About Mr Julian Speight
I trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and then gained my Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1999. I came out to New Zealand for a year in 1996 as part of my Edinburgh Fellowship, and was taken by the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of New Zealanders. After I’d gained my Edinburgh Fellowship I emigrated to New Zealand and joined the training scheme for the Australasian College of Surgeons.
I gained my Fellowship to the Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007, and then spent a further year working at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) Bath, UK. In Bath I gained additional training in colorectal surgery, particularly in laparoscopic bowel surgery.
I returned to New Zealand in 2008 to take up my position as Consultant General Surgeon here in Invercargill. I am a senior clinical lecturer for the Otago Medical School, and teach both medical students and trainee surgeons. I am also on the executive committees of both the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS) and the Rural Surgery Section (RSS) of the Australasian College of Surgeons.
I am married with 3 young children. In my spare time I enjoy tramping and skiing. I have developed a keen interest in wilderness and expedition medicine and am one of the directors of WildMed, providing wilderness medicine courses here in New Zealand.
Areas of Specialisation:
General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon & Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Faecal Incontinence, Anorectal Conditions, Gall Bladder, Hernia, Melanoma, Varicose Veins, Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy & PEG
Endoscopy – Banding of haemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy,
Gallbladder Surgery – Open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy, with or without an intraoperative cholangiogram
Hernia Surgery – Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of epigastric hernia/umbilical hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia
Varicose Vein Surgery – High tie, stripping and multiple avulsions varicose veins
New patient appointment $210
Follow up appointment $120
Additional charges for in rooms procedures (proctoscopy, rigid sigmoidoscopy and banding of haemorrhoids)
BSc (Hons) MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Ed), FRACS
Hospitals Practising at
Kew, Southern Cross Invercargill
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons NZAGS,
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons RACS
New patient appointments - 45 mins
Follow up appointments - 30 minutes
Please bring any medical insurance details including policy number to your appointment.