A general surgeon is a medical specialist who has undergone many years of highly rigorous training. General surgery covers every part of the body and general surgeons are trained to operate on almost every organ system. Head and neck, chest, abdomen, thyroid, pelvis and limbs are all well within the general surgeon's scope of practice.
But general surgery is far more than simply operating. Sound clinical judgement, excellent interpersonal skills and manual dexterity are the cornerstones of good surgical practice and I pride myself in all these areas. As soon as you’re referred to me, I will make an appointment to see you as soon as possible. I like to provide all my patients with ample opportunity to ask questions and supply them with reliable, accurate information on the condition that they have and the treatment plan that I recommend.
In particular, surgical conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid demand expert knowledge, judgment and skill to ensure the best possible outcomes. As the only General Surgeon in the Bay of Plenty with further subspecialty training in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, I am well-placed to provide this expert level of care. If you’ve been searching for a “qualified general surgeon near me”, you can trust in me- Jacques Marnewick, MBChB FRACS.