Auckland Medical Specialists Respiratory Services
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
Closed weekends and public holidays
You need to bring to your appointment:
1. any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital
2. any X-rays, CT (computer tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) films and reports
3. all medicines you are currently taking, including herbal and natural remedies
4. your pharmaceutical entitlement card.
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest and trouble breathing.… More
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
This term is used to describe lung disease where the breathing tubes become blocked and the surrounding tissue and air sacs inside the lungs become damaged.… More
This is when abnormal malignant cells divide and grow in an uncontrolled fashion in the lung tissue.… More
Lung Function Tests
You may be advised to take lung function tests to find out how much air moves in and out as you breathe.… More
Spirometry is a test which measures the speed at which your lungs can be filled and emptied of air. It can be used to diagnose problems of breathing and monitor the usefulness of treatment.… More
Peak Flow Meter
This is a small hand-held tube that can measure what is happening in your breathing tubes. You can have one at home and measure your peak flow by blowing into it as hard and fast as possible. You will be shown how to measure it and compare it with what… More
Blood Gas Tests
This is similar to a blood test but instead of a needle going into a vein it is inserted briefly into a small artery in your wrist. A small amount of blood is taken and sent to the laboratory for information about the oxygenation of your blood and other gases.… More
A chest X-ray is normally undertaken to check the chest wall, lungs and heart.… More
Computer Tomography (CT) Scan
With CT you can see much more detail than with a normal X-ray.… More
Fine Needle Aspirate
Depending on what is seen on the CT scan an additional test can be done where a fine needle is inserted into your chest into the cancer and some cells sucked up into the needle. This is done while taking pictures with the CT scanner to guide the doctor as… More
During this test a thin fibreoptic tube is inserted into your breathing tubes, through the nose, to view the tubes and take a biopsy (remove cells or tissue) to see if there are cancer cells present.… More
Initial Consultation: from $420
Follow-up Consultation: from $150
Travelling from South
- Take the Market Rd exit and turn left
- Right turn at lights into Great South Rd
- Travel to main intersection of Manukau Rd & Great South Rd lights
- Straight ahead into Alpers Ave (one way street)
- Left turn into Gillies Ave.
Travelling from North
- Take the Gillies Ave exit
- Turn right on to Gillies Ave
We recommend the Auckland Transport website.
This website will provide you with information on the public transport available in your area as well as prices, timetables and a journey planner
There is parking available on site (including disabled)
Parking is also available on Gillies Ave between 9am-4pm
(09) 638 9945
(09) 638 9947
183 Gillies Avenue
183 Gillies Avenue
PO Box 99354
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This page was last updated at 2:13PM on November 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Medical Specialists Respiratory Services.