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Associate Professor Adam Bartlett - Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) and General Surgeon

Private Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), General Surgery


I am a general surgeon with sub-specialty training in liver, pancreatic and bile duct surgery, known as Hepatopancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Liver, pancreatic and bile duct Surgery
  • Surgery of the gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Oncology (cancer) Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery 
  • Hernia Surgery

In addition to my private practice I am also an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Auckland and a Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon in the HPB/UGI Unit at Auckland City Hospital.

In my private practice I welcome referrals in the following areas :


What is Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery?

HPB stands for Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery - meaning surgery of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. HPB surgeons help to diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as liver cancer (primary or secondary), pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, bile duct cancer and gallstones.

What is Oncology Surgery?

Surgical oncology is a branch of surgery that focuses on the surgical management of cancer. The area of expertise is coming into its own due to the success of multi-disciplinary treatment of cancer with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted biologic treatments.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgical procedures are performed through several small cuts (incisions) usually only 5-10mm long, rather than through one large incision.

A camera, known as a laparoscope, connected to a high intensity light is introduced through a small incision. To provide space for the surgery to be performed, your abdomen is filled with carbon dioxide.

The surgeon then passes specially designed surgical instruments through the other small incisions and carries out the procedure using the TV monitor to guide the instruments.

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.


Referral Expectations

I am happy to accept referrals from any medical practitioners and also to see patients who wish to refer themselves. I consult at my rooms located at 148 Gillies Ave, Epsom and 15/5 Hawthorne Drive in Queenstown.

More information regarding making an appointment and attending your visit can be found here.


Adam is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for the following services :

  • General surgery (Breast, gall bladder, hernia)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram
  • Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia
  • Open cholecystectomy
  • Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia
  • Open repair of epigastric hernia
  • Open repair of incisional hernia
  • Open repair of umbilical hernia
  • Skin
    • Skin lesion removal under general anaesthesia, with another procedure

    Procedures / Treatments

    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

      The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that lies in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen adjacent to your liver, under your ribs.… More

    • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

      A hernia is an abnormal protrusion on an organ through a weakness in the abdominal wall.… More

    • Liver (Hepatic Resection)

      The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and is located in the upper right-quadrant of the abdomen under the rib cage.… More

    • Pancreatic Surgery

      The pancreas is located deep in the body, behind the stomach, just anterior to the vertebral body.… More

    • Laparoscopic Splenectomy

      The spleen is an organ involved in the production and maintenance of red blood cells, the production of white blood cells, and plays an important role in the immune system.… More

    Travel Directions

    Southbound. Take the Gillies Road off ramp, and turn right onto Gillies Avenue. Laparoscopy Auckland is approximately 1km on the left hand side.

    Northbound. Take the Khyber Pass Road off ramp. Turn right onto Khyber Pass Road and at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Mountain Road. At the end of Mountain Road turn left onto Owens Road, then take the next right onto Gillies Avenue. Laparoscopy Auckland is 100m on the left hand side.


    Location, map and travel directions can be found here.

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    Off street patient parking is available at the front of the clinic.

    Contact Details

    This page was last updated at 5:04AM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Associate Professor Adam Bartlett - Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) and General Surgeon.