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Mr Rishi Ram - General Surgeon

Private Service, General Surgery


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre, Remuera, Auckland

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.


Mr Rishi Ram
Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of the Endocrine Section of The Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of Australasian & New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgeons Association

My current practice is as a General and Upper GI Surgeon both in the private sector and public sector at Auckland Hospital.

My areas of expertise are laparoscopic hernia repair, including ventral and groin hernias and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall stones).

Other areas of expertise include stomach and bowel surgery, varicose vein and skin cancer surgery, hemorrhoids and pilonidal sinus.

Bariatric surgery is also an area of expertise, mainly doing sleeve gastrectomies.

I am a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for initial consultation, hernia, gallbladder, varicose veins, skin lesions, fine needle biopsies, cryotherapy, drainage of abscesses, ingrown toenails and injection of hemorrhoids.

I am a preferred provider for NIB insurance company


  • Mr Rishi Ram

    General, Laparoscopic Gall bladder, Hernia and Upper GI Surgeon

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral

Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment I will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.
Once a diagnosis has been made I will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome will be discussed with you at this time.
You will be seen within two weeks of referral but with urgent situations you can expect to be seen within 24 hours.


Initial consultation fee is $235.00. There may be additional costs should any diagnostic procedures be done at this initial consultation. 

An estimated cost will be provided for other surgical procedures if required. 

Mr Rishi Ram is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of services including :

  • Consultations
  • Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram
  • Open or laparoscopic repair of umbilical hernia
  • Open repair of epigastric hernia
  • Open repair of incisional hernia
  • Open repair of femoral hernia
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin lesion removal under LA or general anaesthesia
  • Curettage or diathermy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • Injection of haemorrhoids
  • Drainage of abscesses
  • Ingrown toenails


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Auckland Surgical Centre: regularly every week.

Beachlands Medical Centre: once per month on a Thursday afternoon.

Blockhouse Bay Medical Centre: Monthly on Monday afternoons.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre, Remuera, Auckland

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Fijian Indian, Hindi

Common Conditions

  • Hernias

    Please click here to see a YouTube video to help understand the procedure.… More

  • Gallstones

    General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More

  • Skin Disorders

    Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More

  • Endocrine Disorders

    Abnormalities of the endocrine system treated by general surgery include disorders of the pancreas and adrenal glands in the abdomen and the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck. These are often very complex conditions requiring extensive investigations.… More

  • Varicose Vein Surgery

    Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by general surgery include varicose veins, blockages and narrowings in the arteries or abnormal swellings of the arteries (aneurysm).… More

  • Vasectomy - Office Procedure

    This procedure is usually done as a day stay, under local anaesthesia in an office/procedure room setup.… More

Wheelchair Access


Public Transport

Our main office is close to public transport including the Newmarket Train Station


There is parking available on the grounds of Auckland Surgical Centre for patients for clinic appointments. If there is no on-site parking, parking is usually available on the streets around the clinic.

There is also designated parking for disabled and clinic patients at the front of the building.




Contact Details

Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre, Remuera, Auckland

Central Auckland

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Beachlands Medical Centre, 129 Beachlands Road, Beachlands, Auckland

East Auckland

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503 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 12:35PM on June 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Rishi Ram - General Surgeon.