General Surgery

General Surgery is a specialty which involves the management of a wide range of body systems, ranging from simple skin lesions to complex cancer surgery. General Surgeons often have an area of subspecialization but usually maintains a strong interest in other areas of general surgery. The training of a general surgeon usually takes up to 10 years or more, from the time of medical school graduation to becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This is followed by a period of “Post-Fellowship” subspecialty training, often undertaken overseas. This allows a specialist surgeon to gather significant experience and exposure to leading-edge surgery and provide the highest standard of care back home in New Zealand.

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