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Southern DHB Cardiothoracic Surgery Service

Public Service, Cardiothoracic Surgery


7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Cardiothoracic surgery involves the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the heart and greater vessels (cardiac) or organs inside the chest (thorax), usually involving the lungs, chest wall and diaphragm. The Southern DHB Cardiothoracic Surgery service is one of five national centres for adult cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Outpatient clinics are delivered at Dunedin and Southland hospitals, while cardiothoracic surgery takes place at Dunedin Hospital.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.


7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Dunedin Hospital

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    An aneurysm is a weak, bulging area that can develop on the wall of a blood vessel particularly in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart for delivery to the rest of the body.… More

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

    When the arteries that supply the heart with blood (coronary arteries) become blocked with fatty substances, surgery may be required to restore blood flow to the heart muscle.… More

  • Heart Valve Surgery

    There are four major heart valves that control blood flow through the heart.… More

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:20PM on August 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Cardiothoracic Surgery Service.