Consultants

Our team of eleven highly experienced and expert surgeons are also fully supported by a gastroenterologist and a large number of fully qualified and experienced ancillary staff.

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Michael Burt

BMedSc, MB ChB, PhD, FRACP

Michael Burt is a consultant gastroenterologist with extensive specialist training in New Zealand. And Australia. He has over 20 years clinical experience in gastroenterology and has a busy public and private practice. His special expertise is in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Gastroenterologist

  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
  • Consultation
  • Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Endoscopy - diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
Malcolm Gordon

Malcolm Gordon

MB ChB, FRACS

Malcolm Gordon is a specialist general, breast and vascular surgeon, and is a director of Laservein. He trained in Christchurch, with further post-graduate training in the UK and Australia. He is experienced in keyhole and open surgical techniques.

General and Vascular Surgeon

Gallbladder Surgery
Hernia
Breast (Canterbury Breast Care)
Haemorrhoids
Abdominal Wall
Thyroid
Hyperhidrosis (Keyhole Surgery)
Appendix
Colonoscopy
Gastroscopy

Vascular Surgery

Varicose Veins

  • Surgery
  • Laser
  • Sclerotherapy


Carotid and Peripheral Artery
Aortic Surgery

  • endoluminar specialist
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Philippa Mercer

MB ChB, FRACS

Philippa has been in private practice since 1994 and is a founding partner in Canterbury Breastcare. She has also worked in the UK, Ireland and the USA. She has been a specialist General Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital since 1993.

General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

  • Gallbladder
  • Breast (Canterbury Breast Care)
  • Endocrine - Adrenal, Parathyroid, Thyroid
  • Hernia (Open only)

James Mckay

MBChB MSc FRACS FCICM

James is a specialist General, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon. He trained in New Zealand, with specialist training also in trauma Surgery in Canada.
James perfoms a wide range of general surgery, with a specific interest in hernias, including inguinal, femoral, incisional and complex ventral hernias.
He is also an endoscopist and works as a trauma surgeon for the CDHB.

General, Laparocopic,Endocopic and Trauma Surgeon

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (Complex, Inguinal, Incisional and Umbilical)
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair (Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional and Ventral)
  • Complex Hernia surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Splenic Surgery
  • Some Laparoscopic and open colonic surgery
  • Proctology/Perianal
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Appendix surgery
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Birgit Dijkstra

MB ChB, FRACS

Birgit is a General Surgeon with overseas experience in the UK and Ireland. Born in Holland. She did most of her surgical training in Christchurch. She works at Christchurch Hospital and also at Canterbury Breastcare.

General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

  • Gallbladder
  • Breast (Canterbury Breast Care)
  • Endocrine - Adrenal, Parathyroid, Thyroid
  • Hernia 
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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Greg Robertson

MB ChB, FRACS

Greg is a General and Colorectal Surgeon. He does surgery's of the colon, rectum, anus and perianal region. Also surgery of inflammatory bowel disease, Laparoscopic surgery, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Gallbladder, Hernia and Appendix.

General, and Colorectal Surgeon

  • Surgery of colon, rectum, anus and perianal region
  • Surgery of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • Appendix
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Richard Flint

MB ChB PhD FRACS

Richard is a General Surgeon and endoscopist. He trained in Christchurch, Boston (Harvard University, Fellow in advanced laparoscopy) and New York (surgical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).

Richard trained in Christchurch, then in Boston (Harvard Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery) and New York (Surgical Oncology Fellow). He also works at Christchurch Hospital (Consultant General Surgeon), Christchurch School of Medicine (Senior Lecturer) and Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery.

Richard performs a wide range of general surgery but has special interests in weight loss surgery, hernia surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery and sarcoma surgery.

General and Endoscopic Surgeon

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (Inguinal, Incisional and Hiatus)
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophageal Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Sarcoma Surgery
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Grant Coulter

MB ChB, FRACS

Grant is a specialist, General Surgeon and endoscopist. He trained in Christchurch then spent time working in Norwich, London and Melbourne. He did additional training in thoracic and vascular surgery and also works at Christchurch Hospital. Grant was amongst the first New Zealand surgeons to use keyhole surgery for hernias and other procedures.

General and Endoscopic Surgeon Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Complex Hernia Surgery
  • Anti-reflux Surgery
  • Conditions of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Varicose Veins
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
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Steven Kelly

MB ChB, FRACS

Steven is a General Surgeon with specialist training in New Zealand and the UK at Cambridge, Edinburgh and Taunton. His special interest is weight loss surgery and upper gastrointestinal surgery. He also works at Christchurch Hospital.

General, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon

  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Complex Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Bowel Conditions
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
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Hayley Waller

MB ChB, FRACS

Hayley is a General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon. She completed most of her training in New Zealand as well as spending time in Ireland. Her areas of interest include Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and all aspects of endocrine surgery. Hayley also performs endoscopy.

General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

  • Gallbladder
  • Breast (Canterbury Breast Care)
  • Breast Reduction (Canterbury Breast Care)
  • Endocrine - Adrenal, Parathyroid, Thyroid
  • Bowel 
  • Hernia
  • Appendix

 

Please see Hayley's website for further information  

www.Wallersurgical.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Todd Hore

BSc MBChB FRACS

Todd is a specialist General and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon. He trained in Christchurch before subspecialty training in Auckland, Liverpool (UK) and Leeds (UK). His special interests are liver, pancreas and advanced biliary surgery. He also works at Christchurch Hospital.

General, Hepatopancreatobiliary and Endoscopic Surgeon

  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery
  • Splenic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Rebecca

Medical Secretary

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Justin Banuelos

Vascular Sonographer

Justin is a registered vascular sonographer with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologist Board, and with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. He studied at the Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor's of science in vascular ultrasound. Following university, he worked for four years in Seattle before deciding to relocate to New Zealand.  In his free time, Justin enjoys tramping and motorcycle riding with his wife Katelyn.

Justin is a registered vascular sonographer with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologist Board, and with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. He studied at the Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor's of science in vascular ultrasound. Following university, he worked for four years in Seattle before deciding to relocate to New Zealand. 

In his free time, Justin enjoys tramping and motorcycle riding with his wife Katelyn.

Katrina

Reception and Administration

Tracey

Medical Secretary

Kelly

Reception and Administration

Jane

Reception and CDHB Support

Caroline SecretaryPA Christchurch Weightloss Surgery

Caroline

Medical Secretary

Christine

Medical Secretary

Nicole

Practice Manager

Lisa

Medical Secretary and Reception

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Amanda

Medical Secretary