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Isaac Cranshaw - Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma General Surgeon

Private Service, General Surgery, Breast


Mercy Breast Clinic, 15 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland


Isaac graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1994 and subsequently completed advanced training in general surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2004. He undertook further subspecialisation training in Breast and Endocrine surgery in Sydney in 2005. In 2006 Isaac was awarded the Genesis Oncology Fellowship to train in advanced endocrine surgery at Hôpital Huriez (CHRU) in Lille, France. The following year he was appointed as the International Fellow in Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where he gained further subspecialist experience in melanoma, skin and soft tissue tumours.

Isaac returned to Auckland in 2007 to take up an appointment at Auckland City Hospital as a general and oncology surgeon where his practice includes the surgical management of melanoma, breast cancer, thyroid, endocrine and soft tissue tumours.

He is - Supervisor of Training for General Surgery at Auckland City Hospital.

        - Examiner in General Surgery for The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

In private practice Isaac consults from 1 Jervois Road in Ponsonby, Mercy Breast Clinic in Epsom and the Skin Institute.

He has a particular interest in seeing patients requiring treatment in the following areas:

  • breast surgery
  • melanoma surgery, including sentinel node and node dissections
  • endocrine surgery including thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • skin cancer surgery
  • abdominal sarcoma surgery.


Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.


Mr Cranshaw is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for selected services including the following categories:

  • General surgery (breast, gallbladder, hernia)
  • Skin cancer diagnosis & surgery


Mercy Breast Clinic, 15 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Procedures / Treatments

  • Breast Disorders

    General surgery covers breast diseases including breast cancer. These conditions are often initially dealt with in a specialised breast clinic which is able to perform a number of investigations (e.g.… More

  • Breast Cancer Surgery

    This may be:

    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 Reconstruction

    When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More

  • Endocrine Disorders

    Abnormalities of the endocrine system treated by general surgery include disorders of the pancreas and adrenal glands in the abdomen and the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck. These are often very complex conditions requiring extensive investigations.… More

  • Salivary Gland Disorders

    Disorders of the salivary glands may be dealt with by the general surgical department or the ENT (ORL) department depending on the local policy. More

  • Skin Disorders

    Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More

  • Melanoma

    This is the most serious form of skin cancer. It can spread to other parts of the body and people can die from this disease.… More

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More

  • Gallstones

    General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More

  • Hernias

    A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More

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This page was last updated at 10:11AM on June 1, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Isaac Cranshaw - Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma General Surgeon.