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We are a group of endocrine surgeons offering diagnostic and surgical treatment of conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and pancreas - Goitre, Hypercalcaemia, Hyperthyroidism and tumours.


The Endocrine Clinic is staffed by a number of Christchurch city’s most experienced endocrine system specialists.
Operating out of a state-of-the-art, purpose-built unit, our team includes internationally trained endocrine gland surgeons and provides a full range of diagnostic and surgical procedures treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and pancreas) which are responsible for secreting specific hormones that are important in the metabolism of the body.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Goitre
  • Hypercalceamia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Tumours (usually benign)
  • Cancer screening

About Us

Christchurch Endocrine Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis, advice, management, surgical treatment and personal, ongoing follow-up care for all endocrine system problems.

The Endocrine Clinic employs a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and our surgeons are supported by specialist nursing staff.

The Endocrine Clinic surgical procedures are conducted at either St George’s Hospital or Southern Cross Hospital both of which are in Christchurch.


Endocrine clinic christchurch surgical associates
Endocrine clinic christchurch surgical associates

Birgit Dijkstra


Birgit is a General Surgeon with overseas experience in the UK and Ireland. Born in Holland, she did most of her surgical training in Christchurch. Birgit is experienced in both open and laparoscopic hernia repairs.

Rob Robertson


Rob is a Specialist General Surgeon with a busy public and private practice. Rob has trained in Christchurch, Aust, the UK and USA and introduced keyhole surgery to Christchurch. He is one of Christchurch’s leading hernia surgeons.

Philippa Mercer


Philippa has been in private practice since 1994 and is a founding partner in Canterbury Breastcare. She has also worked in the UK, Ireland and USA. She has also been a specialist General Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital since 1993.


Southern Cross Hospital: Surgical Associates has a contract with Southern Cross Hospital in Christchurch. It is one of the largest and most advanced surgical hospitals in the South Island and is the biggest within the Southern Cross national network.

Centrally located on Bealey Avenue, the hospital has undergone significant recent upgrades and the addition of new facilities since the earthquakes.

Facilities include digital operating theatres, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose-built endoscopy centre.

St George’s: Christchurch Endoscopy has a contract with St George’s Hospital in Christchurch. St George’s was ranked in the top 1% of hospital units in Australasia.

It is one of the best-equipped private hospitals in Australasia and boasts modern facilities and the latest technology. It is also staffed by highly-qualified medical, surgical, nursing and ancillary staff.

Onsite facilities include surgical theatres, consulting rooms, medical laboratories, x-ray facilities, a pharmacy and cafe.

Endocrine Clinic christchurch surgical associates
Endocrine Clinic christchurch surgical associates

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Endocrine Clinic

146 Leinster Rd

P.O. Box: 36 403



Phone: (03) 375 4413

Fax: (03) 355 3802

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm

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