Dr Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa


09 440 9930 Auckland
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Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
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About Dr Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa

I am a general surgeon specialising in Upper GI and Liver/Pancreas/Biliary Surgery with specialist expertise in minimally invasive (laparoscopic/ robotic) surgery. I grew up in West Auckland before attending Medical School at the University of Otago.

After receiving the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016, I spent a year at North Shore Hospital in Auckland subspecialising in Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery. After this, I worked at the world-famous Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to further subspecialise in HPB and Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery.

The following year, I worked as a Fellow at Washington University of St Louis in Missouri, USA where I completed my third fellowship in HPB Surgery and Surgical Oncology. I was the first Fellow ever from outside North America to get this position and the clinical focus was in performing minimally invasive (Laparoscopic/ Robotic) HPB Surgery. I am New Zealands only HPB surgeon with formal robotic training and offer Robotic/ Laparoscopic HPB Surgery in conjunction with my colleagues at Harbour Surgery Centre.

An important part of my professional life is my dedication to surgical teaching and research. During my surgical training, I completed a PhD in Surgery through the University of Auckland in 2013. My research into fluid management won numerous prizes nationally and internationally including prizes for best research from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the International Society of Surgery. I currently work as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Auckland and lead a research program with postgraduate students and junior doctors to investigate patient-centred outcomes following treatment for advanced Upper GI and HPB cancers and the outcomes of minimally invasive (laparoscopic/ robotic) surgery. This also allows me to mentor the next generation of surgeon-scientists. I also regularly teach medical students and junior doctors and together with my colleagues at Harbour Surgery Centre, run an annual course to teach principles of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery to other Surgeons.

On the public side, I work as a Consultant Surgeon at North Shore Hospital in Auckland. My clinical practice focuses on looking after people with cancerous and non-cancerous conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, stomach, small bowel as well as other complex cancers of the abdomen and retroperitoneum. I also care for patients with emergency and elective general surgical problems (e.g. hernias, gallstones, appendicitis etc). My expertise is in providing minimally invasive options (laparoscopic/ robotic) when treating these conditions.

My spare time is spent with our young family and I enjoy running and am an avid student of jiu-jitsu. Besides English, I am fluent in several Indian dialects.

Parking Available
Disability Access
Gender: male


Areas of Specialty

  • Liver resection/ ablation
  • Pancreas resection (Whipple procedure/ Distal pancreatectomy)
  • Complex biliary surgery (cholangiocarcinoma surgery)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Retroperitoneal malignancy
  • Multi-disciplinary cancer care
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
  • Open/ Laparoscopic/ Robotic Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic/ Open splenectomy
  • General Surgery (skin/ lipoma/ haemorrhoids)

Description of Specialisation
I am a Consultant Surgeon at North Shore Hospital and a Senior Lecturer in the University of Auckland where my roles include leading the introduction of Robotic HPB/ UGI Surgery in the public system and governing clinical research activity at WDHB.
I look after people with cancerous and non- cancerous conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and stomach as well as other complex cancers of the abdomen. My practice also includes emergency and elective general surgery with expertise in providing minimally invasive treatment. I am New Zealands only HPB surgeon with formal robotic training and offer Robotic/ Laparoscopic HPB Surgery in conjunction with my colleagues at Harbour Surgery Centre. To ensure the best possible outcome for your health and safety, I provide comprehensive, patient-focussed care with a balanced approach. I work closely with other colleagues in a multi-disciplinary environment and will only recommend surgery when necessary.
I can be contacted directly by phone or email and I am available for all urgent enquiries.

Urgent Appointments Available
Patients can be seen within 24 hours or same day if requested. Also able to see urgent patients with acute problems (e.g. appendicitis/ painful hernia/ cholecystitis/ new cancer diagnosis).

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Consultation & Surgery


Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
NIB Health Partner and part of their First Choice Network

Major Health insurers accepted. My team can help liaise with the insurance company on your behalf


MB ChB 2007 Otago, PhD (Auckland) 2012, FRACS (GS) 2016

Specialist Training
FRACS 2016
UGI/ HPB Surgery Fellow- North Shore Hospital
Transplant/ HPB Surgery Fellow- Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
HPB & GI Oncology Surgery Fellow -Washington University, USA

Referral Info

Please refer via
EDI (harbasur)
Email: sunny@harboursurgery.co.nz
Ph: 09 4409930


Contact Dr Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa

Level 1 Northern Clinic, Southern Cross North Harbour
212 Wairau Rd

205 Great South Rd

110 Grafton Rd

212 Wairau Rd Auckland 0627 New Zealand
Page last updated on 15 November 2021