Dr Jim Tsaltas is one of the world’s most highly regarded gynaecological specialists. Known as one of Australia’s ‘doctor’s doctor’, he is regularly referred by other specialists – particularly in the areas of severe endometriosis and complex cases of infertility.
Dr Tsaltas is one of the few surgeons in the world who performs complex laparoscopic (keyhole) and hysteroscopic surgery on patients suffering serious gynaecological conditions.
Expert, teacher & researcher
Dr Tsaltas presents and publishes widely on endometriosis, endoscopic surgery and IVF. He is a lecturer at Monash University, one of the Clinical Director of Melbourne IVF and is also regularly invited to demonstrate surgery and present at international conferences.
As Head of Gynaecological Endoscopy at Monash, Dr Tsaltas has trained 14 fellows to date in advanced gynaecological endoscopy. These specialists now promote and teach advanced laparoscopic surgery themselves – and several continue to work with Dr Tsaltas today.
An honest and ethical approach
Given the physical and emotional toll that comes with some gynaecological conditions, Dr Tsaltas believes that experience, care and understanding are of the utmost importance.
He practises evidence-based medicine, giving balanced advice and setting realistic expectations at all times. Patients value his warm bedside manner – as well as his passion and positivity towards women’s health.
Training & expertise
Dr Tsaltas completed his postgraduate training in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery in 1992/1993 in the UK. He then undertook two additional years’ training at Monash in 1994/1995.
He began his IVF training in 1995 under IVF pioneers, Professor Carl Wood and Gab Kovacs at Monash IVF. In 2000, Dr Tsaltas moved his infertility and IVF practice to Melbourne IVF where he is now Clinical Director and one of the group’s most senior specialists.