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26 Brandon Street Practice - Mr Dynes McConnell - Wellington Gynaecologist

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Gynaecologist Dr Dynes McConnell works in the field of general gynaecology.
Gynaecologist Dr Flora Gastrell works in the field of general gynaecology and pelvic pain management.
Brandon Street Practice is a health service dedicated to individualised high quality care of clients.
Dynes and Flora are experienced gynaecologists and work with other health professionals within the practice. Jennifer Dutton is a musculoskeletal and women's health physiotherapist. Dr Elliot Bell, Pauline Griffiths are clinical psychologists. Paul Negrelesceu, Joy Campbell, Angie Gawith, Karen Green, and Matt Baird are qualified counsellors. Sarah Crawford is a qualified dietitian. Rochelle Jackson and Abbey Barnes are registered nurses.
Our receptionists, Elise & Viv, present welcoming faces to the practice and will try to help in whatever way they can.
Ingrid is our practice manager.
Dynes and Flora see patients with a wide range of women's health issues. These include painful or heavy periods, endometriosis, vaginal prolapse, infertility, urinary incontinence, cancer, and abnormal cervical smears. They engage other women's health specialists where necessary in order to provide a smooth continuum of care for women. Dynes and Flora specialise in keyhole surgery. Dynes and Flora are entirely devoted to care for private patients. They are committed to excellent women’s health care.
Dynes completed his undergraduate and early specialist training in New Zealand before undergoing formal training and qualifications in advanced gynaecology surgery in the UK. He has been practising in the Wellington and Hutt regions for the past three decades. He has been responsible for introducing several new minimally invasive techniques to Australasia including single port laparoscopic hysterectomy and second-generation endometrial ablation. He has also completed a Doctoral thesis (MD) in gynaecology cancer research, being awarded with commendation.

Their main consulting rooms are in the Wellington CBD, but they are very keen to see services delivered as close to a woman’s area of residence as possible, so Dynes also runs frequent satellite clinics in the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast.

Dynes' qualifications:

MBChB 1984 (Otago, NZ), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, Subspecialist CCST in Gynaecological Oncology 1996 (UK), colopscopist, MD 1998 (Aberdeen, UK).

Flora is a very experienced gynaecologist who has had a long term interest in pelvic pain management. She wrote her postgraduate degree on the topic of euthanasia, expressing a conservative view. She has volunteered in developing country gynaecology services and until recently, served in the public sector at Nelson DHB.

Jennifer Dutton is a well-respected physiotherapist with a wealth of knowledge in postural and biomechanical analysis, musculo-skeletal injuries and pain management. She also has a specialised interest in pelvic health. She offers  treatment of both men and women including the following areas:
  • Musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic and back pain
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy and postnatal musculo-skeletal disorders including pelvic girdle pain and instability or peroneal injury and stitches/scar management.
  • Painful intercourse
  • Muscle/postural pain
  • Pregnancy and Postnatal pain and fitness and exercise prescription.
  • Dry needling as a treatment option for trigger points.



Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday.

Appointments will be made for the 26 Brandon Street practice or satellite clinics in the Hutt Valley or Kapiti Coast.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Endometriosis

    The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More

  • Fibroids

    Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More

  • Ovarian Cysts

    An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pouch in the ovary.  In most cases, the cyst grows as a result of ovulation (when the egg is released from the ovary), and it will usually shrink over time.… More

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause you to have a variety of symptoms, including no periods or irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face and body, acne (pimples) and increased bodyweight.… More

  • Menstrual Problems

    Menstruation is the medical name for your monthly period. This is when blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb) is shed through the vagina and out of the body.… More

  • Endometrial Ablation

    The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Many women experience feelings of tension, anger, fatigue and depression just before and during the first days of their menstrual period.… More

  • Cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN)

    Cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) is the growth of abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Cervical Smear

    A cervical smear is a test to check for signs of at-risk cells on the surface of the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (entrance to the uterus) with a specially lit microscope (colposcope).… More

  • Vaginal Infections

    The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More

  • Menopause

    Menopause is also called the “change of life” and is the time when your periods will become irregular and stop.… More

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is when female hormones (oestrogen by itself or with progesterone) are given to a woman in order to alleviate moderate or severe symptoms during or after menopause when the production of oestrogen by the ovaries declines.… More

  • Urinary Incontinence

    A person with urinary incontinence is unable to control the release of urine from their bladder.… More

  • Urinary Incontinence Procedures

    Urinary incontinence procedures are common surgical operations to stop bladder leakage.… More

  • Uterine or Bladder Prolapse

    If the uterus (womb), rectum, or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More

  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

    A laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix.… More

  • Oophorectomy

    An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… More

  • Office Hysteroscopy

    This is a procedure where the hysteroscope (small lighted mini telescope) is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix, so the specialist can see the inside of the uterus.… More


The initial consultation charges for Dr McConnell are $219.00  Follow up consultation charges are $111.00.

The initial consultation charge for Jennifer Dutton is $125.00.

We are a Southern Cross Affiliated provider for a number of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. We are able to get prior approval online for these procedures at the time of your consultation with Dr McConnell. You will be advised of any shortfall in Southern Cross payments before you have to give consent to proceed.

Travel Directions

26 Brandon Street is located inbetween LongBar Restaurant and David Jones.


Street parking is available on Brandon Street and surrounding streets. 

Contact Details

  • Phone

    (04) 472 4198

  • Fax

    (04) 499 0358

  • Healthlink EDI


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Level 2, Central House
26 Brandon Street

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Street Address

Level 2, Central House
26 Brandon Street

Postal Address

PO Box 10 179
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

This page was last updated at 8:01AM on May 25, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by 26 Brandon Street Practice - Mr Dynes McConnell - Wellington Gynaecologist.