I am a gynaecologist in private and public (Auckland City Hospital) hospital practice in Auckland. I am a New Zealander of Indian origin and graduated in India (basic medical qualification), trained in the UK (Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Laparoscopic Gynaecology) and New Zealand (FRANZCOG). I have been in public and private hospital practice for over 10 years and sub-specialise in laparoscopic gynaecology.
I practise all aspects of gynaecology and my special interests include endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts requiring complex laparoscopy. I am one of very few gynaecologists who offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy in New Zealand. I also offer colposcopy, surgical management of female incontinence and prolapse.
I carry out surgical procedures at Ascot Integrated Hospital, Brightside Hospital and Columba at Ascot.
What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women. This generally includes the female reproductive organs and genitalia. The reproductive organs consist of the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby will grow if the egg is fertilised during sexual intercourse, the cervix (opening of the uterus) and the vagina.
Many gynaecological investigations are performed by laparoscopy. This is a procedure to view the inside of the abdomen (stomach) through a specially lit type of mini telescope (laparoscope) that is inserted through a small cut in the abdomen. The laparoscope also contains a small camera that sends pictures to a screen that the doctor can watch.
Sometimes surgical procedures (keyhole surgery) can be performed at the same time. A laparoscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep).