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Specialist profiles included within our North Harbour web site are designed to offer GPs access to specialist information which may be of help to them in assessing treatment options. Southern Cross Hospitals recognises that GPs are best placed to advise and support their patients when considering any treatment, and making informed choices about suitable referral options. We naturally advise patients to refer to their GP in relation to all aspects of treatment, selection of providers and referral to medical specialists.

Mr Robert Fris

Practice Address
The Northern Clinic
212 Wairau Rd

09 444 3660

09 444 4681

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Mr Robert Fris


Practising at

Southern Cross Hospital, North Harbour

General Surgery

Year of first medical qualification

Full NZ Registration date

Special Clinical Interest(s)

  • Laparoscopic obesity surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomies
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery
  • Varicose veins (The Northern Vein Centre)

Professional Profile

Involved in Laparoscopic surgery during its introduction to NZ, and performed most of the first laparoscopic procedures in NZ (e.g. bowel resections and appendicectomies). Since 1998, have been involved in weight loss surgery, and in 2005 was elected as President for OSSANZ (Obesity Surg Society Aust and NZ). Also a member of the college of Phlebology, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, and International Federation of Obesity Surgery.

Post Fellowship Training

Personal Profile

Current membership of professional/other bodies

  • Canadian College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • IFSO
  • SLS
  • College of Phlebology

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- General Surgery
- Gynaecology
- Oral & Maxillofacial
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Otolaryngology
- Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic
- Urology