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ABOUT THE ENDOMETRIOSIS CLINIC

Despite the stark outlook on endometriosis, there is help, and there is hope.



At The Endometriosis Clinic, we have a multidisciplinary team of specialists to assist you in your treatment and management journey.

Understanding that gynaecological conditions, typically those such as endometriosis, involve many symptoms and complications, holistic treatment is vital for quality of life. Therefore, at The Endometriosis Clinic treatment and management of such gynaecological conditions goes beyond the physical symptoms. Here we aim to aid patients beyond their diagnosis with the necessary therapeutic tools to live a life with purpose.

  • Mental health professionals and counsellors who understand that diagnosis involves more than the physical and can be emotionally draining with many psychosomatic symptoms as well as psychological complications of chronic pain and infertility.
  • Physiotherapists to assist in the necessary physical therapy focused on strengthening the pelvic floor.
  • Our urologists assist in the management of urological conditions detected during diagnosis, as well as treatment of symptoms involving the urethra, bladder and kidneys.
  • Our endocrinologists assist in hormonal deficits that may be contributing to your symptoms as well as balancing hormones to aid treatment.
  • Our specialised bowel surgeons perform necessary resection surgeries to treat pelvic prolapse.

About Dr Christo Benecke

Dr Christo Benecke attained an MBChB from The University of Pretoria and a Masters in Medicine, MMed from The University of Stellenbosch. The doctor has a diploma in obstetrics and is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, FCOG (SA).

Dr Benecke completed his training in the management of endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery at Worthing Hospital in Western Sussex. He worked alongside Dr Jim English, a laparoscopic surgeon and expert in endometriosis.

Dr Benecke runs his private practice at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town. He received specialised training in advanced endoscopic surgery at The University of Surrey in Guildford and in Strasbourg, France under Prof Arnaud Wattiez, a world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon.

The management of chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), menopause and infertility as well as family planning, prenatal and postpartum obstetric care are Dr Benecke’s specialities.

Dr Benecke not only focuses on the treatment of gynaecological conditions but also on the emotional trauma behind it.



Specialised Services

While Dr Benecke is a gynaecologist & obstetrician offering the full range of women's health services, his niche lies in the treatment and management of the following gynaecological conditions:

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Due to the complexity of the diagnosis, Dr Benecke is meticulous during each consultation and using a multidisciplinary approach he can provide highly specialised treatment and management of this condition as well as the related symptoms such as chronic pelvic pain and the complication of infertility.

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FIBROIDS

Sharing similar symptoms to that of endometriosis, fibroids are growths that develop on the uterus. The size of fibroids can range, growing from the size of a pea to the size of a watermelon, distorting the uterus and causing disabling symptoms.

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PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that disrupts oestrogen production and causes an imbalance of the male hormones, androgens. PCOS causes disruption of the menstrual cycle leading to complications such as severe abnormal uterine bleeding, the development of numerous fluid-filled cysts in the ovaries and infertility.

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