MAGDALENA BIGGAR BHB  MBChB  FRACS

Auckland Breast Surgeon. Thyroid Surgeon. General Surgeon.

A Breast and Endocrine Surgeon is a subspecialist ("super" specialist) doctor who is able to provide assessment, treatment and surgery for disorders of the breast and endocrine glands (this refers to hormone secreting organs such as the thyroid and parathyroid glands).  This is on a background of specialist level experience in General Surgery, which involves extensive training in the specific field of surgery covering the major organs in the neck, torso and abdomen.  The most commonly performed procedures in general surgery are laparoscopic (key hole) procedures, cholecystectomy operations (gallbladder surgery), appendicectomy (appendix surgery), hernia repair and haemorrhoid treatment. 

 

BREAST SURGERY

 

I can provide you with expert advise and treatment for any breast disorder.  Being part of the busy South Auckland Breast Clinic, I have now treated hundreds of women with breast cancer. I have the experience and knowledge to treat all forms of common breast conditions, as I encounter these on an almost daily basis:

 

  • Breast Cancer

  • Symptoms such as Breast pain, Breast Lumps or Nipple discharge

  • High risk family history

 

I perform surgery for all forms of breast disease, including breast cancer and lymph node surgery.  Where appropriate, I work with a plastic surgeon to gain the best cosmetic result for my patients.  This is termed 'two team' approach oncoplastic surgery and ensures that you get the best cancer care as well as a full range of plastic surgical options where required.  I do not perform purely cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, when these are not associated with breast disease; I refer to a plastic surgeon.

 
 
THYROID SURGERY & OTHER ENDOCRINE

 

Most commonly performed services are:

 

  • Assessment of Thyroid lumps

  • Thyroidectomy

    • including surgical management of hyperthyroid conditions (eg Graves)

  • Parathyroidectomy

    • Including minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (in appropriately selected cases)

 

 
GENERAL SURGERY

 

The General Surgical operations which are my areas of expertise:

 

 

  • Gallstone surgery - cholecystectomy

    • laparoscopic cholecystectomy (key hole surgery)

  • Umbilical Hernia repair

  • Lipomas and other ‘lumps and bumps’

Auckland Female Surgeon

SOUTHERN CROSS AFFILIATION

 

Southern Cross Affiiated Provider for the following services:

  • Consultations

  • Skin biopsy

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  • Hernia repair - umbilical, inguinal, femoral, incisional