WELCOME TO KIDZHEALTH
Putting your children's health first
Suite 2/86 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 524 4333
WHAT WE DO
Paediatric Surgery | Paediatric Medicine | Paediatric Dietician Services
Paediatric surgeons treat a diverse range of conditions. The particular specialisation we bring to your child’s care is that we solely treat children. We know children and we understand families.
When a child needs an operation this is a stressful time for them and their parents. You need to be confident that you are seeing an expert, who knows when to operate on your child and how to ensure the whole process goes smoothly from start to finish. We are experts in assessing your child’s need for surgery, and ensuring you and your child are prepared for what is involved. On the day of surgery we work with nurses and anaesthetists who are also skilled in dealing with children in order to keep your child calm and safely cared for. Our care and advice after the operation will also be tailored to the needs of you and your child.
A paediatrician is a specialist doctor who looks after a range of medical conditions in children. They are experts in the health and development of babies and children. They provide care when children do not seem to be developing normally as well as diagnoses and treat illness in otherwise healthy children.
Our paediatricians have particular expertise in problems with growth, feeding, physical and intellectual development, and behaviour. They can also see your child regarding a wide range of other conditions when your GP would like some further specialist advice.
We see babies and children from birth to 14 years of age with strengths and challenges in life.
PAEDIATRIC DIETICIAN SERVICES
Specialist work in Allergy and Intolerance as well as specialist skills in paediatric nutrition and dietetics including:
Weaning and solids
Poor weight gain and growth
Overweight and over eating
Feeding problems – fussy eaters and problem feeders
Gastrointestinal issues – constipation, diarrhoea, sore tummy
Daycare consultancy and menus
MEET THE TEAM
Meet our team of Paediatric health specialists, determined to help your child maximize their potential. Learn more about our staff's experience and qualifications
MBChB, BSc, FRCSEd
Areas of expertise:
General Paediatric Surgery - hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes, tongue tie, circumcision, skin and subcutaneous lesions
Minimal Access Surgery – appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, fundoplication, hernia repair, intrabdominal testis, varicocele
Paediatric Thoracic Surgery – congenital lung lesions, pneumothorax, empyema, oesophageal surgery
MBChB (Otago), Dip Obs (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of expertise:
All areas of paediatric surgery and paediatric urology including minimally invasive surgery.
Hernia surgery, undescended testicles, disorders of the genitalia
Chest wall deformity
Disorders of the intestine
Hepatobiliary diseases of childhood
MBChB, Dip Child Health (Otago); FRACS
Areas of expertise:
Hypospadias and other genital anomalies
Hydronephrosis and other kidney disorders; especially follow up of antenatal renal tract abnormalities
Bladder dysfunction –incontinence, urinary tract infection
General Paediatric Surgery
Hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes
Paediatrician MbChB (SA) MRCP (UK) FCP (SA) FRACP
Areas of Expertise:
• General paediatrics
• Interest in developmental paediatrics, including assessment for Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and learning difficulties.
In addition to my role as a paediatrician at Kidzhealth, I am currently employed by Kidz First, Middlemore Hospital (CMDHB) in a community paediatric role, seeing children in an outpatient setting. This includes general and developmental paediatric clinics. We work closely with our allied health colleagues from the Child Development Team, liaise with schools and Ministry of Education, NASC and other agencies to meet the needs of our children with complex medical, behavioural and educational needs.
NZ Registered Dietician
Anna Richards is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s best known Dietitians. She has a background in hospital and community Dietetics and been in Private Practise since 1997.
Anna combines the passion of good nutrition with her passion for good food. Her years spent as a food writer and stylist enhances the flair and creativity Anna brings to food solutions. Whether the need is for good nutrition for healthy living, weight management, sports, medical issues or the specialist areas of Paediatrics, allergy, intolerance and gastrointestinal disorders, Anna will find manageable, achievable nutrition solutions.