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Chronic pelvic pain and gynaecological cancers

Sarah Corbett and Silipa Naiqiso from Ascot Central Women’s Clinic will cover:

Chronic pelvic pain:

  • What to do with a patient when presenting with chronic pelvic pain.
  • How to manage this complex condition with a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Providing practical guidance on types of investigation and monitoring – what is required?

Gynaecologic cancers: 

  • Tests, treatment and post-surgery support,e.g. endometrial cancer, pelvic mass, abnormal appearance of vulva & cervix.
  • What tests are required at primary care level before referring on.

As always, we will answer as many questions as possible during this session.



Sarah Corbett



Sarah is a gynaecologist who has completed her fellowship in gynaecological laparoscopy and minimal access surgery, and was awarded an AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery) qualification in 2016.

She has an interest in laparoscopic hysterectomy, treatment of endometriosis and ovarian cysts.

She has led the way in her hospital with the use of outpatient hysteroscopy to treat polyps and small submucosal fibroids under local anaesthetic. She is also performs colposcopy and the treatment of cervical lesions.

She completed her medical training at the University of Auckland, then has worked around New Zealand while completing her specialist training. Currently she is a specialist at Middlemore Hospital.

She loves the outdoors, and is hoping to introduce her two young children to the fun and beauty of the beaches, forests and mountains of New Zealand.


Silipa Naiqiso

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist


Silipa is a New Zealand-trained doctor who received her medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2008.

She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Middlemore, Auckland and Northshore Hospital in Auckland. She did a year of advanced laparoscopic general gynaecology surgery before deciding to pursue her surgical interests in Gynaecological Cancer.

She then spent a further 4 years of training to sub-specialise in Gynaecological Cancer Surgery. She obtained Certification in Gynaecological Oncology following formal sub-specialist surgical training in Sydney, Perth and Auckland including the Peritonectomy Unit in St George, Sydney.

Her special interests are in the surgical management of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions/masses of the uterus, ovary, cervix, vagina and vulva.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, bushwalking, travelling and reading.