Professor Thierry Vancaillie is a gynaecologist and pain specialist, renowned for his role in developing minimally invasive procedures, including hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. His expertise also includes endometriosis treatment and incontinence. Notably, his work with the physics and application of electrosurgery in surgical approaches has set benchmarks for international standards. He is a founding director of the Women's Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA).
After studying medicine in Namur, Belgium from 1973-1976 then Leuven, Belgium 1976-1980, Professor Vancaillie went on to complete his obstetrics and gynaecology specialist training in Bremen, Germany in 1985. He is a fellow of the RANZCOG, as well as fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA).
Professor Vancaillie has maintained an interest in investigating and treating chronic pelvic pain since 1981. Today his main interests are in advanced surgical and medical technology to improve the care of patients with chronic pelvic and perineal pain. He also has interest in the development of fertility related procedures such as Asherman’s syndrome treatment.