About Dr Felicity Gould
Dr Felicity Gould is a practicing gynaecologist and pelvic floor reconstructive surgeon. She has a special interest in urogynaecology and the management of urogynaecological pelvic floor conditions having undertaken three years of subspecialist urogynaecology training at the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne Australia and Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospital, United Kingdom. In addition to managing Urogynaecological conditions, Felicity also cares for women with a broad range of general gynaecological complaints.
Felicity completed her undergraduate medical studies at Monash University in 2005, Following internship and residency at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne, Felicity entered the RANZCOG specialist training program in 2008 and commenced her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During her specialist training, Felicity was based at the Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne with additional training terms in Albury Wodonga, Geelong Hospital and Epworth Hospital.
Felicity first became interested in pelvic floor disorders as a medical student when she studied Urogynaecology as an elective. However, it was during her general Obstetrics and Gynaecology training that Felicity developed a real passion for Urogynaecology and pelvic floor disorders. Well before commencing sub-specialist training, Felicity undertook research with the Department of Urogynaecology and also worked assisting senior Urogynaecologists Dr Marcus Carey and Dr Salwan Al-Salihi in their private practices. Felicity has been motived by the significant challenges urogynaecology and pelvic floor conditions pose to women, is still humbled by the experience of being able to improve quality of life for women by treating pelvic floor disorders..
Following the completion of her core training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Felicity commenced sub-specialist training in Urogynaecology in February 2014 at the Royal Women's Melbourne. During her sub-specialist training Felicity was the recipient of the RANZCOG foundation 'Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship'. This award, facilitated 6 months of training with the Department of Urogynaecology in Cambridge UK in 2016 under the tutelage of Mr Mark Slack. The invaluable experience in Cambridge has allowed Felicity to develop an ongoing connection with the team there. The teams in Melbourne and Cambridge are now actively involved in collaborative pelvic floor research together.
Currently, Felicity consults at Frances Perry House Parkville. She operates privately at Frances Perry House and at Epworth Freemasons East Melbourne. Felicity also sees patients in St Kilda East, where she collaborates with Dr Alice Rudd - Dermatologist and founder of SkinDepth. This unique collaboration provides expert care to women with vulval disorders. Felicity also sees general gynaecology and urogynaecology patients in St Kilda East.
In addition to her private practice, Felicity has a public appointment with the Department of Urogynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital. She is involved in surgical training of junior doctors and is an advocate of high quality training and education for both students and registrars. When not at work in her private practice or at the Royal Womens, Felicity can be found spending time with her two young children and her husband.
Services/ Commonly treated conditions:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Urinary Incontinence
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder, Urinary Urgency and frequency
- Voiding Dysfunction
- Bladder pain syndrome and Interstitial cystitis
- OASIS and perineal trauma post delivery
- Post partum voiding dysfunction and urinary retention
- Sexual dysfunction
- Genitourinary Symptoms of Menopause
- Urogenital Fistula
Urogynaecology Investigations, treatments and services
- Vaginal Laser Therapy (Monalisa touch)
- Advanced Laparoscopic surgical management of pelvic floor disorders (prolapse and urinary incontinence)
- Vaginal surgical management of pelvic floor disorders
- Surgical management pelvic floor disorders with both mesh/prosthesis and non mesh techniques
- Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Overactive Bladder
- Endoanal Ultrasound
- Anorectal Manometry
- Pessary Management
- General Gynaecological Checks
- Vulval disorders (Cared for in collaboration with Dr Alice Rudd - Dermatologist)
- Menstrual Disorders
- Pelvic Pain