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Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - General Surgery

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Description

Southern Cross Hospital in Christchurch is the largest hospital within our national network.

Owned by Southern Cross since 1979, the centrally situated hospital campus includes one of the biggest and most advanced private surgical hospitals in the South Island.

The Christchurch hospital campus has seen significant upgrades and new facilities in recent years, and typically provides services to around 9,500 patients each year. Facilities include digital operating theatres, an advanced 'hybrid' operating room, systems for robotically-assisted surgery, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose built endoscopy centre.

 

Consultants

Procedures / Treatments

  • Appendicectomy

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower right abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) in inserted.… More

  • Breast Biopsy

    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

  • Breast Reconstruction

    A silicone sack filled with either silicone gel or saline (salt water) is inserted underneath your chest muscle and skin.… More

  • Cholecystectomy

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More

  • Colectomy

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More

  • Colonoscopy

    A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (colonoscope) is inserted into your anus and then moved along the entire colon.… More

  • Colostomy

    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

  • Gastrectomy

    Partial: the diseased part of the stomach is removed and the remaining section is reattached to the oesophagus (food pipe) or small intestine.… More

  • Gastroscopy

    A long, flexible tube with a tiny camera attached (gastroscope) is inserted through your mouth and moved down your digestive tract.… More

  • Haemorrhoid Removal

    Haemorrhoidectomy: each haemorrhoid or pile is tied off and then cut away.… More

  • Hernia Repair

    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

  • Mastectomy

    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

  • Parathyroidectomy

    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

  • Parotidectomy

    An incision (cut) is made in front of the ear and runs down below the jaw line.… More

  • Rectal Resection

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More

  • Sigmoidoscopy

    A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your lower large intestine (bowel).… More

  • Skin Biopsy

    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

  • Thyroidectomy

    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

  • Varicose Veins

    Sclerotherapy: a tiny needle is used to inject a chemical solution into the vein that causes the vein to collapse.… More

Visiting Hours

Weekdays 8:00 to 20:00
Weekends 8:00 to 20:00

Public Transport

The Christchurch City Council provides good public transport information. See here

Parking

Over 60 parking spaces are provided for patients and visitors.

Contact Details

131 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8013

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Street Address

131 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8013

Postal Address

P.O. Box 21-096,
Edgeware,
Christchurch, 8143

This page was last updated at 3:26PM on October 29, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - General Surgery.