Richard Martin - Surgeon
Richard is New Zealand’s leading melanoma surgical oncologist, managing all forms of melanoma and enrolling patients in the latest clinical trials from around the country and internationally as well. He manages over 500 melanoma cases each year. He also chairs the National Melanoma Standards group for the Ministry of Health plus the Auckland Regional Melanoma Multidisciplinary meeting and sits on the executive committees of MELNET, ANZMTG and Melanoma New Zealand charity.
Richard 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 Rodney Surgical Centre at Warkworth, and the Henderson Medical Centre.
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.
Surgical Oncologist, Head & Neck and General Surgeon
New Zealand has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.… More
Head & Neck Masses
Growths, lumps, tumours or masses on the head and neck can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous and can form in the larynx, pharynx, thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth, neck, face or skull.… More
Endocrine Gland 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
This is the most serious form of skin cancer.… More
General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
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