Anju Basu - Wellington Gynaecologist
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.
- 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
- Ovarian Cysts
- 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
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.
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).
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; Reconstructive Pelvic Surgeon
|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.
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
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
Uterine or Vaginal Prolapse
If the uterus (womb) or vagina slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb).… More
Fibroids are generally noncancerous growths or tumours from the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More
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
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
The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More
Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More
A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More
A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (entrance to the uterus) with a specially lit microscope (colposcope).… More
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
The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More
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
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
Abundant parking is available at both hospitals.
(04) 569 7555 ext 719
(04) 567 0041
wgtnmspc (Southern Cross Hospital) and 22603 (Boulcott Hospital)
Healthlink EDI: 22603
666 High Street
666 High Street
Southern Cross Specialist Centre
90 Hanson Street
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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.