SERVICES

Private Rooms at  CAREfirst Medical Centre, for consultation and minor procedures.

Private Rooms at Southern Cross Specialist Centre, for consultations.

Private Surgery at Southern Cross Hospital- New Plymouth and CAREfirst Medical Centre.

Public Consultation and Surgery at Taranaki Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital.

Breast Surgery

Performs Breast Surgery for both Benign breast lumps and Breast Cancer. Initial assessment of breast lumps and biopsies done in the rooms.

Breast cancer surgery:

  • Breast Conservative Surgery.

  • Removal of the whole Breast (Mastectomy).

Assessment of the Lymph nodes:

  • Sentinel Lymph nodes Biopsy.

  • Axillary node dissection.

 

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Hernia Surgery

Provides Surgery for different types of Hernia Like:

 

  • Inguinal Hernia

  • Umbilical Hernia

  • Femoral Hernia

  • Incisional Hernia

 

Repair can be acheived by both open and Laparoscopic techniques as appropriate.

Bowel Surgery

Provides the following bowel operations:

  • Small Bowel resection.

  • Laparoscopic and open Right colon resection.

  • Laparoscopic and open Left colon resection.

  • Laparoscopic and open appendicectomy, both elective and emergency.

 
Endocrine Surgery

Performs Surgery for the Thyroid Gland, both Hemithyroidectomy and Total Thyroidectomy. 

Indications: Thyroid Nodule, Multinodular Goitre, Toxic Thyroid Nodule, Toxic Goitre (Graves Disease and Toxic MNG) and Thyroid Cancer.

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Perorms Parathyroid gland Surgery:

  • Minimum access parathyroidectomy.

  • 4 gland exploration.

 

Performs Adrenal Gland Surgery.

Gallbladder Surgery

Performs Laparoscopic and Open Surgery for the Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy).

 

Indications: Gall Stones, Acute and Chronic Cholecystitis, biliary colic and Gallbladder polyps.

 

Intraoperative Cholangiogram is performed as indicated.

 

Anorectal operations

Provides services for :

  • Haemorrhoids: Banding, injection and surgerical excision.

  • Anal Fissure: Botox injection and and Surgery.

  • Excision of anal skin tags.

 

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Skin Cancer

Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider.

 

Performs a wide range of Skin Cancer Surgery including on the Head and neck. (Ear, Lip and Nose). 

Deals with Different types of skin cancer like BCC, SCC and Melanoma.

 

Wound Closure either with direct approximation, skin flaps or skin graft.

 

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Endoscopy

Performs Upper Gastrointestinal tract (Gastroscopy) and Lower Gastrointestinal tract endoscopy (Colonoscopy) for symptomatic patients with bleeding, anaemia or change in bowel habit as well as Screening for persons with strong family history of bowel cancer.

Biopsies and polyp removal are done endoscopically.

 

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Other Procedures

Performs a wide range of other Procedures like:

  • Removal of Lipomas.

  • Excision of skin cysts.

  • Removal of Ingrowing Toe Nails.

  • Pilonidal sinus surgery.

  • Temporal artery Biopsy.

  • Varicose veins surgery, Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider.