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Ross Roberts - Hernia, Endoscopist & General Surgeon

Private Service, General Surgery



Welcome to The Hernia Clinic and The Endoscopy Clinic in Christchurch. These are specialist practices focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of hernias, and disorders of the digestive system, respectively.
We provide a friendly, welcoming approach with full attention to patient privacy and the service offered is courteous, rapid and efficient. 

Procedures are carried out at Southern Cross Hospital, St Georges Hospital and Southern Endoscopy Centre,  all of which provide the most up to date equipment for both diagnostic and surgical procedures.
The Hernia Clinic
Our team are widely experienced in all forms of hernia repair including keyhole and the more traditional surgical techniques.

Our services include:

  • Consultation
  • Hernia surgery
  • Minor surgery
  • General surgery
The Endoscopy Clinic 
Common problems we treat include gastroesophageal reflux, stomach conditions and bowel problems. Information about operations and procedures for digestive disorders can be found here

Our services include:

  • Consultation
  • Minor surgery
  • Gastroscopy procedure
  • Colonoscopy procedure
  • Oesophageal pH monitoring 
  • Manometry
  • General 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, vascular (blood vessel) system.
Mr Roberts has a particular focus on hernia surgery and abdominal conditions.
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.


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.
Endoscopy Clinic Forms
Click here to download forms including endoscopy referral pad, colon cancer screening guidelines, bowel preparation guides, consent to IV sedation and patient diary pH study.


We are a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider. Eligibility criteria apply for Southern Cross members.


Mon – Thu8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

In addition the regular office hours, we have later appointments available on some Mondays, Tuesdays and Thrusdays

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

  • Colorectal Cancer

    This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… More

  • Gastroscopy

    Gastroscopy allows examination of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More

  • Skin Disorders

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

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

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

  • Gallstones

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


Ample parking is available underneath our building, including disabled parking spaces.


Nearest pharmacy here

Urgent Pharmacy, 931 Colombo St

The Dispensary Pharmacy, 914 Colombo St

Contact Details

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The Hernia Clinic 

The Endoscopy Clinic 


Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

The Endoscopy Clinic and The Hernia Clinic are both at the above address

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Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

The Endoscopy Clinic and The Hernia Clinic are both at the above address

This page was last updated at 1:31PM on January 11, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Ross Roberts - Hernia, Endoscopist & General Surgeon.