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All Origins staff are fully COVID-19 vaccinated.

About Origins

Our approach to your care

Origins' aim is to provide partnership care at the highest level, so that you can relax and enjoy your pregnancy. You will choose one of our specialists as your lead maternity carer (LMC). If your obstetrician is unavailable at any time, you will be seen by one of the other obstetricians within the practice. This system allows continuity of care - an Origins obstetrician will always be available to you, at any time of the day or night.

Your Origins care plan will include antenatal checks, screening and diagnostic tests, birth at National Women's Auckland City Hospital, private midwifery support during labour, anaesthetic and neonatal support, and postnatal midwifery care. From your first booking visit to your six-week postnatal check, we will be with you every step of the way.

Meet Our Team

Dr Prathima Chowdary

Dr Prathima Chowdary

Dr Prathima Chowdary is an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon and Endometriosis Specialist.

Prathima is an accredited surgeon for Advanced Endoscopic procedures, Morcellation and Excision of Stage 4 Endometriosis.

Hysteroscopic procedures including Endometrial Ablation, resection of fibroid/polyps and General Gynaecology. She also performs obstetric procedures including Laparoscopic Cervical Stitch Insertion and Caesarian Scar Repair.

Prathima is a NZ trained doctor and received her medical degree from the University of Auckland and is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

After her 6 years training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in New Zealand, she went on to train an extra two years in the AGES (Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy Society) Fellowship in Melbourne. 

She is the chair of the Severe Endometriosis and complex surgical planning MDM (Multi-disciplinary meeting) at North Shore Hospital. She is also the project lead for setting up Outpatient Endoscopic Unit at North Shore Hospital. 

She has a Masters in Engineering with First Class honours and holds a Medical Engineer position at the Institute of Innovation and Improvement.

She regularly contributes towards innovation and improvement of women's health through research and development. She has several peer reviewed publications and regularly presents at international meetings. She is committed to ensuring that each patient receives the most up-to-date and thorough medical investigation and treatment available.

She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Melbourne in novel therapeutics and Translational Medicine in Gynaecology. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and is actively involved in teaching and training future specialists.

Prathima is happily married mother to two young energetic boys and outside work enjoys swimming, painting and travelling.