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Michael East

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Level 2, Suite 3
Ascot Hospital
90 Greenlane Rd East
Auckland 1051
New Zealand
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Michael East

Advanced Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic Instrument Design

Michael is known for his dedication and passion for his work. His areas of specialisation include advanced laparoscopic techniques for endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction, hysterectomy and vaginal mesh reconstructive surgery.

In 1996 Michael was a founding member of Oxford Women's Health, Christchurch (then known as Oxford Clinic). Michael has been at the forefront of developing and introducing new advanced laparoscopic techniques in New Zealand and has been involved in surgical instrument design to help perform laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).

Through his involvement with the International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, he travels internationally to share his knowledge and teach surgeons in developing countries. He is also involved in training and developing the next generation of local specialists.

Michael came to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in 1980 as a house surgeon and in 1983 started working as a registrar at Christchurch Women�s Hospital. He undertook specialist training in Christchurch and the UK, including a Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Liverpool University. In 1988 Michael and his family settled back in Christchurch.

Michael is married to Jane and together they have four adult children. He enjoys sailing, reading and road cycling.

Professional profile

  • Director of Oxford Women�s Health
  • Fellow of Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • Expert Advisor to the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner
  • Examiner for RANZCOG
  • Former Director of Fort� Health
  • Former Executive Board Member of International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • Former Clinical Director of Gynaecology, Christchurch Women�s Hospital
  • Former Elected Member of New Zealand National Committee of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrician