• Uterine Fibroids Uterine Fibroids
  • Abnormal Pap Smears Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Fertility Management Fertility Management
  • Hysterectomy Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy Laparoscopy
  • Abdominal Utrasound Abdominal Utrasound
  • Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation Endometrial Ablation
  • Tubal Ligation Tubal Ligation
  • Menopausal Care Menopausal Care
  • Menstrual Disorders Menstrual Disorders
  • Pregnancy Scans Pregnancy Scans
  • Childbirth Childbirth
  • Prenatal Care Prenatal Care
  • Recurrent Miscarriage Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Prenatal Emergencies Prenatal Emergencies


Obstetricians are often the first doctors that women visit for routine prenatal care. A woman should also see a gynaecologist annually, or at any time she has concerns about symptoms like pelvic, vulvar, or vaginal pain or irregular uterine bleeding.

You don’t need a referral to book a consultation with a gynaecologist. However, your GP may refer you to Dr Essel if you are having reproductive or women’s health issues.

Dr Essel will chat with you about your medical history during your first consultation. If you are pregnant, you will have an ultrasound to examine your baby. You may also have an ultrasound or pap smear done if you have other symptoms relating to your reproductive or hormonal health.

The practice does accept all medical aids.

Consultation hours are 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Visit our section on Surgical information for how you can prepare for your procedure.