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Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - Paediatric 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

Southern Cross Hospital in Christchurch is the largest hospital within our national network.

Owned by Southern Cross since 1979, the centrally situated hospital campus includes one of the biggest and most advanced private surgical hospitals in the South Island.

The Christchurch hospital campus has seen significant upgrades and new facilities in recent years, and typically provides services to around 9,500 patients each year. Facilities include digital operating theatres, an advanced 'hybrid' operating room, systems for robotically-assisted surgery, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose built endoscopy centre.

 

Consultants

Procedures / Treatments

  • Hernias

    Umbilical Hernia An incision (cut) is made underneath the navel (tummy button) and the hernia (part of the intestine that is bulging through the abdominal wall) is pushed back into the abdominal cavity.… More

  • Orchiopexy

    A small incision (cut) is made in the groin on the side of the undescended testicle and the testicle pulled down into the scrotum.… More

  • Radical Neck Dissection

    All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the spinal accessory nerve… More

  • Modified or Functional Neck Dissection

    All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed. More

  • Sigmoidoscopy

    A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into the anus and moved through the lower large intestine (bowel).… More

  • Frenectomy

    A fold of tissue (frenum) that attaches to the cheek, lips and/or tongue is surgically removed. More

  • Appendectomy

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower right abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) in inserted.… More

  • Circumcision

    The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… 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

  • Meatoplasty (urethral)

    A minor surgical procedure is performed to widen the urinary meatus or opening (where the urine exits the body). More

  • Hydrocoele

    A small cut is made in the scrotum and the fluid is drained from the hydrocoele sac (a fluid-filled mass that forms in the scrotum).… More

  • Testicular Torsion

    A small cut is made in the scrotum, the cord supplying blood to the testicle is untwisted and both testes are sutured (stitched) to the scrotum to prevent another torsion. More

Visiting Hours

Weekdays 8:00 to 20:00
Weekends 8:00 to 20:00

Public Transport

The Christchurch City Council provides good public transport information. See here

Parking

Over 60 parking spaces are provided for patients and visitors.

Contact Details

131 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8013

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Street Address

131 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8013

Postal Address

P.O. Box 21-096,
Edgeware,
Christchurch, 8143

This page was last updated at 3:51PM on April 10, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - Paediatric Surgery.