Surgery | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse


Ensuring the highest standards of surgical care

At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, we treat all types of cancer. Our experienced surgeons are specialists in their chosen fields, meaning that they can keep up-to-date with the latest research and advances in treatment. This translates to the very best outcomes for their patients.

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Our theatre teams work closely with our highly skilled surgeons to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care in a compassionate, friendly, caring and safe environment.

They are supported by state-of-the-art operating theatres which house the most technologically advanced surgical equipment available to deliver the very best outcomes for our patients.

A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anaesthetists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff works together to ensure our patients receive the best possible care before, during and after their surgery.

Each care team welcomes any questions about the surgery, including known risks, recovery or alternatives to having the procedure. Please don’t be afraid to ask a question at any time.

Robotic Surgery

We conduct minimally-invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci XI Surgical System, the most advanced piece of surgical hardware in the world. This state-of-the-art system is used to treat multiple tumour types including head and neck, colorectal, gynaecological and prostate cancer. Robotic surgery offers significant benefits to patients, including reduced blood loss and pain, faster recovery times, reduced risk of complications and shorter stays in hospital.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our leading cancer surgeons are experts in performing the latest techniques in reconstructive and plastic surgery to ensure the restoration of a natural appearance following significant or invasive surgery. In cancer surgery, our plastic surgeons work together with oncological surgeons to both treat the cancer and reconstruct the area as smoothly and successfully as possible, resulting in the very best outcomes for our patients.

Meet our team

Your team of surgeons, anaesthetists, doctors, nurses and support staff will work together to ensure you receive the highest standard of care during before, during and after your surgery.

Robotic surgery

Plastic & reconstructive surgery

What to expect

Head of breast surgery Dr Cindy Mak explains what you can expect when you are facing a diagnosis of breast cancer.

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