Mirena & Implanon

As a woman, you have particular health needs.  Our doctors can provide contraceptive advice as well as insert and remove Implanon and Mirena.

Mirena

Mirena (otherwise known as IUD) is a plastic t-shaped device with a hormone called levonorgestel contained within it. Mirena is placed inside the uterus through a medical procedure and is a very effective method of contraception. Our doctors have undertaken training to place and remove the devices.

Advantages

  • Mirena is 99.9% effective
  • It protects against pregnancy for up to 5 years
  • It usually makes bleeding lighter or nil
  • It can reduce period pain.

Disadvantages

  • It doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections
  • A small medical procedure is required which may cause pain or discomfort
  • There is a small chance of the Mirena damaging the wall of the uterus, coming out by itself or infection
  • Hormonal side effects like headaches, bloating, mood changes may occur.

Implanon

Implanon (otherwise known as “the implant” or “the rod”) is a small plastic rod containing a progestogen hormone. Implanon is inserted under the skin on the inside of the upper arm by a trained Better Health Greenhills Doctor or Nurse and slowly over time releases the hormone into the bloodstream. This is an effective method of contraception.

Advantages

  • Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for three years
  • Is a cost effective contraception
  • It isn’t usually noticeable to anyone looking at your arm
  • Can be easily removed.

Disadvantages

  • Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections
  • May sting when inserted
  • May cause minor side effects and affect the menstrual cycle.

Medical Procedures

FAQ’s

We’re available during the following hours:

Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

No, we do not require a referral for minor procedures. Some minor procedures include :

  • Skin cancer & cosmetic excisions
  • Vasectomy
  • Circumsion
  • Mirena & Implanon procedures

Simply click here to book an appointment, otherwise you can visit our contact page and contact us  via the details provided.

For any appointment relating to skin cancer, visit our child business; the Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic via the button below.

Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic

You can visit us at our Greenhills practise, our address is: 1/6-10 Blaxland St, East Maitland NSW 2323, Australia

For after-hours,  please call GP Access at 1300 130 147

The Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic is our other practice focused on skin cancer checkups & excisions. Services we offer include:

  • Skin Checks
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Skin cancer non-surgical treatment
  • Dermatology Appointments
  • Cosmetic Procedures

Visit the hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic at www.huntervalleyskincancerclinic.com

Just a 2 minute walk from Greenhills Shopping Centre

Better Health Greenhills offers high quality healthcare and specific medical procedures. Conveniently located in East Maitland, patients throughout the Hunter region attend our practice.

  • 6-10 Blaxland St, East Maitland NSW 2323

  • Opening Hours

    Mon – Fri : 8am – 6pm
    Saturday : 8am – 12pm
    Sundays & Public Holidays : Closed

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment