Visiting hours: 10am - 8pm

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General Manager Michael Ludbrook
58  Otonga Road,  Springfield,  Rotorua 3015
Reception Phone 07 921 2700

Mr David Vernon

MB ChB 1988 Auckland; FRACS (GS) 1995

Practising at



General Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

30 November 1988

Private Services

Mr David Vernon - General Surgeon

Physical address: Kuirau Surgical Centre
1239 Ranolf Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

07 348 8049

07 348 8048

Healthlink EDI: kuirauss

Special Clinical Interest(s)

  • Skin surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery including advanced laparoscopic biliary procedures
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

Professional Profile

I qualified from Auckland Medical School in 1988 and completed my General Surgical Fellowship in the upper North Island before undertaking research under the auspices of the late Professor Graham Hill in the Body Composition and Nutrition Unit at Auckland Hospital.

I then completed post-Fellowship positions in the Colorectal Unit of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (UK), the Department of General Surgery at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (UK) and the Colorectal and HPB Units of Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide (Australia).

I started working for Lakes District Health Board, in Rotorua, in January 2002 and currently hold the position of Clinical Head of Department of General Surgery at Lakes District Health Board.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  • Member, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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Other Specialists in General Surgery

Dr Blaithin Page

  • MB ChB 1996 Glasgow; CCT (UK) (Gen Surg) 2009; FRCS (Gen surg) Glasg 2009
  • General Surgery

Mr David Griffith

Mr Anupam Modi

  • MB BS 1989 RGUHS; FRCS(Glasg) 1997; CCST (UK) Gen Surg 2005
  • General Surgery

Mr Etienne Truter

  • MB ChB 1975 Cape Town; FCS (SA) 1985; FRACS 1987; FRCS Edin 1988
  • General Surgery


Visiting hours: 10am - 8pm

58 Otonga Road, Rotorua, 3015
PO Box 2240, Rotorua, 3040

Phone: 07 921 2700
Fax: 07 921 2701

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