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Mr Gordon Burgess - Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics



Mr Gordon Burgess is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice in Christchurch. He has a specialist interest in foot & ankle surgery, hip & knee replacement and children's orthopaedics.  He is also a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Canterbury DHB.
What is Orthopaedics?
This is an area that deals with conditions of the musculo-skeletal system (disorders of bones and joints of the limbs and spine). The speciality covers a range of different types of conditions starting with congenital (conditions which children are born with) through to degenerative (conditions relating to the wearing out of joints). The field of orthopaedics covers trauma where bones are broken or injuries are sustained to limbs.
Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions.


  • Mr Gordon Burgess

    Orthopaedic Surgeon - Foot & Ankle Surgery/Hip & Knee Replacement/Children's Orthopaedics

Referral Expectations

You need to bring with you:

1.       Any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital.
2.       Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
3.       All medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
4.       Your ACC number, if you have one.


Gordon is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider. Please contact us for more information.


Mon – Fri9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Joint Replacement

    For elderly patients joint replacement surgery is commonly required to treat damaged joints from wearing out, arthritis or other forms of joint disease including rheumatoid arthritis.… More

  • Orthopaedic Deformities

    Orthopaedic deformities can be congenital or acquired as the result of injury, infection or tumour.… More

  • Fractures

    Orthopaedic surgeons have expertise in the treatment of fractured (broken) bones, particularly in the assessment of damage that may have occurred around the fracture. … More

  • Soft Tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments)

    In many cases tendons will be lengthened to improve the muscle balance around a joint or tendons will be transferred to give overall better joint function.… More

  • Ankle Arthroscopy

    Two or three small incisions (cuts) are made in the ankle and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted.… More

  • Ankle Replacement

    An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle.… More

  • Bunions

    A bunion is a lump of bone and soft tissue that forms where the big toe joins the foot.… More

  • Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle

    Arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle can be treated by both non-operative and operative means including joint preserving solutions (e.g.… More

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Operating Locations

St. George’s Hospital

Southern Cross Hospital

Burwood Hospital

Christchurch Public Hospital

Contact Details

Urgent appointments available.

Level 3, 11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

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Level 3, 11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

This page was last updated at 11:33AM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Gordon Burgess - Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon.