Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa – General & HPB/Upper GI Surgeon
Private Service, General Surgery
Sanket Srinivasa is a general surgeon specialising in Upper GI and Liver/Pancreas/Biliary Surgery with specialist expertise in minimally invasive (laparoscopic/robotic) surgery. He is New Zealand's only hepatobiliary (HPB) surgeon with formal robotic training and offers Robotic/ Laparoscopic HPB Surgery in conjunction with his colleagues at Harbour Surgery Centre. Sanket offers urgent appointments (within 24 hours) if requested and can offer surgery semi-acutely when appropriate (e.g. urgent cholecystectomy).
Sanket consults from three locations in Auckland (see on the left) and his surgery is perfomed at Southern Cross North Harbour and at Franklin Hospital in Pukekohe.
Sanket also works as a consultant surgeon at North Shore Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Auckland.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgical procedures are performed through several small cuts (incisions) usually only 5-10mm long, rather than through one large incision.
A long, narrow surgical telescope (laparoscope) that has a tiny camera and light source attached, is inserted through one of the incisions so that the surgeon can view the inside of the body on a TV monitor.
The surgeon then passes specially designed surgical instruments through the other incisions and carries out the procedure using the TV monitor to guide the instruments.
Laparoscopic surgery is usually associated with less blood loss during surgery and less pain and scarring following surgery. In most cases, time spent in hospital is less and overall recovery time from the operation is less than with conventional open surgery.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is advanced technology which builds upon the advantages of laparoscopic surgery and can allow complex operations (e.g. operations for pancreas or liver cancer) to be completed in a minimally invasive manner. This technology is commonplace overseas but not widely available in NZ yet. Dr Srinivasa is trained in the discipline of Robotic Surgery and will recommend it to patients when appropriate.
General & HPB/Upper GI Surgeon
How do I access this service?
Please contact 09-4409930 for appointments or contact email@example.com. GP or specialist referral is usually required. Other pathways of referral are via SR for GPs or through EDI (harbasur)
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Dr Srinivasa is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider under the General Surgery category. He is also part of the NIB Network. He accepts all other major insurance plans and his rooms can provide charges and help organise pre-approval.
Please contact the main number during weekdays 8.30AM to 5.00PM for enquiries and appointments
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Procedures / Treatments
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
Surgery of the pancreas is usually reserved for precancerous or cancerous lesions of the pancreas.… 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
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
Stomach surgery (AKA Gastric resection/ Gastrectomy) may be necessary for cancerous (e.g.… More
Surgery for Reflux / Fundoplication
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
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More
Removal of the spleen can be required as a planned, elective procedure for certain blood disorders or cancers.… 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
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
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Free and convenient parking is available at all sites where Sanket does consultations
For patients from out of town, Sanket's team will help organise accommodation. This is usually at Quest Takapuna which have rooms but also individual units with kitchenettes.
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This page was last updated at 7:34PM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa – General & HPB/Upper GI Surgeon.