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Southern Cross Specialist Centre - Wellington

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Anju is a New Zealand trained gynaecologist. Anju has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic floor disorders; she is trained in complex laparoscopic procedures and the latest treatment options for vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. Her focus is on a well informed patient. Doctor-patient communication is the first step to good health. Anju spends time with patients to individualise their care plan. She combines excellent surgical training and cutting edge technology to optimise patient outcomes. Anju keeps herself updated with advances in her field and participates in an international surgical audit to provide the best care and monitor outcomes.

Anju works in close collaboration with a urologist, colorectal surgeon and pelvic floor physiotherapist to provide a comprehensive and complete care for women with complex pelvic floor problems.

Anju provides care for a wide range of gynaecological problems including:
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic treatment of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Colposcopy and treatment for abnormal cervical smears
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Labioplasty
  • Vulval disorders
  • Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgery for the treatment of various gynaecological conditions
  • Offers MonaLisa Touch treatment as an alternative option for genitourinary symptoms of menopause

 

 
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.

Urogynaecology and minimally invasive surgery are my special areas of interest. This includes:

  • vaginal prolapse
  • urinary incontinence and other bladder control issues.
  • laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis
  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy
  • endometrial ablation
  • hysteroscopic resection of fibroids  etc.

 
Laparoscopy
Many gynaecological investigations and treatments are performed by laparoscopy. This is a procedure to view the inside of the abdomen and pelvis 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.

Surgical procedures (keyhole surgery) can be performed at the same time. A laparoscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep).

Consultants

  • Dr Anju Basu

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; Reconstructive Pelvic Surgeon

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact the hospital you would like to be seen at and they will give the appointments available. I work full time in private practice but in different hospitals.

Southern Cross Specialist Centre - Wellington

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

A referral from your GP for any new gynaecology appointment is required. Your GP will know how to send this.

A referral allows you to be appropriately triaged for an appointment and appropriate investigations can be initiated prior to appointment. This means treatment can be started in a timely manner.

If you have previously been seen for the same problem and want to be seen directly without a referral please speak to the nurse at Southern Cross Specialist Centre on 910 2178 ext 2061 or Boulcott Specialist Centre on 569 7555 ext 422. A discussion with the nurse allows your appointment to be prioritised, tests done prior to appointment and sometimes you may be asked to see your GP first.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Endometriosis

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

  • Bladder Sling Procedures

    Sling procedures are common surgical operations to stop stress incontinence.… More PDF

  • Uterine or Vaginal Prolapse

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

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb).… More

  • Fibroids

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

  • 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

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Pap Smear

    A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on 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

  • Oophorectomy

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

  • Hysteroscopy and Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)

    This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a 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

  • 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

  • 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 during or after menopause when the production of oestrogen by the ovaries declines.… More

  • Infertility

    About one in every six couples in New Zealand will experience infertility.… More

  • In Vitro Fertilisation

    This is the process of fertilising the woman’s egg with the male’s sperm outside of the woman’s body in the laboratory.… More

  • MonaLisa Touch Treatment for Symptoms of Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy

    More

Parking

Abundant parking is available at both hospitals.

Contact Details

Southern Cross Specialist Centre - Wellington

Wellington

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Boulcott Hospital & Specialist Centre, Lower Hutt

Hutt

  • Phone

    (04) 569 7555 ext 719

  • Fax

    (04) 567 0041

  • Healthlink EDI

    wgtnmspc (Southern Cross Hospital) and 22603 (Boulcott Hospital)

  • Website

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This page was last updated at 11:46AM on February 18, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Anju Basu - Wellington Gynaecologist.