Plans for 2017
From January 2017, Dr Evans will be taking time away from clinical practice to complete a PhD into the causes of pelvic pain in young women through the University of Adelaide. She is therefore not accepting patient referrals at this time.
Dr Evans is a gynaecologist with special interest in endometriosis, pelvic pain and laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery). She is author of the book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’, and a Director of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia. Dr Evans has extensive experience in public speaking on the topics of Gender and Pain, Endometriosis, and the Management of Pelvic Pain, to both health practitioners and the general public.
Dr Evans believes that managing pelvic pain involves much more than surgery alone. While surgery can manage some aspects of pelvic pain, there are many types of pain that can’t be seen at laparoscopy and on ultrasound scan. The best and longest lasting results are achieved with a multi-disciplinary approach and active involvement by women themselves.
Dr Evans believes that a mix of lifestyle changes, learned self management techniques, medications, diet, physiotherapy, and psychology provide the best results. This means working in a team to manage the many different problems that concern women with pelvic pain.
This approach to pelvic pain is carefully explained in the book o help women learn more about their pain, Dr Evans has written a free e-booklet available from this site which provides an introduction to pelvic pain.
This approach to pelvic pain is carefully explained in her easy-to-read book. It contains detailed instructions on how to manage every aspect of pelvic pain, for women to work through with their doctors. It includes stories of real women she has cared for, information on fertility and ways to live well despite pain. Both the short e-booklet and the recommended $25 full size book are available on this site.
If you are considering laparoscopic surgery for your pelvic pain, Dr Evans suggests you discuss referral to either Dr Preetam Ganu whose rooms are located at Flinders Private Hospital. Your other pelvic pain needs can all be managed by other practitioners on this site.
Chronic Pelvic Pain in Girls and Women. Evans S 2013 Medicine Today
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Chronic Pelvic Pain in Australia and New Zealand. Evans S 2012 ANZJOG. Editorial
Pain and Endometriosis. Review Evans S, Moalem-Taylor G, Tracey DJ. Pain. 2007
The Changing Prevalence of Cervical Human Papilloma Virus Infection. ANZJOG 1990
Obstetric Outcome among Female Medical Practitioners ANZJOG 1995
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Gen Pract 1994
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Curr Therap 1997
Conservation of the Cervix and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy MJA 1997
Microlaparoscopy for Suspected Pelvic Pathology – S F Evans, O M Petrucco. NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 1998
Australian Medicines Handbook – Contributing Author May 1998
Endometriosis and Other Pelvic Pain – First Ed ISBN 0 7344 0825 0 2005
Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain – Second Ed 2010. Most recently updated 2014
Integrative Medical Textbook, ed Prof Kerryn Phelps. Contributing author 2010
Guide to Pain management in the low resource setting. Contributing author. 2009. IASP
We apologise that Dr Evans is not currently seeing patients.
We appreciate that this is difficult for girls and women with pain and recommend that you consider seeing one of the other practitioners at Pelvic Pain SA during this time. These practitioners are highly experienced and well able to manage most types of pelvic pain. Should there be a particular procedure you require that they are unable to provide, they can arrange this for you with Dr Evans.
Remember: The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia www.pelvicpain.org.au has the most up to date information for you.
Dr Evans studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania, and completed her specialist training in Adelaide in 1996. She was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2010.
Dr Evans has performed around 100 laparoscopies per year over the 20 years she has been in practice. She is actively involved in regular continuing education to ensure that the treatment options she recommends are up to date and most appropriate to women’s needs. All surgery has risks associated with it, so it is important to consider non-surgical options for pain management, especially if you have already had laparoscopic surgery in the past, yet still have pain.
Dr Evans is involved in teaching across a wide variety of audiences from gynaecologists to the general public both in Australia and overseas. She is also involved in a variety of research projects in the area of pelvic pain.