Dr Ken Jaaback

Dr Ken Jaaback

Dr Jaaback's private practice is located within the Merewether Specialist Centre, Hamilton South, Newcastle.   He is actively involved both in the private and public sector, and is a senior Visiting Medical Officer and senior lecturer of Gynaecologic Oncology and Colposcopy at the John Hunter Hospital.

Our goal is to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical care, while focusing on optimising quality of life and ensuring your journey through this often frightening process, is as efficient and stress free as possible.

Dr Jaaback is a certified gynaecologist and gynaecologic oncologist and his focus is on the full range of gynaecologic malignancies, premalignant conditions as well as complex benign gynaecology.  He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women by providing the highest quality of diagnosis, treatment and recovery pathways in a caring and supporting environment.  We plan to offer you an understanding/education about your condition which is very empowering and alleviates much anxiety. We will address this at the outset and discuss the likely outcomes in an open and informative way.

Dr Jaaback's focus is on minimally invasive techniques wherever possible to reduce pain, immobility and hasten recovery.  He will preserve fertility wherever possible and will consider all options for treatment without compromising cancer outcomes.

Your consultation will be scheduled with enough time to explain your treatment plan so that you and your loved ones will be fully informed. We would encourage you to bring in family members or friends to support you during your consultation.  If any aspect of your care does not make complete sense, please do not hesitate to contact the rooms and we will call you to address your concerns.


Dr Jaaback spent his formative years in South Africa, New Zealand and England before coming to Australia to continue gynaecologic oncology surgery.  He is dual qualified in gynaecologic oncology surgery through the RCOG in London and the Australian RANZCOG.


Dr. Jaaback graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in 1992.  He completed his Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2001.  He then completed his Oncology training through London, working both in Bristol and Bath, receiving his Fellowship in Gynaecologic Cancer Surgery in the United Kingdom in 2005.  In 2007 he arrived in Australia and was granted the FRANZCOG Certificate of Gynaecologic Oncology in 2008.

Dr Jaaback manages complex benign conditions as well as risk-reducing surgery for patients with a strong family history or for those who carry a genetic defect.  He manages all premalignant gynaecologic conditions and gynaecologic malignancies (ovarian, primary peritoneal, Fallopian tube, uterine, cervical, vulval and vaginal).

Hospital Affiliations

  • John Hunter Hospital and The Royal Newcastle Centre

  • Lingard Hospital

  • Lake Macquarie Private Hospital

  • Newcastle Private Hospital