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Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Breast Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Breast, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents. 

Independent specialists provide a full range of care for all types of breast surgery, including assessment of symptoms, diagnosis and surgical management of breast cancer and pre-cancerous disease; reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

They provide a coordinated service from point of diagnosis, to surgery and post treatment follow-up.

This surgical service is provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP or contact your preferred specialist directly. 


Procedures / Treatments

  • Mastectomy

    Simple or Total: all breast tissue, skin and the nipple are surgically removed but the muscles lying under the breast and the lymph nodes are left in place.… More

  • Breast Biopsy

    Open Excisional: a small incision (cut) is made as close as possible to the lump and the lump, together with a surrounding margin of tissue, is removed for examination.… More

  • Breast Reconstruction

    A silicone sack filled with either silicone gel or saline (salt water) is inserted underneath your chest muscle and skin.… More

  • Lumpectomy


  • Cosmetic

    Personalised advice and surgical treatment is available to adjust breast asymmetry or help with breast reduction or augmentation. More

  • Male Breast Issues

    Male breast cancer is uncommon, however symptoms in males require assessment and sometimes treatment.… More

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72 Newington Avenue
Maori Hill
OTA 9010

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Street Address

72 Newington Avenue
Māori Hill
OTA 9010

Postal Address

Private Bag 1919
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 9:11AM on January 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Breast Surgery.