Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - Paediatric Surgery
Private Surgical Service, Paediatrics
Southern Cross Hospital in Christchurch is the largest hospital within our national network.
Owned by Southern Cross since 1979, the centrally situated hospital campus includes one of the biggest and most advanced private surgical hospitals in the South Island.
The Christchurch hospital campus has seen significant upgrades and new facilities in recent years, and typically provides services to around 9,500 patients each year. Facilities include digital operating theatres, an advanced 'hybrid' operating room, systems for robotically-assisted surgery, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose built endoscopy centre.
Procedures / Treatments
Umbilical Hernia An incision (cut) is made underneath the navel (tummy button) and the hernia (part of the intestine that is bulging through the abdominal wall) is pushed back into the abdominal cavity.… More
A small incision (cut) is made in the groin on the side of the undescended testicle and the testicle pulled down into the scrotum.… More
Radical Neck Dissection
All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the spinal accessory nerve… More
Modified or Functional Neck Dissection
All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed. More
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into the anus and moved through the lower large intestine (bowel).… More
A fold of tissue (frenum) that attaches to the cheek, lips and/or tongue is surgically removed. More
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower right abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) in inserted.… More
The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… More
Shave Biopsy: the top layers of skin in the area being investigated are shaved off with a scalpel (surgical knife) for investigation under a microscope.… More
Skin Lesion Excision
Skin lesions such as cysts and tumours are removed by cutting around and under them with a scalpel. More
A minor surgical procedure is performed to widen the urinary meatus or opening (where the urine exits the body). More
A small cut is made in the scrotum and the fluid is drained from the hydrocoele sac (a fluid-filled mass that forms in the scrotum).… More
A small cut is made in the scrotum, the cord supplying blood to the testicle is untwisted and both testes are sutured (stitched) to the scrotum to prevent another torsion. More
Weekdays 8:00 to 20:00
Weekends 8:00 to 20:00
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Over 60 parking spaces are provided for patients and visitors.
(03) 968 3100
(03) 968 3101
131 Bealey Avenue
131 Bealey Avenue
P.O. Box 21-096,
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