Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar, a senior consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist with more than 25 years of experience in managing extensive ranges of gynaecological diseases and women’s health issues from simple to complex cases. Dr Sharifah Halimah is also an accomplished and highly skilled surgeon in performing core and specialised procedures in the obstetrics & gynaecology field especially in advanced laparoscopic gynaecological surgery of various indications.
She received her primary medical degree (M.D) from UKM in 1991 and completed her Master Degree of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from UKM in 2001. She started to learn operative laparoscopy back in the year 2003 and received hand-on training in minimally invasive surgery from many renounced laparoscopic experts locally and internationally as well as a hands-on advanced gynecologic laparoscopy course in IRCAD Centre, Taiwan. She completed the accredited ISGE course of Bachelor in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIGS) from the International Society of Gynae-Endoscopy (ISGE) in 2018. She is currently a chairperson for OGSM Gynae-Endoscopic Subcommittee for 2021/2022. Apart from minimally invasive surgery Dr Sharifah also has had received hands-on training in Fertility & IVF from CREST Centre, Vietnam in 2014.
Of record, Dr Sharifah is currently performing advanced gynecologic laparoscopy surgery 100-150 cases per year which include total laparoscopic hysterectomy from small to the very large uterus, laparoscopic myomectomy for uterine fibroid, laparoscopic cystectomy for ovarian cyst and endometrioma and deeply infiltrating endometriosis surgery.
Dr Sharifah also has a special interest in Aesthetic Gynaecology and has obtained a Letter of Credentialing and Privileging in Aesthetic Medicine in 2015 and is a board-certified aesthetic practitioner by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM, USA). Among the cases, she is familiar and expert with labiaplasty, posterior vaginal wall repair and laser vaginal rejuvenation.
On research and publication, Dr Sharifah Halimah has authored and contributed many reviews to Cochrane Collaboration Database in the area of Pregnancy & Childbirth and Menstrual Disorders.
On a personal level, Dr Sharifah is very friendly and readily approachable to her patients as she believes every woman deserves a dedicated and compassionate doctor who does not only provide quality care but also can be a friend and a confidante to their patient in time of need.