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About Dr. Sharifah Halimah Jaafar
Dr. Sharifah Halimah Jaafar is a senior consultant obstetrician & gynecologist with more than 25 years of experience managing extensive gynecological diseases and women’s health issues from simple to complex cases. Dr. Sharifah Halimah is also an accomplished and highly skilled surgeon performing core and specialized procedures in the obstetrics & gynecology field, especially in advanced laparoscopic gynecological surgery of various indications.

She received her primary medical degree (M.D) from UKM in 1991 and completed her Master’s Degree of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from UKM in 2001. She started to learn operative laparoscopy back in the year 2003. She received hands-on training in minimally invasive surgery from many renowned laparoscopic experts locally and internationally and a hands-on advanced gynae-laparoscopic course in IRCAD Training Centre, Taiwan, in 2014. She completed the internationally accredited ISGE course of Bachelor in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIGS) from the International Society of Gynae-Endoscopy in 2018. She also participated in an accredited Diploma course in Minimally Invasive Surgery (Basic to Advanced) endorsed by the University of Schleswig Holstein-Keil Germany in 2020. She has recently completed a Master in Science of Pelvic Anatomy Landmark and a Master in Surgical Management of Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis from MIS Academy led by Prof Dr. Arnaud Wattiez, accredited by the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE).

Apart from minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Sharifah also received hands-on training in Fertility & IVF from CREST Centre, Vietnam, in 2014.

For the record, Dr. Sharifah is currently performing approximately 350 – 400 cases of advanced gynae laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery per year, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy from small to a large uterus mass, laparoscopic myomectomy & adenomyomectomy for uterine fibroid and adenomyosis, laparoscopic cystectomy for ovarian cyst from simple to complex, all spectrum of endometriosis in particular deeply infiltrating endometriosis, fertility-sparing, and nerve-sparing endometriosis surgery.

She is currently a chairperson for the OGSM Gynae-Endoscopic Subcommittee for 2021/2022 and a Gynaecological Endoscopy Society OF Malaysia (GESM) life member. She is also a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Gynaecological Endoscopy (APAGE) and MIS Academy.

She is passionate about the gynae-endoscopy field and is making a tremendous effort to encourage young gynecologists to learn and upgrade their skills in gynae laparoscopic surgery in Johor and Malaysia.

She was also recently appointed as a Medical Advisor for the Endometriosis Society of Malaysia (MyEndosis).

Dr Sharifah Women’s Clinic and Laparoscopic Surgery is the award recipient of the Best Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Clinic of the Year in Asia Pacific for the year 2020/2021 by Global Healthcare Asia Pacific. Our clinic is led by a senior female gynaecologist who has more than 25 years of experience in managing extensive ranges of gynaecological diseases and women’s health issues from simple to complex cases. We are very passionate about providing the best and holistic healthcare to women based on the current available medical evidence.

We are providing specialist level care for antenatal mothers, labour & childbirth, gynaecological check-ups and pap smears, treatment of gynaecological illness and hormonal disorders like uterine fibroid, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility investigation and fertility treatment including IVF. Besides providing the latest medical treatment to our patients, we are highly specialised in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery (key-hole) if surgery is required by our patients without having to undergo an open abdomen surgery. We are highly specialised and experienced in the management of endometriosis of various complexity, adenomyosis and all types of gynaecological tumours. We are also providing aesthetic gynaecology services which include labiaplasty, posterior vaginal wall repair and laser vaginal tightening procedure.

We are committed to staying current with the latest healthcare practices and all the time adhering to the highest standard of professionalism, ethical code of conduct and personal responsibility. We respect the rights, beliefs and choice of every individual. We are prioritizing safety as an essential part of everyday practice.

On a personal level, our staffs and doctor are very friendly and readily approachable as we believe every woman deserves a dedicated and compassionate doctor who is not only providing quality care but also can be a friend and a confidante to their patient in times of need.