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Qualifications

MB ChB 2000 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2011

Profile

Dr Anna Lawrence is a New Zealand trained Urologist with sub-specialty training in male and female voiding dysfunction, management of post prostate cancer therapy complications, incontinence, Urethral and Pelvic Reconstructive Urology, adolescence urology and neuro-urology. 

She is currently the only Urologist on the board of the NZ Continence Society, and the only NZ Urologist who is an active member to the prestigious Society of Genitourinary Reconstruction, recently chairing a session on Male Incontinence at the American Urology Association Meeting and is involved in the American Urology Association working committees on Congenitalism Guidelines.  She has also spoken at the World Parkinson's Disease day and Prostate Cancer conference about urinary control with these disease processes.

After completing her training in in Urology in New Zealand, Anna was accepted into the prestigious Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of California, under the mentorship of Anthony Stone, and was offered a permanent position there but missed New Zealand far too much to stay long-term.

During her time in California, she gained exemplary cutting edge skills in Neuro-Urology (Spina bifida, MS, Parkinson's disease causes of voiding dysfunction), Neuro-modulation (Interstim and Tibial Nerve Stimulation), making her Auckland’s only fellowship trained Neuro-urologist.  Additionally her mentor was the “go to guy” for male incontinence and reconstruction making Anna well versed in all managements of male incontinence and reconstruction.

After her fellowship in the US, Anna was offered the opportunity to work with the Society of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgeons president Dr Sanjay Kulkarni in Pune, India. In India Anna acquired the most recent hands on experience in New Zealand of modern techniques of urethroplasty, with the mentorship from Dr Kulkarni, Dr Barbagli and Dr Morey, the world's current urethroplasty leaders. She was an organiser and instructor at the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons workshop in Pune, India.

Anna has been actively involved in clinical research and has presented both nationally in New Zealand and internationally; she is currently a Specialist Consultant at Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Counties Manukau and Auckland Hospital, New Zealand.

Interests

Conditions treated:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Neuro-urology
    All patients with difficulty voiding (passing urine) due to a neurological problem such as:
  • Multiple sclerosis/MS (and variants of it)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spina bifida/lumbar agenesis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Spinal cord injured patients
  • Post-stroke
  • Post spinal surgery patients
  • Reconstruction
    • Urethral issues
  • Urethral strictures
  • Urethroplasty
  • Post pelvic fracture voiding problems
  • Urethral meatal problems
  • Penile lesions
  • Male urethral diverticulum
  • Female urethral diverticulum
    • Post prostate cancer treatment
  • Incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Post radiation voiding problems
    • Prosthesis
  • Penile
  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Males slings (incontinence)
    • Voiding dysfunction
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Peripheral tibial nerve stimulation
    • Urodynamic studies
    • Male infertility

    Title or Designation

    Neuro-urologist

    Full NZ Registration Date

    7 December 2001

    Vocational Scope

    Urology

    Contact Details

    Dr Anna Lawrence is available at the following services:

    This service is available at the following location:

    30 Bairds Road, Otara

    Private Services

    Urology Specialist

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Auckland Surgical Centre, 9 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

    Crawford Specialist Clinic, 12 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland

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

    Public Services

    Auckland Regional Urology Service

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Auckland City Hospital

    Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

    Greenlane Clinical Centre

    Counties Manukau Health Urology

    This service is available at the following location:

    Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

    Private Surgical Services

    Auckland Surgical Centre - Urology

    This service is available at the following location:

    Auckland Surgical Centre, 9 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

    MercyAscot Urological Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

    Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - Urology

    This service is available at the following location:

    Southern Cross Hospital - Brightside