Southern Cross Hospitals

Surgical Specialties


Summary of surgical specialties and procedures

We thought it might be helpful to offer you some general information about the surgical specialties and procedures that are offered at our hospitals. Please note: GPs and specialists are best placed to advise you about specific procedures and you should always talk to your specialist about any surgical procedure you are having done.

This is a general summary only and the information provided is of a general nature. Procedures performed at our hospitals will vary and not all procedures are performed at all our hospitals. You should contact your nearest Southern Cross Hospital for more information about the specific procedures that are available there.



- Endoscopy
- General surgery
- Ophthalmology (Eye surgery)
- Oral & Maxillofacial (Dental)
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Plastic & reconstructive surgery
- Urology
- Gynaecology
- Anaesthesia
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Bariatric surgery

Hydrocoele - Child, Including Herniotomy

A small cut is made in the scrotum and the fluid is drained from the hydrocoele sac (a fluid-filled mass that forms in the scrotum). The sac may either be removed or is folded back behind the testicle.

Herniotomy: an incision is made in a skin fold in the groin and the hernia sac is cut out.