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Dr Erika Hunter - Gynaecologist

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Description

Dr Hunter is a specialist Gynaecologist with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and additional fellowship in laparoscopic surgery. 

Services and procedures provided by Dr Hunter include:

 
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair
  • Stress incontinence procedures
  • Mesh complications and recurrence of prolapse
  • Botox injections into the bladder
  • Periurethral injections
  • Instillation and hydrodistention for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Laparoscopic management of Mullerian anomalies including Vecchietti neovagina
  • Vesicovaginal fistula repair
  • Laparoscopic endometriosis management
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation

 

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.

Laparoscopy
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).
 

What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)?
FPMRS is a combination of Urology and Gynaecology or Urogynaecology and includes disorders of the bladder such as interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, Mullerian disorders and other complex benign pelvic floor and lower urinary tract disorders.

Consultants

Procedures / Treatments

  • Uterine or Bladder Prolapse

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

  • Bladder Sling Procedures

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

  • Urinary Incontinence

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

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove 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

  • Endometriosis

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

  • Pap Smear

    A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… 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

  • 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

  • Mullerian Disorders

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Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Central Auckland

Suite 3, Level 2
Ascot Hospital
90 Greenlane East
Remuera
Auckland 1050

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Suite 3, Level 2
Ascot Hospital
90 Greenlane East
Remuera
Auckland 1050

Postal Address

Private Bag
Remuera
Auckland 1541

This page was last updated at 2:31PM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Erika Hunter - Gynaecologist.