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Southern Cross Hospital Wellington - 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

At Southern Cross Hospital in Wellington we want you to feel well cared for and that you leave our hospital satisfied with the care you have received. A hospital visit can be an anxious time and we will do all we can to make your experience a comfortable and positive one. A very capable team will take care of you.

Investing in quality

At our Wellington hospital, our promise is a quality-driven service. We deliver quality care, not only to Southern Cross members, but also to patients with other private medical insurers.

Increasingly, we are providing services to those who pay for surgery themselves, and to patients funded by ACC and through other specific public funding arrangements.

Whilst in our Wellington hospital, patients can expect:

  • a professional, caring nursing team, whose focus is on the patients’ wellbeing and comfort
  • comfortable private rooms for overnight stay, with a large ensuite, television and radio facilities
  • nourishing, quality meals for overnight patients (with attention to your special dietary needs on request)
  • a modern, well-equipped day-stay facility for those not requiring overnight stay
  • support from our team to ensure that from admission to discharge, the administrative procedures run as smoothly as possible
  • flexible visiting hours and visiting arrangements to ensure a restful environment for all of our patients
  • free parking facilities.

As demand for new services grows within the Wellington region, we continue to invest in our facilities to ensure that we respond to the needs of specialists and patients in the greater Wellington region and beyond.

General Surgery is provided by 7 surgeons. They are:

The specialists who currently consult at our facilities in Wellington are:

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: 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Weekends: 8.00am to 8.00pm

Parking

Free patient parking is provided.

Contact Details

Phone: +64 4 910 2160
Fax: +64 4 910 2162

E-mail Address:

wellington@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

90 Hanson Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

90 Hanson Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

PO Box 7233
Newtown
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 2:16PM on September 30, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Wellington - General Surgery.