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Dr Phill McChesney - Gynaecologist

Private Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility


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 and Albany, 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)
  • Fibroids
  • 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 deputy chair of the RANZCOG CREI subspecialty committee and a member of the Endometriosis New Zealand Special Interest Group.


Referral Expectations

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

  • Endometriosis

    The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove 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

  • Oophorectomy

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Infertility

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pap Smear

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

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around 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


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

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This page was last updated at 10:07AM on September 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Phill McChesney - Gynaecologist.