Our Team

Mr Naylin Appanna (Specialist)

MB. Ch. B. Univ. (Natal);
Dip. Obs. Univ. (Otago);
FRNZCOG (New Zealand)

Mr CK Reddy (Bowel surgeons)

Diploma 1979 Fiji; FRACS 1998

Areas of specialisation
General & Laparoscopic Surgery

Cathy Khouri (Nutritionist)

Cathy worked in clinical dietetics and food service management. Experience in these areas has been an important attribute in the provision of services from Nutrition Care. For example, rest home food service and care of residents at nutritional risk due to frailty or illness. She is a clinical tutor for Otago University post graduate students and sits on the advisory panel for the Health and Disability Commissioner when required. Cathy has had many years experience advising patients with clinical nutrition problems.
Cathy is a member of the NZ Dietetic Association, NZ Nutrition Society, NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Sandie Appanna (Practice Nurse)

I completed my Diploma of Nursing at Waikato Polytechnic in 1989. In 1998 I returned to complete my Nursing Degree, graduating in 2000.

I am married to Naylin, who I met at Waikato Hospital in 1989. We have 2 children, Nisha and Vishan both attending Victoria University. When I’m not busy at work you can find me on the squash court or the netball court or maybe out for a run. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends at home or at our beach house in Papamoa.

Annette Evans (Educator)

Annette Evans is the chair person for the community organisation Insight Endometriosis.  Her aim is improving outcomes of women and teenage girls affected by this significant condition. The group empowers the endometriosis community through information and education, community support, and reduces diagnostic delays by raising awareness in the wider community. Some of the great services the organization offers include:

    • Coffee Groups
    • Educational Programs
    • Evening Meetings with guest speakers
    • Phone and Email Information and support
    • Organizes the annual Purple Walk for Awareness

    While endometriosis is very common, it can be an isolating illness. It is a complex condition and treatment options can be confusing, especially to those newly diagnosed.
    Many women find that becoming informed and seeking family and community support can be valuable to help manage the condition and being assertive when seeking treatment. We improve outcomes for women by helping them become expert patients.>

 I had a wonderful hassle free experience dealing with the Womens Health Centre. The staff are friendly and the waiting area was always clean and tidy. I felt my care was in very capable hands with Naylin and I would definitely recomend him to others.  Mary Brown
Mr Naylin Appanna is a Gynaecological Keyhole Surgeon
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