Richard Martin is a New Zealand trained general surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Center specialising in melanoma and head and neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, the largest treatment and research facility for melanoma in the world.
During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer.
Richard has published in numerous academic journals, is a regular presenter at international conferences and is actively involved in research and clinical trials. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Richard also performs all general surgery procedures (e.g. hernias, gallbladders, lymph node biopsies, ingrown toenails).
Richard works in the multidisciplinary Melanoma Unit team, and for Waitemata District Health Board (North Shore and Waitakere). Private patients are seen at the Waitemata Specialist Centre, Takapuna and the new Rodney Surgical Centre at Warkworth.
What is General Surgery?
The role of the General Surgical Department varies from hospital to hospital, but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and, in many hospitals, vascular (blood vessel) system.