Andrew Moot - General & Colorectal Surgeon
Andrew Moot is a New Zealand trained general and colorectal surgeon. He moved to Auckland from the Hawkes Bay in 2014 to take up a post at the Waitemata DHB as a general and colorectal surgeon and is now available to see private patients at the Waitemata Specialist Centre.
Andrew has an interest in minimally invasive surgery of the colon and rectum, as well as gallbladder and hernia surgery. He also has an interest in benign colorectal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, and pelvic floor disorders. He also undertakes treatment of haemorrhoids and other anal conditions at his private practice.
Andrew performs surgery for his private patients at Southern Cross North Harbour, while colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures are carried out at Waitemata Endoscopy, at both the North Harbour and Henderson sites. He sees patients in clinics at Shea Terrace, at the Browns Bay Medical Centre, and also at the consulting rooms at Waitemata Endoscopy on Lincoln Road in Henderson.
The colon (or large bowel) and the rectum are part of the gastrointestinal or digestive tract that processes the food we eat. The colon is about 1.5m long and absorbs water and nutrients from food. The rectum is the last segment of the large intestine and is about 15-20 cm long. This is where waste material is stored immediately prior to passing 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.
General & Colorectal Surgery
Procedures / Treatments
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… 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
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
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In these conditions, the immune system attacks the lining of the colon causing inflammation and ulceration, bleeding and diarrhoea. In ulcerative colitis this only involves the large intestine, whereas in Crohn’s disease areas within the entire intestine can be… More
Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… 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
An opening is made in the skin of the abdomen (stomach) to allow drainage of stools (faeces) from the colon into a collection bag on the outside.… More
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… More
Andrew is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of services under the General Surgery, Gastroenterology and Skin categories. Please contact to find out more.
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This page was last updated at 2:52PM on October 13, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Andrew Moot - General & Colorectal Surgeon.