About Mr Antony Field
After training as an orthopaedic surgeon in New Zealand, I travelled overseas with my family for 2 years of international fellowship in Surgery of the Spine. In Australia I practised at the Royal North Shore Hospital and the Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney for six months each, and subsequently I spent 12 months in London, England at the internationally renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore. In both Australia and the UK I worked with leading surgeons in all areas of surgery of the spinal column.
I have now returned home to Auckland, where I have been working as a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Starship Children's Hospital since March 2010, and since May 2010 as a private Specialist Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Ascot Central - a purpose built, state of the art medical consulting facility next door to Ascot Hospital. I have also been at Auckland City Hospital since February 2015.
My training has covered all areas of Spinal Surgery in adults and in children, and because of the highly specialised nature of Spinal Surgery, I now confine my specialist orthopaedic practice to the surgical and non-surgical management of all conditions of the spine. In this way I am able to devote all my energy to maintaining the highest standards in my treatment of the spine.
My particular areas of interest are lumbar disc and degenerative disease (including stenosis and instability), cervical disc disease and cervical stenosis (with or without myelopathy), and paediatric and adult spinal deformity, including spondylolisthesis, kyphosis and scoliosis.
I am experienced in anterior, lateral, and posterior approaches to all levels of the spine, and in complex techniques such as spinal osteotomy, vertebral column resection, and the treatment of high grade spondylolisthesis. I am pleased to be able to offer patients surgery at both Mercy and Ascot Private Hospitals.
Areas of Specialisation
Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Spinal Deformity, Paediatric Spine
Description of Specialisation
All aspects of Extradural Spine Surgery including Degenerative Disc Disease (all levels), Deformity, Spondylolisthesis, Kyphosis, Scoliosis (Paediatric & Adult), Flat-Back Syndrome, Paediatric Spine (all ages)
MBChB (Otago) 1996, FRACS (Orth) 2007
Trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in NZ. International Fellowships: Royal North Shore Hospital Spine Fellow & Childrens Hospital Westmead Spine Fellow, Sydney, Australia 2008 (12 months – degenerative, trauma, tumour, adult & paediatric deformity); Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Spine Fellow, London UK 2009 (12 months – degenerative, trauma, tumour, adult & paediatric deformity, percutaneous techniques)
Hospitals Practising at
Mercy, Ascot, Starship, Auckland City Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine), Starship Childrens Hospital
Specialist Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Private Practice
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine), Auckland City Hospital