I’m Vasi and I am a specialist gynaecologist and advanced laparoscopic surgeon in Sydney. I’m passionate about women’s wellness and want to educate and empower women to be involved in caring for their minds and bodies. I pride myself on listening closely to patients’ needs, appreciating their underlying concerns and worries, whilst creating effective bespoke care plans.
I was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in rural NSW. I completed my medical degree at Monash University in 2008 (MBBS honours). I did my specialist training through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) which culminated in a two-year fellowship at the St Vincent’s Hospital exploring the sub-specialities of urogynaecology and minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopy.
I consult and operate at Bondi Junction Private Hospital, St Luke’s Private Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital and the Mater. I enjoy teaching medical students at the University of Notre Dame.
As a keen women’s health advocate, I have been extensively involved in research. I have published scientific papers in numerous international peer reviewed journals and presented at conference both nationally and internationally. List of publications that I have contributed to are below:
Sivagnanam, V, Lamaro, V. Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension – A step by step guide. Oral presentation at the RANZCOG NSW/ QLD Regional Scientific Meeting, Sydney 2018
Haylen, BT., Sivagnanam, V., Lee, J., Cross, A. What if there were no tapes? Neurourology and urodynamics. 37 (6): 2026-2034. 2018
Haylen, BT., Sivagnanam, V., Lee, J., Cross, A. Total tape ban: Not the answer! Neurourology and urodynamics. 37 (6): 2035- 2037. 2018
Haylen, BT., Sivagnanam, V., Lim, WH. Vaginal Lengths: How do they vary significantly? Poster session presented at the 48th annual meeting of the International Continence Society, Philadelphia, USA 2018