dr anna lawrence
Auckland's only Fellowship trained Urethral Reconstruction Surgeon
Neuro-Urology Specialist (Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida)
Anna is a New Zealand trained Urologist specialising in Functional Urology, Neuro-Urology, Pelvic Reconstruction, and Urethroplasty.
After finishing her Medical training at the University of Otago, Anna has worked in many areas of medicine around New Zealand including Wellington, Invercargill and the West Coast of New Zealand. Anna trained in Urology in New Zealand and was accepted into the prestigious Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of California, and was offered a permanent position there but missed New Zealand far too much to stay long-term. During her time in California, she gained exemplary skills in Neuro-Urology (Spina bifida, MS, Parkinson's disease), Neuro-modulation (Interstim and Tibial Nerve Stimulation), and Male incontinence which is unique to New Zealand. She is the only fellowship trained urethral reconstruction surgeon in Auckland.
After her fellowship in the US, Anna was offered the oppurtunity to work with the Society of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgeons president Dr Sanjay Kulkarni in Pune, India. In India Anna acquired the most recent hands on experience in New Zealand of modern techniques of urethroplasty, with the mentorship from Dr Kulkarni, Dr Barbagli and Dr Morey, the world's current urethroplasty leaders. She was an organiser and instructor at the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons workshop in Pune, India and has been invited to present to her Reconstructive Urological colleagues at the internationally renowned Society of Genitourinary Reconstruction Surgeons conference in the USA later this year.
Anna has been actively involved in clinical research and has presented nationally and internationally. She is also a current reviewer of Reconstructive Urology journal articles.