Dr Anthony McNeil:  Gynaecologist and Obstetrician 

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Dr McNeil is a South African-registered foreign gynaecologist and obstetrician practicing privately from the Hopewell Med Medical Centre in Polokwane. Dr McNeil is trained in the medical care of the female reproductive system and the diagnostics and treatment of cancerous and pre-cancerous diseases of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva. Since he is also an obstetrician, Dr McNeil deals with the anti-natal, peri-natal and post-natal stages of pregnancy and labour and also specialises in high-risk obstetrics. Dr McNeil is also the supporting doctor at Medi-Clinic Limpopo.

Background and Qualifications

Dr McNeil studied medicine abroad, where he obtained his medical degree, and then took and successfully completed the board exam in South Africa (September 2003). Dr McNeil was registered as an independent practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in August 2008. (Reg No: MP 0582654)

Practice Mission and Vision 

Dr McNeil’s practice aims to provide the best professional care and equity in women’s health, and is committed to improving women’s health in South Africa. Dr McNeil is dedicated to the maintenance of high ethical standards, professional conduct and preservation of patients’ dignity

Gynaecological and Obstetrician Services

Dr McNeil diagnoses and treats many problems and painful conditions, including:

  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods); a common indication for hysterectomy
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral and protozoal)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infertility

In addition, Dr McNeil specialises in high-risk obstetrics, with surgical procedures that include:

  • Dilation and curettage – Removal of the uterine contents for varied reasons, including completing a partial miscarriage and diagnostic sampling for uterine bleeding.
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy – To diagnose and treat sources of pelvic and abdominal pain; and to provide a diagnosis of endometriosis.
  • Exploratory laparotomy – Determination of the progression of benign or malignant disease, as well as assessment and repair of damage to the pelvic organs.
  • Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus
  • Oophorectomy – Removal of the ovaries
  • Tubal ligation – A type of permanent sterilization
  • Hysteroscopy – Inspection of the uterine cavity
  • Surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Various surgical treatments for urinary incontinence, including cystoscopy and sub-urethral slings.

Other services, including routine pre-natal, pregnancy, birth and post-natal care include:

  • Anaemia in pregnancy
  • Cancer screening
  • Childbirth
  • Cysts
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Fertility regulation
  • HIV in pregnancy
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious diseases including STDs
  • Infertility planning
  • Menopause
  • Menstruation disorders
  • Normal Caesarean Section
  • Pregnancy dating
  • Ultrasound scans (3D and 4D’s)
  • Unplanned pregnancies
  • Uterine tumours (fibroids)
  • Foetal maternal medicine
  • Pap smears