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Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Orthopaedic Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Orthopaedics

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.

Description

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 services that relate to the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system e.g. arthroplasty is surgery to relieve pain and restore range of motion by realigning or reconstructing a joint. Arthroscopy is an instrument through which the interior of a joint may be inspected or operated on.

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

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Mr Wesley Bevan

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr Chris Birks

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr Alan Carstens

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr Michael Chin

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr Carl Chisholm

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr John Dunbar

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Dr Liam Dunbar

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Mr Paul Eaton

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Professor David Gwynne-Jones

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Mr Fraser Harrold

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr Bruce Hodgson

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Dr Louis LeBlond

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Mr Gary McCoubrey

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

  • Mr Simon McMahon

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Māori Hill, Dunedin

  • Mr John Scanelli

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at all locations.

Procedures / Treatments

Ankle Arthroscopy

Two or three small incisions (cuts) are made in the ankle and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove bony spurs, damaged cartilage or inflamed tissue.

Two or three small incisions (cuts) are made in the ankle and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove bony spurs, damaged cartilage or inflamed tissue.
Ankle Replacement

An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle. The damaged ankle joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant.

An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle. The damaged ankle joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant.
Carpal Tunnel Release

Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making an incision (cut) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist. Tissue that is pressing on the nerve is then cut to release the pressure.

Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making an incision (cut) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist. Tissue that is pressing on the nerve is then cut to release the pressure.
Discectomy

An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine and the bulging part of the painful disc is cut off and removed.

An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine and the bulging part of the painful disc is cut off and removed.
Hip Arthroscopy

Small incisions (cuts) are made in the hip area and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove loose, damaged or inflamed tissue.

Small incisions (cuts) are made in the hip area and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove loose, damaged or inflamed tissue.
Hip Replacement

An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint. The diseased and damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with smooth, artificial metal ‘ball’ and plastic ‘socket’ parts.

An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint. The diseased and damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with smooth, artificial metal ‘ball’ and plastic ‘socket’ parts.
Knee Arthroscopy

Several small incisions (cuts) are made on the knee through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.

Several small incisions (cuts) are made on the knee through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.
Knee Replacement

An incision (cut) is made on the front of the knee to allow the surgeon access to the knee joint. The damaged and painful areas of the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bone (tibia), including the knee joint, are removed and replaced with metal and plastic parts.

An incision (cut) is made on the front of the knee to allow the surgeon access to the knee joint. The damaged and painful areas of the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bone (tibia), including the knee joint, are removed and replaced with metal and plastic parts.
Rotator Cuff Repair

Several small incisions (cuts) are made in the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). The surgeon is then able to remove any bony spurs or inflamed tissue and mend torn tendons of the rotator cuff group.

Several small incisions (cuts) are made in the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). The surgeon is then able to remove any bony spurs or inflamed tissue and mend torn tendons of the rotator cuff group.
Shoulder Arthroscopy

This surgery involves making several small incisions (cuts) on the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the shoulder, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.

This surgery involves making several small incisions (cuts) on the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the shoulder, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.
Spinal Fusion

An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine. Two or more vertebrae (the small bones that make up the spinal column) are fused together with bone grafts and/or metal rods to form a single bone.

An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine. Two or more vertebrae (the small bones that make up the spinal column) are fused together with bone grafts and/or metal rods to form a single bone.
Tendon Repair

An incision (cut) is made over the damaged tendon. The damaged ends of the tendon are sewn together and, if necessary, reattached to surrounding tissue.

An incision (cut) is made over the damaged tendon. The damaged ends of the tendon are sewn together and, if necessary, reattached to surrounding tissue.

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This page was last updated at 1:33PM on May 29, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Orthopaedic Surgery.