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Auckland General Surgeons specialises in general, trauma and emergency surgery including:

  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Minor Anorectal Conditions
  • Skin Lesions, Lumps and Bumps and Ingrown Toe Nails
Read more about these conditions and treatments here
 
Our surgeons are specialists in their fields, ensuring that you get the best treatment.
 
 
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 sometimes 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. 
 

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Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Urgent after hours available

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

  • Hernias

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

  • Gallstones

    General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… 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

  • Rectal Resection

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More

  • Skin Disorders

    Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More

  • Endocrine Disorders

    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

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Li and Ashish are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers. Contact us for further details.

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15 Gilgit Road
Epsom
Auckland

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15 Gilgit Road
Epsom
Auckland

This page was last updated at 8:52AM on July 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland General Surgeons.