Doctors

Dr Naguesh Gaunekar

MBBS, MD, FRANZCOG, DDU (ASUM)

Director, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

He completed his specialist training at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide and obtained his Australian specialist qualifications in January, 2004. Dr Gaunekar has undertaken advanced training in Minimal Invasive Gynaecology( key hole surgery), Fertility Medicine and Womens Ultrasonography, which are his areas of special interest. He has a particular interest in male infertility and PCOS.

He also holds an additional qualification in Womens Ultrasound (DDU ) from the Australasian society of Ultrasound Medicine. Dr. Gaunekar worked at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide as a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, before making the move to Mackay.

He has received several international awards including:

  • The Gold medal for MD (Obstetrics and Gynacology)
  • The Beresford Buttery Travelling Fellowship for Ultrasound in 2005-2006 at Thomas Jefferson University in Philladelphia.
  • Dr Gaunekar has represented Australia as the Young Gynaecologist Award winner for 2007 at the Asian and Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) in Tokyo.

Dr Gaunekar believes that healthcare in the 21st century is a partnership between the Doctor and his patient/s aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes with evidence based medicine. He advocates that women and couples be active participants in their healthcare decisions. The role of the health professional is to empower them with the uptodate medical knowledge so they can make informed choices. Dr. Gaunekar is well known for developing a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the women and couples that he treats. The word of mouth referral from his patients attests to his professionalism.

Career Accomplishments / Professional Memberships

Dr Sally Rodrigues

MBBS, MD, FRANZCOG, DDU (ASUM)

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

Dr. Rodrigues has over 20 years experience. She became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetritians and Gynaecologists(RANZCOG) in January 2005. She trained at the Womens and Childrens Hospital in Adelaide and subsequently worked at the Flinders Medical Centre as a visiting Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

After completing her training, she also worked as a fellow in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne.

Dr Rodrigues has additional qualifications in Ultrasonography (DDU) from the Australasian Society of Ultrasound medicine (ASUM).

Her aim is to provide the highest quality of care to women during all stages of their lives. Dr Rodrigues has special interests in pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence and has undertaken advanced training in these areas. She performs urodynamic studies on women with bladder problems so they can avail the best course of treatment for their incontinence issues. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of the women suffering from the silent epidemic of urinary incontinence. Her friendly nature often puts her patients at ease who at times find seeing a gynaecologist quite intimidating.

Dr. Rodrigues manages both low risk and high risk pregnant women. She delivers babies at the Mater Private Hospital and feels privileged to be a part of the miracle of birth. This husband and wife team provides excellent care and support to their patients, and see them as part of their extended family at NG GyneHealth. They moved to Mackay from Adelaide to set up a family friendly Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice. Their combined experience allows them to offer women an exceptional quality of care and continuity. Sally also enjoys spending quality time with her two young children and her friends.

Career Accomplishments / Professional Memberships

Dr Naguesh Gaunekar

Qualifications and Awards

1997: MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) : UNIVERSITY GOLD MEDAL winner.

2004: FRANZCOG (Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

2003: DDU (Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasonography: ASUM)

2005: The BERESFORD BUTTERY TRAINEESHIP AWARD for a promising career in Ultrasound medicine awarded by ASUM at Thomas Jeffersen University Philadelphia.

2007: The S S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award from the AOFOG (Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ) on behalf of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG ).

Examinerships

Examiner for the RANZCOG

Examiner for Final MBBS exams for Adelaide university 2005

Examiner at James Cook University

Board Appointments

Chair of the Womens and babies committee at the Mater Hospital Mackay

Medical Advisory board of the Mackay specialist Day hospital

Previously served on the Educational board for ALSO Asia Pacific

Previously served on the State Committee of RANZCOG South Australia


Reviewer for the Cochrane library


Coordinator for the Term breech trial.


Accredited operator for Nuchal translucency scan by the Fetal medicine foundation (FMF), UK.


Accredited Colposcopist by C-QUIP

Memberships / Fellowships

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

MIGA (Medical Insurance Group Australia)

Australasian society of Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM)

Associate of Queensland Fertility Group (QFG)

Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)

European society of human reproduction and embryology (ESHRE)

Australian Gynaecologic Endoscopic society (AGES)

AMA (Australian Medical association)

Dr Sally Rodrigues

Qualifications and Awards

1996: MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology).

2005: FRANZCOG (Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

2004: DDU (Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasonography: ASUM


Accredited Colposcopist by C-QUIP

Memberships / Fellowships

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

MIGA (Medical Insurance Group Australia)

Associate of Queensland Fertility Group (QFG)

Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)

European society for human reproduction and endocrinology (ESHRE)

International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)

UroGynaecological Society of Australia (UGSA)

Mater Medical Centre Suite 28, 76 Willetts Road , North Mackay , QLD 4740

8033 , Mt Pleasant , QLD 4740

D r Sally Rodrigues & D r Naguesh Gaunekar

Gynaecology

Fertility

Obstetrics

Midwifery

Women's Ultrasound

Urogynaecology

Telehealth