Mr John Patrick Keating

General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon

04 910 2178 Wellington
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About Mr John Patrick Keating

After 20 years of practice as a Colorectal and General Surgeon at Wellington Hospital, and ten years as a senior lecturer in Surgery at the Wellington School of Medicine, Mr Keating has moved to full time private practice at Southern Cross Specialist Centre and Bowen Gastroenterology (Colonoscopy only).

Mr. Keating trained in London, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. He has a fellowship in General Surgery from both the Royal Australasian College and the English College of Surgeons.

Mr. Keating is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). He completed the Australasian Fellowship in Colorectal surgery in 1996. He is a medical advisor to the New Zealand Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service in Wellington.

For more information please visit Mr John Keating's website: http://www.mrkeating.co.nz

Parking Available
Disability Access
Gender: male


Areas of Specialisation
Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Anorectal Disease, Laparoscopic Hernia, Colonic & Gallbladder Surgery, General Surgery

Services - General and Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic repair of incision repair
Laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia
Open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram
Open or laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia / inguinal hernia
Open repair of epigastric hernia / umbilical hernia
Hernia Repair: Laparoscopic (TEP) and open inguinal hernia repair (LICHTENSTEIN, SHOULDICE)
Laparoscopic and open Hernia repair (inguinal, abdominal, umbilical, incisional, parastomal, ventral)
Laparoscopic open Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Gallbaldder, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Colonoscopy, Proctology - Haemorrhoids, Perianal fistula, Anal fissure, Skin Lesions, Pilonidal Sinus
Endoanal and Endorectal ultrasound scans
Colorectal Cancer

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Colonoscopy, Consultations, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, Laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia, Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernia, Open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia, Open repair of incisional hernia, Open repair of umbilical hernia.


MBBS Hons 1981(Lond), FRCS 1986(Eng), FRACS 1994

Specialist Training
Trained in London, Auckland, Wellington & Sydney.
Fellowship in General Surgery from both the Royal Australasian College and the English College of Surgeons.
Member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & NZ (CSSANZ)

Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday, to arrange appointments.
I consult on Tuesdays and Thursdays and operate every Wednesday at Southern Cross Hospital.
I also hold a Colonoscopy list at Bowen Hospital on the 4th Thursday of every month, and weekly at Southern Cross Hospital.

Appointments are made on a referral basis.
Urgent appointments are available please phone: (04) 9102178

Referral Info

  • When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis.
  • This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
  • Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice.
  • If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you aat this time.

Contact Mr John Patrick Keating

04 389 5230
Southern Cross Specialist Centre
90 Hanson St

90 Hanson Street,
Wellington 6021

EDI: wgtnmspc

Practice Nurse: Chris Williams Ph: 04 910 2178 ext 2053
Administrator: Claire Blakemore Ph: 04 910 2178

04 479 8563
Lvl B1, Bowen Centre
98 Churchill Dr
Crofton Downs

90 Hanson St Wellington 6021 New Zealand
Page last updated on 6 June 2018