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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 muscle sparing Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacements (DAA), as well as hip revision surgery utilising either the posterior or anterior approach.

Knees - Mark performs total knee replacements using the VELYS Robotic-Assisted system and also does partial knee replacements including the Oxford Uni Knee and Patellofemoral replacements. He does revision knee replacement surgery when required. He performs anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions utilising the Quadriceps graft as well as undertaking treatment and surgery for multi-ligament knee injuries.

Shoulders - Arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs. 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 regular Hip/Knee/Shoulder clinics at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre.

  • Parking Available
  • Disability Access


Areas of Special Interest:
Hip Joint Replacement Surgery (Primary)

  • Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (DAA) including Bilateral Hip Replacements
  • Posterior Approach Hip Replacements

Revision Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Revision Posterior or Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

  • VELYS Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacements
  • Bilateral VELYS Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacements
  • Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacements
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement

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

03 688 4447

03 684 8455

43 York St, Timaru

Aorangi Surgical Group, PO Box 100, Timaru 7940


EDI: aorangis

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