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Mātai Arowahine Mīmimi | Urogynaecology

What we can help with

Urogynaecology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Women with pelvic floor dysfunction may experience:

  • bladder problems
  • urinary incontinence (leaking urine)
  • genital prolapse (organs falling or slipping out of place).

When physiotherapy and medication don't work, surgery could be an option.

For more information on the urogynaecological procedures we perform, take a look at the information leaflets on the Your Pelvic Floor website().

Accessing our services

To access this service you will need a referral from your GP or doctor. You cannot self-refer. For more information see our page on getting an appointment.

Location: Level 6, Building 4, Greenlane Clinical Centre

Phone: (09) 307 4949 ext 27231  

Tests and procedures

Below you will find more information on some of the tests and procedures that may be carried out and what to expect. This is not an in-depth explanation of each procedure. Our doctors will provide more details about any recommended tests and/or procedures, including risks, benefits and recovery. 

Urodynamics bladder test

This is a test to assess female urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control or leaking) and issues of the lower urinary tract.

Prolapse procedures

Prolapse is a weakness of the supporting structures of the vagina, allowing the pelvic organs to press against the vaginal wall, producing a bulge. This can cause pressure, discomfort, change in bladder or bowel function and sometimes pain. Surgery may be offered to help support weakened structures.

Urinary incontinence procedures

Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine during everyday activities.  If pelvic floor exercises are unsuccessful, surgery may be recommended.

Assessment and management of mesh-related problems

There are a number of women who have had gynaecology surgery involving the use of surgical mesh.  In most cases the operation has been successful, but some women are experiencing mesh-related problems and complications as a result of surgery.