General Manager Paula Murray
3 Brightside Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Reception Phone 09 925 4200

Mr Simon van Rij

MB ChB 2006 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2015

Practising at

Brightside (Auckland)
North Harbour (Auckland)



Full NZ Registration Date

05 February 2008

Private Services


Physical address: 161 GILLIES AVENUE,

(09) 623 0161

(09) 623 4161

Healthlink EDI: tk161uro

MercyAscot Haematuria and Renal Colic Clinic

Physical address: 98 Mountain Road
Auckland 1023

The clinic is on the Mercy Hospital site, specifically within the Mercy Radiology “Rad 2” facility which is in the front building right next to Mountain Rd.

(09) 630 3324

(09) 623 5856

Special Clinical Interest(s)

Conditions treated include:
  • All urological cancers: kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, penile
  • Kidney stones, prevention and dietary advice
  • Urinary flow problems, incontinence and catheter issues
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual disorders, fertility and contraception
  • Scrotal abnormalities: hydroceles, varioceles, epidymal cysts
  • Kidney abnormalities.
Operations performed include:
  • Robotic prostatectomy.  Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy. Laparoscopic pyleoplasty, Bladder tumour removal
  • Ureteroscopy, laser, shockwave treatment (ESWL)
  • TURP, urodynamics, laser, cystoscopy, stent insertion
  • Circumcision, vasectomy
  • Scrotal surgery, hydrocele repair
  • Transperineal prostate biopsy, MRI guided prostate biopsy.

Professional Profile

Simon is a NZ trained urologist with a passion for men's health and for ensuring that NZ men receive the world's best level of care.

After completing his training he headed to Melbourne for a fellowship in robotic surgery and complex uro-oncology.

Using these skills he worked at Guy's Hospital in London as a robotic consultant specialist in the largest prostate/kidney center in the UK.

Simon was integral in the prostate cancer diagnostic program using MRI fusion technology. During this time he was asked to teach and present to other urologists throughout the world about these techniques. Simon was also employed for his expertise in laser HOLEP surgery in this highly specialised field.

Simon has extensive experience in Laparoscopic surgery and kidney stone treatments and surgery and treats all other urological conditions including vasectomy and circumcision. 

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Other Specialists in Urology

Mr Madhu Koya

  • MB BS 1988 Andhra; FRACS (Urol) 2005
  • Urology

Associate Professor Kamran Zargar

  • MB ChB 2003 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2014
  • Urology

Mr Jason Du

  • MB ChB 2008 Auckland; FRACS (Urol) 2016
  • Urology

Mr Morgan Pokorny

  • MB ChB 1998 Cape Town; FRACS (Urol) 2011
  • Urology

Mr John Tuckey

  • MB ChB 1988 Otago; MMedSc 1994 Otago; FRACS 1997
  • Urology

Dr Andrew Williams

  • MB ChB 2002 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2011
  • Urology

Mr Ian Mundy

  • MB ChB 1989 Auckland; FRACS 2000
  • Urology

Mr David Merrilees

  • MB ChB 1998 Auckland; FRACS (Urol) 2007
  • Urology

Mr Andrew Lienert

  • MB ChB 2001 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2012
  • Urology

Dr Anna Lawrence

  • MB ChB 2000 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2011
  • Urology

Dr Eva Fong

  • MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FRACS (Urol) 2010
  • Urology


Visiting hours: 11am - 8pm

3 Brightside Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023
PO Box 26064, Epsom, Auckland, 1344

Phone: 09 925 4200

Email Brightside (Auckland)