Today

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Michael East came to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in 1980 as a house surgeon and in 1983 started working as a registrar at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. He undertook specialist training in Christchurch and the UK, including a Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Liverpool University. 
 
Michael is known for his dedication and passion for his work. His areas of specialisation include advanced laparoscopic techniques for endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction, hysterectomy and vaginal mesh reconstructive surgery.
 
In 1996 Michael was a founding member of Oxford Women's Health, Christchurch (then known as Oxford Clinic). He splits his time between Christchurch and Auckland, having recently taken over the care of existing patients on behalf of Mark Insull. He welcomes new patient referrals. 
 
Michael has been at the forefront of developing and introducing new advanced laparoscopic techniques in New Zealand and has been involved in surgical instrument design to help perform laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).
 
Michael is married to Jane and together they have four adult children. He enjoys sailing, reading and road cycling.
 
 

 

 

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).

Consultants

Hours

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Women are usually referred to our practice by their General Practitioner or specialist.

When you phone for an appointment, Linda (our Practice Secretary) will be your first point of contact.

Linda will ask for your name, address, date of birth and contact telephone numbers and will organise an appointment for you to meet with Michael.

On the day of your consultation you may be asked to fill out a form with some preliminary questions.

Your consultation with Michael will take approximately 45 minutes.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Endometriosis

    The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines 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

  • 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

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

  • Pap Smear

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

  • Colposcopy

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

  • Urinary Incontinence

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

Refreshments

There is a cafe located to the rear of the building on level 2.

Parking

There is ample free 90 minute parking at the front of the building for patients to use.

Pharmacy

A fully equipped pharmacy is located at the reception area, level 1 on the ground floor.

Contact Details

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Central Auckland

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Remarkables Park Shopping Centre

Central Lakes

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This page was last updated at 3:08PM on June 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Endometriosis Ascot.