The Gynecology Program at Women’s College Hospital offers care in an interprofessional team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and nurse clinicians.
Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Referral Fax: 416-323-6330
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The Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic provides care to women with abnormal menstrual bleeding. The clinic will investigate, diagnose and provide ambulatory medical and surgical care to women with abnormal uterine bleeding.
The advanced ambulatory procedure program associated with the abnormal uterine bleeding program offers a multitude of ambulatory procedures, often performed under sedation. Procedures offered include global endometrial ablation to treat heavy menstrual bleeding; and advanced hysteroscopic procedures for treatment of endometrial polyps, leiomyoma and uterine adhesions. The procedure will be available under provincial healthcare funding without user fees.
Referrals to this clinic are triaged for appropriateness for care within an ambulatory institution. If a woman is likely to require care within an inpatient or acute care institution these referrals will not be accepted and are advised to be referred to an alternate gynecologist associated with an inpatient institution.
The general gynecology program serves as a resource for women with a variety of benign medical and surgical conditions requiring short-term gynecologic care.
- menstrual disorders
- ovarian cysts
- menopause symptoms
- fibroids (especially submucosal fibroids)
- family planning – complex contraception
Referrals to this program are triaged for appropriateness; priority will be given to conditions benefiting from medical or ambulatory gynecology procedures. If a woman is likely to require surgery or care within an in-patient institution, these referrals will not be accepted and women will be advised to be referred to an alternate gynecologist in the community or associated with an in-patient institution.
The gynecology program is unable to provide general well woman care such as annual PAP smears.
Women’s College Hospital is a world leader in women’s health and cancer prevention. The hospital has expanded its Colposcopy with the relocation of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s colposcopy activities to Women’s College Hospital. This has created a regional Centre of Excellence in Colposcopy Care. The program is being led by Dr. Amanda Selk, a leading gynecologist.
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure allowing close examination of the cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease and usually is required after an abnormal screen (Pap) test or other observed abnormalities. Comprehensive colposcopy services are provided to educate patients regarding abnormal Pap tests, investigate these abnormalities and treat cervical dysplasia.
Physicians that provide these services are:
- Dr. Marcus Bernardini
- Dr. Genevieve Bouchard-Fortier
- Dr. Sarah Ferguson
- Dr. Liat Hogen
- Dr. So Youn Kim
- Dr. Stéphane Laframbroise
- Dr. Taymaa May
- Dr. Joan Murphy
- Dr. Lauren Philp
- Dr. Lea Rossiter
- Dr. Amanda Selk
- Dr. Bruce Thomas
The Gynecology Dermatology clinic at Women’s College Hospital focuses on dermatologic conditions affecting the vulva. Referrals are required. The clinic is run by Dr. Amanda Selk, a gynecologist, and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.
Due to the high volume of referrals and the current two-year wait time, the PCOS clinic is not accepting any new patients at this time.
For questions about this clinic, please call the Gynecology Program at 416-323-7744. Fax numbers are available on the right.
If you continue to have difficulty finding the information you require, please call the switchboard at 416-323-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) Clinic for Women with Turners Syndrome provides multidisciplinary care for adult women with Turners Syndrome who have premature ovarian insufficiency due to the condition. The clinic offers care from gynecologist and endocrinologists in one location focused on the comprehensive adult care of women with Turners syndrome.
The Urogynecology program will be moving location to from Women’s College Hospital to Mount Sinai as of January, 2020. We are not currently accepting referrals.
Referrals may be faxed to the individual offices of the following physicians who will be seeing patients at Mount Sinai effective January 1st, 2020:
office: 416 586-4566
office: 416 586-4800 ext 4991
Under the direction of two urogynecologists, women with concerns regarding uterovaginal prolapse, stress urinary incontinence or overactive bladder will be assessed and offered a variety of treatment options. The assessment may include urodynamic testing or cystoscopy. Conservative treatment options may include:
- counselling on dietary and lifestyle changes
- pelvic floor muscle exercises
- pessaries – (note: the Pessary Clinic has relocated to the office of Dr Danny Lovatsis at Mt. Sinai Hospital)
Women who require surgery as part of their symptom relief will be offered ambulatory techniques at Women’s College Hospital. Surgical options for genital prolapse include laparoscopic sacral colpopexy, vaginal repairs, hysterectomy and laparoscopic uterine suspension. Surgical options for stress urinary incontinence include midurethral slings (TVT and TOT). Major uterovaginal prolapse surgery will be managed by our gynecologists in affiliated in-patient centres.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Women’s Equity Clinic
The Women’s Equity Clinic within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women’s College Hospital started in 2016. This clinic is part of the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Global Women’s Health and Equity Fellowship. Patients will be seen by the fellow (a fully trained Obstetrician/Gynecologist) under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Spitzer, FRCSC in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellowship Director.
This clinic will accept referrals for Obstetrics and Gynecology concerns for women from the following vulnerable and/or marginalized communities:
- Immigrants and refugees
- Indigenous women
- 2SLGBTQ+ women
- Homeless and/or street-connected women
- Under housed and sheltered women
- Women with addiction and substance use challenges
- Women living in poverty
The clinic will provide routine Obstetrics and Gynecology care, including investigations and both surgical and non-surgical management. Patients will be cared for by clinicians with a special interest and training in both the clinical as well as social/ political/ economic/ cultural concerns of these communities.
Translator services will be readily available. Women’s College Hospital is a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and other students and trainees may be involved in your patients care. The Women’s Equity Clinic will run every other Friday morning (9:00am-12:00pm) in the Gynecology clinic at Women’s College Hospital.
Dr Yolanda Kirkham’s clinic is closed permanently effective February 2023
This clinic provides medical and surgical care for young women aged 17 – 25, for the following reproductive health concerns:
- pelvic pain
- menstrual irregularities
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- anatomical concerns
- vaginal discharge
- ovarian cysts/masses
- persistent vaginitis
- birth control counseling and long-acting reversible contraception
- sexually transmitted infections
- menstrual suppression
Please note: The young women’s gynecology program is unable to provide general wellness care such as annual PAP smears.
Referrals must be made by hospital-based physicians, family practitioners or specialists.
To make a referral:
- Download and complete the referral form
- Fax referral: 416-323-6330 – Access Centre
Referrals will be triaged based on the information provided. Please ensure that supporting Diagnostic and Laboratory tests and reports accompany the referral.