Today Dr. Oxana brings this broad skill set to the Beacon Hospital’s Women’s Centre, where she provides care for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological problems.


For women, menopause is the time that marks the end of the menstrual cycle. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause is a very normal part of aging and usually occurs in women between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. Natural menopause is the body’s organic response to your reproductive cycle slowing down and preparing to stop. At Beacon Hospital, we understand the complexity of emotions throughout this period, regardless of any additional medical issues. We assure you that we are committed to helping you through this period by diagnosing and treating various issues that may come with menopause, including osteoporosis, heart conditions and urinary issues.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the risk of long-term complications.

IUD Insertion

An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a form of birth control that your doctor places inside your uterus. Once inserted, it will protect you against pregnancy for up to 10 years. An IUD insertion is a quick procedure that can be completed here at Beacon Hospital. IUDs are shaped like a T, with one arm on either side.

The doctor will fold down the arms and place the device into an applicator tube, then insert the tube through your cervix into your uterus. Once the IUD is in place, the arms will release and the doctor will remove the applicator tube. The doctor will trim the string that hangs into your vagina so only about an inch or two hangs into your vagina. According to specialists, most women are likely to feel cramping or pain at the moment the IUD is placed inside the uterus. Most women describe the pain as mild to moderate.

Menstrual Irregularities

For most women, a normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days. However, some women have irregular menstrual cycles, meaning the cycles are shorter or longer than normal; heavier or lighter than normal; or associated with other problems, like abdominal cramps. If ovulation happens, the cycle is ovulatory. If ovulation doesn’t happen, the cycle is anovulatory.


Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition where women develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside of the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs, inside the pelvis, or in the abdominal cavity. As the menstrual cycle works, this lining builds up and breaks down just as an endometrium does normally, only this causes a bleed inside the pelvis. This can then lead to inflammation, swelling and scarring of normal tissue surrounding the endometriosis implants. 

Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for endometriosis. However, there are many ways to cope with it and treat it to make it a very manageable condition. Treatments for endometriosis include birth control pills, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or hormone treatments. For severe cases, both medical and surgical treatment will improve the symptoms of pain.

Fibroid Resection Surgery – Hysteroscopic Method

Many fibroids may not need to be treated. However, some fibroids cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pressure, pain, or other symptoms and they may need to be removed. Depending on where they are, two different methods can be used. Fibroids located within the cavity of the uterus or clinging onto it are removed using the hysteroscopic method. This uses a hysteroscope, which is a thin, lighted telescope-like device. It is put into the uterus through the vagina after the cervix has opened. Images are shown on a monitor.