Gynaecologic Surgery Specialist

Rudolf Novak, MD, FRCSC, ARDMS -  - OB/GYN

Rudolf Novak, MD, FRCSC, ARDMS

OB/GYN located in Thunder Bay, ON

Gynaecologic surgery is common but still seems daunting. You can rest assured you’re receiving the best care in the capable hands of Dr. Rudolf Novak at his practice in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He provides expert surgery for a range of gynaecologic issues and makes you feel at ease. If you’re searching for a gynaecological surgeon in Thunder Bay, ask your provider to refer you to Dr. Novak for a surgical consultation.

Gynaecologic Surgery Q & A

How should I prepare for gynaecologic surgery?

Every gynaecologic surgery is different, so Dr. Novak takes the time to prepare you for your particular operation. He takes extra efforts to put you at ease and answer all your questions.

Dr. Novak lets you know if you need to make any changes to your medication or diet beforehand and what arrangements you need to make for after the procedure. He gives you an idea of what to expect after surgery, so you can mentally prepare.

To ease your mind and make the process of your surgery go smoother, you may want to:

  • Write down any remaining questions you have for Dr. Novak
  • Make preparations for post-surgery transportation and care
  • List your allergies, medications, and medical conditions
  • Pack a bag of necessities for the hospital
  • Inform chosen friends and family members about your surgery

When is gynaecologic surgery necessary?

Dr. Novak starts with conservative treatment methods for gynaecologic conditions whenever possible and resorts to surgery only when necessary. If conservative treatments aren’t appropriate or don’t provide relief in your situation, surgery may be an option.

Surgery may be necessary for the following conditions:

  • Heavy or irregular periods
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Pelvic pain or inflammation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Fertility issues
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Cancer

What surgical procedures do gynaecologists perform?

Dr. Novak uses the most advanced techniques and least invasive surgical methods whenever possible. He performs all surgeries at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

As an OB/GYN, Dr. Novak routinely performs the following gynaecologic surgeries, among others:

    • C-section: baby delivery through the abdomen
    • Hysterectomy: removal of reproductive organs
    • Tubal ligation: blocking fallopian tubes for permanent birth control
    • Endometrial ablation: surgery to remove the uterine lining to make periods disappear
    • Dilation and curettage (D&C): removal of tissue from the uterus
    • TVT sling: insertion of Prolene tape in your pelvis to resolve urinary leakage
    • Pelvic prolapse surgeries: makes vaginal bulging disappear
    • Hysteroscopic resection: removal of abnormal uterine lumps 
    • Biopsy: removal of tissue to check for abnormal cells


Dr. Novak also performs diagnostic surgeries, such as hysteroscopies, colposcopies, and laparoscopies to verify or rule out gynaecologic conditions.

Dr. Novak also performs diagnostic surgery, such as colposcopy and laparoscopy, to verify or rule out gynaecologic conditions.

If you’re looking for a gynaecologic surgeon, ask your provider to refer you to Dr. Novak.