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Description

Established in 1996, Oxford Women’s Health is located on level 1 of Forte Health, 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch. Oxford Women’s Health is committed to providing leading edge diagnostic and treatment options, and outstanding patient care.

At Oxford Women's Health we bring together Christchurch's most highly respected gynaecologists and obstetricians.

Our specialists and health professionals lead the way in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of women's health issues. These include hysteroscopic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, investigating and treating endometriosis, obstetrics care, menopause, menstrual problems, pelvic pain, fertility, general surgery, breast surgery, gynaecological endocrinology, nutrition, diet and physiotherapy.

We strive to be leaders in our fields and maintain our reputation for advanced laparoscopic surgery. As a team we are proud to be pioneers of innovation and technology that, along with our personable approach, improves the quality of patients' lives. We are driven by the very best patient outcomes.

We are located in the Forte Health facility which provides state-of-the-art facilities including four fully equipped theatres, two-stage recovery suites and 13 overnight suites with a total of 22 beds.

You can read more here

 

Our O & G Consultants are:

 Oncoplastic Breast & General Surgery:

 We run several gynaecology-related clinics:

Endometriosis Centre

Menopause and Mid-Life Women's Centre

Physiotherapy Centre

Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant

We also have specialist in the following areas:

Therapeutic Massage


Within the Centre a full range of obstetric care services are available. These include: 

  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Antenatal consultation
  • Intrapartum (delivery) care
  • Postnatal consultation
  • GeneSyte - non-invasive prenatal screening

Our team approach in this highly specialised clinical practice ensures better results for our patients. By sharing our knowledge, we have developed new techniques and new operating procedures to assist our patients to recover more quickly. Similarly, a commitment to cooperative research ensures academic contribution continues internationally.

One of our strengths is the ability to see urgent cases without delay. Our emergency gynaecological and obstetric consultation service is just a phone call away.

In addition to our rooms at 132 Peterborough Street we have the following satellite services. For all appointments please phone (03) 379 0555 or fax (03) 379 5299:

  • Ashburton
  • Rotherham
  • Pegasus
  • Queenstown
  • Rolleston
  • Temuka
  • Wanaka
  • Invercargill
  • Blenheim

 Please click on the link for details of the Genea Oxford Fertility Clinic

What is Obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and delivery, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician (doctor who is specialised in obstetrics). In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.

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

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Janene Brown

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Remarkables Park Shopping Centre

  • Mr Richard Dover

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, 7 Wood Street, Temuka, Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill

  • Mr Mike East

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Remarkables Park Shopping Centre

  • Dr Anna Fenton

    Gynaecological Endocrinologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

  • Mr Simon Jones

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Oak Grove Clinic, Ashburton, Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill, 40 Wilkin Street, Rotherham

  • Mr Michael Laney

    Gynaecologist & Gynae-Oncologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Wanaka Lakes Health Centre

  • Mr Benjamin Sharp

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill, 52 Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus

  • Mr John Short

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Rolleston Medical Centre, Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill, Churchill Specialist Centre, Blenheim

  • Dr Olivia Smart

    Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

  • Mr Christopher Spencer

    Obstetrician

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

  • Dr Josie Todd

    Oncoplastic Breast & General Surgeon

    Available at 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Referral Expectations

Please phone (03) 379 0555 for all appointments. We are able to see urgent cases without delay.

You are welcome to click on the following link for more detailed information and frequently asked questions about making an appointment and attended the clinic: http://www.oxfordwomenshealth.co.nz/faq/ 

Our online contact form can be found here

Conditions/ Procedures/ Treatments

  • Bladder Sling Procedures

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

  • Caesarean Section

    A caesarean section is the name of the operation done to deliver a baby through a cut in your stomach and uterus (womb).… More

  • Cervical Dysplasia

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

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is used to test for genetic disorders, such as Down’s syndrome, and involves taking a small sample of the chorionic villi, which are the tiny units that make up the placenta.… More

  • Colposcopy

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

  • Epidural

    An epidural is a type of anaesthetic (medication that stops pain and feeling) that makes your lower body numb without putting you to sleep.… More

  • Fibroids

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

  • Foetal Distress

    A foetus is the name given to an unborn baby after the eighth week of pregnancy until birth.… More

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestation is the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth (usually 40 weeks in humans).… More

  • Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery

    Many gynaeacological 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.… 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

  • Hysterectomy

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

  • Induction of Labour

    Induction of labour is the process of starting labour artificially.… More

  • Infertility

    About one in every six couples in New Zealand will experience infertility.… More

  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

    In a very small number of pregnancies, the baby may not grow as well as in a normal pregnancy.… 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

  • Menopause


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

  • Obstetric Ultrasound

    Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, is a method of obtaining pictures from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves.… More

  • Oophorectomy

    An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… More

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Gynaecological cancer refers to cancer anywhere in a woman’s reproductive system or genital area.… 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

  • Pap Smear

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

  • Pelvic Floor Prolapse

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

  • Premature Baby

    A premature baby is one that is born before 37 weeks’ gestation (the length of a pregnancy from conception to birth).… 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

  • Postpartum Depression

    The postpartum (also called postnatal) period is the time after the birth of a baby.… More

  • Toxaemia of Pregnancy (pre-eclampsia)

    Toxaemia of pregnancy or pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs in some women during the second half of pregnancy.… 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

  • Vaginal Infections

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

Charges

Click on the following link for information on Payment Arrangements.

Parking

Free patient parking is provided at the front of the Forte Health building.

Pharmacy

There is a Unichem Pharmacy onsite

https://www.fortepharmacy.co.nz/

Contact Details

132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

Canterbury

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Oak Grove Clinic, Ashburton

South Canterbury

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Remarkables Park Shopping Centre

Central Lakes

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Rolleston Medical Centre

Canterbury

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7 Wood Street, Temuka

South Canterbury

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Wanaka Lakes Health Centre

Central Lakes

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Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill

Southland

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40 Wilkin Street, Rotherham

Canterbury

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52 Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus

Canterbury

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Churchill Specialist Centre, Blenheim

Nelson Marlborough

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This page was last updated at 2:07PM on September 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Oxford Women's Health.