Mr Murray Cox

Murray Cox

Murray is originally from New Plymouth. He attended medical school at Otago University andinitially trained to become a general surgeon through the Wellington region gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS - General) in 2004. He gained further experience in England in General Surgery and Trauma. He then completed training in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery through Australian and NZ Hospitals gaining the FRACS (Vascular) in 2008. At the completion of this training Murray was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital.

In this work, he is involved in all areas of Vascular Surgery including:

Other professional interests include surgeon training and resource utilisation in the setting of a limited health budget. His position at Middlemore Hospital includes an attachment as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer with the University of Auckland Medical School. He also is the Director of Trauma at Middlemore.

He currently holds vocational registration in both Vascular and General Surgery with the New Zealand Medical Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a preferred provider for Varicose Vein surgery with Southern Cross Health insurance.

Mr Cox is available for consultation in both private and public sectors. His main consulting rooms are with Ormiston Surgeons, a group of surgeons from Middlemore Hospital, who share rooms on the ground floor of Ormiston Hospital. This has easy access from the motorway (5 mins) with ample easy parking available.

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He is easily contactable to discuss a case or to arrange to see a referral by phone, fax or via email either directly or by leaving a message with his secretary at the rooms. Whilst Murray is happy for a patient to self-refer, if the patient has insurance cover he/she may require a GP referral to make a claim.

Common questions

How do I make an appointment?
Generally it is best to have a referral from your GP. Your GP can fax this through to the rooms or you can ring the rooms directly, make an appointment and bring the referral with you.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?
My private clinics are on Tuesday afternoons and almost always will manage to fit you in the same week. If you or your GP consider your problem to be more urgent than this, I can usually make arrangements to see you within 24 hours.

Are there evening clinics?
An early evening appointment can be arranged, although there is not a specific evening clinic.

How much does an initial appointment cost?
An initial appointment takes between 30 and 45 mins and the cost is $200 - $250.

Where are your rooms?
I consult at Ormiston Surgeons' rooms in the ground floor of Ormiston Hospital

Where do you operate?
Most of my operating is done at Ormiston Hospital on Friday mornings. More major surgeries need to be performed at Mercy hospital.

How long is the waiting time at Clinic?
Generally the clinics are on time. There is a very nice café – Nourish on the same level as my rooms.