Mr Peter Chin

Specialist Breast & General Surgeon

07 578 1208 Bay of Plenty
Urgent Appointments Available
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

About Mr Peter Chin

Peter Chin MBBS (Melb) FRACS is a specialist Breast and General Surgeon who operates in private and public practice in Tauranga. He subspecializes in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and has a strong interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) gallbladder and hernia surgery, melanoma, sentinel node and thyroid procedures. He is committed to providing the highest standard of care for his patients. He has an interest in research and teaching, playing an active role as a surgical teacher and enjoys giving lectures to medical and allied health professionals.

Peter is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Medical School and undertook his surgical training in New Zealand. Upon completion of his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), he spent 2 years of post-fellowship specialty training in the United Kingdom, firstly at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and thereafter at the internationally-renowned Edinburgh Breast Unit. Upon completion of his subspecialty training, Peter returned to New Zealand in 2006 to take up his post as a specialist breast and general surgeon in Tauranga Hospital. He has also been in private practice since 2007, operating at the Grace Private Hospital.

Peter plays an active role as a consultant surgeon within the Surgical department at Tauranga Hospital and has regular weekly operating lists for which he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures. He takes part in the weekly acute surgical roster, providing expertise in treating acute surgical conditions and trauma management. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), a member of the NZ Association of General Surgeons, an enthusiastic surgical teacher for advanced surgical trainees and the supervisor of trainee interns in General Surgery at Tauranga Hospital.

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese, Malay

Parking Available
Disability Access
Gender: Male


Special Interests

I am a specialist Breast and General Surgeon who subspecializes in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery. As a fully trained general surgeon, I have a strong interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, hernia, gallbladder, melanoma, sentinel node and thyroid procedures.

Areas of Specialisation

General Surgery including: Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sentinel Node Biopsy, Hernia, Thyroid; Laparoscopic Surgery including: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair; Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Open repair of inguinal hernia, Open repair of umbilical hernia



Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
NZ Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS)
Foundation Member, Breast Surgeons of ANZ
Australasian Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD)
Melanoma Foundation of NZ

Hospitals Practising at
Grace Hosp, Tauranga (Pvt), Tauranga Hosp (Public)

Contact Mr Peter Chin

Urgent Appointments Available

Weekly Appts P: 07 578 1208

Ste 9, Promed House
71 Tenth Ave

PO Box 2267,
Tauranga 3110

EDI: breespee
Opening Hours
8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am – 5:30pm

8:30am – 5:30pm



71 Tenth Ave Tauranga 3110 New Zealand