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Waikato Surgery's four dedicated and experienced surgeons have a wide range of subspecialty interests and offer a comprehensive, supportive surgical service. 
We manage the full range of conditions within general surgery and its subspecialties, including bariatric surgery. Our surgeons' skills are complementary, and they work together to ensure optimal care for the patient.

All procedures are performed by the laparoscopic (keyhole) approach where appropriate.

Our services include management of a wide range of general surgical problems including:

  • 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.

Meet our team here

For GPs:
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 General Surgery?
The role of the general surgeon varies, but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and sometimes vascular (blood vessel) system.
 
While the name would suggest that the focus of general surgery is to perform operations, often this is not the case. Many patients are referred to surgeons with conditions that do not need surgical procedures, but merely require counselling or medical treatment.
 

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.

 

Consultants

Hours

Mon 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Referral Expectations

Making an appointment:
Please call (07) 859 0185.

To cancel an appointment:
Please contact the practice during business hours. Please cancel at least 1 day ahead so that your appointment time can be allocated to another patient who is seeking treatment. 

When you come for your appointment, remember to bring the following:

  • 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.
When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
 
Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.
 
Please find below links to further information about:

Procedures / Treatments

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More

  • Gallstones

    Sometimes, some of the watery fluid (bile) stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material known as gallstones.… More

  • Hernias

    A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More

  • Anti-reflux Surgery

    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

  • Colorectal Surgery

    Haemorrhoids
    Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More

  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

    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

  • Skin Disorders

    Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More

Charges

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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Free patient parking provided onsite.

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36 Grey Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton

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36 Grey Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton

This page was last updated at 2:06PM on July 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato Surgery.