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About

Dr. HaRyun Won is a Gynaecologist specialising in minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic surgery. 



Dr. Won grew up in Sydney and is a graduate of the University of New South Wales where she attained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She also completed a Masters of Medicine at University of Sydney. She worked in general medicine and surgery before commencing training as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. During this time, she developed a passion for minimally invasive surgery in Gynaecology and undertook a further two years of Endo-Gynaecology fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Royal Hospital for Women.

Dr. Won is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 



​She has published original scientific papers in numerous international peer reviewed journals and has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally which has been recognized with multiple awards.

 

Dr. Won is an accredited training supervisor for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Australian Gynaecological Endoscopic Society (AGES), as well as a Senior Conjoint Lecturer of the University of New South Wales; involved in the ongoing teaching and education of specialists trainees and medical students. 



​Dr Won speaks fluent Korean.

 

 

Memberships

• Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
• The Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society
• American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists
• Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

• UroGynaecological Society of Australasia

• Australian Medical Association
• Medical Board of Australia



Current Appointments

• Royal Hospital for Women - Specialist Gynaecologist VMO
• Prince of Wales Private Hospital - Specialist Gynaecologist VMO
• University of New South Wales 

   Senior Conjoint lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health

Publications

McCormack L; Song S; Budden A; Ma C; Nguyen K; Li FG; Lim CY; Maheux-Lacroix S; Arnold A; Deans R; Won HR; Knapman B; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Abbott JA, 2023, 'Immediate versus delayed urinary catheter removal following non-hysterectomy benign gynaecological laparoscopy: a randomised trial', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 130, pp. 1112 - 1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.17442

McCormack LJ; Song S; Budden A; Ma CH; Nguyen K; Li FG; Lim C; Maheux-Lacroix S; Arnold A; Deans R; Won H; Knapman B; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Abbott J, 2023, 'Immediate Versus Delayed Urinary Catheter Removal Following Non-Hysterectomy Benign Gynecological Laparoscopy: A Randomised Trial', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 30, pp. S19 - S19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2023.08.053

Maheux-Lacroix S; Mennen J; Arnold A; Budden A; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Won H; Abbott J, 2019, 'Resolution of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding after Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Endometrial Polyps', Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, 35, pp. 304 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/gyn.2018.0058

Maheux-Lacroix S; Mennen J; Arnold A; Budden A; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Won HR; Abbott J, 2018, 'The need for further surgical intervention following primary hysteroscopic morcellation of submucosal leiomyomas in women with abnormal uterine bleeding', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58, pp. 570 - 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12781

Bhatti M; Ketheeswaran A; Arnold A; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Deans R; Won HR; Abbott J, 2018, 'Pelvic examination may be meaningfully taught to novices and be used to predict operating times for laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in one surgical procedure', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58, pp. 239 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12733

Maheux-Lacroix S; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Deans R; Won H; Budden A; Adamson D; Abbott JA, 2017, 'Endometriosis fertility index predicts live births following surgical resection of moderate and severe endometriosis', Human Reproduction, 32, pp. 2243 - 2249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dex291

 

Maheux-Lacroix S; Mennen J; Arnold A; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Won H; Budden A; Abbott J, 2017, 'Long-Term Efficacy of Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Polyps and Submucosal Leiomyomas in Women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 24, pp. S136 - S137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2017.08.394

 

Maheux-Lacroix S; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Deans R; Won H; Budden A; Abbott J, 2017, 'The Endometriosis Fertility Index Accurately Predicts Fertility Outcomes in Women Having Surgery for Severe Endometriosis', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 24, pp. S181 - S181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2017.08.583

Buckley VA; Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Atkinson P; Won HR; Deans R; Burton A; Lyons SD; Abbott JA, 2015, 'Laparoscopic myomectomy: Clinical outcomes and comparative evidence', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 22, pp. 11 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2014.08.007

 

Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Campbell N; Maley PE; Won H; Hooshmand D; Henry A; Ledger W; Abbott JA, 2015, 'The Surgical Treatment of Severe Endometriosis Positively Affects the Chance of Natural or Assisted Pregnancy Postoperatively', BioMed Research International, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/438790

Won H; Maley P; Salim S; Rao A; Campbell NT; Abbott JA, 2013, 'Surgical and patient outcomes using mechanical bowel preparation before laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: A randomized controlled trial', Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 68, pp. 625 - 627, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ogx.0000435524.97335.59

Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Maley PE; Won HR; Law KSK; Zhang CS; Lyons SD; Ledger W; Abbott JA, 2013, 'Laparoscopic Subtotal Hysterectomy: Evidence and Techniques', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 20, pp. 424 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2013.01.009

 

Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Won HR; Jarvis SK; Lyons SD; Vancaillie TG; Abbott J, 2013, 'Improvement in pelvic pain with botulinum toxin type A - Single vs. repeat injections', Toxicon, 63, pp. 83 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.11.018

 

Won H; Maley PE; Salim S; Rao A; Campbell NT; Abbott JA, 2013, 'Surgical and patient outcomes using mechanical bowel preparation before laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: A randomized controlled trial', Obstetrics and Gynecology, 121, pp. 538 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e318282ed92

 

Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Zhang CS; Won HR; Law K; Abbott JA, 2013, 'Urinary retention following laparoscopic gynaecological surgery with or without 4% icodextrin anti-adhesion solution', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53, pp. 305 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12073

 

Won H; Maley P; Stephanie S; Campbell N; Abbott J, 2012, 'A Single Blind Randomised Controlled Trial of Surgical and Patient Outcomes Using Mechanical Bowel Preparation before Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgery', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 19, pp. S40 - S40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2012.08.127

 

Won HR; Maley P; Chetty N; Chan K; Abbott J, 2012, 'Bladder dysfunction after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery for benign disease', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 19, pp. 76 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2011.09.013

 

Nesbitt-Hawes EM; Zhang C; Won HR; Law K; Abbott JA, 2012, 'Bladder Dysfunction Following Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery with or without Adept Anti-Adhesion Solution', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 19, pp. S43 - S43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2012.08.134

 

Salim S; Won HR; Nesbitt-Hawes E; Campbell N; Abbott J, 2011, 'Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Polyps: A Critical Review of the Literature', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 18, pp. 569 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2011.05.018

 

Campbell NT; Maley P; Hooshmand D; Won H; Abbott J, 2010, 'A Study of Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes Following the Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of Stage 3 and 4 Endometriosis', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 17, pp. S101 - S101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2010.08.665

 

Maley P; Campbell NT; Won HR; Abbott JA, 2010, 'Bladder Dysfunction Following Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery: A Prospective Audit', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 17, pp. S123 - S123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2010.08.589

 

Jarvis SK; Won HR; Abbott JA; Vancaillie TG, 2010, 'Open Label Longitudinal Study Evaluating Effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX®) Injected into the Pelvic Floor of Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain and Levator Hypertonicity', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 17, pp. S8 - S8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2010.08.107

 

Won HR; Abbott J, 2010, 'Optimal managment of chronic cyclical pelvic pain: an evidence-based and pragmatic approachj', International Journal of Women's Health, 2, pp. 263 - 277

Maley P; Verma A; Won HR; Campbell NT; Abbott JA, 2010, 'Surgical and Patient Outcomes Using Mechanical Bowel Preparation before Laparoscopic Gynecological Procedures in the Posterior Compartment: A Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 17, pp. S151 - S151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2010.08.535

 

McCormack L; Song S; Budden A; Ma C; Nguyen K; Li F; Lim CY; Maheux-Lacroix S; Arnold A; Deans R; Won H; Knapman B; Hawes EN; Abbott J, 2022, Bladder Care Following Benign Non-Hysterectomy Gynecological Laparoscopy: A Randomized Clinical Trial, , http://dx.doi.org/10.22541/au.166356908.88072835/v1

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