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Dr Padmaja Koya - Specialist Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Greetings! For those who don’t know me, I am a Gynaecologist in private and public hospital practice in Auckland. A quick note to let you know of a change in my practice location and seek your cooperation and support.I am a New Zealander of Indian origin and graduated in India [basic medical qualification], trained in theUK [Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Laparoscopic Gynaecology] and New Zealand [FRANZCOG]. I have been in Public and private hospital practice for over 10 years and sub-specialise in Laparoscopic Gynaecology. I have moved to Ascot Central in a purpose built, state of the art facility since June 2010.
I practise all aspects of Gynaecology and my special interests include Endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts requiring complex laparoscopy. I am one of very few Gynaecologists who offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy in New Zealand. I also offer Colposcopy, surgical management of female incontinence and prolapse. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email/fax should you have any queries. I look forward to working with you and helping in the care of your patients!
I am a gynaecologist in private practice in Auckland. I am a New Zealander of Indian origin and graduated in India (basic medical qualification), trained in the UK (Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Laparoscopic Gynaecology) and New Zealand (FRANZCOG). I previously worked in public and private hospital practice for over ten years and sub-specialise in laparoscopic gynaecology.
I practice all aspects of gynaecology and my special interests include endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts requiring complex laparoscopy. I am one of a very few gynaecologists who offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy in New Zealand. I also offer surgical management of female incontinence and prolapse. For the last two and a half years, I have offered SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery) and the outcomes have been pleasing. This is an advanced minimal access surgical procedure in which the surgery is performed exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient's navel. I offer Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).
I carry out surgical procedures at Ascot Integrated Hospital, Brightside Hospital and Gynaecology 161.
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.
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. The laparoscope also contains a small camera that sends pictures to a screen that the doctor can see.Sometimes surgical procedures (keyhole surgery) can be performed at the same time. A laparoscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep).