Christina Tieu - Gynaecologist
Dr Christina Tieu immigrated to New Zealand from Vietnam at a young age and has completed both her medical and specialist degrees in New Zealand. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).
Christina is currently a consultant at Middlemore Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the Auckland School of Medicine.
She is also a member of the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Christina has furthered her qualifications by gaining a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2016.
Christina has been awarded the prestigious Young Gynaecologist Award at the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) congress.
She was recognised ahead of her peers in 23 other countries for her leadership qualities, research and high standard of practice. She is passionate about excellence in Women’s Health.
Christina is multilingual and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese. Her areas of interests are general gynaecology, operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and colposcopy.
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Procedures / Treatments
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, is a method of obtaining pictures from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves.… More
Toxaemia of Pregnancy (pre-eclampsia)
Toxaemia of pregnancy or pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in some women during the second half of pregnancy.… More
Gestation is the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth (usually 40 weeks in humans).… More
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
In a very small number of pregnancies, the baby may not grow as well as in a normal pregnancy.… More
An epidural is a type of anaesthetic (medication that stops pain and feeling) that makes your lower body numb without putting you to sleep.… More
Induction of Labour
Induction of labour is the process of starting labour artificially.… More
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is used to test for genetic disorders, such as Down’s syndrome, and involves taking a small sample of the chorionic villi, which are the tiny units that make up the placenta.… More
A caesarean section is the name of the operation done to deliver a baby through a cut in your stomach and uterus (womb).… More
A foetus is the name given to an unborn baby after the eighth week of pregnancy until birth.… More
A premature baby is one that is born before 37 weeks’ gestation (the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth).… 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
The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More
Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on 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
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 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
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
A person with urinary incontinence is unable to control the release of urine from their bladder.… More
Bladder Sling Procedures
Sling procedures are common surgical operations to stop stress incontinence.… More
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
If the uterus (womb) or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb).… 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
Christina is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for the obstetrics and gynaecology category
Free patient parking is available at Ormiston
(09) 271 3305
(09) 277 0769
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125 Ormiston Road
125 Ormiston Road
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This page was last updated at 11:06AM on December 7, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Christina Tieu - Gynaecologist.