Dr Carmel Cocchiaro-Desyllas

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Meet Carmel, her Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Best described as passionate and committed, Carmel’s belief in exceptional women’s health care, coupled with her drive and determination for a better way, is what has made her a reality. Carmel’s optimism and enthusiasm for life is contagious. She works tirelessly, with genuine compassion and love at the core of all she does and as a result those around her feel trusted, safe and supported.

Carmel specialises in all aspects of obstetric care with a particular interest in high-risk obstetrics, pre-pregnancy planning and optimisation of gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS in preparation for pregnancy.

As a gynecological advanced laparoscopic surgeon, Carmel manages a range of gynecological conditions, including chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis, ovarian cyst treatment and prevention as well as pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal reconstruction and repair. She also manages a range of general gynecological conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding and PCOS, abnormal cervical screening tests and colposcopy. Carmel also has a keen interest in mature women’s health and menopause.

Carmel has two great passions in life, her work and her family. She lives by the motto, ‘if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life’. She believes in the importance of creating, building and maintaining strong relationships. This, combined with her extensive experience, clinical intuition and priority for an individualised, collaborative approach, results in an unparalleled level of care.

As our founder, Carmel believes in her. A sanctuary, a safe space. A place that feels familiar and comforting, where you feel at ease and at home. A place where you can have all your women’s health needs met in the one space. A network of trusted practitioners who you feel confident will provide you with sensitive, considered and individualised care. A clinic providing innovative technology and state of the art facilities, where you will be offered cutting edge, result-driven treatment options, ensuring the optimal outcome you deserve.

When not at her, Carmel is a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a friend — throwing herself into each of these roles with the same enthusiasm, passion and love she applies to her clinical practice. She has a husband she adores who reminds her to not take life too seriously, as well as four gorgeous children. She has two sisters, one brother, five sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law all of whom treat her kids like their own and are around at a moment’s notice to help out. She has twelve nieces and seven nephews, one dog, one cat and four chickens. She embraces the craziness that is her life and loves nothing more than entertaining a full house—BBQ on, music playing and kids creating a storm!

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  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Adelaide
  • Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
  • Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society member


  • High-risk and general obstetrics
  • Pre-pregnancy planning and optimisation including management of PCOS and endometriosis 
  • Gynaecological Advanced Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Pelvic pain and laparoscopic excision of Endometriosis
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding—heavy, irregular, inter-menstrual, postcoital and post menopausal   
  • Hysterectomy including laparoscopic, vaginal and abdominal approach
  • Laparoscopic and vaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair