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Andrew Hill - Auckland Proctologist & General Surgeon

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Andrew Hill is a Colorectal Surgeon living and working in South Auckland. He is fully trained and experienced in all aspects of Proctologic Surgery. Professor Hill does his surgery at Ormiston Hospital and sees patients for consultation at Botany Town Centre at the Botany Medical Specialists Centre. Professor Hill will see patients with all types of proctologic problems including rectal bleeding, anal fissures, rectal prolapse, disorders of defaecation, haemorrhoids, pruritus, anal fistulae and pilonidal disease. In addition he specialises in the management of inguinal hernia, recurrent inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia and incisional hernia.

Academically, Professor Hill is the author of over 200 scientific papers focusing on colorectal surgery and medical education. He is the author of the international PROSPECT guidelines for pain management after haemorrhoidectomy and has recently edited the Proctology section of Keighley and Williams Colorectal Textbook, a major resource for colorectal surgeons the world over.

Surgical Consultation and Surgical Procedures for:
  • haemorrhoids
  • fistula in ano
  • lipoma
  • hernia - inguinal, umbilical, incisional, spigelian, recurrent, paraumbilical, epigastric
  • anal fissure
  • pilonidal sinus
  • pruritus ani
  • defaecatory disorders
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • rectal prolapse
  • mucosal prolapse
  • rectal bleeding
  • faecal incontinence
  • obstructive defaecation.

 

 
What is General Surgery?
The role of the General Surgeon varies, but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and, in some cases, 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.
 
What is Colorectal Surgery?
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.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Haemorrhoids

    Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More

  • Hernias

    A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More

  • Gastroscopy

    Gastroscopy allows examination of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More

  • Colorectal Cancer


    This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… More

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Charges

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

  • Repair of inguinal hernia
  • Repair of incisional hernia
  • Repair of umbilical hernia
  • Skin lesion removal under general anaesthesia, with another procedure
  • Skin lesion removal under IV sedation or general anaesthesia

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Botany Town Centre - please use the rooftop parking 

Contact Details

Email medspec@xtra.co.nz

Botany Medical Specialists Centre
4C Sunset Terrace
Botany Town Centre
Chapel Road
(Entrance Rooftop Carpark)

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Botany Medical Specialists Centre
4C Sunset Terrace
Botany Town Centre
Chapel Road
(Entrance Rooftop Carpark)

Postal Address

Botany Medical Specialists Centre
PO Box 64399
Botany Town Centre
Chapel Road
AUCKLAND

This page was last updated at 1:12PM on August 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Andrew Hill - Auckland Proctologist & General Surgeon.