MB, ChB, MRCOG, Dip FFP, FRANZCOG
Advanced Endoscopic Surgery
Simon and his family moved to New Zealand in 2001, when he was appointed Senior Registrar for Gynaecological Oncology at Christchurch Women's Hospital. He spent the majority of his training in the UK and has worked in Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
After he completed his obstetrics and gynaecology training in Christchurch, he was appointed New Zealand's first Fellow of Laparoscopic Gynaecology - a position awarded to him by the Right Honourable Annette King, the then Minister of Health. Over the next two years he performed over 1000 operations, concentrating on the management of endometriosis and pelvic pain, along with menstrual disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence.
Along with numerous ongoing research interest, Simon has worked regularly at the Canterbury Charity Hospital, and was the Treasurer of Endometriosis New Zealand's Board of Trustees, and was a member of the Government taskforce planning the national management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. He has been a member of both the regional and national Health and Disability Ethics Committee.
Simon also worked at Christchurch Women's Hospital as Gynaecology Lead for the Urogynaecology team, and provided Women's Health Specialist services at Ashburton Hospital.
Privately he practises at Oxford Women's Health, New Zealand's first tertiary referral centre for the management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Alongside our other gynaecologists and obstetricians, he works with an endocrinologist, pelvic pain and pelvic floor centred physiotherapists, dietitians, menopause specialists, psychologists and an endometriosis and pelvic pain coach. He also works closely with local pain, colorectal, plastic and dermatology providers.
Simon provides satellite clinics in Ashburton, Greymouth and Invercargill.
Simon's research was carried out during his time as an Obstetrician, Gynaecological Oncologist and Research Fellow in Sexual Health. He has published papers on antenatal HIV infection, cervical cancer and common STDs.
He specialises in colposcopy, post-coital and post-menopausal bleeding, vulval conditions, laparoscopic management of endometriosis, pelvic pain, adhesions, hysterectomy, ovarian cysts, fertility, fibroids, prolapse and incontinence.
Simon has three grown children, only one of which is following him into medicine.
He strongly believes in a holistic approach to pelvic pain - "it's not just about the surgery!"
- Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG)
- Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRCOG)
- Diplomat of the Faculty of Family Planning (DipFFP RCOG)
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