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Mr Greg Phillipson - Fertility Specialist; Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Private Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternity


My practice specialises in reproductive medicine for men and women.
This includes:
  • menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • medical and surgical treatment of fibroids
  • endometriosis and management of pelvic pain
  • laparoscopy and gynaecological surgery
  • infertility investigations
  • ultrasound scanning
  • early pregnancy problems, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • IVF, donor insemination, ovulation induction
  • donor oocyte (egg) 


  • male fertility investigations and semen analysis
  • vasectomy reversal
  • IVF with surgical sperm retrieval
  • sperm cryopreservation


  • genetic counselling, genetic testing in early pregnancy


  • Mr Greg Phillipson

    Specialist in Infertility and IVF, Microsurgery (Vasectomy Reversal and Reversal of Female Sterilisation) and Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Referral Expectations

Referrals may be from a General Practitioner, LMC, Midwife or self referral.

If previous investigations and details are forwarded prior to the appointment then preparation is made easier and some information may be available upon arrival or can be forwarded by mail or electronically.

Infertility appointments are best managed with both partners present and both partners' results of previous investigations if available.

Information for men considering reversal of vasectomy can be emailed upon request.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Vasectomy Reversal

    Using an operating microscope and a general anaesthetic (you are asleep), vasectomy can usually be reversed.… More PDF

  • Reversal of female sterilisation "tube tie"

    Female sterilisation can usually be reversed. With the use of an operating microscope and a small lower abdominal (bikini) incision under general anaesthetic (you are asleep) the fallopian tubes can be rejoined.… 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

  • 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

  • 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

    From two weeks after a missed period an Ultrasound scan can usually identify a healthy pregnancy.… 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 ovary 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

  • 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

  • Endometrial Ablation

    In women who have very heavy periods (menorrhagia), an endometrial ablation can be done instead of a hysterectomy as it is an easier procedure than a hysterectomy and is quicker to recover from.… 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

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Ground Floor, Hiatt Chambers
249 Papanui Road
Canterbury 8014

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249 Papanui Road
Canterbury 8014

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Mr Greg Phillipson
Hiatt Chambers
249 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 11:46AM on December 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Greg Phillipson - Fertility Specialist; Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.