scoop.co.nz 21 Mar, 2021 21:45 am

New Waikato Hospital Training Course To Expand Endometriosis Care Across Midland Region

New Waikato Hospital Training Course To Expand Endometriosis Care Across Midland Region
Waikato Hospital's Women's Health Service is establishing a Gynaecological Centre of Excellence which aims to improve the care and wellbeing of women across the Midland region. The centrepiece is the new Midlands Advanced Laparscopic-Endometriosis Training ...

New Waikato Hospital Training Course To Expand Endometriosis Care Across Midland Region Waikato Hospital's Women's Health Service is establishing a Gynaecological Centre of Excellence which aims to improve the care and wellbeing of women across the Midland region.Clinical Director of Gynaecology Dr Tava Mudzamiri says the programme aims to reduce the need for patients to travel to Waikato Hospital for specialised treatment.Dr Tarek Saleh, the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) training director at Waikato Hospital says that until recently, Waikato DHB was the only New Zealand centre accredited by AGES to train doctors to be advanced laparoscopic surgeons focusing on women's health.Dr Mudzamiri says as a tertiary centre, Waikato Hospital has developed expertise in the sub-specialty fields of urogynaecology and minimally invasive surgery, particularly advanced laparoscopic surgery which focuses on complex cases of endometriosis.

Waikato Hospital has a unique and dedicated regional endometriosis team which holds multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss complex cases.Dr Mudzamiri says the ultimate goal is to produce leaders who can influence women's health surgery in their DHBs.

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