Dr Anil Sharma Anil
Anil was inspired to become a doctor at the age of 11 by his maternal grandfather who was the kindest person he has known. He has undergone an extensive education and training programme (both in the UK and NZ) and has been in medical practice in New Zealand for over 24 years.
His main areas of expertise are in the holistic management of pelvic pain, endometriosis, heavy or abnormal periods and urogynaecology (prolapse and bladder problems). He undertakes surgery for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, prolapse and urinary incontinence. He undertakes keyhole surgery (hysteroscopy and laparoscopy) including laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroids). He also undertakes Novasure endometrial ablation having the largest experience of this in New Zealand.
He consults at Ascot Central next door to Ascot Hospital and also at 26 Bracken Ave (Takapuna visiting clinic).
He specialised in Gynaecology (and for many years Obstetrics), drawn initially to women's health because of the diversity of the speciality which allows for personable interaction and surgery where needed. The joy and adrenaline of childbirth and the skills to be able to make a difference in the lives of new parents was a major draw.
Anil has focussed on Gynaecology for many years, and sadly no longer provides maternity care. During his career, he had delivered around 5000 babies. He was awarded membership of both the UK and Australian & New Zealand Royal Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists after passing both higher Specialist exams. He also has a diploma in medical law where the main focus was on ethics and patient rights.
He also gives many postgraduate lectures to family doctors and nurses about his specialty. Anil also enjoyed being the Women's Health Expert for TVNZ Good Morning and has written widely for a number of magazines about women's health issues. Anil was honoured to be made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) in 2008. This is conferred after sustained contributions to the vocation and maintenance of high standards of practice. He is married to a GP, Rachel and has 3 daughters and a much-loved miniature Schnauzer Luis. His spare time is spent with the family and in the great NZ outdoors.
It always had to be New Zealand for him since his first 'OE' (Wellington Women's Hospital 1993). Go Aotearoa NZ!
Qualifications and Memberships
- MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Leicester University)
- Diploma of Geriatric Medicine (Royal College of Physicians, London)
- MRCOG (Member Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London)
- MRANZCOG (Member, Royal ANZ College of O & G, Melbourne)
- FRANZCOG (Fellow, Royal ANZ College of O & G, Melbourne)
- Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Specialist Training Authority UK)
- Diploma in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (Cardiff University)
- Accredited Colposcopist (British Society for Colposcopy, Birmingham and London)
- FRCOG (Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London)
- Vocationally registered as a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Member Australasian Gynae Endoscopy & Surgery Society
- Member International Urogynecological Association
- Member of the Board of Trustees St Cuthbert’s College
- Advocate for Mothers Matter https://www.mothersmatter.nz
Dr Anil Sharma was recommended by my doctor - and what a great recommendation it was. Both Anil and his nurse are friendly, engaging and professional. Anil communicates everything clearly, has time for his patients.... and gets the job done!
The rooms have great vintage decor too!
Brilliant doctor. Very knowledgeable. Wonderful nurse. I m very happy with my appointment. Highly recommended.
Dr Anil Sharma is a very professional, warm and charming person. He gives clear concise information about procedures which is empowering. I would highly recommend him as a gynaecologist. Anne, his practice nurse/ manager is also a very professional and delightful person. Thank you for your care., Allison
Do you go off your gut feeling? I do, and I had to push my way through the health system to get answers and failed along the way. Until I met Dr. Sharma and all my issues made sense. A very clear, focused, caring Doctor/ Surgeon that listens and explains very clearly on what is the best outcome is for your health issue. I had a hysterectomy, I'm 50 and without his skill and experience I would have never recovered from my surgery so quickly. From pre-surgery, recovery, home recovery to complete recovery I was guided by Dr. Sharma and his nurse to allow for the best result possible from a surgery that I feared would change my life forever. Well it did and for the better! I'm 6 weeks post surgery back to my active life, feeling well and happy. I have much to be grateful for and so will you. Oh, and even though scars are part of your life story you may be concerned of those, Dr. Sharma considers those too and they are tiny! I know and have seen other post surgery clients who used someone else and the scars are very different to mine, much worse. A bit silly to focus on something so minute since good health means everything no matter the scar it leaves behind. Thank you Dr. Sharma
The best Gynecologist, I am so lucky to have found him. Solved issues and gave me results all while taking all the stress off me. Would highly recommend.
What a blessing it was to have Dr Sharma as my surgeon recently for pelvic prolapse repair surgery. He explained the procedure very clearly, and though I was nervous and apprehensive. with his caring nature and humour, plus knowledge and experience, I felt safe in his hands. Thank you Anil, you are number One!!