Laparoscopic surgery is usually associated with less blood loss during surgery and less pain and scarring following surgery. In most cases, time spent in hospital is less and overall recovery time from the operation is less than with conventional open surgery.
Gary Stone Laparoscopic Surgery Ltd
Please call me direct on 0274 434994 to arrange urgent appointments for immediate consultation,
Southern Cross Specialist Centre: Wednesdays
150 Kapiti Road clinic (Pacific Radiology) : alternate Monday afternoons.
Waikanae Specialist Centre: alternate Mondays
Procedures / Treatments
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Over recent years it has become apparent that hernia operations can successfully treat muscular tears in the inguinal canal, called conjoined tendon tears.… More
Gallbladder and Gallstones
Please click here for patient information about the treatment of gallstones.… More
This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your large bowel and examine the surfaces directly and take biopsies (samples of tissue) if needed.… More
This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your oesophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) and examine the lining directly.… More
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.… More
Colectomy (Bowel Resection)
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused by the backflow (reflux) of food and stomach acid into the oesophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) from the stomach.… More
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
Abnormalities of the endocrine system treated by general surgery include disorders of the pancreas and adrenal glands in the abdomen and the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck. These are often very complex conditions requiring extensive investigations.… More
Salivary Gland Disorders
Enlargement, inflammation, blockage and tumours of the salivary glands, mainly the submandibular glands and the parotid glands, may require surgery.… More
The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… More
Routine consultation fee for new patients is usually $180 (incl GST). Additional charges are made if procedures are performed.
I belong to the Southern Cross affiliated provider scheme for endoscopy and will help to streamline the prior approval and claims processes for Southern Cross members. Please contact me for further assistance.
Hanson Street is located off John Street. From the Basin Reserve, drive down Adelaide Road towards the public hospital. Turn right at the first major intersection (where there is a fork in the road, but turn right into John Street rather than take either fork). Turn immediately left (ie at the first street on the left) and the Centre is 100 metres on the right.
There is offstreet car parking immediately outside the Southern Cross Specialist Centre at 90 Hanson Street.