Day surgery is a modern concept made possible through new anaesthetic and surgical techniques, reducing your hospital visit to one day or just hours. The highest quality care is maintained with the benefit of being discharged on the same day.
Day surgery effectively reduces anxiety normally associated with undergoing surgical procedures, and it is the ideal way to avoid disruption at your work or home.
You can ask for a referral from your GP, or in some instances you can call the surgeons or proceduralists rooms directly.
Bowel cancer, also called colon, rectal or colorectal cancer, is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand. Around 3000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year.
Identified early it is treatable, endoscopy forms a mainstay of this pathway. The team at Tasman Day Surgery are very experienced in endoscopy and aim to provide a comfortable experience with a stay of 3 hours or under on the day of the procedure.