Dr Simon McDowell

Dr Simon McDowell is uniquely qualified to attend to his patients’ needs. He has a personal approach, and aims to communicate effectively and efficiently, then tailor a treatment plan to his patient’s needs.

Dr Simon McDowell

Dr Simon McDowell is uniquely qualified to attend to his patients’ needs. He has a personal approach, and aims to communicate effectively and efficiently, then tailor a treatment plan to his patient’s needs.

Profile

Simon specialises in the excisional treatment of endometriosis. He works with a team of specialists when endometriosis is severe and affecting other organs like the bowel and bladder. He aims where possible to perform ‘one good operation’ with thorough and precise removal of the affected tissue.

Simon performs laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic treatment of fibroids, hysteroscopic surgery and surgical treatment of ovarian cysts and fallopian tubes. An open procedure is avoided but is occasionally necessary.

Simon is a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI), the highest qualification in Australia and New Zealand in this field. He aims to preserve and protect fertility in patients requiring treatment and surgery.

Qualifications

FRANZCOG | CREI | MRepMed | MBChB | PGDipOMG

Meet with Dr Simon McDowell

Simon is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, is involved in research, and has numerous publications. He is committed to teaching and is the lead training supervisor for O&G registrars at Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Meet with Dr Simon McDowell

Simon is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, is involved in research, and has numerous publications. He is committed to teaching and is the lead training supervisor for O&G registrars at Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Teamwork

We all have a variety of expert skills and clinical knowledge – we work together and with our patients to achieve their treatment goals.

Up-to-date technology

We are up-to-date in terms of technology and modern methods of investigation and treatment, and continue to maintain this level of advanced service.

Minimal approach

We have the ability and expertise to manage surgical procedures using minimal access approaches. This includes using keyhole surgery wherever possible.