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Mairi is a gynaecologist with a sub-specialist interest in urogynaecology. Mairi is particularly interested in the quality of life issues often faced by women as they get older. These include not only menopausal symptoms and incontinence but also sexual dysfunction and irregular or heavy periods. She is happy to discuss both conventional and alternative forms of treatment for most hormonal problems, including the use of herbal remedies and Bio-identical hormones.

Services offered:

  • general gynaecology
  • management of female urinary incontinence
  • urodynamic studies
  • management of pelvic organ prolapse – conservative and surgical
  • management of menopause – both hormonal and non-hormonal treatment
  • irregular periods and abnormal bleeding
  • painful scars and other issues related to either childbirth or previous vaginal surgery, including mesh (ACC accredited).

 

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), the cervix (opening of the uterus) and the vagina.
 
What is Urogynaecology?
 
Urogynaecology is a branch of Gynaecology dealing specificaly with bladder and bowel problems that also involve the vagina. Female urinary incontinence; whether mild when a women sneezes or does excercise or major with flooding as well as leakage on the way to the toilet, can usually be managed by a Urogynaecologist. Sypmtoms of a dragging feeling in the vagina or a bulge; whether caused by a dropped uterus, bladder or bowel can aslo usually be helped by visiting a Gynaecologist experienced in Urogynaecology.
 
What are Urodynamic Studies?
 
Prior to doing any surgery for urinary incontinence (a leaky bladder) it is often advisable to have a urodynamics test. This test involves filling a person's badder and then measuring the pressure in the bladder. The test is not painful and can be done in the clinic. This enables the surgeon to decide on the best treatment option and can also give the patient a good idea of a possible cure rate.
 

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

A referral from your GP, midwife, nurse or women's health physiotherapist is sometimes helpful but not essential.

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • 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

  • Menopause and 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

  • Urinary Incontinence

    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

  • Hysterectomy

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

Parking

Patient parking is provided at the rear of the building. Driveway access to the left hand side.

Contact Details

8 Percy Street
Kensington
Whangarei
Northland 0112

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8 Percy Street
Kensington
Whangarei
Northland 0112

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8 Percy Street
Whangarei 0112

This page was last updated at 8:28PM on October 14, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Mairi Wallace - Gynaecologist.