MBChB (UCT), DA(SA), FC Orth(SA) 

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, Southern Cross Christchurch

About Mark



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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 the 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. 

Affiliated Provider for 

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hemi-knee replacement
  • Primary total hip joint replacement - bilateral
  • Primary total hip joint replacement - unilateral
  • Primary total knee joint replacement - bilateral
  • Primary total knee joint replacement - unilateral

   Nib First Choice Network

   Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service

  Professional memberships:

  • NZOA – New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • NZOA Specialty Society Memberships
    • Hip
    • Knee & Sports Surgery
    • Shoulder & Elbow
  • SAOA - South African Orthopaedic Association
  • AANA - Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Medical Council of New Zealand


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


Listed below are some of the more recent conferences Mark has attended:

  • 6th Annual Shoulder Symposium, cadaver course - 2013
  • The AANA Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery cadaver course, Chicago – 2014
  • The AAOS Hip and Knee Arthroplasty meeting – Hawaii 2014
  • ICJR 4th Annual Shoulder course – Las Vegas – 2015
  • The AANA Arthroscopic Ankle course, Chicago - 2015
  • LMT Foot and Ankle Scientific Meeting, Fiji 2016
  • The AANA Master Shoulder Shoulder course, Chicago 2016
  • Combine Knee Society Meeting, Cairns 2016
  • Metcalf/AANA Arthroscopic Surgery – Snowbird, Utah 2017
  • KneEvolution, Sydney 2017
  • 19Th Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Med – Utah 2018
  • The AANA Advanced Knee Ligament, Meniscus and Articular Cartilage, Chicago 2018
  • The AANA Shoulder solutions for Bone Loss, Rotator Cuff repair with Superior Capsular Reconstruction and Orthbiologics, Chicago October 2019 
  • NZOA Hip/Shoulder and Knee specialty meetings 2021and 2022
  • European Shoulder SECEC congress in Dublin 2022
  • Velys Lab - Robotic Knee 2022
  • Arthrex Shoulder Cadaver Workshop 2023
  • ICSES Shoulder and Elbow Surgery conference 2023
  • IOEN Vail Arthorplasty Course 2024
  • 26th Biennial Congress of the South African Arthoplasy Society 2024
  • NZOA Hip meeting 2024



Consulting Room

Aorangi Surgical Group (ASG)
03 688 4447
43 York Street, Timaru
New Zealand


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