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Dr Stephen Kruger, Gyanecologist Auckland

Dr Stephen Kruger

Qualifications

MB BCh 1975 Witwatersrand; FRCOG 1993; FRANZCOG 1994

I have been practicing obstetrics and gynaecology for over 30 years and have vast experience in my speciality. I regularly attend both local and international conferences and workshops to ensure that I keep up to date with current best practice.

My practice philosophy is to listen (without interruption) in a sympathetic sensitive and understanding way”. Decisions on management are always shared and full, detailed and easy to understand choices are proposed.

There is never any pressure to make an immediate decision. Resource material is given so personal research can be carried out. For major surgery I see women and their support people at least twice (and sometimes even more if required) so that every facet of their proposed surgery is fully understood.

I always have a chaperone to assist me in examinations. I encourage support people.

Gynaecology

I am a generalist gynaecologist and deal with all aspects of gynaecology. If for any reason the problem is one that I do not feel absolutely confident in treating I will readily refer to an appropriate colleague who is an expert in that particular field, the same way as colleagues refer to me for my expertise.

Heavy Periods

I have a special interest in heavy menstrual bleeding especially fibroids. I will explore all aspects of management including medical and surgical options.

Abnormal Smears

I am particularly interested in HPV Virus and abnormal smears. I perform colposcopies . I will endeavour to see women quickly and if treatment is required then it will be done and completed within a month.

Infertility

I will investigate and council couples who are struggling to fall pregnant. I use clomiphene, cycle tracking with ultrasound, and timed intercourse. I have a plan that I have developed which is simple, inexpensive with a good success rate.

Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Weakness

My wife is a PHD scientist researching the pelvic floor. I share her interest in it. I offer a number of options of care.

Early Pregnancy

I do early pregnancy counselling and care from conception to 15 weeks, including amniocentesis when indicated. Together we develop a plan to monitor early pregnancy progress that reassures couples that all is going well. After 15 weeks I will arrange for you to be transferred to the LMC of choice.

I also have a special interest in miscarriages, recurrent miscarriages and fetal abnormalities. Early pregnancy loss is always devastating. I will see you quickly and will provide the appropriate care and treatment for your individual needs.

If the pregnancy fails I am able to do an evacuation (D&C) with minimal waiting time. You do not need to be a current patient. Ring Wendy at Reception to discuss. .

Vulval Conditions

Condition of the vulva including swellings, cysts, chronic itch, lichen sclerosis, abscesses, and any other vulval condition that is of concern.