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.
English, Cantonese, Malay
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
- Breast Surgery – Oncoplastic techniques, cancer risk assessment
- General Surgery – Hernia, Gallbladder,Thyroid, Skin Cancer
- Melanoma Surgery – Excisions, Sentinel Node Biopsy, Nodal Dissection
- Laparoscopic Surgery – Gallbladder, Hernia, Appendix, Diagnostic.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Open repair of inguinal hernia, Open repair of umbilical hernia
MBBS (University of Melbourne), FRACS (NZ)
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)