gynaecologist Melbourne

Specialist Gynaecologist in Melbourne

Meet Dr Kent Kuswanto, he is a specialised gynaecology robotic surgeon practising in Melbourne, Australia. You can book an appointment to consult with Dr Kent Kuswanto for a second opinion in complex gynaecological pelvic surgery and minimally invasive gynaecology surgery. This includes hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, and using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies – da Vinci robotic surgery.

Kent sees his private patients in Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne as well as in Werribee.

Why Choose Dr Kuswanto As Your Expert Gynaecology Surgeon?

Dr Kent Kuswanto is an expert in complex gynaecological pelvic surgery and minimally invasive gynaecology surgery, including robotic surgery.

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Specialising in Robotic Hysterectomy procedures, Dr Kuswanto also has extensive experience in treating women with a full range of gynaecological problems including abnormal heavy or irregular periods, ovarian cysts, fibroids, uterine polyps, adenomyosis and endometriosis. Please get in touch with our clinic for a trusted second opinion.


Dr. Kuswanto specialises in advanced myomectomy procedures, utilising minimally invasive techniques and the latest in robotic surgery, including the da Vinci system. His expertise in treating fibroids through myomectomy is grounded in precision, safety, and tailored patient care, ensuring optimal outcomes for women’s gynaecological health.


Gynaecology Services Melbourne


A gynaecologist is a specialist doctor who cares for women's health issues and specialises in preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases of women’s reproductive organs – such as problems with periods, contraception, abnormal pap test, menopause, infections and cancers of reproductive organs among others.

You may be referred to see a gynaecologist by your local GP for a number of women's health reasons. These include abnormal menstrual bleedingfibroidsendometriosis, pelvic pain, abnormal pap test results, family planning, difficulty falling pregnant, prolapse, menopausal symptoms or concerns about malignancies.


Some of the most common women's health conditions treated by gynaecologists include:

  • Heavy Periods: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) is a common problem, affecting almost 1 in 3 women. It is one of the commonest reasons why a woman would visit their GP or gynaecologist. While it is almost never life threatening, it can cause a lot of problem to a woman – physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Ovarian Cysts: Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled (or occasionally solid) growth within the ovary. Most ovarian cysts are benign (non-cancerous).
  • Fibroids: Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growth of the muscle of the uterus (womb). It is a very common finding in women, with up to 40% of women having fibroids within their wombs. Most of these are small and cause no problem at all.
  • Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue from the internal lining of the uterus grows into the muscle layer of the uterus. This can lead to an enlarged or bulky uterus, and usually causes heavy periods.
  • EndometriosisEndometriosis is a condition when cells from the inside lining of the uterus are found outside the uterus. It is a very common condition affecting up to 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. There is usually a delay in the diagnosis of endometriosis, averaging up to 10 years.
  • Uterine Polyps: Uterine polyps (also called endometrial polyps) are growth from the internal (endometrial) lining of the uterus. Most are benign (non-cancerous).

All gynaecologists and obstetricians in Australia are accredited through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) so that they are capable of providing the highest standards of healthcare.

Most gynaecologists are generalists who can deal with most gynaecological problems. Some gynaecologists have further training in fertility, some in prolapse and urinary incontinence, some in cancer of reproductive organs, others in minimally invasive gynaecology surgery. Obviously gynaecologists with specialist interest in certain area of the specialisation have higher volume of work and experience in that particular area.

In the field of gynaecology, there is a broad variation in conditions that affect women. Depending on the type and volume of work a gynaecologist performs, their interests and training, it is common for different gynaecologists to become more experienced in certain conditions over others. So, while all gynaecologists maintain the basic skills and knowledge to start investigating and treating gynaecological conditions, they may not specialize in condition that you have. This discrepancy is often not easily apparent to your GP, family and friends, or online reviews.

Dr Kent Kuswanto is a gynaecologist specialising in complex gynaecological pelvic surgery and minimally invasive gynaecology surgery. This includes hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Kent has extensive experience in treating women with a full range of gynaecological problems including abnormal heavy or irregular periods, ovarian cysts, fibroids, uterine polyps, adenomyosis and endometriosis.

Kent completed his advanced training and fellowship in surgical gynaecological oncology. This extra training gave him valuable high volume experience and expertise in complex gynaecological pelvic surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery including robotic surgery. Dr Kuswanto is a fully qualified specialist gynaecologist who is a Fellow of RANZCOG.

What happens during your gynaecological appointment will depend on your reason for visiting and your individual conditions. During your initial appointment the gynaecologist will involve an assessment of your presenting problem through history taking, physical examination and arranging further tests. Tailored treatment options will then be discussed based on these assessments.

You need a referral from your GP to see a specialist gynaecologist in order to receive a Medicare rebate from the consultation and treatment fee. This is also good practice as the specialist can communicate and liaise with your GP for a treatment plan and follow up. To obtain a second opinion, you can ask your GP for a referral to another specialist.

Fees are covered by Medicare in a public hospital (bulk-billed). In a private setting, fees are partially covered by Medicare (if you have a referral from your GP) depending on the services provided and insurance policy if you have private health insurance.

A referral is also a form of good communication between your GP and specialists as a correspondence is usually made after your visit. All visits are by appointment only, unlike in GP practices where walk-ins are possible.

Dr Kent Kuswanto is a specialist in a wide range of gynaecological surgeries, and can perform the following operations in private hospitals:

  • LaparoscopyAlso known as minimally invasive surgery or ‘keyhole’ surgery – is a procedure where slender tube (laparoscope) is inserted into the patient’s abdomen, usually through a small cut (5-10mm) in the belly button.
  • HysteroscopyHysteroscopy is a procedure where a thin telescope (hysteroscope) is passed through the cervix and into the uterus.
  • Hysterectomy Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus). Most, even those for large uterus, can be performed in minimally invasive way such as laparoscopically.
  • MyomectomyMyomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroid from the uterus. It is recommended when the fibroid is causing significant symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, reduced fertility or pressure symptoms such as bladder pressure, urinary frequency, bowel pressure, and bloating.
  • Hysteroscopic resection of polypA built-in wire loop that carries an electrical current passes through a hysteroscope and cut the polyp from the uterine wall for removal. A ‘newer’ instrument called Myosure is an alternative to remove the polyp without using electrical current.
  • Ovarian CystectomyOvarian cystectomy refers to the removal of an ovarian cyst while preserving the ovary. Most of these can be performed laparoscopically.
  • Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosisLaparoscopy is the only way of confirming diagnosis of endometriosis. Endometriosis can be excised (surgically removed) at the same time if present.
  • Endometrial Ablation: Endometrial ablation is one of several non-hormonal treatment options of heavy periods.

We are a private specialist medical practice and we are proud of the quality of services we provide. There are significant expenses associated with providing highly qualified specialist care, and these in turn determine our fees.

Private consultation fees charged receive a rebate from Medicare for Australian resident - view more information about our fees.

Dr Kuswanto does not perform surgery on his private patients in any public hospital.
He performs operations on his private patients only in the following private hospitals:
- Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne
- Epworth Eastern in Box Hill
- St Vincent's Private Hospital in Werribee
If you do not have private health insurance (with hospital cover) and wish to have the operation done in one of these private hospitals, we can provide you with a quote of associated costs. If you wish to have operation done in the public hospital system, Dr Kuswanto is able to refer you to the nearest public hospital. Alternatively, your GP may also do this on your behalf without seeing a private gynaecologist for this process.



Dr Kent Kuswanto specialises in complex gynaecological pelvic surgery and minimally invasive gynaecology surgery. This includes hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, and using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies – da Vinci robotic surgery. Kent also cares for women with normal and high risk pregnancy.