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Harbour Surgery Centre

Private Service, General Surgery


Harbour Surgery Centre is a specialist service coordinated through Southern Cross Hospitals Northern Clinic on the North Shore. We offer consultation services, including urgent appointments, at multiple locations throughout Auckland and Northland.

Harbour Surgery Centre comprises three surgeons with specialist expertise in Upper GI and Liver/ Pancreas diseases as well as common general surgery problems. Our practice is caring and compassionate and strongly evidence-based, with over 250 publications collectively in surgery. We are national experts in minimally invasive (Laparoscopic/ Robotic) Surgery.

At Harbour Surgery Centre, our patients have a primary surgeon and will also have the safety of a team-based approach, 24/7 postoperative care and multidisciplinary input into therapeutic decision making.


Why Harbour Surgery

  • We are very interested in seeing acutes and can see urgent referrals on usually the same day. Our team-based approach enables us to provide 24/7 cover, 365 days of the year.
  • Our combined skill sets enable us to offer patients a choice of open, laparoscopic or robotic operations for all conditions.
  • We use New Zealand made biological products, such as Ovitex - New Zealand's own ovine mesh, rather than plastic meshes, that could be beneficial with a potentially difficult group of patients.
  • We collectively have a proven record of clinical activity over many years with associated commitment to research, teaching, advocacy and quality.
  • We are North Shore based, but consult throughout the city with clinics in Epsom, Grafton, Greenlane, Karaka, New Lynn, Silverdale, Remuera, Warkworth, Wairau Valley and Whangārei.
  • We welcome out of town referrals and are happy to assist with advice on local accommodation and travel arrangements.
  • We are ethnically and culturally diverse with Surgeons of Chinese, Indian and Māori heritage and can offer services in Mandarin/ Hindi/ Marathi.


Our team aim to deliver quality surgery with an emphasis on, but not limited to, the following services:

  • Minimally invasive (Laparoscopic/ Robotic) as well as open surgery of:

- Liver
- Pancreas
- Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
- Bile Ducts
- Gallbladder
- Spleen
- Small Bowel

  • General Surgery, such as: Cholecystectomy, Hernia, Skin/ Lipoma, Haemorrhoids, Pilonidal Sinus
  • Ablation of Liver and Pancreatic Tumours
  • Liver resection/ Ablation
  • Pancreas Resection (Whipple procedure/ Distal pancreatectomy)
  • Complex Biliary Surgery (Cholangiocarcinoma surgery)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Malignancy
  • Robotic and Open Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic or Open Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic or Open Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery (Fundoplication)
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Complex Abdominal Cancer Surgery
  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
  • Urgent Hernia Repair
  • Urgent Cholecystectomy


We recognise that the journey to secure the best possible health and wellness can often be overwhelming for your patients. At Harbour Surgery Centre, our team will provide the reassurance and trust your patients require to secure the best possible result.


Areas of Specialty:

  • Hepatectomy - robotic, laparoscopic and open
  • Pancreatectomy - robotic, laparoscopic and open
  • Cholecystectomy - laparoscopic and open
  • Bile duct exploration - laparoscopic and open
  • Splenectomy - laparoscopic and open
  • Gastric resections - laparoscopic and open
  • Anti-reflux surgery - laparoscopic and open
  • Inguinal/umbilical hernia repair - laparoscopic and open
  • Incisional hernia repair - robotic, laparoscopic and open
  • Complex abdominal cancer surgery


Practice Manager: Susan Baxter

See information about our surgeons below.


How do I access this service?


A GP or specialist referral is usually required.

Your GP or specialist can submit a referral via SR or through EDI (harbasur).

Contact us

Please contact us on 09-4409930 or info@harboursurgery.co.nz.

Make an appointment

Please phone us on 09-4409930 or email info@harboursurgery.co.nz to make an appointment.

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Referral Expectations

Once you have booked an appointment, complete a patient registration form here
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.


Harbour Surgery Centre accepts all major insurance plans and can help you coordinate pre-approval and provide details regarding charges if necessary.

We are a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider and part of the NIB First Choice Network for Consultations and General Surgery operations.

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Marathi

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cholecystectomy

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

  • Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis is the term used to describe a diseased liver that has been badly scarred, usually due to many years of injury.… More

  • Complex Biliary Surgery

    The biliary system consists of tubes that connect the liver to the intestine.… More

  • Gallstones / Biliary Colic / Cholecystectomy

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

  • 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

  • Hernias

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

  • Liver Biopsy

    The best way to establish what type of liver disease is present and the extent of the disease, is a biopsy.… More

  • Liver Resection / Ablation

    Liver resection (AKA hepatectomy/ hepatic resection) is a complex surgical procedure which is usually indicated for primary or secondary cancers of the liver.… More

  • Pancreas Surgery

    Surgery of the pancreas is usually reserved for precancerous or cancerous lesions of the pancreas.… More

  • Skin Disorders

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

  • Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)

    The spleen is a soft fleshy organ in the upper left abdomen that is involved in the formation and cleansing of blood.… More

  • Stomach Surgery

    Stomach surgery (AKA Gastric resection/ Gastrectomy) may be necessary for cancerous (e.g.… More

  • Surgery for Reflux / Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

    Reflux or heartburn can be troubling. It is often caused due to stomach acid irritating the oesophagus and contributing factors can include a hiatus hernia where part of the stomach may be in the chest.… More

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Contact Details

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Level 1, Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour
Entry A, 212 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

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Level 1, Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour
Entry A, 212 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

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212 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 11:41AM on January 25, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Harbour Surgery Centre.