Dr Bruce Farnsworth

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon

General Information...

Dr Farnsworth when he was youngDr Bruce Farnsworth is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon at the Centre for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia. 

Dr Farnsworth also operates at Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick, Westmead Private Hospital, and at hospitals on the New South Wales North Coast. Each year on 3-4 occasions Dr Farnsworth conducts special clinics and operates at Hesperia Hospital, Modena in Northern Italy. Detailed information is available on this website to enable you to make an appointment and see Dr Farnsworth at one of his clinics.


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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Farnsworth trained at Sydney University where he graduated in 1981. He undertook his internship at Westmead Hospital Sydney where he worked with Professor Miles Little and Professor Peter Castaldi. Prior to undertaking Specialist training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Farnsworth worked as a resident and Registrar in Urology whilst working in the Department of Surgery at Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals. He then undertook specialist training with the Western Sydney O & G Training scheme between 1984 and 1987 when he passed his specialist examinations. In 1988 Dr Farnsworth travelled to the U.K. and worked as a Senior Registrar at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, where he was trained in Urodynamics by Mr Clifford Moisey in surgery by Mr Walter Pollard and vaginal ultrasonography by Dr Martin Quinn. In 1989 he returned to Australia and set up a specialist urodynamics and gynaecology practice on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

In 1997 Dr Farnsworth travelled to Perth where he underwent post graduate training in the new techniques using synthetic slings and mesh tapes developed by Professor Peter Petros and Professor Ulf Ulmsten. During 1998 and 1999 he introduced these techniques into his practice and began to specialise in Reconstructive Surgery, prolapse and incontinence. 

During 2000 and 2001 Dr Farnsworth was invited to travel widely around the world to teach surgery with slings and mesh techniques where he was able to learn from the past experience of a number of expert surgeons in this area. At the same time the Centre for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery was opened at Sydney Adventist Hospital and a multidisciplinary service was developed with a number of colleagues.

Dr Farnsworth has developed a Post Graduate Training program which enables surgeons to travel to Sydney from around the world and attend hands on workshops. This program involves training in a number of new techniques. Further information is provided below.


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February 4th, 2007 Dr Bruce Farnsworth