Mr Mark Cvitanich

Orthopaedic Surgeon

03 688 4447 Canterbury , Otago
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Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
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About Mr Mark Cvitanich

Mark is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been practicing in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand since 2006.
His primary speciality involves procedures around the Hip, Knee and Shoulder.

Hips - Surgical procedures offered include the latest techniques in open hip surgery. These include the treatment of trochanteric bursitis, gluteal tendon tears and direct anterior muscle sparing hip replacements, as well as hip revision surgery utilising the posterior approach.

Knees - Mark regularly performs anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions utilising the Quadriceps graft as well as undertaking treatment and surgery for multi-ligament knee injuries. He performs partial and full knee replacements including the Oxford Uni Knee and Patellofemoral replacements. He does revision knee replacement surgery when required.

Shoulders - Key hole shoulder surgery is regularly undertaken to stabilise dislocating shoulders and fix torn rotator cuff. Mark also performs anatomical and reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

He covers most other aspects of Orthopaedic practice as well including Elbow, Hand, Foot and Ankle surgery. He has a special interest in Sports Orthopaedics and competes himself in numerous multisports events like the Coast to Coast, Pioneer MTB and Round Taupo cycle race.

Mark initially trained and specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery in South Africa. He then worked as a fellow under expert hip and knee surgeons in the UK's leading joint replacement units in Norwich and Bristol. Here he super-specialized in Hip and Knee replacements and complex Knee ligament surgery before coming to New Zealand.

He practices at Aorangi Surgical Group and operates at Bidwill Trust Hospital. He is also employed by the South Canterbury District Health Board at Timaru Hospital. He does monthly clinics at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre.

Parking Available
Disability Access
Gender: male


Areas of Special Interest:
Hip Joint Replacement Surgery (Primary)
Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (DAA) including Bilateral Replacements

Revision Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
Posterior Approach Hip Replacement

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacements
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
VELYSRobotic-Assisted Knee Replacements

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
ACL/PCL/ Meniscal Surgery

Shoulder Surgery
Anatomical and Reverse Replacement
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Labral Stabilisation

Ankle Surgery
Arthroscopic and open

Hand Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Decompressions
Dupuytrens Contracture Release

Hospitals practising at: Bidwill Trust Hospital, Timaru Public Hospital, Wanaka Lakes Health Centre

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Carpal tunnel release, Primary total hip joint replacement, Primary total knee joint replacement


MBChB(UCT) - 1994, DA(SA) - 1996, FC Orth(SA)-2004, 2005 - Fellowship in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, UK 2005 - Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Bristol Orthopaedic Division, UK, Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Referral Info

A referral letter is required from your health professional, (GP, Physio or specialist) prior to an appointment being made.
Once the referral has been received, we will notify you when your appointment is.
If you have a cell phone, you will be sent a text message reminder the day before.
To cancel an appointment, telephone the office during business hours. Please cancel at least 1 day ahead so that your appointment time can be allocated to another patient who is seeking treatment.
New patient appointments range from 20-30 minutes and follow ups are 10-20 minutes.


Contact Mr Mark Cvitanich

03 684 8455
43 York St

Aorangi Surgical Group
PO Box 100,
Timaru 7940

Opening Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm



03 684 8455
23 Cardrona Valley Rd

43 York St Timaru 7910 New Zealand
Page last updated on 1 November 2023