ADVICE

I am available to be contacted by GPs and health professionals directly for advice about symptoms, investigations, interpretation of diagnostic tests or urgency of referrals.  You can contact me by email or via my mobile (GPs and other medical colleagues can contact me via the Middlemore Hospital switchboard - ph (09) ).

SERVICES
  • Breast

    • Breast cancer management

    • Assessment of common symptoms: pain, lumps, nipple discharge

    • Risk assessment

    • Breast surgery for breast disease and breast cancer

    • A breast nurse is included as part of the service to support your patient through the difficult breast cancer process, as well as other patient needs

    • Oncoplastic / Reconstructive surgery in conjuction with a plastic surgeon is an available option

    • We can arrange your patient's USS/mammogram (+/- biopsy as necessary) if they are not completed prior to your referral; Mercy Radiology is the prefered provider for breast imaging.

    • Breast disease work up and care is generally most seamless at the Mercy Breast clinic location, but if geography is important to your patient, work up and care can certainly be arrange from the Ormiston site  (eg with the support of Mercy Radiology at Botany)
       

  • Endocrine

    • Thyroid lump/goitre assessment and thyroidectomy

    • Parathyroid surgery - including minimally invasive techniques when appropriate
       

  • General Surgery

    • Laparoscopic surgery

    • Cholecystectomy / Gallbladder surgery (including laparoscopic cholecystectomy)

    • Appendicectomy

    • Hernias - umbilical

    • Lipomas

HOW TO REFER

You can refer by email or specialist directories (eg Medtech) to either location.  It is not a concern if your patient is not sure which location they prefer, this detail can easily be clarified with them when our receptionist is in contact to book an appointment.  Generally our receptionists will try to initiate contact with your patient after we receive your referral, but  patients also are welcome to call themselves.

URGENT APPOINTMENTS are available (especially for breast patients) - on Mondays and/or Thursdays.

Contact details are:

 

Email (for all locations): team@mbsurgery.co.nz

 

Central Auckland - Endocrine & General Consulting

17 Gilgit Rd, Epsom

Ph: (09) 623 7410

Email: info@magdalenabiggar-surgery.co.nz

EDI: aklcolor

Mercy Breast clinic

15 Gilgit Rd, Epsom

Ph: (09) 623 0347

Email: mbc@radiology.co.nz

EDI: mercybcl

East / South Auckland

Ormiston Specialist Centre

Ormiston Hospital, 125 Ormiston Road, Flatbush

Ph: (09) 277 8249

Email: reception@ormistonspecialists.co.nz

EDI: ormspec

 

GP education / CME sessions available on request - please contact me directly or via your practice manager.