General/interventional cardiologist with a wide range of expertise especially in the management of coronary and valvular heart disease. Provides a comprehensive “One Stop Shop” service including echo, stress echo/ECG, holter and BP monitoring. Trained locally at Greenlane Hospital and in Sydney, Albert has been providing an outstanding service to the local community for over a decade. Albert also consults at Ascot Hospital, Counties Care and Shore Care Northcross.
Albert also consults at Ascot Hospital, Counties Care, Shore Care Northcross and Henderson.
Dr Steve Helander
Specialist dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon for 15 years in the local area. Offers a general medical and surgical dermatology service. Consults at East Care two days per week. Graduated in Auckland and also trained in London and the Mayo Clinic in the USA. Special interest in the surgical and non-surgical management of skin cancer. Full body skin cancer checks and a full range of non-surgical and surgical options. Screens for and manages early melanoma. Performs many smaller procedures on site at East Care. More complex procedures are performed at his Ponsonby practice. Manages a full range of skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Todd is a consultant dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. He specialises in the treatment of all skin and nail conditions, with a focus on tailored assessment and management of skin cancer. He has a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery for the highly precise excision of skin cancer and subsequent reconstruction. General cutaneous and laser surgery is also performed for benign and malignant lesions. Todd completed his physician and dermatology training in Auckland and the UK, and is a Fellow of the RACP, and Australasian College of Dermatologists. He undertook his American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship in Perth, Western Australia. Todd otherwise consults and operates as an associate at Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation, 247 Remuera Road. He is also the Mohs surgeon for the Auckland District Health Board at the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
For any enquiries or appointments please contact:
Auckland Skin and Cancer Foundation
Phone 520 5885
Fax 520 5886
Simon graduated from the University of Otago and then completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology both in Auckland and the United Kingdom. He subsequently undertook two fellowships in reproductive medicine firstly as a lecturer to Professor Stuart Campbell at St George's Hospital Medical School in London, UK and then most recently with Professor S L Tan at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His main areas of interest are the application of advanced ultrasound technology to infertility management, in vitro maturation of immature oocytes collected from unstimulated ovaries and aspects of fertility preservation. Apart from his fertility interests, Simon also has a private obstetric and gynaecology practice based at Fertility Associates. He conducts clinics in Remuera, on the North Shore and now at East Care Specialist Centre.
Stephen is a specialist gastroenterologist with over 15 years experience. After training in Sydney, Australia & Auckland he returned from a postgraduate fellowship in interventional endoscopy & ERCP at one of Europe’s premier endoscopy units in 1998 to accept a consultant post at Middlemore Hospital. He is one of the interventional endoscopists at MMH performing advanced endoscopic & ERCP procedures including stent placements, enteroscopies, endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts, palliative tumour debulking, endoscopic removal of large polyps/early cancers, etc. He performs private endoscopies at Ormiston Hospital, Endoscopy Auckland and Manukau Health Trust. He has subspecialty interests in pancreaticohepatobiliary disorders, difficult abdominal pain & functional bowel disorders (IBS, etc). He has extensive experience & expertise in dealing with reflux and other peptic disorders, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal malignancies & fatty liver disease. He places a strong emphasis on patient education with an extensive library of educational materials available to patients and is available for phone & email advice (email@example.com). He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and NZ Society of Gastoenterology. He is planning on commencing a private ERCP service at Ormiston Hospital in 2010.
Based in South East Auckland with experience across most aspects of General Surgery and a special interest in breast, (benign and malignant), endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal) and laparoscopic surgery. Trained in NZ, two years as a consultant breast and endocrine surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland. Consults at East Care, operates at Mercy and Ormiston Hospitals. Also a consultant at Middlemore Hospital where he is the supervisor of training and involved in research. Lead surgeon for Breast Screen Counties Manukau. Happy to discuss patient matters by phone or email.
HEAD, NECK/MELANOMA SURGERY
James H F Shaw
Clinical Professor of Surgery. Melanoma, Head & Neck surgeon; graduated University of Otago 1974, holds both a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Science degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons both in general surgery and vascular surgery. Trained in NZ followed by specialty training in London, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. Consultant surgeon in the Auckland area since 1984 and has performed several thousand surgical operations. Specialist in head & neck surgery specifically thyroid, palpable lymph nodes, parathyroid, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, parotid lumps, submandibular gland swellings, all head & neck tumours including skin cancers and melanoma. Treats skin cancers, changing moles, local excision of changing skin lesions.
Gastroenterologist at Middlemore Hospital with experience in all areas of his specialty. Sub interest is upper GI motility disorders, reflux, swallowing disorders and gastroparesis. As well as consulting at Eastcare Paul will be performing endoscopy at the new Ormiston Hospital and at the Manukau Health Trust. Consults at East Care Specialist Centre every Thursday afternoon.
Dr Anil Sharma
Consultant Gynaecologist in Remuera and visits the clinic at East Care. Has considerable surgical experience and performs a wide range of procedures aimed at the management of women’s health problems, especially pelvic floor prolapse, incontinence, period problems and pelvic pain. There are many modern options for the management of these health issues which Anil is always happy to discuss. Surgery at the new Ormiston Hospital in Flatbush, Brightside and Gillies Hospitals in Epsom and Ascot Hospital, Greenlane.
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Completed specialist training in NZ and the UK then in 2001 joined Middlemore Hospital as an SMO in obstetrics and gynaecology. I work in the department of urogynaecology at Middlemore Hospital and also in private at Auckland Urogynaecology in Parnell. Offers a full gynaecology service including medical management of gynaecological problems, colposcopy, laparoscopic, open and pelvic reconstructive surgery. I will be operating at the new Ormiston Hospital from July 2009. This will be a great opportunity to provide convenient local surgical services. I also operate at the Gillies Hospital, Epsom. A local Cockle Bay resident, my husband John is a local GP.
Dr Marianne Empson is an adult physician with specialist training in clinical immunology / allergy and immunopathology. She graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1986 and completed her specialist training in 1995 at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Following this she worked as a staff specialist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. During that time she completed a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at Sydney University.
In 2000 Marianne returned to NZ to work at Auckland City Hospital where she remained until recently. As Clinical Director for most of the 11 years she had a major role in developing the adult clinical immunology service. Marianne has worked at Diagnostic Medlab since 2000 and continues there today; she is also a locum immunopathologist at Waikato hospital.
Marianne has been highly influential in immunology in New Zealand; she was the inaugural chairperson of the NZ clinical immunology and allergy group, she has represented NZ clinical immunologists and allergists on the Australasian special society (ASCIA) council and for ten years was the chairperson for training in clinical immunology in NZ. She is a member of the Asia Pacific immunoglobulin in immunology expert group. Marianne held a part-time appointment with the Auckland Medical School for a number of years where she coordinated the laboratory medicine course and was responsible for giving medical students exposure to paediatric and adult immunology clinics. She continues to have an honorary senior lecturer position there.
Marianne has been involved in research projects and has written a number of papers. She is a subspecialty editor on two Australasian medical journals.
She has expertise in the diagnosis and management of adults with allergic conditions, recurrent infections and immunodeficiency, inflammatory conditions involving different organs, especially eyes, autoimmune conditions and vasculitis, and pharmacological immunosuppression. She is also adept at helping sort out unusual or unexpected laboratory results.
Marianne welcomes the referral of anyone 14 years and over and looks forward to working with you.
After undergraduate training in medicine at the University of Tasmania, Elizabeth trainedin neurology at Auckland Hospital. Postgraduate training consisted of an EEG/epilepsy Fellowship, followed by EMG training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota. On returning to Auckland has been a member of the Department of Neurology, as well as head of Clinical Neurophysiology. A clinical consulting service is available at both Eastcare and 188 Specialist Centre, St Heliers. Nerve conduction studies/electromyography are currently performed only at St Heliers.
General ophthalmology, glaucoma and cataract surgery, neuro-ophthalmology. A Clinical Fellow at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia – Glaucoma 1990-1991; Neuro-Ophthalmology 1991-1992. An Otago Medical School graduate, with subsequent ophthalmology training in Auckland, then a 2 year clinical fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. Returned to Auckland Hospital Eye Department as a consultant ophthalmologist; still holds this position at Greenlane Clinical Centre and Auckland Eye.Clinical interest in the management of glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmic patients and provides surgical expertise in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Participates in glaucoma research involving international and multi-centre clinical trials. Stephen is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology and the School of Medicine and currently a Part I Examiner for RANZCO and a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental.
Dr Yvonne Ng
General Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Fellow in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver 1999-2000. Retinoblastoma Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 2000. NZ-trained Yvonne provides comprehensive general and subspecialty ophthalmic care at Auckland Eye. Performs cataract surgery and eye muscle surgery for
patients of all ages and has a special interest in eye disorders and vision problems of childhood.
Holds a consultant position at Greenlane Clinical Centre; is the ophthalmic specialist to the Auckland Regional Retinoblastoma service and is a clinical lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Auckland. Educated in Auckland and is conversant in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Dr Trevor Gray
Eye surgeon sub-specialising in cataract, pterygium surgery and other Vision Correction Procedures (iLASIK laser vision correction, implantable contact lenses). Triple USA & UK subspecialist Fellowship training: two
Fellowships in complex cataract surgery and anterior segment surgery (pterygium, corneal transplants, etc) and one Fellowship in Uveitis. Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology (University of Auckland) and has a consultant position at Greenlane Clinical Centre Eye Department training registrars in Cornea, Cataract & Anterior segment surgery. Longest serving President of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of NZ. Founding Member of the Australasian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, Member of American Society of Cartaract & Refractive Surgeons, International Society of Retractive Surgeons, Ocular Surface Society. Serving South Auckland and Botany for more than 10 years. Also runs clinics in Manukau and Eye Institute in Remuera.
Dr Brent Gaskin
Areas of Specialisation: Cataract Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Neuro-ophthalmology specialist and
Positions held & Memberships: Consultant Ophthalmologist ADHB, Fellow of RANZCO (FRANZCO)
Belongs to Neuro-ophthalmology Society of Australia (NOSA), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Brent is an examiner for RANZCO and enjoys teaching junior ophthalmologists and undergraduate students in optometry.
Special interest in facial pain, TMJ problems, oral medicine problems and dento-alveolar surgery. Graduated from Otago University, 1979, then spent six years completing specialist training – three years in England and three years at Ohio State (USA) University. Completed his specialist Fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Neil graduated Ohio State with a Master of
Science in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Returned to NZ, 1988 and was appointed a senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Otago University. He has been in private practice in Auckland since 1992 and continues to work as a part-time consultant for the Auckland District Health Board.
Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee replacements, sports injuries of the knee and shoulder, and musculoskeletal tumours. Consultant surgeon at Middlemore Hospital where he helps run the NZ Bone and Soft tissue Tumour Unit. Has an active and developmental interest in computer navigated joint replacement and conservative joint replacement techniques. Skilled in the assessment and management of injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder using both traditional and newer arthroscopic techniques. A partner at The Orthopaedic Clinic, Mercy and consults at East Care every Friday. Has operating privileges at Southern Cross Hospitals, Mercy/ Ascot and the new Ormiston Hospital.
Rocco P. Pitto
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Auckland; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Clinical School, Auckland. EastCare Specialist Centre, Howick. Visiting Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, MercyAscot Hospital, Southern Cross Brightside
Hospital, ACC Lead Provider. Specialty interests: Reconstructive hip and knee joint surgery, joint preserving surgery, osteotomies ACC-related reconstructive surgery of upper and lower limb, total hip and knee replacement.
Mr Adam Durrant is a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Hand, Shoulder and Elbow surgery. Adam has completed subspecialty fellowships in Upper Limb Reconstruction and Sports Surgery in Canada and Australia. Adam has had sub-speciality surgical training in arthroscopic or “keyhole” surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.
Surgery he specialises in includes;
· Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation
· Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
· Shoulder joint replacement
· Arthroscopic elbow surgery
· Elbow joint replacement
· Open and endoscopic Ulnar nerve decompression
· Wrist arthroscopic surgery
· Dupuytrens and Rheumatoid hand reconstruction
· Open and Endoscopic (keyhole) carpal tunnel decompression
Adam is based from his private rooms at Ascot Park in Greenlane and has operating privileges at Mercy and Ascot Hospitals as well as the Southern Cross Hospitals across Auckland. He has a clinic at East Care Specialist Centre on an alternate Tuesday evening.
Stanley Loo is a fully trained and qualified Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon who has extensive experience in a wide variety in plastic surgical procedures including skin cancer surgery, hand surgery, eyelid surgery, prominent ear surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery and liposuction procedures. He is committed to providing care to the highest standard.
Originally from Auckland, Stanley graduated from the Auckland School of Medicine in 1995. His early medical training occurred in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch in a number of specialties. He then continued on to train in Plastic Surgery in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington gaining his Royal Australasian Fellowship of Surgery (FRACS).Stanley continued onto postgraduate training in New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, in the fields of burns, cleft lip and palate surgery, microsurgery, microtia surgery and Asian cosmetic surgery, working with world renowned leaders in their fields.
Returning to New Zealand in 2008, Stanley was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital where he has subspecialty interests in Cleft Lip and Palate, Microvascular Surgery, Microtia Surgery and has been instrumental in the setting up of the Middlemore Head and Neck Service and the Melanoma Unit. Stanley is also involved in teaching of our future plastic surgeons.
Stanley consults on alternate Fridays at East Care and operates at Ormiston Hospital.
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Dr David Voss
Specialist Physician – Renal Medicine/Nephrology Graduated Otago Medical School 1984; specialist training Wellington, Christchurch and Edinburgh. Returned from Edinburgh 1993 to take up current position as a renal physician at Middlemore Hospital. His private practice is based at East Care Specialist Centre with clinics at Waitemata Specialist Centre, Takapuna, and Queenstown. He set up and is the medical director of New Zealand’s only private haemodialysis unit, Nephrocare in Greenlane. Interests include all types of nephrology, especially investigation and management of renal impairment (reduced eGFR), renal stone disease, proteinuria, haematuria, renovascular disease, and diabetic nephropathy; nutrition in renal disease, management of urinary tract infections, and renal transplant medicine.
Dr Conroy Wong
Respiratory Physician, Clinical Head of Respiratory Medicine at Middlemore Hospital.
Areas of interest: Special interest in bronchiectasis and asthma. Other interests: COPD, Lung cancer, Lung infections, Interstitial lung disease, Pulmonary Embolism, Pleural diseases. Full consultations, immigrations respiratory screening, spirometry, bronchoscopy. Will arrange full lung function tests and sleep studies Available Mondays afternoons at East Care
Dr Terence ( Terry ) Macedo
Has private practice in Remuera; Counties Manukau DHB – Rheumatology Outpatients; DEXA Bone Density Reporting for Auckland Radiology Group; Member of Arthritis NZ NorthernRegional Liaison Group. Specialises in full range of rheumatic disorders including inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, the use of a newer biological therapies, autoimmune connective tissue disorders and gout. Additional special interests in seronegative spondylarthropathies, including psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, sacroiliitis, ankylosing spondylitis and undifferentiated inflammatory enthesitis and tendonitis. Non inflammatory conditions such as osteoporosis and prevention of steroid induced osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, secondary degenerative arthritis conditions, overuse related tendonitis. Has regular involvement in the diagnosis and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, regional pain disorders and complex regional pain disorders. Consultations include detailed history and medical examination, blood test and radiology referrals, formulation of diagnosis and treatment plan. Treatments include advice/prescription of medications, diet/diet supplement advice for rheumatic conditions, referral for physical therapies, corticosteroid and viscosupplementation injections, disease modifying anti-rheumatic medications.
Dr Hassan Mubark
Dr Hassan Mubark- FRACP Rheumatologist/General Physician:
Southern Cross affiliated provider (either free or minor co-payment-policy dependant) and ACC (free). ACC cases needs referral from GP, physio or osteopath provider. Rheumatology and general medicine accept with or without referral. I also provide the same service at Pukekohe family healthcare centre.
Rheumatology and musculoskeletal: All Inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylo-arthropathies (like psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease related arthropathies), SLE, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, Vasulitis, Behcet’s syndrome, Gout, non specific inflammatory arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
All kind of sport and non sport injuries: ACC (free consults, procedures and able to order relevant high tech imaging if indicated for free through ACC — see procedures offered).Pain syndromes: Fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, back pains and various pains and aches syndromes. Procedures: Upper and lower limbs: joint/soft tissue aspiration and injections even the sophisticated ones like piriformis syndrome.Spinal soft tissue, facet joints injections, sacro-iliac injection.Epidural steroid injections for annular tear and sciatica. Various nerve blocks...Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ulnar nerve, suprascapular nerve block, meralgia parasthetica. Autologous blood injections for tendonitis in suitable patients or in‑patients who are not keen on steroid. Synvisc 20 injections for osteoarthritis with good success. Also see General Medicine: I see any general and sub-specialty cases including vague and complicated cases.
Dr Chris Hawke
Has a particular interest in urological oncology having undertaken a Fellowship in Miami, USA in 2000 in cancer surgery. Performs Brachytherapy (Radioactive seed implants) and surgery. Gives balanced advice to men regarding prostate cancer management best suited to their situation. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy offers men the hope of maintaining normal erectile function. One of only 3 NZ urologists performing robotic prostate surgery which offers the potential for “keyhole” cancer removal with faster recovery. Laser prostate surgery for non-cancerous prostate enlargement is another strong interest. Also sees general urological referrals including kidney stone disease, vasectomy, stress incontinence.
Andrew is a urologist with subspecialty training in Urological Oncology. He currently lives in Dannemora with his wife and daughter.
Whilst in Christchurch, Andrew took a year out from his medical training to undertake research in the Department of Surgery. He went on to complete specialty training in urology in New Zealand before moving to Canada for two years to extend his surgical skills. Andrew completed a formal 2-year fellowship at The University of Western Ontario, one of only 15 centers in the world accredited for subspecialty training in Urological Oncology.
The training not only consisted of high volumes of complex cancer surgery but also extensive exposure to other areas of surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. He has received numerous awards, attained nearly a quarter of a million dollars in research grants and published over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. Andrew has also published several book chapters and review articles on the management of both benign prostatic hypertrophy and urological cancers and is a reviewer for numerous international journals.
Andrew worked as a consultant urologist in Dunedin before moving to Auckland to take up positions as a Consultant urologist at Auckland District Health Board and Counties Manukau District Health Board. He is director of Urology training for the Auckland and Counties Manukau DHB's and is a member of the NZ Urology Training and Education Committee.
Andrew has particular expertise in the surgical and non-surgical management of cancer as well as laser treatment of prostate disorders and regularly consults at East Care.
Peter Vann (Vanniasingham)
Specialist vascular surgeon with the Auckland Regional Vascular Service at Auckland City Hospital. Trained in Auckland and passed the FRACS in general surgery, 1993. Was Consultant Surgeon at Auckland Hospital prior to selection into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Vascular Fellowship Programme. Worked in Australia for two years in specialised vascular units and was the first NZ Surgeon to obtain the FRACS in Vascular Surgery by examination. Then worked in the UK with Professor Sir Peter Bell, world renowned for his pioneering work in endovascular and vascular techniques. Also obtained the FRCS England and FRCS Edinburgh, prior to returning to Auckland in 1999. Special interest in all types of arterial surgery ie carotid surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysm repair both open & endovascular techniques, peripheral arterial reconstruction for occlusive and aneurysmal disease of the extremities both upper and lower limbs with bypass & in situ surgery and comprehensive diagnosis & treatment of varicose veins, venous insufficiency and leg ulcers.