General Surgery

Introduction

The General Surgery is a surgical service that focuses on the abdominal organs e.g. intestines including the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and thyroid gland.  General Surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast and hernias.  The General Surgery service also includes Plastic Surgery which is concerned with correction or restoration of form and function.  It includes reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and the treatment of burns.  Vascular Surgery deals with conditions of the vascular system or arteries and veins.  Vascular conditions are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures  and surgical reconstruction. 

   

Location

Dunedin Hospital 201 Great King st

  • Wards 4A & 4C - Inpatient areas
  • Ward 4B - Preadmission and Day of Surgery Admission area
  • 4th floor Clinical Services Building - Outpatient Clinics
   

Contact Details

Ph: 03 470 9378

   

Links

Amputees Federation of New Zealand www.amputee.co.nz
The Cancer Society www.cancernz.org.nz
Inflammatory Bowel Disease www.crohnsandcolitis.org.nz