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Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - Urology

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' Brightside Hospital is a modern private surgical hospital located in central Auckland.

Brightside Hospital was originally established on its Auckland site, in Epsom, in the 1940s and was completely rebuilt to modern, high tech specifications and re-opened in 2000.

Brightside offers a wide range of surgical services and postoperative care to around 4,500 patients each year. This four-theatre hospital provides 43 inpatient beds and 6 day stay chairs and has a staff of nearly 100.

With an established reputation for gynaecological, orthopaedic and urological services, Brightside was also the first private hospital in New Zealand to offer prostate brachytherapy, a new type of treatment for prostate cancer.  This specialist service employs advanced techniques and technologies for prostate implants, and the medical specialists operating at the hospital have helped Brightside to be involved in leading the way in urological treatment in New Zealand in some respects.

Plastic surgery, oral surgery and general surgery are also amongst the surgical services offered at Brightside Hospital.

Recent developments include the introduction of an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), opened in 2012 and providing a specialised postoperative ward for patients with medical conditions or surgical issues that require an enhanced level of monitoring and care.  The four-bed ward caters for patients who unexpectedly require some extra post-surgical care, or those with medical issues - such as heart or blood pressure conditions - that may have the potential to cause complications during or after surgery.

Consultants

Procedures / Treatments

  • Brachytherapy

    Prostate cancer can be treated with localised radiotherapy by implanting small radioactive seeds into the prostate gland. 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

  • Colposuspension

    Incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) to allow access to the bladder.… More

  • Cystourethroscopy

    A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (cystoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening and through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) to your bladder.… More

  • Nephrectomy

    Incisions (cuts) are made in the side of the body, between the ribs and hip, to allow removal of one or both kidneys. More

  • Nephrostomy

    A tube is inserted into the kidney to allow urine to drain out.… More

  • Orchidopexy

    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

  • Orchiectomy

    Scrotal: a small incision (cut) is made in the front of the scrotum and the testicles removed.… More

  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

    A thin wire is inserted into your lower back and guided using x-ray imaging to your kidney.… More

  • Prostatectomy

    Incisions (cuts) are made in either the lower abdomen (stomach) or between the scrotum and the anus to allow removal of the enlarged parts of, or the entire, prostate gland. More

  • Pubo-vaginal Sling

    Small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower abdomen (stomach) and in the front wall of the vagina.… More

  • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)

    A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (resectoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening, through the urethra and into the bladder.… More

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

    A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (resectoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening of the penis and through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) to your bladder.… More

  • Ureteroscopy

    A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (ureteroscope) is inserted into the urinary opening, through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) and bladder to the ureters (the two tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder).… More

  • Urethroplasty

    An incision (cut) is made in the penis and the narrowed part of the urethra (the tube that carries urine to the outside of your body) is removed and the urethra rejoined.In balloon urethroplasty, a thin tube with a balloon attached is inserted into the opening of the penis.… More

  • Vasectomy

    A tiny incision (cut) is made in the scrotum and a short length of the vas deferens (the tube carrying sperm away from the testicles where it is produced) is removed. More

Visiting Hours

  • Weekdays: 11:00 to 20:00
  • Weekends: 11:00 to 20:00

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Parking

Free visitor parking is provided at the hospital.

Contact Details

Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.

3 Brightside Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

3 Brightside Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

PO Box 26064
Epsom
Auckland 1344

This page was last updated at 2:58PM on June 25, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - Urology.