Description

My practice is structured to treat women in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

My practice philosophy is to listen in a sympathetic, sensitive and understanding way. Decisions on management are always shared, and a full explanation and choices are always given.
I encourage patients to bring a support person.

Gynaecology
I am a generalist gynaecologist and deal with all aspects of gynaecology.

I have a special interest in heavy menstrual bleeding, especially fibroids. We will explore all aspects of management including medical and surgical options.

I am also particularly interested in colposcopy and abnormal smears. I endeavour to see patients quickly and in most cases can have a diagnosis made and treatment completed within one month.

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).

 

Early Pregnancy
I do early pregnancy counselling and care from conception to 15 weeks, including amniocentesis when indicated. Together we develop a plan to monitor early pregnancy progress that reassures couples that all is going well. After 15 weeks I will arrange for you to be transferred to the LMC of choice.

I also have a special interest in miscarriages, recurrent miscarriages and fetal abnormalities. Early pregnancy loss is always devastating. I will see you quickly and will provide the appropriate care and treatment for your individual needs.

If the pregnancy fails I am able to do an evacuation (D&C) with minimal waiting time. You do not need to be a current patient. Ring Wendy at Reception to discuss (09) 4799016.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Please phone Wendy on the above numbers and I will endeavour to see you within a few days.

If you have a referral letter from your GP, please bring it to the appointment. GP referral is not essential.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (entrance to the uterus) with a specially lit microscope (colposcope).… More

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Menstrual Problems (menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding)

    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

  • Pap Smear

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

  • Mirena Insertion and Removal

    The Mirena IUCD is a useful non surgical method of controlling heavy menstrual bleeding.… 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

  • Fibroids

    Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More

  • Menopause

    Menopause is also called the “change of life” and is the time when your periods will become irregular and stop.… 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

  • Vaginal Infections (thrush, bacterial vaginosis)

    The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… 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

  • 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

  • Birth Trauma Repair

     I will evaluate the damage to the perineum, vulva and vagina and recommend either a medical or surgical resolution. More

Charges

Initial consultation $250.00

Follow-up $175.00

 

Dr Stephen Kruger is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Gynaecology (Reproductive system) services. These include :

  • Cautery of cervix (local anaesthetic)
  • Colposcopy with consultation
  • Cone biopsy
  • Consultation
  • Follow up consultation
  • Excision of Bartholin's cyst
  • Excision of vaginal lesion
  • Hysteroscopy and D & C
  • Hysteroscopy and D & C with Mirena insertion
  • Hysteroscopy and D & C with polypectomy and cautery
  • Hysteroscopy and removal of endometrial polyp
  • Insertion of Mirena IUD
  • LLETZ loop procedure

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Contact Details

Ground Floor
104 Rosedale Road
Albany
Auckland

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Ground Floor
104 Rosedale Road
Albany
Auckland

Postal Address

Northshore Women's Specialist Centre
104 Rosedale Road
Albany
North Shore 0632

This page was last updated at 3:39PM on November 13, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Stephen Kruger - Gynaecologist.