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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.
What is Gynaecology Oncology?
Gynaecology oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including cancer of the uterus, ovary, cervix, vulva and vagina.  Specialists in this field have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers.

Services / Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Women's Clinics - Level 3 North

    The Women's Clinics area is located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.… More

  • Women's Clinics at Kenepuru Hospital

    The satellite clinics are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays several times a month.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Ultrasound

    Ultrasound provides a comprehensive scanning service for obstetrics, prenatal diagnosis and treatment, and gynaecological scanning.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Acute Assessment

    The Acute Assessment Unit acts as a front door to the Women's Health Service for women requiring acute assessment for obstetric and gynaecological conditions.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe

    For further information please view the Healthpoint page:-

    Capital & Coast DHB Termination of Pregnancy & Counselling Service - Te Mahoe Unit More

  • Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology Inpatient (Ward 4 North Pod A)

    Women who are undergoing gynaecology surgery or investigations may spend time in the gynaecology inpatient area.… More PDF

  • Gynaecology - Day Stay

    We look forward to welcoming you to Ward 4 North as a day stay patient.… More PDF

  • After your Amniocentesis or CVS

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  • Anti-D Immunoglobulin for Rh Negative Women

    Anti-D immunoglobulin for Rh negative women who have miscarried or have had a sensitising event is prescribed and ordered by the GP or LMC from the Blood Centre during working hours Monday to Friday.… More

  • Bartholin's Cyst and Abscess

    There are two small glands on each side of the vaginal wall, called the Bartholin’s glands, which secrete mucous.… More PDF

  • Bowel Preparation Pre-Surgery (Gynaecology)

    Your specialist has discussed the need for a bowel surgery preparation to commence 2 days prior to your planned gynaecology surgery.… More PDF

  • 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

  • Cone Biopsy

    A cone biopsy is carried out to remove abnormal cells from the cervix.… More PDF

  • Dilatation & Curettage (D&C) or Examination under Anaesthesia (EUA)

    This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a small spoon-like instrument with a long handle (curette), is inserted to remove tissue and sent to the laboratory for examination. More PDF

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy is where the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus (womb), most commonly in the fallopian tube (the tube that connects the ovary to the uterus).… More PDF

  • Endometrial Ablation

    The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More PDF

  • 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 PDF

  • 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

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms experienced in early pregnancy, with approximately 50-80% of women experiencing nausea and 50% of pregnant women experiencing vomiting.… More PDF

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). A hysterectomy is a treatment for many different diseases and conditions and it can be done through the vagina or through a cut in the abdomen. More PDF

  • Hysteroscopy

    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 PDF

  • 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.… More PDF

  • Laparotomy

    A laparotomy is a cut into the lower abdominal wall and is done under a general anaesthetic.… More PDF

  • Lichen Sclerosus

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  • LLETZ Treatment of the Cervix

    LLETZ (large loop excision of the transformation zone) treatment to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.… More PDF

  • Lymphedema

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  • Menopause

    Menopause is the time when your periods will become irregular and stop.… More

  • Menstrual Problems

    Menstruation is the medical name for your 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

  • Miscarriage

    Many miscarriages happen without any obvious cause – approximately 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry.… More PDF

  • Miscarriage Support

    Support and information for women and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.… More

  • Molar Pregnancy

    A molar pregnancy is known medically as a “Hydatidiform Mole”.… More PDF

  • Oophorectomy

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

  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    As part of their fertility treatment, many women take medication by tablets or injections to stimulate their ovaries to produce many egg sacs (follicles).… More PDF

  • Cervical Smear

    A cervical smear is a screening tool to check for cervical abnormalities.… More

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    The ovaries of women with PCOS often contain many small cysts (fluid-filled sacs).… 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

  • Pre-operative Carbohydrate Loading

    For gynaecology oncology patients as directed by your surgeon More PDF

  • Prolapse Repair

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

  • Punch Biopsy of the Cervix

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  • Retrograde Trial Removal Of Catheter (RTROC)

    A catheter is used to drain urine and to give your bladder a period of rest until the bladder is able to function normally again.… More PDF

  • Ring Pessaries - Patient Information

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  • Suprapubic Catheter

    A suprapubic urinary catheter is a normal urinary catheter which is inserted into your bladder through a surgically made incision in the front of the abdomen.… More PDF

  • Trans-urethral Sling

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

  • Urinary Diary

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  • Urinary Incontinence

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

  • Vulval Punch Biopsy

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  • Vulvectomy

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  • Wide Local Excision of the Vulva

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New Zealand citizens, or those who have obtained permanent residence, are entitled to publicly funded healthcare.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their healthcare. If you were not born in New Zealand and have not previously shown evidence of residency you should bring your passport with you on your first visit to the hospital for verification.

To check if you will need to pay, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

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Contact Details

Inpatients Ward 4 North Pod A: (04) 806 0880
Women's Clinics: (04) 806 0764
Ultrasound Scanning: (04) 806 0763

Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology inpatients - Ward 4 North, Pod A, Level 4, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe, Acute Assessment, Ultrasound and Outpatient clinics are located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.

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Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology inpatients - Ward 4 North, Pod A, Level 4, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe, Acute Assessment, Ultrasound and Outpatient clinics are located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Postal Address

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South

This page was last updated at 12:20PM on February 13, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Women's Health Gynaecology Service.