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Welcoming Dr Mary J Makanjang, New Consultant of KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital

Dr. Mary J Makanjang

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Gynaecology oncologist, Gynae-laparoscopy surgeon.

MD, MOG (UKM); Fellowship in Gynae-oncology (Japan); Certified gynae-oncologist (CGO).

Dr Mary is a qualified obstetrician who offers care for antenatal, intra-partum including normal or caesarean delivery and postnatal care. Pre-pregnancy counselling, investigation of infertility, antenatal ultrasounds till delivery and family planning advices includes implants are given.

She had further her training in gynaecology –oncology and had learnt from the pioneer of nerve sparing Okabayashi radical hysterectomy for surgical treatment of cervical cancer. Currently, she is the only gazetted gynaecology-oncologist in Sabah. Complete staging including lymphadenectomy, total omentectomy and debulking surgery are her routine surgeries. If needed, chemotherapy treatment and monitoring for both gynae-cancer (ovarian cancer, womb cancer and cervical cancer) and trophoblastic disease are her expertise.

Early cancer detection such as performing pap and DNA test, colposcopy, HPV vaccination, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) treatment, vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN), vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) treatment, trans-vaginal ultrasound and hysteroscopy are the backbone of her practices as prevention of cancer is superior.

Gynae-laparoscopy surgery or more popular called key-hole surgery such as total laparoscopy hysterectomy (removal of uterus), oophorectomy/cystectomy (removal of ovarian cyst), salpingectomy for sterility or ectopic pregnancy a highly specialized skill. Laparoscopy surgery is superior where it gives precision and much faster patient recovery.

Perineal wart often cause women anxiety can be treated either using medication or surgical methods. Menoupase and deliveries can invade a women’s confidence where it should not be ignored. Alleviation of these problems by cosmetic vulvo-vaginal surgery (‘designer vagina’) is offered.