Visiting hours: 10am - 8pm

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

Mr Etienne Truter

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

Practising at



General Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

06 March 1987

Private Services

Mr Etienne Truter - General Surgeon

Physical address: Central Health Medical Centre
1181 Amohia Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

07 349 4948

07 349 4949

Healthlink EDI: surgasso

Special Clinical Interest(s)

  • All aspects of General Surgery including Bowel, Gallbladder, Breast, Thyroid, Hernia, Skin cancers, Melanoma, Trauma and Varicose Veins problems
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Full Oncoplastic Breast Cancer treatment, in the setting of a full multidisciplinary breast cancer team
  • Accredited breast surgeon for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Screening programme
  • Teaching of medical students, junior hospital staff and resident surgical trainees in basic and advanced surgical skills. I am the local trainee supervisor responsible for the teaching programme for surgical trainees on behalf of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Teaching of medical literature appraisal skills, data management and medical trial design and Evaluation to Surgical Trainees and Surgical Consultants in New Zealand and Australia on behalf of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I also manage an independent consultancy related to these matters.

Professional Profile

My practice is that of a true general surgeon with a particular interest and expertise in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery in both private and public hospital practice based in Rotorua and Taupo.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  • Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
  • CLEAR (Critical Literature Evaluation and Research) Committee RACS
  • Interdepartmental Audit Committee, Rotorua Public Hospital - overseeing all overall audit functions at the hospital.
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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 David Vernon

Mr Anupam Modi

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