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Mr Simon Harper

Endocrine & General Surgeon harpersurgical.co.nz

Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About Mr Simon Harper

I am a New Zealand trained specialist Endocrine & General Surgeon consulting and operating at Wakefield Hospital.

My public practice at Wellington Hospital is busy with both Endocrine and General Surgery work and I receive local and regional referrals for sub-speciality care across the full range of endocrine surgery procedures.

In addition to my clinical roles I am actively involved in service development and as the lead clinician for SAPU (the Surgical Assessment & Planning Unit) and the supervisor of surgical training.

Gender: male

Services

Areas of Specialisation
Endocrine & General Surgeon with specialist interest in:

  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Parathyroid
  • Gall Bladder
  • Hernias
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (General)
  • Lumps & Bumps

Thyroid Surgery:

The thyroid gland is a small organ that sits in the front of the neck wrapped around the windpipe, generating hormones that affect the bodys metabolism. There are a range of conditions that might require Thyroid Surgery, for example:

  • Goitre (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • A concerning thyroid nodule
  • Confirmed thyroid cancer.
  • Overactive thyroid problem (hyperthyroidism)

Parathyroid Surgery:

Parathyroid glands are normally found between the trachea (windpipe) and the thyroid gland, controlling the level of calcium in your body. The most common reason for surgery is due to high levels of calcium in your blood. Some symptoms are:

  • Problems with your kidneys
  • Muscle weakness and fatigue
  • Stomach ulcers and heart rate changes
  • Weak bones or organs due to high calcium levels

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
General Surgery, Gallbladder, Hernia, Fine Needle Aspiration

Credentials

Qualifications
MA(Cantab) MB BChir FRACS

Memberships
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons

Contact Mr Simon Harper

Wakefield Hospital
30 Florence St
Newtown
Wellington

30 Florence St Wellington 6021
Page last updated on 14 June 2018