Welcome to my General and Laparoscopic Surgery Obesity website

Southern Cross Health Society - Affiliated ProviderI'm Mr. Rob Cable, Consultant General Surgeon confining my practice to Laparoscopic, General and Obesity Surgery in Tauranga, New Zealand.

My website features information on common conditions, diagnoses/ screening, common treatments involved in my practice. Specific information includes Hernia, Gall stones, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease GORD, Obesity, Appendicitis, Oesophagitis, Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Lap Band Surgery and much more.

Gall Stones

Gall Stones

A gallstone, is a lump of hard material usually range in size from a grain of sand to 3-4 cms. They are formed inside the gall bladder formed as a result of precipitation of cholesterol and bile salts from the bile.

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Hernia

A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It may be present from birth, or develop over a period of time. If the defect is large enough, abdominal contents such as the bowels, may protrude through the defect causing a lump or bulge felt by the patient.

Hernias develop at certain sites which have a natural tendency to be weak; the groin, umbilicus (belly button), and previous surgical incisions.

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Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

Surgical Conditions

The oesophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The lower oesophageal sphincter is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus that acts like a valve between the oesophagus and stomach.

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Obesity Surgery

Treatment Options - Obesity Surgery

Adjustable gastric banding. In this procedure, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of the stomach.

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Cancer Surgery

Cancer Surgery

Cancer is a disease that results from abnormal growth and division of cells that make up the body's tissues and organs. Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health and repair injuries.

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