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Nicola Davis - Breast & General Surgeon

Private Service, General Surgery, Breast


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Dr Nicola Davis is an oncoplastic breast and general surgeon consulting from Tauranga Specialist Centre and operating at Grace Hospital, Tauranga.

Nicola performs a range of breast surgery procedures, from removing benign lesions to the surgical management of breast cancer.
Nicola also offers a range of general surgery operations, including hernia repair (laparoscopic or open), laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy and skin lesion excision.
Nicola believes in patient-centred care and will work with you to navigate complex treatment decisions, ensuring you have all the information required to make a fully informed decision that is right for you. 

What is General Surgery?
The role of the general surgeon varies but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and, often, vascular (blood vessel) system.

While the name would suggest that the focus of general surgery is to perform operations, often this is not the case. Many patients are referred to surgeons with conditions that do not need surgical procedures, but merely require counselling or medical treatment.

What is Oncoplastic Breast Surgery?
Oncoplastic breast surgery merges the principles of oncologic surgery, in which cancerous tissue is removed, with those of plastic surgery which reconstructs an area following surgery.

In oncoplastic breast surgery, plastic surgery techniques are used to reshape the breast by remodelling of remaining breast tissue, advancing other tissue into the defect or reconstructing a breast using implants.


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.



Dr Nicola Davis is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider and an nib First Choice Provider


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Consultations available Friday mornings 8.00 am - noon

Procedures / Treatments

  • Breast Disorders Including Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery

    General surgery covers breast diseases including breast cancer and benign breast conditions such as benign breast lumps and nipple discharge.… More

  • Thyroid Disorders

    If a thyroid gland is enlarged and causing compressive symptoms, there is a concerning nodule or it is producing too much thyroid hormone that can't be controlled with medication then it can be removed surgically.… 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

  • Skin Disorders Including Melanoma Surgery

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


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Tauranga Specialist Centre
752 Cameron Road
Tauranga South
Bay Of Plenty 3112

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Tauranga Specialist Centre
752 Cameron Road
Tauranga South
Bay Of Plenty 3112

Postal Address

752 Cameron Rd
Tauranga 3140

This page was last updated at 12:24PM on September 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Nicola Davis - Breast & General Surgeon.