Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - General Surgery
Private Surgical Service
Southern Cross' Brightside Hospital is a modern private surgical hospital located in central Auckland.
Brightside Hospital was originally established on its Auckland site, in Epsom, in the 1940s and was completely rebuilt to modern, high tech specifications and re-opened in 2000.
Brightside offers a wide range of surgical services and postoperative care to around 4,500 patients each year. This four-theatre hospital provides 43 inpatient beds and 6 day stay chairs and has a staff of nearly 100.
With an established reputation for gynaecological, orthopaedic and urological services, Brightside was also the first private hospital in New Zealand to offer prostate brachytherapy, a new type of treatment for prostate cancer. This specialist service employs advanced techniques and technologies for prostate implants, and the medical specialists operating at the hospital have helped Brightside to be involved in leading the way in urological treatment in New Zealand in some respects.
Plastic surgery, oral surgery and general surgery are also amongst the surgical services offered at Brightside Hospital.
Recent developments include the introduction of an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), opened in 2012 and providing a specialised postoperative ward for patients with medical conditions or surgical issues that require an enhanced level of monitoring and care. The four-bed ward caters for patients who unexpectedly require some extra post-surgical care, or those with medical issues - such as heart or blood pressure conditions - that may have the potential to cause complications during or after surgery.
Procedures / Treatments
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) in inserted.… More
Bariatric or weight loss surgery refers to a number of different procedures that can be performed to treat obesity.… More
Open Excisional: a small incision (cut) is made as close as possible to the lump and the lump, together with a surrounding margin of tissue, is removed for examination.… More
This can involve a breast implant or a muscle flap.… 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
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
An opening is made in the skin of the abdomen (stomach) to allow drainage of stools (faeces) from the colon into a collection bag on the outside.… More
Haemorrhoidectomy: each haemorrhoid or pile is tied off and then cut away.… More
Hiatus Hernia Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
Simple or Total: all breast tissue, skin and the nipple are surgically removed but the muscles lying under the breast and the lymph nodes are left in place.… More
An incision (cut) is made in the front of and at the base of the neck and one or more of the parathyroid glands are removed. More
An incision (cut) is made in front of the ear and runs down below the jaw line.… More
An abdominal incision (cut) is made and part or all of the rectum removed. More
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your lower large intestine (bowel).… More
Shave Biopsy: the top layers of skin in the area being investigated are shaved off with a scalpel (surgical knife) for investigation under a microscope.… More
Skin Lesion Excision
Skin lesions such as cysts and tumours are removed by cutting around and under them with a scalpel. More
An incision (cut) is made in the front of and at the base of the neck and part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. More
Vein stripping: the varicose veins are cut out and the veins that branch off them are tied off.… More
- Weekdays: 11:00 to 20:00
- Weekends: 11:00 to 20:00
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Free visitor parking is provided at the hospital.
(09) 925 4200
Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.
3 Brightside Road
3 Brightside Road
PO Box 26064
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This page was last updated at 11:18AM on February 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - General Surgery.