Andrew Herd - North Shore Colorectal & General Surgeon & Endoscopist
Private Service, General Surgery
- proctology / haemorrhoids / fissures / fistulas
- colonoscopy and gastroscopy
- colorectal pelvic floor disorders
- flaps / pilonidal disease
- laparoscopic hernias / gallbladder
- lumps and bumps
- laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant colorectal conditions.
The colon and the rectum are part of the digestive tract that processes the food we eat. Together they make up the large intestine or large bowel and are located in the abdomen between the small intestine and the anus. The colon is about 1.8m long and absorbs water and nutrients from food. The rectum is the last segment of the large intestine and is about 20 -25cm long. This is where waste material is stored before it passes out of the body through the anus.
A colorectal surgeon is a general surgeon who has had further training and specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
Colorectal & General Surgeon & Endoscopist
Fax: (09) 925 4450
Andrew is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of procedures. Please contact for further details.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Please call during business hours to arrange appointments at all clinic locations
Procedures / Treatments
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More
Gastroscopy allows examination of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More
Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your lower large intestine (bowel).… More
Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More
This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… 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
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.… 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
Disorders of the salivary glands may be dealt with by the general surgical department or the ENT (ORL) department depending on the local policy. More
General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by general surgery include varicose veins, blockages and narrowings in the arteries or abnormal swellings of the arteries (aneurysm).… More
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This page was last updated at 1:32PM on March 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Andrew Herd - North Shore Colorectal & General Surgeon & Endoscopist.