About Mr Richard Flint
A General Surgeon with the following appointments:
- Consultant General Surgeon Christchurch Hospital 2009-
- Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Otago 2009-
Mr Flint finished his surgical training in Christchurch before spending time in USA completing accredited fellowships at world-leading hospitals. He is skilled in advanced laparoscopy, endoscopy, and management of complex benign and malignant conditions.
He enjoys a broad practice but has particular interests in surgical conditions of the upper GI tract.
He is available for consults on:
- Common surgical ailments
- Rectal bleeding
- Cancers of the GI tract (stomach, oesophagus, pancreas, colon)
- Obesity surgery
- Rare tumours such as sarcoma, abdominal wall tumours
- Gastroscopy & colonoscopy
Urgent Appointments Available
- Laparoscopic hernia repair
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic reflux surgery
- Laparoscopic obesity surgery
Surgery for complex benign or malignant conditions
Private consulting at
- Christchurch Surgical Associates
- Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery
- Hernia Centre
Private hospitals operating from:
- St Georges Hospital
- Southern Cross Hospital
- Southern Endoscopy Centre
APC procedures in association with endoscopy, Banding of haemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy.
Gastric banding (paid as an allowance as per policy coverage tables), Haemorrhoidectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication, Laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia, Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernia, Open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Open or laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of umbilical hernia, Open repair of epigastric hernia, Open repair of umbilical hernia.
Varicose vein surgery.
Specialist training and qualifications
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (fellowship in surgical oncology), New York 2008
- Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard University (fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and obesity surgery), Boston 2007
- Fellowship in General Surgery, FRACS 2001-6
- PhD in Surgery “Acute pancreatitis and intestinal ischaemia (Auckland) 2002-4
- MBChB (Auckland) 1996
Awards and Distinctions
- Louis Barnett Prize in Surgery 2004
- Surgical Research Society of Australasia Young Researcher of the Year 2004
Referral from a GP preferred.
What you need to bring to your appointment:
- Recent blood test results
- Recent radiology reports
- Medication list
- Any recent hospital discharge summaries or operation notes
- ACC documentation