About Surgical Services


Service Scope:
Surgical & Elective Services provides hospital based secondary surgical care to the population of Lakes District Health Board.  These services are provided at both the Rotorua and Taupo Hospital sites.  Acute services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and range from minor injuries/illness to major trauma.  Elective services are provided five days per week and incorporate patient care, in inpatient, day patient, and outpatient environments.
Surgical & Elective Services covers the following specialties:
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology (provided through Lakes Ophthalmic Services Ltd (LOSL))
  • Plastic Surgery (outpatients provided through Health Waikato)
  • Urology (provided through Venturo sub-contract)
  • Vascular Surgery as part of General Surgery
  • Audiology
  • Limited Paediatric Surgery (Health Waikato)

Who we are


Acute Pain Service

Peri-operative Unit


Pre-operative Assessment Clinic

Endoscopy Unit

Service Organisational Chart

General Surgery

Surgical Services Management

Operating Theatre


Orthopaedic Unit

Surgical Unit

Orthopaedic Services