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15 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Waitematā Surgeons
We are a group of general surgeons all with subspecialty interests who work together in the private sector as Waitematā Surgeons. We also individually hold public appointments at Waitematā District Health Board.
In conjunction with other health professionals, the following multidisciplinary services are available:
  • Breast Clinic
  • Colorectal Clinic
  • Gall bladder Surgery
  • Hernia Clinic Laparoscopic and open mesh repair
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Reflux disease, investigation and management
  • Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic
  • Upper Gastrointestinal malignancy
  • Varicose Vein Clinic.
 
What is General Surgery?
The role of the General Surgical Department varies from hospital to hospital, but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and, in many hospitals, 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.

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Hours

15 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Some Evening Clinics are Available

Henderson Medical Centre, Auckland

Thursday Afternoons

Referral Expectations

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.

Common Conditions

  • Skin Disorders

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

  • Endocrine Disorders

    Abnormalities of the endocrine system treated by general surgery include disorders of the pancreas and adrenal glands in the abdomen and the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck. These are often very complex conditions requiring extensive investigations.… More

  • Breast Disorders

    General surgery covers breast diseases including breast cancer. These conditions are often initially dealt with in a specialised breast clinic which is able to perform a number of investigations (e.g.… More

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More

  • Salivary Gland Disorders

    Disorders of the salivary glands may be dealt with by the general surgical department or the ENT (ORL) department depending on the local policy. More

  • Liver and Biliary System Disorders

    General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… 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

  • Vascular Disorders

    Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by general surgery include varicose veins, blockages and narrowings in the arteries or abnormal swellings of the arteries (aneurysm).… More

Travel Directions

Shea Terrace
Shea Terrace runs off Taharoto Rd, Takapuna.  We are located at 15 Shea Terrace, directly opposite the St Johns Ambulance Centre.

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Parking

Shea Terrace
Free parking is available in the front of the building and in the basement on Level 1.

Contact Details

15 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

North Auckland

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Henderson Medical Centre, Auckland

West Auckland

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This page was last updated at 10:52AM on October 10, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā Surgeons.