Dr Phill McChesney - Gynaecologist
Dr Phill McChesney BHB MBChB PGDipObsMedGyn MRMed FRANZCOG CREI
Dr Phill McChesney is a highly skilled New Zealand born and trained obstetrician and gynaecologist who is renowned for his caring approach and bedside manner.
Phill treats a comprehensive range of gynaecological conditions. These include: pelvic pain, irregular, heavy or painful periods, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polyps, fibroids, pelvic floor prolapse and infertility. His surgical practice focuses on advanced laparoscopic surgery, including treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, hysterectomy and fertility related surgery.
In addition to specialising as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, Phill has undertaken 3 years of advanced training in fertility, reproductive endocrinology and minimally invasive surgery. He is one of the few fertility specialists in New Zealand to complete the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) subspecialist qualification.
Phill has extensive clinical experience and prides himself on thorough investigation and individualised yet evidence based management. He is approachable, down-to-earth and enjoys an excellent rapport with his patients.
Phill’s private practice is based at Fertility Associates rooms in Remuera, Albany, and Hamilton, and at Karaka Family Health in Karaka, where he sees both gynaecology and fertility patients.
Certified Subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) 2012 – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
- Endometriosis (and other pelvic pain)
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy and other minimally invasive surgery
- Menstrual disorders (heavy and/or irregular bleeding etc)
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- General gynaecology
- Female infertility
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Tubal ligation and reversal of tubal ligation
- Male infertility
- Vasectomy reversal and surgical sperm retrieval
Training and previous positions
Phill graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2003. He then completed the Diploma of Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology through the University of Auckland. His specialist training was undertaken mainly in Hamilton, with time also spent in Auckland City, Middlemore and Tauranga hospitals. Phill’s subspecialty training was undertaken at Fertility Associates in Auckland and with Professor Robert Norman in Adelaide, along with advanced laparoscopic surgery training in Hamilton and Adelaide. Simultaneously, he completed his Master of Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales. From 2007 to 2010 Phill was the RANZCOG New Zealand trainee representative and Chaired the RANZCOG trainees committee from 2009 to 2011. In 2010 he was awarded the Fertility Society of Australia prize for best clinical research paper.
Since Phill’s return from Adelaide in January 2012 he runs a busy fertility, gynaecology and obstetric practice from Fertility Associates. He has also worked part time at Auckland City Hospital. Phill is currently a RANZCOG CREI subspecialty committee member and a member of the Endometriosis New Zealand Special Interest Group.
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Most patients are referred by general practitioners or other specialists, but Phill does take self-referrals if someone is feeling concerned about a possible gynaecological or fertility matter.
Please ensure you bring:
- referral letter if applicable
- ultrasound or other radiology reports
- any useful medical information.
Most initial consultations will take approximately 30 minutes, however this can vary.
Often a pelvic ultrasound is required to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning and Phill will usually perform this during the initial consultation.
A vaginal examination and/or speculum examination is also required in most circumstances.
Procedures / Treatments
The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove 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
An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… 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
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
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 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
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
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
If the uterus (womb) or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More
The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More
A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More
Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around 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
Free parking is available at all locations.
Albany - free patient parking is provided around the Apollo Centre for Health and Wellbeing. Please allow plenty of time as the carpark can be busy
Karaka - free parking is available in the carpark outside Karaka Family Health
Remuera - parking is available in the adjacent carpark and if your ticket is validated at reception it is free.
Hamilton - free patient parking is provided in the forecourt at the Anglesea Clinic complex. Please enter at Gate 3.
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This page was last updated at 10:45AM on April 24, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Phill McChesney - Gynaecologist.