Endometriosis Special Interest Group (ESIG) was formed by Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ) in 2008 to act as advisors to ENZ on specific projects. ENZ governs ESIG. ESIG advise on issues relating to endometriosis, contributes to research and voluntarily support the organisation in its endeavours. Individuals who have a special interest in endometriosis, are appointed to ESIG through nomination by the ENZ Trust Board.
ESIG group frequently answer questions about endometriosis from our members. Find the questions and answers here Ask ESIG
VP worked at National Women’s Hospital, Auckland before moving to Waikato in 1997. He completed his Fellowship of Royal Australia New Zealand College of O&G in 2000 and became a consultant at Waikato Hospital and Fertility Associates Hamilton in 2001.
He commenced his private practice at Anglesea Women’s Specialists in 2004. VP has a particular interest in diagnosing and treating endometriosis, a painful and life-changing women’s disorder.
VP has done pioneering work in endometriosis surgery at Waikato Hospital and his private practice.
VP and his team have treated more than 2000 women with endometriosis. His team has performed around 1000 cases of moderate to severe endometriosis surgery procedure including laparoscopic bowel resection, partial bladder resection for deep endometriotic nodules and hysterectomies.
He is a strong believer in multidisciplinary approach towards endometriosis.
VP also maintains a strong interest in fertility issues. He is the Medical Director of Fertility Associates Hamilton and has particular research interest in endometriosis related infertility.
His other interests are pelvic floor repair, teaching and training junior staff. He is a keen researcher and has published and presented a number of papers at National and International level.