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Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


A tiny camera attached to a long tube is inserted into your mouth and passed down through your pharynx into your oesophagus. This allows the surgeon to make a diagnosis either by seeing directly what is causing the problem or by taking a small tissue sample (biopsy).

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