18.04.2021

Endocrinology

Women who develop hormone conditions such as thyroid disease or gestational diabetes during pregnancy can benefit from the care and attention of an experienced endocrinologist. At Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology, our consulting endocrinologist, Dr Christina Jang, assists with the diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders.

Dr Jang has a special interest in the management of gestational diabetes, thyroid disorders of pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome, menstrual disorders and the menopause.   In addition to reproductive endocrinology, Dr Jang also has extensive experience other areas of endocrinology such as pituitary disorders, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Christina Jang

Christina Jang graduated from Monash University in 1994 and received her FRACP in 2003.   She achieved her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2008. She worked as a consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and in private practice in Melbourne before relocating to Brisbane in 2011. She now works in private practice at Greenslopes Private Hospital and is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

Need more information?

Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with Dr Jang.

Further information about endocrinology is available here:

  • Hormone Health Network

Pap Smear Abnormalities

In Brisbane, Australia, a pap smear is recommended every two years for women between the ages of 18 and 70 if they have been sexually active.

A pap smear is a screening test for cancer of the cervix (or neck of the womb). This is a common cancer for women living in developing countries, but fortunately is not seen often in women in Australia due to our pap smear screening program.

Occasionally, a pap smear may return an abnormal result.  This may require referral to a specialist gynaecologist for colposcopy.

Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a special microscope to look very closely at the cervix. This allows the doctor to examine the outer portion of the cervix. Sometimes a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) is taken for further study. The tissue samples help the doctor determine if treatment is required. If pre-cancerous cells are found, they can typically be treated with great success.

At Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology, located in Brisbane, Queensland, we offer a comprehensive service for women who have abnormal pap smear results.

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