All procedures are performed by the laparoscopic (keyhole) approach where appropriate.
- Surgical opinions and evaluations
- Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy/colonoscopy, screening colonoscopy
- Laparoscopic surgery - cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, reflux
- All types of open general surgery
- Surgical solutions for morbid obesity
- Laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery
- Benign and malignant breast surgery, gynaecomastia
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
- Benign anorectal problems - fissure, haemorrhoids, fistula
- Second opinions.
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We are happy to offer advice over the phone to our primary care colleagues where appropriate, and run an informal advice email service for GPs for less pressing problems. For details please see our “GP” area.
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.
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|Tue||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wed – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
- referral letter from your GP or other doctor
- any insurance information
- copies of operation records, medical records, x-ray reports, etc from previous doctor visits
- a letter of referral from your GP, if one has not already been received by our practice
- your completed patient information profile (provided to you by email or hard copy when you made your initial appointment)
- if you have had bariatric surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report.
Procedures / Treatments
Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More
Sometimes, some of the watery fluid (bile) stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material known as gallstones.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when the valve between the stomach and the lower end of the oesophagus is not working properly.… More
Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery refers to a number of different procedures that can be performed to treat obesity.… More
Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
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
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
We are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers for certain procedures which may include endoscopy, inguinal hernia (laparoscopic and open), laparoscopic cholecystectomy and some others.
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This page was last updated at 10:29AM on July 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato Surgery.