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Wakefield Hospital - 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

Wakefield Hospital is the largest private hospital in the Wellington region. It is located in the suburb of Newtown and is owned and operated by parent company Evolution Healthcare (NZ) Limited.

Based in the heart of Wellington, Wakefield Hospital offers a wide range of high-quality private healthcare services with a team of experienced specialists and the latest in techniques and equipment available. We have a proud history of offering our patients the very best of care in our modern and comfortable facilities.

Private healthcare allows choice, flexibility and access to specialists who use the latest techniques in treatment. You are free to nominate your specialist and can expect your consultation and treatment in a timely manner without waiting list restrictions. Early treatment and intervention is often pivotal in ensuring the best outcome for patients.

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

Daily 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Please note that Level 2 (the Cardiac Ward), ICU and HDU are closed for a rest period between 1:00pm and 3:00pm daily.

Refreshments

Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria between 9:00am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday.

Parking

Free parking is provided within the hospital grounds.

Accommodation

Wakefield Hospital has a limited number of standard apartments on site which can be booked for family if required. These units sleep up to four people and must be booked through our reception prior to your hospital admission.

To book an apartment please email us or contact the hospital reception on (04) 381 8100 - Extn 0.

Pharmacy

Nearest community pharmacy here

Contact Details

Toll Free Phone: 0800 WAKEFIELD (0800 925 334)

Florence Street (off Riddiford Street)
Newtown
Wellington

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Street Address

Florence Street (off Riddiford Street)
Newtown
Wellington

Postal Address

Wakefield Hospital
Private Bag 7909
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 11:30AM on November 9, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Wakefield Hospital - General Surgery.