About Mr Rajesh Patel
Originally from Auckland, Raj obtained his undergraduate medical qualifications at the University of Otago. Raj went on to pursue his surgical training around New Zealand and completed his General Surgery training at Auckland Hospital in 2012.
Subsequently, he spent a year in Canada for his fellowship. There, under the guidance of a world-renowned endocrine surgeon, he specialized in parathyroid, thyroid, and adrenal diseases. He then spent a year in Melbourne, Australia completing a second fellowship in oncoplastic-breast surgery. He was also the honorary fellow at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, specializing in melanoma and skin cancer. Concurrently, he further advanced his endocrine skills; to obtain his qualifications in competently performing ultrasound guided thyroid fine needle aspirations in the clinic.
Raj was fortunate to have worked with leaders in the world of breast, endocrine and melanoma surgery, and is very excited to bring his expertise to the Northland community.
Hospitals Practising At: Kensington Hospital
Areas of Specialisation
Breast Onco-Plastic Surgery, Melanoma and Skin Surgery, Lymph node biopsy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, General Surgery, Hernias, Gall Bladder, Lipoma, Haemorrhoids, Gastroscopy
Family history assessment
benign breast disease
Thyroid cancer and surgery
Parathyroid diseases and surgery
Thyroid USS guided FNA in clinic
open inguinal hernia
Inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, umbilical hernia, femoral hernia, epigastric hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, open cholecystectomy, all skin operations, office procedures including ultrasound guided thyroid nodule biopsy, breast biopsy, sigmoidoscopy
MBChB FRACS (General Surgery) Cert. CPU
Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery (University of Calgary, Canada)
Fellowship in Breast Surgery (Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Womens Hospital)
Honorary Melanoma Fellow (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne)
Medical Council of New Zealand
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
– Rural Surgery Section Member
– Endocrine Surgery Section Member
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons Association
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
Australasian Association of Ultrasound in Medicine
Melanoma Network of New Zealand
Australia & New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group
Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course instructor
Full time General Surgeon at Whangarei Hospital.
Private Services from Northland Surgical & Endoscopy