Murray Cox is originally from New Plymouth. Since January 2009, Murray has worked as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in private practice and at Middlemore Hospital.
Mr Murray Cox is a total vascular clinician managing all arterial, venous and other vascular conditions including risk assessment, diagnosis, imaging, and treatment. He is involved in all areas of Vascular Surgery including:
- carotid surgery
- aortic (open and endovascular) surgery
- peripheral surgery
- renal access surgery
- varicose vein surgery
- hyperhidrosis surgery
- hernia surgery
Other professional interests include surgeon training and resource utilisation in the setting of a limited health budget.
His position at Middlemore Hospital includes an attachment as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer with the University of Auckland Medical School. He currently is the head of the Trauma Service at Middlemore.
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
Mr Murray Cox is a Southern Cross affiliated provider and is able to streamline the prior approval and claims processes of surgery for Southern Cross members.
Murray is accredited for the following services:
- Varicose vein surgery (simple & complex)
- Bilateral varicose vein surgery (simple & complex)
What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the vessels that carry blood away from (arteries) and back to (veins) your heart.
Vascular disorders include blockages and narrowings of the vessels, abnormal swellings of the vessels (aneurysm) or vessel malfunctions.
The disease processes involved in vascular disorders often involve other body systems and your treatment may therefore require the combined efforts of other medical specialists such as radiologists and general physicians.
What is General Surgery?
In broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and vascular (blood vessel) system.
While the name would suggest that the focus of general surgery is to perform operations, often this is not the case. Many patients are referred to surgeons with conditions that do not need surgical procedures, but merely require counselling or medical treatment.