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Mr Stuart Caldwell - General & Vascular Surgeon

Private Service, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery


Stuart Caldwell is a consultant vascular and general surgeon who has been working at Middlemore Hospital since February 2006. He trained in the UK where he attended University of Birmingham Medical School from 1984 – 1989. Stuart then underwent surgical training throughout the West Midlands which has a population of 5½ million people with a representational cross section of the UK population.
Stuart passed the UK Intercollegiate exam in 2002 and received his Certificate of Completion of specialist training in September 2002. He worked as a Consultant Surgeon at University of North Staffordshire NHS Trust from 2002 to 2006. While there he worked in a department providing acute general surgical, elective and acute vascular surgical cover to a population of 500,000 in a unit employing 7,000 staff with over 1,300 beds. During his time there the vast majority of his elective practice was peripheral arterial surgery and renal access procedures with emergency practice evenly split between general and vascular work.
Stuart moved to New Zealand in 2006 and commenced as a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital in February. He has vocational registration in general surgery and vascular surgery. Due to the acute workload commitments of the vascular service, his practice is predominantly elective and acute vascular surgery, with a smaller amount of elective general surgery.
Stuart remains a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Surgical and Academic Research Society, the New Zealand Vascular Society and the European Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
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 often the 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.
What is Vascular Surgery?
Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the vessels that carry blood away from (arteries) and back to (veins) your heart.
Vascular disorders include blockages and narrowings of the vessels, abnormal swellings of the vessels (aneurysm) or vessel malfunctions.
The disease processes involved in vascular disorders often involve other body systems and your treatment may therefore require the combined efforts of other medical specialists such as radiologists and general physicians.


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.


Your initial consultation will cost $265

Should any treatment or procedures be necessary the cost will be discussed with you during your appointment.

Dr Caldwell is a southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Varicose Vein Surgery.

Common Conditions

  • Skin Disorders

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

  • Aortic Aneurysm

    This is the dilatation or ballooning of a section of the aorta which is the main artery coming out of the heart.… More

  • Carotid Artery Disease

    You have two carotid arteries, one on either side of your neck, that supply blood to your brain.… More

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Peripheral arterial disease refers to the narrowing of arteries outside the heart and brain, usually as the result of atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" (a build up of fatty deposits on the inner wall of arteries).… More

  • Varicose Veins

    These are bulging veins that lie just beneath the skin (superficial veins).… More

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the face, underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.… More

  • Ulcers

    Vascular ulcers are open wounds on the skin that do not heal or that keep coming back once they do heal.… More

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Contact Details

125 Ormiston Road
Botany Junction
Auckland 2016

Entry is via the main entrance of Ormiston Hospital - Ground floor

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125 Ormiston Road
Botany Junction
Auckland 2016

Entry is via the main entrance of Ormiston Hospital - Ground floor

This page was last updated at 11:53AM on April 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Stuart Caldwell - General & Vascular Surgeon.