Founders

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison

MBBS, FRANZCOG Endo-Gynaecologist, Pelvic Floor Medicine & Reconstruction Specialist, Founder of Desert Flower Centre South Australia

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison is a fully accredited Gynaecologist, an advocate of women’s health and specialises in female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and single incision/advanced laparoscopy.

Dr Behnia-Willison is the founder of FBW Gynaecology Plus in Adelaide, Australia. She provides a women-centred approach to care, alongside a team of dedicated and skilled medical professionals.

Dr Behnia-Willison is understanding and approachable during her consultations, opening the conversation on challenging health topics, and in doing so encourage women to feel comfortable discussing their health concerns. She is fluent in German, Persian (Farsi) and Dari and is an active member of numerous charity and community groups. She is also the founder of Desert Flower Australia, which supports victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Her innate passion is not only treating women but also working towards a quality of life and empowerment.

Education
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison completed her medical degree in Germany then Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Sydney. She obtained a Master’s degree in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at the University of Adelaide and has a special interest in pelvic floor disorders and advanced laparoscopy.

Research
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison has pioneered the use of MonaLisa Touch laser and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and fat grafting on pelvic floor disorders and received multiple grants for research in this area.

Dr Behnia-Willison is currently researching vaginal fat grafting for non-surgical pelvic floor dysfunction/sexual dysfunction in female genital mutilation victims. She leads non-invasive non–hormonal innovative studies in women’s health for pelvic floor disorders such as lichen sclerosus, painful intercourse, prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Accomplishments
Dr Behnia-Willison is a senior consultant at Flinders Medical Centre and Senior Lecturer at Flinders University along with participation in robotic surgery training at Ashford Hospital in South Australia.

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison pioneered Single Incision Laparoscopy in Australia and performed the first Single incision Mesh Hysteropexy in the world. Single incision Mesh Hysteropexy results in shorter hospital stays and may minimise the risk of infection and bleeding during surgery. She conducts regular workshops teaching single incision laparoscopy to emerging specialists and senior Gynaecology trainees.

Expertise
Dr Behnia-Willison’s holistic approach to a woman’s well-being goes beyond treatment and extends to improving quality of life to empower women. With this in mind, Dr Behnia-Willison offers many innovative regenerative treatments in areas of pelvic floor disorders and abnormal genitalia including working to treat female genital mutilation.

Dr Tran Nguyen

BMBS, MHA, FRANZCOG, Co-founder of Desert Flower Centre South Australia

Dr Tran Nguyen specialises in minimal access surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, and fertility.

Dr Tran Nguyen is a South Australian gynaecologist with a special interest in minimal access surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, and fertility. She completed her medical training at Flinders University and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) where she was recognised as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon after completing her AGES Fellowship.

Dr Tran Nguyen is an O&G staff specialist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital. She has an academic appointment as an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She has experience establishing a surgical hospital in Houston, Texas after completing a master’s degree in health administration (MHA).

Dr Tran Nguyen has a special interest in clinical research and is working with Dr Behnia-Willison on regenerative medicine studies. She is also involved with Desert Flower Australia, which is a not-for-profit organisation to help women affected by female genital mutilation. She is passionate about improving women’s health locally and abroad.

Nadia Willison

Co-founder of the Desert Flower Center South Australia; Nadia initiated the idea for the establishment of the Desert Flower Centre.

Nadia is the Co-Founder of Desert Flower Centre SA and Director of Eve On 21. She dedicated her 21st birthday to raising awareness and funds for Desert Flower Centre and No-FGM.

In 2018 she completed her Honours in Medical science at Flinders University and has since been performing various minimally invasive procedures to alleviate symptoms of urinary and sexual dysfunction.

Nadia has a passion for bettering individuals’ quality of life with a holistic approach and she believes in providing cutting-edge, innovative services in intimacy, wellness, and aesthetics.