Dr Vanessa Blair - General and Breast Surgeon
Dr Vanessa Blair is an oncoplastic breast surgeon and, when surgery is required, will work with you to reach a carefully considered decision about the best reconstructive options tailored to your particular circumstances.
Breast disorders include:
- fibrocystic disease – benign changes in the breast tissue causes it to become dense or “lumpy”
- fibroadenomas – benign tumours of the breast tissue
- cysts – fluid-filled sacs
- breast infections
- breast cancer.
Many of these conditions do not require surgery and we will work with other specialists to find out the best treatment plan for you.
General & Breast Surgeon
Procedures / Treatments
Breast Cancer Surgery
This may be:
Simple or Total: all breast tissue, skin and the nipple are surgically removed but the muscles lying under the breast and the lymph nodes are left in place.… More
When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… 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
General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Skin Disorders (Including Skin Cancer)
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
Dr Vanessa Blair is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a number of procedures. If you are a Southern Cross policy holder you may be eligible for prior approval and a streamlined claims process.
- Vinery Lane Surgery, Whangarei: Free roadside parking is available at the front of the clinic and paid public parking behind building.
- Kensington Hospital, Whangarei: Dedicated free off street parking is provided.
- St Marks, Newmarket Auckland: Dedicated free parking off MacMurray road.
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This page was last updated at 1:10PM on November 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Vanessa Blair - General and Breast Surgeon.