Male Gynaecologist In Durban

Looking for a new male gynaecologist in Durban? Here is a guide to the decision process & interesting stats. Learn how to make the best choice.

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Looking For The Best Male Gynaecologist In Durban?

If you are looking for a new gynaecologist or obstetrician in Durban, here is some insightful information to help you choose.

Let’s clarify those cumbersome titles first:

  • A gynaecologist is a specialist in women’s reproductive health.
  • An obstetrician is a specialist in caring for women during their pregnancy and for a brief time after the birth of the baby as well as delivering the baby.
  • Some specialists are both, like Dr Nitesh.
How Will A Gynaecologist Help You?

Your gynaecologist will help with health issues that affect your quality of life, the strength of your immune system, the quality of your sex life as well as birth control. An obstetrician gynaecologist will do all of that and will help you with the safety of your unborn child,  childbirth, and menopause. Additionally, they will make sure you keep up with cancer screening and treat uncomfortable infections. When complicated health issues arise, they will perform surgery on the organs in the pelvic region, such as the urinary tract.

That’s quite an important role for a medical health professional to play in your life and so the choice of one can be daunting.

Finding A Gynaecologist In Durban

Whether you choose a male gynaecologist or a female gynaecologist, it is good to get referrals from friends and family members. If you are new to a city and don’t have those contacts locally, then approach your GP for a referral.

The choice between the gender of the gynaecologist is subjective. Some women prefer a woman, and some women are adamant they prefer a male gynaecologist. See the interesting stats on that below.

It helps to meet the gynaecologist before making a final selection. They should be open to discussing their medical experience, their various certifications, and their personal values around reproductive issues e.g. birth control.

Their assistant can address questions on whether their practice accepts your medical aid, which hospitals they admit to, what days and times they are open and who is the cover doctor if your doctor is away.

Now you are armed with all the insight and knowledge needed to make a decision.

Interesting Choice Statistics On Male Gynaecologists

In September of 2005, the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association published a study by A. Johnson, P.F. Schnatz, A.M. Kelsey and C. Ohannessian. Its title is self-explanatory: Do Women Prefer Care from Female or Male Obstetrician-Gynecologists? A Study of Patient Gender Preference.

Patients in 13 obstetrics and gynaecology waiting rooms participated in Connecticut, USA. The research looked at patient gender preferences of obstetric and gynecologic physicians and at the choice rationale.

The results showed that the majority of patients (66.6%) did not mind the gender of their gynaecologist or ob-gym. Furthermore, 80.8% believed that gender did not influence the quality of care nor compassion levels, and all participants said they never made a choice solely on gender. A small percentage of participants did indicate a gender preference, but, in the majority, they chose another gender due to the positive attributes of the doctor.

If you are looking for a male gynaecologist and ob-gyn in Durban, look no further than the experienced and compassionate care of Dr Nitesh. Call today to meet and chat about your health needs.