, is most commonly done with simple local anesthesia. Because a vasectomy does not require anesthesia, the entire process takes Dr Lingathas only about 15 minutes to complete. There is NO general anaesthesia costs and not in hospital stay costs which can get quite pricey.
  • Lower cost than all other forms of birth control.
    • The average cost of a vasectomy is thousands of dollars cheaper than the methods of sterilization for women. In comparison, a vasectomy costs as little as under $990 at Woodville Rd Medical and Dental centre.
  • It is a one-time cost.
    • It is also worth noting that the cost of a vasectomy is just a one-time expense. With other forms of birth control, such as the pill or condoms, the price may be initially cheaper but obviously accrues with each purchase, making years of using condoms or oral contraceptives more expensive in the long run.
  • The procedure is often covered by insurance.
    • A vasectomy is covered by most insurance providers, meaning that the procedure will cost significantly less once you have met your deductible.
    • It is a fast procedure and recovery.
      • For recovery, only 48 hours or less are required away from work.
    • The procedure is done in the doctor’s office rather than an operating room.
      • A contributing factor to the shorter procedure time and lower cost for vasectomies is the fact that the procedure can often be done in the office rather than an operating room. This signifies the simplicity of the procedure, as well as helps many feel more comfortable.
    • No scalpel vasectomies are available.
      • To even further simplify and improve recovery time, doctors have discovered a no-scalpel version of the vasectomy. This option is less invasive and has even fewer risks associated with it.

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Benefits of a Vasectomy for Women:

  • Stopping hormonal birth control.
    • Every woman is different in how they react to various types of birth control, but a common side effect for many is exaggerated mood changes due to hormones. A woman is better able to regulate her mood and feel like herself when those additional hormones are not a factor. It also allows women to no longer worry about trying to remember to take a daily pill.
  • Avoiding more invasive tubal ligation.
    • As previously discussed, the procedure, recovery time, and risk factors are all much greater for tubal ligation in comparison to a vasectomy. Tubal ligation requires a visit to the hospital, an hour or longer procedure in the operating room under general anesthesia, and a potential overnight stay for monitoring. The pain throughout the four to seven-day recovery may be more significant, and although the risk is still relatively low, there is no risk to vital organs with a vasectomy.
  • Prevent failure of female sterilization, which may result in ectopic pregnancy.
    • The risks associated with pregnancy in women who have undergone tubal ligation include an uncommon occurrence of an ectopic pregnancy which may present a severe health risk to the women and an unsuccessful, painful pregnancy.

The decision to get a vasectomy as a permanent form of birth control is of course a very personal one. The best option for each person is dependent on the individual’s situation and consultation with a doctor; however, there are many benefits as detailed above to be considered for getting a vasectomy.

If you would like to learn more about the process, recovery time, benefits, and more feel free to come in for a Bulk-Billed Consult (No out-of-pocket expenses with a medicare card)!

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What is involved in your Vasectomy?

If you are looking for an effective birth control method, consider getting a vasectomy at Woodville Rd Medical Centre in Merrylands. This birth control method removes the common fear of possible pregnancy after sex and provides a permanent solution to unwanted birth. Vasectomy strengthens the bond of love between partners and turns intimacy into a haven of complete enjoyment. 

 

A vasectomy is a minor and low-risk procedure, carried out by our surgical consult Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas. Vasectomies can be reversible, but this discussion should take place before the surgery.

 

Before procedure day, you will always have a Consult with the Surgeon. He will run through the risks, benefits, procedure, recovery and answer any questions you might have. This is an obligation free, bulk-billed consultation (no out of pocket expenses with a medicare card), for your convenience.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SURGERY

👉 Book an appointment with one of our GP’s to obtain a referral. This appointment is Bulk Billed for your convenience

👉 When you’ve obtained your referral, book a bulk billed appointment with our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas. Dr Lingathas is available 5 days a week for your bulk-billed consultation! There are a few bits of information below to give you an idea of what to expect!

👉 Come in on Treatment day!

Please note: Any procedure incurs a minimum $50 facility fee to cover the costs of any medication, sutures, or materials used as medicare does not reimburse our clinic for those items. Doctors and surgeons fees are Bulk billed if Medicare covers those procedures. Ask our surgeon as your FREE consultation about which procedures are covered under bulk billing 🙂

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What to expect!

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the supply of sperm. It is a birth control method that is performed on a male. During this procedure, the sperm tubes are severed and the sperm can no longer make their way into the semen. Even though ejaculation will still occur during sex, there is no sperm to fertilize the female’s egg, and no pregnancy can result from the sex if no sperm is present.

Surgical Circumcision In Merrylands

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March 11, 2021

Surgical Circumcision In Merrylands

The most common and oldest surgical procedure is circumcision. New-born males come to the earth with a piece of skin covering the penis’ head, known as the foreskin. Circumcision is then performed to remove this piece of skin. Various justifications exist for this practice, including cultural, religious, medical, and social purposes.

The time for performing circumcision varies as healthy infants can undergo the procedure 2 to 3 days after birth. Some others perform circumcision when they become much older. That is, as grown-up children or as adults.

How to book your surgery

👉 Book an appointment with one of our GP’s to obtain a referral. This appointment is Bulk Billed for your convenience

👉 When you’ve obtained your referral, book an appointment with our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas, for a consultation. Dr Lingathas is available 5 days a week. This consultation is bulk billed.

👉 Come in on Treatment day!

Please note: Any procedure incurs a minimum $50 facility fee to cover the costs of any medication, sutures, or materials used as medicare does not reimburse our clinic for those items. Doctors and surgeons fees are Bulk billed for some procedures. Ask our surgeon as your FREE consultation about which procedures are covered 🙂

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What is circumcision?

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Circumcision is the surgical procedure through which the foreskin of the penis is removed. Cutting off this shroud of skin results in the exposure of the penis. Circumcision is thus believed to enable males to keep the area around the penis clean.

A larger percentage of circumcision is performed for newborns shortly after birth. Many have it later in life, while some never undergo the procedure. Most importantly, clinics like ours only offer circumcision for people above the age of 8.

What is circumcision?The Process of Surgical Circumcision

Initial consult

Before circumcision, consulting one of our Merryland GPs is necessary before seeing our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas. Our doctors will take the time to give a clear explanation of the benefits and risks of circumcision.

In some cases, you might have to wait for some time, before undergoing the circumcision. Such situations might be in cases of a premature baby, or a baby with a family history of bleeding problems, or a baby born with any problem relating to genital organ disorders. During this waiting period, written consent is required. Also, it is important to mention that the initial consult and the surgery can be done within a week.

Surgical Circumcision

Circumcision for newborns, older children, and adults follows the same procedure. For children, the child will be awake during the procedure and will be placed on their back with their legs and arms in a restrained position.

Then, an antiseptic will be used to clean up the penis, and a local anesthetic agent applied or injected into its base. A plastic ring will be attached to the penis head, after which the foreskin will be removed. After a while, the ring will fall off, and an ointment will be applied to the penis before it is wrapped in gauze. It takes about 10 minutes for a baby, while for an adult, it might take up to 30 minutes. Mobility is not affected as the patient can walk about after the surgery.

Recovery

Following surgery, some discomfort occurs normally. For adults, you will be able to walk out of the clinic right away, though you will be in recovery for 3-4 days.  Urination will be normal, with no discomfort.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Merrylands

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January 24, 2021

Male Breast Reduction Surgery in Merrylands

A man having breasts or man boobs is relatively abnormal but not uncommon and many afflicted individuals will choose to seek out male breast reduction surgery.

Man boobs can be hereditary, or due to a misuse of medications, among a number of other potential causes. They are the reason why many young men develop body consciousness or self esteem issues. A simple male breast reduction is an often uncomplicated process that can give you a flat and firm chest. The operation reduces excess fat and glandular tissues in a male’s chest.

As of 2019, according to a report, there was a 19% increase in patients that underwent male breast reduction.

However, before the effect of a problem can be removed, the cause must be known and examined carefully. Please book an appointment with one of our GP’s for a pre-surgery consultation.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SURGERY

👉 Book an appointment with one of our GP’s to obtain a referral. This appointment is Bulk Billed for your convenience

👉 When you’ve obtained your referral, book an appointment with our surgeon, Doctor Paramalingam Lingathas, for a consultation. Dr. Lingathas is available 5 days a week. This consultation is bulk billed.

👉 Come in on Treatment day!

Please note: Any procedure incurs a minimum $50 facility fee to cover the costs of any medication, sutures, or materials used as medicare does not reimburse our clinic for those items. Doctors and surgeons fees are Bulk billed for some procedures. Ask our surgeon as your FREE consultation about which procedures are covered. 🙂

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What causes man boobs?

Enlarged male boobs are otherwise known as gynecomastia. It occurs as a result of proliferated glandular tissue in men. Men are not born to have protruded breasts like women. Gynecomastia is caused by increased male estrogen production and decreased testosterone levels during puberty.

Alternatively, the presence of excess fat in a man’s chest is another cause of man boobs.

With both cases, a simple male breast reduction surgery can alleviate men of this affliction.

What Is Involved In The Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are two methods for a Man Boob Reduction Surgery:

  1. The Use of Liposuction

Treating gynecomastia with the use of liposuction involves the use of local anesthesia with sedation. This surgery is executed with a small incision on the sides of the chest or within the armpit. Through this, the surgeon removes excess fat and glandular tissues from the chest, and at the same time, shapes the chest to that which best fits.

Patients are given contraction garments to reduce swelling and aid quick healing. Specific instructions will be given to every patient by the surgeon to aid with for the rapid recovery of the tissues.

 

  1. Treating Gynecomastia Using Tissue Incision

Cases with significant sagging skin around the breast require a treatment other than liposuction. These patients are offered tissue incision.

This involves the removal of glandular tissues. Incisions are made around the creases of the chest for the removal of excess fat.

Male breast reduction surgery through tissue incision involves the use of general anesthesia. For recovery, patients are given constriction garments to reduce swelling and aid quick tissue healing.

It is vitfor patients to first see a GP for advice and to see if surgery is the best choice for you. After the surgery, follow all instructions given by the surgeon.

Merrylands Ear, Nose, and Throat Expert

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merrylands-ENT-Specialist-Allergies-doctor

January 19, 2021

Merrylands Ear, Nose, and Throat Expert

Do you need to see an experienced ENT doctor in the Merrylands area? The ear, nose and throat are vital parts of the body and chronic conditions affecting their normal functioning can cause significant problems to daily life.

With the rise in ENT disorders, a closer and specialised look at some of the common ENT issues is paramount when treating recurring issues. Allergies and hayfeversinusitisnosebleeds, and snoring, among many others, are prevalent ENT issues. If you suffer from any of these and live in the Merrylands, Guildford or Granville area, book an appointment with your local ENT expert.

Weight loss can be a difficult process, with so many factors that all need addressing at the same time. It is important to have a proper management plan before starting on this fat loss journey so you don’t stop halfway without reaching your goal. It is also important that the plan you make for your fat loss journey is based on fact, not fiction. There are many myths and stories about what works for fat loss but at the end of the day, science reigns true. At our Fat loss Clinic in Merrylands, you talk to expert doctors who have seen and treated stubborn fat that does not seem to go away. Through a variety of techniques and prescription medication (Weight Loss Medication), our doctors have gotten effective results.

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Common Reasons to see your Merrylands ENT Doctor

Allergies and Hayfever:

An allergy is the response of the human immune system to external substances, or allergens. They are contacted by touching, inhaling, eating, or injecting them into our bodies.

While Allergies are of two forms, namely indoor and outdoor allergies, they also occur either around the year or in specific seasons. There are various types of allergies. Grass and weed pollen, pets, dust mites, cockroaches, and mold spores are all common allergy triggers. Hayfever, an allergy triggered majorly by pollen, is found among 10-30% of the world’s population.

Symptoms of Allergies

  • Sneezing
  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Nasal pain
  • Itching of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Postnatal drips
  • Headache

Prevention and Treatment

In general, allergies do not have a cure but could be managed. Further, the best prevention of allergies is avoiding allergens or allergy triggers. Various treatments are available, and seeing a GP or ENT doctor is recommended.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is also a common ENT issue that occurs due to the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Hence, sinusitis affects effective breathing and also makes the nose stuffy. Most times, sinusitis could either be chronic or acute. While acute sinusitis occurs for a short while (1-4 weeks) and is generally associated with cold, chronic occurs for a longer time, for instance, three months and above. Its causes include allergies, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Symptoms

  • Nasal inflammation
  • Postnasal drainage
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insensitivity to smell and taste
  • Fatigue
  • Pains
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Cough amidst many others.

Treatment and Preventive Measures:

Preventive measures include avoiding smoking, managing or avoiding allergens, maintaining proper hygiene, staying in a moist environment, and keeping a distance from individuals with respiratory challenges.

Medications are available, such as nasal irrigation using saline nasal sprays. Resting adequately, inhaling steam and using decongestant tablets are also options, and in extreme cases you may require surgery. See a GP or specialist to recommend the treatment most suitable to your condition.

Snoring:

Approximately 45% of adults snore, and of these, about 25% will do this often. Snoring can become disturbing to partners or other people sleeping close to a snorer. These sounds are the result of a blockage of air passage through the nose or mouth. A sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea is often connected to snoring most times. Apart from blockage of the nose and throat, snoring could also result from the use of drugs and alcohol, sleeping on your back, lack of adequate sleeping time, or being overweight.

Remedies and treatments

  • Have a sleeping schedule and stick to it
  • Always sleep sideways
  • Elevate the head of your bed a bit
  • Open your airways with decongestants(with doctor permission)
  • Change lifestyle
  • Wearing plastic in your mouth to keep your airway open

Nosebleeds

A nosebleed is the blood loss from tissues found inside the nose. Though the sight of this blood loss might be frightening, however, this is often a minor issue. There are instances where it can be a chronic issue that requires a doctor or ENT specialist. Anterior and posterior nosebleed are the common forms of nosebleed. While the anterior type is common among children and starts from the front of the nose, the other is common among adults and begins deep inside the nose. Its causes range from nose picking, allergic reaction, repeated sneezing, cold air, irritation of chemicals, fixed external item in the nose, cold air, infection in the upper part of the respiratory system, nose injury, and many others.

Prevention and Treatments

  • Avoid nose-picking
  • Blow your nose gently
  • Protect your nose during harmful activities
  • Follow nasal decongestants instructions.

Merrylands Men’s Health Specialist

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December 10, 2020

Merrylands Men’s Health Specialist

Men’s Sexual Health is often a delicate process and many men at some point in their lives will experience problems such Erectile Dysfunction or Ejaculation Dysfunction.  The ongoing inability to achieve sexual satisfaction can often result in significant problems in a relationship or cause a significant amount of emotional stress.

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) and Ejaculation Dysfunction, are common problems with a large effect on men’s sexual health and are significant impediments to achieving sexual satisfaction. Problems with male sexual arousal can be caused by either physical or psychological issues, or a combination of both. In some instances, the initial problem could be physical and then cause significant mental and emotional stress. This stress can in turn, exacerbate any existing erectile problems.

Ejaculation and erection problems can occur from time to time without any underlying problems. However if these problems are consistent, we highly recommend seeing your Merrylands doctor or GP. Treatments are available, and in some instances, these problems could be a sign of heart disease, or caused by some underlying health condition in urgent need of attention. 

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Causes of Sexual Dissatisfaction

  • Erectile dysfunction or Impotence is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. This can often be a high risk factor for heart disease
  • Ejaculation Dysfunction refers to premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, no ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation. It is the inability to efficiently ejaculate semen during sexual climax and is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction

Our Men’s Health Specialist

There are many solutions available to treat Male Sexual Dysfunction. However because male sexual arousal is a process that involves the brain, muscles, nerves, emotions and blood vessels – the treatments available are equally varied. If you are experiencing any recurring problems with sexual arousal, we highly recommend speaking to your doctor or GP.

At Woodville Road Medical Centre we will respect your discretion. Dr Basavaraj Vastrad is a specialist in Men’s Health available to assist with any problems relating to Sexual Dysfunction. Call the number below to book an appointment or book online.