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, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby may grow if the egg is fertilised, the cervix (neck of the uterus) and the vagina.
Te Whatu Ora Lakes has a team of eight Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who are supported by O&G Registrars, Senior House Officers and nursing staff.
Dr Helen Clement - Obstetric & Gynaecologist
Dr Emma Deverall - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Simon Ewen - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Head of Department (HOD)
Dr Barton Matshe - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Alice Pan - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Deryck Pilkington- Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Ruth Swarbrick - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Kasey Tawhara - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
What we do
The gynaecology team works with inpatients at Rotorua Hospital as well as running scheduled outpatient clinics.
An acute on-call service is provided via a 24-7 roster.
Services are provided at Rotorua Hospital and Taupō Hospital.