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Auckland DHB General Surgery

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Gastrointestinal Disorders (Upper Gastrointestinal and Colorectal)

Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus. These range from complex conditions such as ulceration or cancer in the bowel through to fairly minor conditions such as haemorrhoids. Many of the more major conditions such as bowel cancer will require surgery, or sometimes treatment with medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.
Referral to Hospital is only indicated for haemorrhoids which do not settle with conservative treatment and have persisted > 6 weeks or which have troublesome bleeding.
 
Injection or banding which can be performed in the clinic while larger ones will require surgery.
eReferrals pages are currently being updated to provide more specific requirements.

This page was last updated at 2:13PM on February 14, 2020.