Our Team

The Jade Room clinic is a safe, private and caring environment located in Balmain. With a wealth of collective experience in one place, you can be sure you are in good hands when you choose us to undertake your vaginal rejuvenation and restoration. Our team specialise in the treatment of vaginal atrophy and associated symptoms and conditions and provide a comprehensive serve under one roof.

Dr Sally Lyttleton

Dr Sally Lyttleton graduated from Otago University Medical School in NZ, and completed her internship here in Sydney. During her hospital years she worked extensively in womens’ health, obtaining her post graduate Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1993, and has maintained her qualification and diplomate membership of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ever since. Sally has been running her own general practice in Paddington for 25 years with a particular emphasis on gynaecology.

Her medical approach has always been centered around finding ways to assist the body reach its own equilibrium and healing potential wherever safe and effective. So in 2013 when she first heard about using laser treatments to revitalise vaginal tissues – by triggering a physiological healing response – it felt like a natural fit.

She followed the publication of data and when a burgeoning volume of experience, including local Australian studies, documented successful outcomes , she became increasingly keen to see this treatment more accessible to more women.

Following the experiences of women in Sarah’s position brought home the impact that symptoms of oestrogen deficiency can have on quality of life.

Teaming up with Sarah to provide this service was a natural progression of both their interest and passion to improve women’s access to treatment

Dr Susan McSweeney

Dr Susan McSweeney

Dr Susan McSweeney is a compassionate and dedicated doctor who is a strong advocate for her patients. She believes in providing her patients with the tools and knowledge to feel empowered about their own health.

After completing an Advanced Science Degree with First Class Honours, she went onto medical training and obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Notre Dame.

After gaining experience in various tertiary hospitals across NSW, she completed a 6 months senior residency term at the Royal Hospital for Women, where she discovered her passion and aptitude for women’s health. She also obtained her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology during this time. She went on to obtain her fellowship in General Practice and is a current examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Currently she works as a GP in the lower north shore specialising in women’s health including pregnancy care, contraception and menopause. She is excited to be a part of the Jade Room and being able to offer women a novel therapy in a warm and caring environment.

Sarah Livingstone

Sarah finished her nursing degree in 1994.  She has worked at hospitals in both the public and private sector.

Most recently she has been a perioperative nurse specialising in Neurosurgery.

In 2015, Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer, and went on to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction.  As a result of her treatment for breast cancer, Sarah went into early and sudden menopause. Having experienced menopausal vaginal symptoms, Sarah volunteered to participate in a trial involving the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment which she had heard might improve those symptoms.  The trial was being conducted by the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.

Sarah found the results so dramatically improved her symptoms, that she wanted to bring this treatment to other women experiencing similar issues.  She believes  women going through perimenopause or menopause often talk about hot flashes and mood swings, but rarely talk about what’s “going on down stairs” and how that affects not only their personal physical comfort but also their relationships.

Menopause is difficult for anyone, but it’s Sarah’s desire to help women through the experience, and to feel better about themselves and their body.

Stephanie Belton

Stephanie looks after the back-office nuts and bolts of The Jade Room business.

She has a law degree and an MBA and has worked in the field of corporate law for over 25 years.

Sarah and Stephanie first made friends through their children at Bondi Public School, where they were both part of a strong and caring community of school mums. Sarah’s cancer had a huge impact on that community and prompted us all to cherish our families and friends and to live a little more in the moment – something that Sarah has always done anyway.

Post recovery, Sarah’s stories of sudden and brutal menopause were frightening, with most of us surprised by the severity of the symptoms and the lack of effective treatment options available.

When Sarah had such a positive and successful experience with the MonLisa Touch, it felt like the natural next step – both philosophically and commercially – to invest in the MonaLisa Touch and join Sarah and Sally in launching The Jade Room.

Catherine Woodhouse

Catherine has been a registered nurse for 22 years after completing her degree in Melbourne in 1994. She has worked in high dependency unit for 5 years in Gynae/oncology. Catherine travelled overseas and spent 12 months in London working and specialising in womens sexual health.

Whilst having her family she has spent the last 15 years working at Prince of Wales Private hospital as a clinical nurse specialist in recovery, many of those patients she cared for were recovering post operative care following gynecology surgery.

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