Northland DHB Gynaecology
Public Service, Obstetric and Gynaecology
What is Gynaecology?
Your GP will need to complete some examinations and tests before you are referred to the clinic (except in emergency situations). All patients require a history to have been taken and examination, including pelvic (internal), performed. If a smear test has not been performed recently and is due, this needs to have been completed by the GP prior to you being seen in the hospital. Blood tests may also be required depending on which type of problem you have.
When a referral is received, a specialist will grade it to ensure that people with serious or life-threatening conditions are seen soon. Sometimes, if there is not enough information to make this decision, the referral will be sent back to the GP with a request for more information.
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
Bladder Sling Procedures
Sling procedures are common surgical operations to stop stress incontinence.… More
Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More
Cervical Smear More
The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More
Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) 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
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
An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… More
Ovarian Cysts More
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) More
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) More
Urinary Incontinence More
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse
Uterine or Bladder Prolapse More
The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More
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This page was last updated at 9:49AM on December 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Gynaecology.