Dr Kelly Hankins, MD FRANZCOG FACOG
Dr. Hankins’ approachable nature and can-do attitude has earned her a reputation as an esteemed local obstetrician/gynaecologist. She is currently offering specialist obstetric and gynaecologic services at Intuition Private and Gosford Private Hospital.
Dr. Kelly Hankins has over 12 years of experience in women’s health. She completed her basic obstetrics and gynaecology training in the United States, where she had the privilege of learning from internationally renowned obstetricians and gynaecologic surgeons. After settling in Australia, she gained further experience on the North Shore and in Western Sydney before joining the Central Coast Local Health District as a specialist in 2014. Dr. Hankins currently holds a public appointment, working as the clinical lead of the birthing unit at Gosford Hospital as well as in the role of RANZCOG training supervisor. Dr. Hankins also has global women’s health experience as a volunteer surgeon treating women with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepal.
Dr. Hankins delivers obstetric patients at both Gosford Private and Gosford Public Hospital. She believes in providing safe, evidence-based obstetric care, and intentionally looks after a limited number of patients in order to be able to provide quality care and be available when needed. Dr. Hankins prides herself on a low emergency caesarean rate and a commitment to helping patients who desire a vaginal birth achieve that goal.
Dr. Hankins realizes that gynaecologic concerns can affect all aspects of a woman’s life, and believes that it is important for women to be heard without judgement and to have any concerns addressed with understanding and professionalism. She also strongly believes in educating patients about their health and empowering them to make informed decisions about their care. By partnering with her patients and determining their goals for treatment, Dr. Hankins helps to restore confidence, restore quality of life, and get women back to doing what they love to do.
Dr. Hankins offers tailored management for a range of gynaecological problems. This may include medical management, analgesia, physiotherapy, and/or surgery, depending on clinical symptoms and shared goals for treatment. She also offers minimally-invasive surgical treatment for many gynaecologic conditions, including laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Gynaecology services offered:
Abnormal or postmenopausal bleeding
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Abnormal cervical screening/colposcopy
Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
Family planning and contraception
Pelvic organ prolapse/urinary incontinence
Obstetric services offered:
Planning and management of low and high-risk pregnancy, including IVF pregnancy
Normal deliveries, VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean), assisted vaginal deliveries and caesarean births
Caesarean delivery on maternal request
Confinement and deliveries at both Gosford Private and Gosford Public Hospital
In her free time, Dr. Hankins enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, running, and enjoying the outdoors.