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When people ask me what work I do, my  answer is simple: “I am a doctor.”When they ask what kind of doctor, my answer is a little more complicated: “ I am a Urogynaecologist.” The response is typically: " a Uro....  what?". So I explain that: “I look after women who suffer from bladder problems such as urinary incontinence or women who have prolapse of their uterus or vagina".

A lot of women are surprised that a field of medicine (Urogynaecology) dedicated soley to treating women with pelvic floor disorders exists. Many women are even more surprised to learn that more than one million Australian women suffer from these problems. Many women are unaware of how common pelvic floor disorders are and this is mainly because it’s not something that people like to talk about. Urinary incontinence and prolapse can be embarrassing and many women (and even some doctors) don’t know that there are effective treatments for these problems.

I decided to become a Urogynaecologist because I found this area of medicine to be one of the most rewarding areas I encountered during my postgraduate training. I discovered how the lives of women suffering with pelvic floor problems can be changed by non-surgical treaments or minimally-invasive surgical procedures. I enjoy the different clincial challenges that each woman I see brings to my practice, and developing a plan of treatment that will make their life more enjoyable.

I work in both private and public practice in Melbourne. I was head of the Urogynaecology  and Gynaecology 3 Units at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne from 2002 until 2017. The Urogynaecology unit has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in the management of female pelvic floor disorders. The unit has a large clinical work load and a busy research program. When I’m not working as a Urogynaecologist, I like to spend time with my family. I try to keep fit by cycling, gardening and surfing.

Summary Of Details

Curricular Vitae Of Dr Marcus P. Carey, MB BS, FRANZCOG, CU.

Title: Dr Marcus P. Carey, MB BS, FRANZCOG, CU.
Nationality: Australian
Country of Birth:Australian
Civil Status: Married, three children
Contact Details:Suite B, Level 2 20 Flemington Road, Parkville, Vic. 3052 AUSTRALIA
Phone:(03) 9344 5099
Facsimile:(03) 9344 5299
Pager:(03) 93871000
Qualifications:MB BS, Melbourne. 1982 FRANZCOG, 1994 Certified Urogynaecologist, 1996
Tertiary Education:University of Melbourne
Current Appointments

Consultant Urogynaecologist, Urogynaecology and Gynaecology 3 Units at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. Private Practice in Urogynaecology at Frances Perry House, Melbourne.

Undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital; Specialist training at The Royal Women’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women, obtaining FRANZCOG in 1994 and Certificate of Urogynaecology in 1996. 

Current Research

Research is aimed towards the development of improved methods vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

Medical Experience In Developing Countries

The Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where clinical and urodynamic assessment of women with severe stress incontinence following obstetric fistula repair was undertaken. (Details published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002, July 828-832). A new operation to manage stress incontinence following obstetric fistula repair was developed. (Details published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002 May 948-53).

Commitee Memberships

Former elected member of the RANZCOG Urogynaecology Subspecialty Committee. Member of the International Urogynaecology Association Scientific Committee and a member of the International Urogynaecology Association Organising Committee 2000-2001. Member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee on Sacral Nerve Neuromodulation, April 2002. A past member of the Federal Government Urogenital Prostheses Advisory Committee. 

Professional Affiliations
Australian Medical Association (AMA). : 
International Urogynecology Association (IUGA). 
International Continence Society (ICS). 
Australian Gynaecology Endoscopy Society (AGES).
Articles Published
Zyczynski HM, Carey MP, Smith ARB, Gauld JM, Robinson D, Sikirica V, Reisenhauer C, Slack M, One Year Clinical Outcomes after Prolapse Surgery with Non-Anchored Mesh and Vaginal Support Device. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 203: 587-9
Reisenhauer C, Shiozawa T, Huebner M, Slack M, Carey MP. Anatomical cadaver study of prolapse surgery using non-anchored mesh and vaginal support device. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 203: 590-1.
Carey M, Higgs P, Goh J, Lim J, Leong A, Krause H, Cornish A. Vaginal repair with mesh versus colporrhaphy for prolapse: a randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2009 Sep;116(10):1380-6.
Carey M, Slack M, Higgs P, Wynn-Williams M, Cornish A. Vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse using mesh and a vaginal support device. BJOG. 2008 Feb;115(3):391-7.
Carey MP, Goh JT, Rosamilia A, Cornish A, Gordon I, Hawthorne G, Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Moran P, Gilmour DT. Laparoscopic versus open Burch colposuspension: a randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2006 Sep;113(9):999-1006.
Carey MP, Goh JT, Fynes MM, Murray CJ. Stress urinary incontinence after delayed primary closure of genitourinary fistula: a technique for surgical management. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 May;186(5):948-53.
Murray C, Goh JT, Fynes M, Carey MP. Urinary and faecal incontinence following delayed primary repair of obstetric genital fistua. BJOG. 2002 Jul;109(7):828-32.
Krause HG, Goh JT, Sloane K, Higgs P, Carey MP. Laparoscopic sacral suture hysteropexy for uterine prolapse. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2006 Jun;17(4):378-81.
Higgs P, Goh J, Krause H, Sloane K, Carey M. Abdominal sacral colpopexy: an independent prospective follow-up study. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Oct;45(5):430-4.
Maher C, Quatawneh A, Dwyer PL, Carey MP, Cornish and Schulter P. Abdominal sacral colpopexy or vaginal sacrospinous colpopexy for vaginal vault prolapse: A prospective randomized study. Am.J Obstet Gynecol (2004) 190, 20 – 6.
Tjandra JJ, Han WR, Goh J, Carey M, Dwyer P. Direct repair versus overlapping sphincter repair: a randomised controlled trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Jul;46(7):937-42
Carey MP, Slack MC. Transvaginal sacrospinous colpopexy for vault and marked uterovaginal prolapse. Br J Obstet Gynae 1994; 101: 536 - 540.
Carey MP, Slack MC.GnRH analogue in assessing chronic pelvic pain in women with residual ovaries. Br J Obstet Gynae 1996; 101: 356-540.
Carey MP, Steinberg LH. Vaginal dystocia in a patient with a double uterus and a longitudinal vaginal septum. Aust. N.Z. J Obstet. Gynae. 1989; 29: 74 -76
Carey MP, Ihle BU, Woodward CS, Desmedt E. Ureteric obstruction by the gravid uterus. Aust. N.Z. J Obstet. Gynae. 1989; 29: 308-313. 3
Carey MP, Dwyer PL. Position and mobility of the urethrovesical junction in continent and in stress incontinent women before and after successful surgery. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynae 1991; 31: 279 - 284.
Scurry JP, Carey MP, Targett CS, Dowling JP. Soft tissue lipoleiomyoma. Pathology 1991; 23: 360- 362.
Carey MP, Sapountzis K, Friedhuber A, Scurry J & Dwyer P. Electron microscopy study of detrusor muscle junctions in women with detrusor instability and controls. Neurourol Urodyn, (proceedings) ICS meeting, Athens 1996
Carey MP, Sapountzis K, Friedhuber A, Scurry J & Dwyer P, Detrusor muscle cell junctions in women with voiding dysfunction and controls: an electron microscopy study. Int Urogynecol J (proceedings) IUGA meeting, Vienna 1996.
Dwyer PL, Carey MP, and Rosamilia A; Suture injury to the urinary tract in urethral suspension procedures for stress incontinence; Int Urogynaecol J: 1999: 10;15-21
Maher C, Dwyer PL, Carey M, Gilmour D. The Burch colposuspension for recurrent stress incontinence following retropubic continence surgery. Br J Obstet Gyneec. 1999; 106; 719 - 724
Tjandra J. Ooi BS, Tang CL, Dwyer PL, Carey M. Transanal repair corrects obstructed defecation if it is not associated with anismus. Dis Colon Rectum 1999; 42: 1544-50.
Tang CL, Tjandra JJ, Ooi BS, Carey M, Dwyer PL. Effect of unilateral sacral nerve stimation on anorectal function. J Pelvic Surg. 1999; 5: 325-329.
Maher C, Dwyer PL, Carey M, Moran P. The Burch colposuspension or Pubovaginal sling in the management of low urethral pressure genuine stress incontinence. Int Urogyneac J: 1999 In press.
Gilmour DT, Dwyer PL and Carey M. Lower urinary tract injury during gynaecolgoic surgery and its detection by intraoperative cystoscopy. Obstet Gynecol. 1999; 94: 883-9.
Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Carey MP. The Burch colposuspension in recurrent urinary stress incontinence after failed retropubic continence surgery Br J Obstet Gynaecol. July 1999 106: 719-724
Moran PA, Dwyer PL, Carey MP, Maher CF. Oral Methotrexate in the management of refractory interstitial cystitis. Aust. NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 1999; 39:4468-471 
Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Carey MP, Moran PA. Colposuspension or sling for low urethral pressure stress incontinence? Int Urogynaecol J 1999 10; 384-389.
Carey MP, Rosamillia A, Maher CF: Laparoscopic versus open colposuspension: A prospective multicentre randomised single- blinded comparison. Neurol Urodyn 2000; 19; (4) 
389-391.
Maher CF, Carey MP, Dwyer PL, Schluter PL: Percutaneous Sacral Nerve Root Neuromodulation for Intractable Interstitial Cystitis J Urol 2001; 165; 884-886
Carey M, Fynes M, Murray C, Maher C: Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation for Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction: Overcoming the Problem of Lead Migration. BJU Int 2001; 87(1): 15-8
Maher CF, Murray CJ, Carey MP, Dwyer PL, Ugoni AM: Iliococcygeus or sacrospinous fixation for vaginal vault prolapse. Obste Gynaecol. 2001; 98(1): 40-4
Maher CF, Carey MP, Murray CJ: Laparoscopic Suture Hysteropexy for Uterine Prolapse. Obstet Gynaecol 2001; 97(6): 1010-14 4
Maher CF, Dwyer PL, Carey MP, Moran PA. Pubovaginal or vicryl mesh rectus fascia sling in intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Int Urogynaecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2001; 12(2); 116-6.
Maher CF, Carey MP, Dwyer PL, Schluter P. Percutaneous Sacral Nerve Root neruromodulation for Intractable Interstitial cystitis. J Urology 2001; 165: 884-886.
Carey MP, Dwyer PL. Genital prolpase: vaginal versus abdominal route of repair. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001; 13: 499-505.
Goh J, Tjandra JJ, Carey MP. How could management of rectoceles be optimized? ANZ J Surg. 2002 Dec;72(12):896-901.
 
Published Review Articles
Carey MP, Slack MC. Vault Prolapse. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 1994;Vol. 51, 417 - 420
Carey MP, Dwyer PL. Genital prolapse: vaginal versus abdominal route of repair. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001; 13: 499-505.
Moehrer B, Carey M, Wilson D. Laparoscopic colposuspension ofr urinary incontinence in women. In: The Cochrane Library Issue 4, 2001.
 
Textbook Chapters
Carey MP. Laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. In: Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology 2006, 2nd edition, Publishers: Informa UK; Chapter 85:1195-1203.
Carey MP, Slack MC. Vaginal Vault Prolapse Following Hysterectomy. In: 
Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 11. (ed. Studd J.) Publishers: Churchill Livingstone, London
 
Teaching

Postgraduate FRANZCOG trainees.

Post-fellowship Urogynaecology Subspecialty trainees (trainee supervisor). 

Medical student, University of Melbourne. 

Postgraduate physiotherapy, University of Melbourne. 

Gynaecology colleagues.

Occasional Reviewer

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

International Journal of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

Maturitas, Psychosomatic Medicine

Examiner

Undergraduate medicine, University of Melbourne. 

Urogynaecology Subspecialty, RANZCOG. 

Membership examinations, RANZCOG.

Grants & Awards

In 1995 awarded the Mayne Nickless Women’s Health Fellowship by RANZCOG to undertake electronmicroscopy and immunohistochemistry research on detrusor smooth muscle (value: $45,000).

In 1990 awarded best research presentation by a trainee by RANZCOG.

NHMRC grant with School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne ($350,000) to study effect of pelvic floor muscle training on older women with stress urinary incontinence.

Presentations
South African Urological Association; SAUA 28th Biennial Congress, Durban 2010. 

– The latest innovations in the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse
New Zealand Urogynaecology 4th Annual Meeting. 2010 (Keynote Speaker). History and development of prolapse surgery with mesh. 

– Clinical outcomes of vaginal mesh repair surgery.
Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society: XI Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne. 2009. 

– TVT-simply the best? Overview of pelvic organ prolapse.
International Urogynecology Association, 34th Annual Meeting. Lake Como, Italy, 2009. 

– Chair of “Laparosocpic Sacral Colpopexy” workshop.
Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society: XI Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth. May 2001. 

The bladder neck – tapes, telescopes and traditional surgery.
Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop, Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, November 2000. 

– Laparoscopic colposuspension. 
– Urodynamics are essential before surgery for prolapse and incontinence.
Urogynaecology Meeting, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, December 1999. 

– Laparoscopic bladder neck elevation. 
– Vesicovaginal fistula in the third world.
TVT Experts Meeting, Venice, Italy June 2002 

- The role of synthetic Mesh for prolapse and continence surgery.
Multi-national Meeting on Pelvic Floor Disorders, Lake Como, Italy 2002. 

- Laparoscopic Treatment of Incontinence
International Urogynaecology Association Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2002

- Role of synthetic mesh in continence and prolapse surgery.
Korean Continence Society Symposium August 2003. 

Guest Lecture – Prolapse and Incontinence Surgery: role of synthetic mesh
Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop, Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, September, 2003. 

- The role of synthetic mesh in continence and prolapse surgery 
- Posterior colporrhaphy and sacrospinous colpopexy.
Current Pelvic Floor Surgery & Hysterectomy Techniques, John Flynn Gold Coast Private Hospital, Queensland December, 2003 

- Laparoscopic Colposuspension 
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Incidence & Current Management 
- Endoscopic Approach
Prolapse & Incontinence Surgery: A “Defect-Specific” Approach, December 2001, Sydney. 

- Office management of urinary incontinence. 
- Enteroceles are hernias and should be repaired in a similar manner. 
- Sacral colpopexy: Indications, efficacy and dangers. 
- Surgical Videotapes: Techniques for sacral colpopexy. 
- Surgical Videotapes: Laparoscopic Burch colposuspension. 
- TVT Repair: What is the evidence of efficacy? 
- Surgical Simulation: TVT needle insertion in pelvic models 
- Surgical videotapes: Complex reparative techniques.
 
Live Surgery Demonstrations (National And International)
South African Urological Association; SAUA 28th Biennial Congress, Durban 2010. 

-Demonstration of live prolapse surgery with PROSIMA procedure
Singapore Urogynaecology Meeting, 2010. National University Hospital, Singapore. 

- Demonstration of live prolapse surgery with PROSIMA procedure.
New Zealand Urogynaecology 4th Annual Meeting. 2010. 

- Demonstration of live prolapse surgery with PROSIMA procedure.
Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society: XI Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne. 2009. 

- Demonstration of live laparoscopic prolapse surgery.
Multi-national Meeting on Pelvic Floor Disorders, Lake Como, Italy 2002. 

- Demonstration of live laparoscopic prolapse surgery.  
140th anniversary celebration meeting, Royal Women's Hospital, pre-meeting laparoscopic surgical workshop. 

– Live demonstration of laparoscopic colposuspension, Aug. 1996
Urogynaecology surgical workshop, Hinchingdrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, UK. Live demonstration of laparoscopic colposuspension, abdominal sacral colpopexy, pubourethral sling, abdominal paravaginal repair and Moschowitz procedure, Sept. 1996. Surgery demonstrated: laparoscopic and 
open continence and vault prolapse surgery.
Pelvic Floor Symposium and Workshop, Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society Ltd, 3-4 November 2000, Sydney. Surgery demonstrated: vaginal continence and prolapse surgery.
Urogynaecology Meeting, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, 29 November – 4th December 1999. Surgery demonstrated: laparoscopic colposuspension, laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. Laparoscopic surgical teaching in live animal workshop.
International Urogynaecology Association Meeting December 2001, Melbourne. Pre-meeting surgical workshop. Surgery demonstrated: lapararoscopic colposuspension and pelvic floor repair
 
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Main rooms and addresses for all correspondence and appointments:

Suite B, Level 2, Frances Perry House Consulting Suites (located in the Women's Hospital)

20 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052

Dr Marcus Carey

Dr Marcus Carey is a Urogynaecologist working in both public and private practice in Melbourne. He is a Consultant Urogynaecologist at the Women's Hospital in Parkville, Melbourne. Dr Carey's private practice is located at Frances Perry Private Hospital located in the Women's Hospital, Parkville. He also operates at the Epworth Freemason's Hospital in East Melbourne.
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Karen is Dr Carey's medical secretary.
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Hayley

Hayley is Dr Carey's medical secretary. Hayley is also a registered nurse.
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