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Dr Katherine Gale

Specialist

Profile

One of a few female specialist oncoplastic breast surgeons in New Zealand who practice all aspects of breast oncology and reconstruction. I am an expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease and, following a breast cancer diagnosis, I can offer a full range of partial and whole breast reconstruction. I believe in offering evidence based research to patients when tailoring a surgical solution, and have done extensive research in both breast oncology and reconstruction. 

Click here to view some of Katherine's research publications.

Interests

My areas of interest are the management of all benign and malignant breast conditions within an MDT setting, hereditary breast cancer assessment, and top surgery for transgender patients.

I perform all forms of partial and whole breast reconstruction, revision surgery, and prophylactic nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction for high risk genetic patients.

Qualifications

MB ChB 2002 Auckland; FRACS (GS) 2012

Subspecialties

  • Surgical oncology

Title or Designation

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Breast and General Surgeon, General Surgeon, General, Skin and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

After completing her fellowship Katherine spent a year at one of the world’s best breast centers, Nottingham Breast Institute, with world leading Oncoplastic Breast and Plastic surgeons.

During this time she trained in “the consolidated management of breast cancer and benign breast disease, along with reconstruction, in an effort to offer women a ‘one-stop’ shop approach when faced with breast cancer”.

Full NZ Registration Date

13 December 2002

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Healthlink EDI

oncoplas

Contact Details

Dr Katherine Gale is available at the following services:

Private Services

Auckland Oncoplastic Breast Institute - Katherine Gale

This service is available at the following location:

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Public Services

The Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) - North Shore Hospital Campus, Waitematā DHB

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

If your call is out of hours, there will still be a ward supervisor available to answer your call if it is urgent.

The ESC is situated in the main North Shore Hospital Campus, but separated from the main ‘towerblock’ building. It sits right next to the multi-level car park building. Click here for a map.

Waitematā DHB General Surgery Services

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

 

 

Private Surgical Services

Auckland Surgical Centre - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland Surgical Centre

Phone (09) 925 4700
Fax (09) 925 4718
Email asc@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz
All queries to reception at the Hospital

Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.

MercyAscot General Surgery

This service is available at the following locations:

Mercy Hospital, Epsom

(09) 623 5700
(09) 623 5701
Fax (09) 623 5702 consumer services

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Rodney Surgical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Rodney Surgical Centre

GPs can also direct refer through "the referrers assistant" via Care Select

Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour

Phone: (09) 925 4400
Fax: (09) 925 4434

E-mail: northharbour@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

Location details here

Surgeons can be contacted directly at their private consultation rooms.