New Gynaecologist for the Fraser Coast

Introducing Gynaecologist Dr Saliya Ovitigalage MBBS, MD ( OBS & Gyn ), FRANZCOG

Now privately consulting in Hervey Bay from Monday 20 August 2018

Dr Saliya Ovitigalage has been practising medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2004. Over the years he has found that women’s health has evolved dramatically. It incorporates preventive health care, reproductive health and treatment of numerous disorders that could affect women of all ages. Thus, Dr Saliya has decided to concentrate solely on providing gynaecological services for women in the Hervey Bay region to enable him to provide a better service to them with a broad range of issues. He feels that it is an honour to be caring for the women health in Hervey Bay region.


Dr Saliya is quite vigilant in staying up to date with the latest research and development in the field of medicine. He attends conferences and courses regularly and employs evidence-based practices in gynaecology.


Dr Saliya possesses a vast experience having worked in different hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. During his training in Australia, Dr Saliya has worked in both regional and tertiary hospitals in Queensland and Victoria which include,  Gold Coast, Logan and Geelong hospitals. After completing his advanced training in Logan hospital, Dr Saliya became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. At present, he is the Acting Director in Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in Hervey Bay hospital. He is a senior lecturer and examiner at the School of the Medicine University of Queensland. Dr Saliya has been involved actively in teaching and training medical students and junior doctors. He is a training supervisor for GP Obstetricians, international medical graduates, and doctors in Australian specialist training programmes.


His area of specialty and interest are Urogynaecology (prolapsed), minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroid, abnormal pap smear and colposcopy. 


Dr Saliya keeps abreast of the latest advancements in medical science and has a well-earned reputation as an exceptional surgeon with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery. He is an inventor who holds a patent for a uterine manipulator which is used in laparoscopic hysterectomy. 


No matter what the issues are, patients could just relax and open up, safe in the knowledge that Dr Saliya will listen to all their concerns and help them make the right decision for the wellbeing. He always involves his patients in the discussion of management options in the most practical way.


The services of Dr Saliya offers are highlighted below. 

General Gynaecological:

·      Menstrual disorders

·      Abnormal vaginal bleeding 

·      Pelvic Pain 

·      Endometriosis

·      PCOS

·      Ovarian Cyst 

·      Fibroid surgery 

·      Pelvic organ prolapse 

·      Incontinence Gynaecology procedures/treatments include:

o   Hysterectomy (keyhole, vaginal or open approach)

o  Prolapse surgery 

o  Laparoscopy for pelvic pain, ovarian cyst, hydrosalpinx, sterilisation, fibroid etc.

o  Hysteroscopy for abnormal bleeding and removal of polyps etc.

o  LLETZ/ cone biopsy of the cervix


Dr Saliya is looking forward to receiving referrals from GP’s in Hervey Bay and provide the best possible care to their patients.


For Referrals, my contact details are below:


Dr Saliya Ovitigalage

71 Main St

Pialba Q 4655

Ph: 4128 3644

Fax: 4124 0660