General Surgery

General Surgery

General surgery is the assessment and treatment (which may or may not include surgery) of a wide range of conditions in a person’s abdomen, neck, skin, breast and soft tissue.

General Surgery service has a district-wide model of care, focusing on surgery at Waikato and Thames hospitals with visiting services provided to Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Tokoroa hospitals. It also provides a comprehensive tertiary service to the Midland health region.

Description

General surgery is part of Waikato Hospital's Surgical Services cluster.
General surgery has consultants who are recognised leaders in the following specialties:

  • Breast/endocrine
  • Hepatobiliary/pancreatic/UGI
  • Colorectal
  • Trauma

Services provided to the Midland health region include

  • liver resection
  • complex laparoscopic surgery
  • surgery for conditions of the large bowel
  • advanced endocrine surgery
  • mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery are performed as combined cases with plastic surgery. 

Location

Waikato Hospital

  • Ward M12 General Surgery, Level 2, Menzies Building
  • Ward M2 General Surgery, Level 2, Menzies Building
  • General Surgery Clinic, Reception B, Level 1, Meade Clinical Centre
  • Ward E4, Waikids Surgery, Level 4, Elizabeth Rothwell Building (with Paediatrics)

Thames Hospital

Visiting services to Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Tokoroa hospitals

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists including Emergency Department doctors.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a General Surgery Clinic.