About Dr Katherine Sowden
Katherine Sowden is a highly respected professional in her field and currently leads the gynaecology services for Counties Manukau Health. Katherine has been a Consultant Gynaecologist at Counties Manukau Health since 2004 and was appointed Clinical Lead for Gynaecology in 2014. She is also currently the departmental lead for non-tertiary gynaecological oncology where she is particularly interested in the management of premalignant gynaecological conditions.
A fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) Katherine is passionate about patient centred care. Katherine also enjoys the practical teaching of specialist RANZGOG trainees and is involved in oversight of guideline development and implementation. This keeps Katherine informed and she is able to make a valuable contribution to excellence in womens health - maintaining the highest standards of healthcare.
Katherine provides a wide range of general gynaecology services including colposcopy, vulvoscopy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and open gynaecological surgery. Her skills and experience provide patients with access to leading edge gynaecological excellence at Ormiston Specialist Centre.
Areas of Specialisation:
Menstrual disorders, ovarian cysts, fibroids.
Hysteroscopy including Outpatient Hysteroscopy ( local anaesthetic same day service )
Laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomy
Premalignant disorders & early gynaecological cancers
Colposcopy & vulvoscopy
MBChB (Otago), FRANZCOG, ASCCP