- Abdominal surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Neonatal surgery
- Genitourinary surgery
- Oncologic surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Trauma surgery.
Starship Paediatric Surgery and Urology
- General Paediatric Surgical clinics are held at Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship on Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons and alternate Friday afternoons.
- Weekly clinics are also run at Manukau SuperClinic and Waitakere Hospital.
- Your clinic day and time will depend on which surgeon you will be seeing.
- Regular visiting clinics currently take place in Whangarei, Kaitaia, New Plymouth and Gisborne.
- The Paediatric Urinary Tract Clinic is held on alternate Thursday mornings.
- The Neurogenic Bladder Clinic is held every 4th Wednesday afternoon.
- The Urodynamics Clinic is held on alternate Tuesday mornings from 10:30 - 12:45.
- Acute or urgent referrals are seen in the Children's Emergency Department.
Common Conditions/ Procedures / Treatments
Umbilical hernias are very common in infants, with one in 10 young children being affected.… More
An inguinal hernia is an abnormal bulge, or protrusion, that can be seen and felt in the groin area (the area between the abdomen and the thigh).… More
A hydrocoele is a collection of fluid in the scrotal sac of male infants that drains downward from the abdominal cavity.… More
Undescended testes occur when one or both of the testicles do not reach the scrotum and remain inside the groin and occasionally the abdomen.… More
The foreskin is normally non-retractile at birth and it is common for some boys to not have a retractile foreskin until after puberty.… More
Hypospadias (opening below) is an abnormal appearance of the penis, characterised by the abnormally situated opening of the urethra.… More
- Hypospadias Repair (PDF, 132 KB)
- Hypospadias Graft Repair (PDF, 258.5 KB)
- Gastrostomy Care - Parent Guide (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Pyeloplasty (PDF, 140.1 KB)
- Caecostomy/ACE (PDF, 167.4 KB)
- Hirschsprungs Disease (PDF, 225.1 KB)
- Anorectal Malformations (PDF, 287.5 KB)
- Urodynamic Information (PDF, 67.9 KB)
- Bladder Augmentation (PDF, 293 KB)
- Mitrofanoffs (PDF, 289.7 KB)
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The surgical ward (24b) has unlimited visiting hours for immediate family. For other visitors the hours are 8am - 8pm. The children have a rest period between 1 - 3pm and visitors are discouraged during this time.