John A. Windsor - General, Pancreatobiliary, Gastro-oesophageal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Private Service, General Surgery
- Pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine, other)
- Neoplastic cysts (mucinous, serous, IPMN)
- Acute pancreatitis
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Pancreatic pseudocysts
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Gallstone disease (biliary colic, acute cholecystitis, mucocoele)
- Gallbladder cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
- Bile duct tumours
- Bile duct stones (choledocholithiasis, cholangitis)
- Choledochal cyst
- Post-cholecystectomy syndrome
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD, hiatus hernia, para-oesophageal hernia, revision)
- Achalasia and motility disorders
- Oesophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
- Oesophageal perforation
- Oesophageal diverticulae
- Stomach cancer
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Inguinal (groin) hernia
- Incisional hernia
- Ventral hernia
- Femoral hernia
Small Bowel and Appendiceal Disease
- Adhesive bowel obstruction
- Small bowel tumours
- Acute and chronic appendicitis
What is General Surgery?
HBP/Upper GI/Laparoscopic Surgeon
Professor Windsor is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for general surgery (breast, gallbladder, hernia) services. This includes:
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram
- Open or laparoscopic fundoplication for reflux
- Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia
- Open or laparoscopic repair of umbilical hernia
- Open repair of epigastric hernia
- Open repair of femoral hernia.
|Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Procedures / Treatments
Cholecystectomy for Gallstones
Sometimes, some of the watery fluid (bile) stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material known as gallstones.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside. … More
Fundoplication for Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
GORD is caused by the backflow (reflux) of food and stomach acid into the oesophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) from the stomach.… More
Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
Laparoscopic splenectomy involves cutting the spleen free from its attachments and removing it through several small incisions (cuts) in the upper left abdomen. More
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)
A flexible tube with a tiny video camera attached (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth into the stomach and small intestine while you are under sedation (you have been given medication to make you drowsy).… More
Laparoscopic appendicectomy involves several small incisions (cuts) being made in the lower right abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
Partial: the diseased part of the stomach is removed and the remaining section is reattached to the oesophagus (food pipe) or small intestine.… More
The pancreas is located deep in the body, behind the stomach, just anterior to the vertebral body.… More
A cafeteria is available on the Mercy Hospital site immediately adjacent to the Cancer Centre and behind the Specialist Centre. The cafeteria has inside and outside seating under the trees.
From the northern motorway: take the Gillies Avenue exit, taking the first left turn into Gillies Avenue, first left into Seccombes Road, third left into Mountain Road and then entering Mercy Hospital Gate 3. A parking building is immediately adjacent to the entrance and the Mercy Specialist Centre is immediately behind the parking building.
From the southern motorway: take the Khyber Pass exit, right at the traffic lights into Khyber Pass Road and then take the second turn on the right into Mountain Road. Enter Mercy Hospital Gate 3. A parking building is immediately adjacent to the entrance and the Mercy Specialist Centre is immediately behind the parking building.
Parking is available in the Mercy Hospital car park, and can be accessed through Entrance 3 from Mountain Road. This is immediately beside the Mercy Specialist Centre.
Accommodation is available for patients and families. Make enquiries directly to the following:
There is a pharmacy on the ground floor of Mercy Hospital.
Professor John Windsor is a surgeon who holds a personal chair in Surgery at the University of Auckland and is Director of Surgical Research. He founded the Pancreas Research Group (1992), Surgical Skills Centre (1993), HPB/UGI Unit (1994), and the Surgical Research Network (2007) which now encompasses ASML (Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory) and SCORE (Surgical Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation). Surgical interests include the management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and gastro-oesophageal reflux and malignancy. His current research includes the role of toxic mesenteric lymph in the promotion of multiple organ failure, the investigation of specific mitochondrial therapies to restore cellular bioenergetics, the mapping and modulation of gastric electrical activity and the development of medical devices. He has published over 270 manuscripts, raised $7m in grants and given over 200 invited talks in the last 6 years, including Visiting Professorships to Harvard, Oxford, Karolinska, Singapore, Capetown, Johannesburg and Delhi. He is co-founder and a director of the start-up SIMTICS Ltd that has developed the ‘Integrated Cognitive Simulator’ for procedural and surgical skills training. In the RACS he was involved in the development of the CLEAR, Surgeons as Teachers, DCAS courses and the Academy of Surgical Educators. He recently completed a 5 year term as chairperson of the Section of Academic Surgery in the RACS (2013) and a 4 year term as Secretary General of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (2012). Recent appointments include Chairperson of the national HPB/Upper GI Tumour Stream, member of the Clinical Advisory Board of Health Innovation NZ, and Patron TEDx Auckland. Awarded the Butland Distinguished Medical Science Award (1997), Butland Award for Excellence in Research Supervision (2009), Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2009), Gluckman Medal (2012) for distinguished contribution to research in the University of Auckland, elected as an Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association (2012), the James IV Association of Surgeons (2013) and Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2014).
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Entrances C & D, Ground Floor
100 Mountain Road
Entrances C & D, Ground Floor
100 Mountain Road
Mercy Specialist Centre
100 Mountain Rd
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This page was last updated at 3:36PM on April 22, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by John A. Windsor - General, Pancreatobiliary, Gastro-oesophageal & Laparoscopic Surgeon.