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Dean Mistry - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics, Spinal


Dean graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1999 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009.

Dean underwent extensive subspecialty training in spine surgery at both the Spinal Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He returned home to Auckland where he has been in practice since 2013.

Dean has interests in all aspects of spinal pathology and treatment, both operative and non-operative. He performs procedures on lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine pathology such as microdiscectomy, open and minimally invasive instrumented fusions, ACDF, cervical disc replacement and laminoplasty.

You can read more about spine problems here.

Dean is available to see new referrals, and is happy to discuss any patient or issue with you. He is based in Newmarket, 96E Carlton Gore Road, and now holds satellite clinics in Silverdale and Manukau. Dean is able to offer patients surgery at Brightside and Mercy hospitals.


Referral Expectations

You need to bring with you to your appointment:

  • your GP, physiotherapist or other healthcare professional referral letter
  • any additional letters or reports from your doctor, physiotherapist, previous surgeons or hospitals
  • any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports
  • all medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies
  • your ACC number, if you have one. Also date of injury, plus ACC referral letter.
During your consultation it may be necessary to perform an examination of the neck, arms, lower back and legs. Please dress appropriately.
Read more about what to expect during your appointment here.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Herniated Discs

    Between the vertebrae in your spine are flat, round discs that act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones.… More

  • Spine Deformities

    The spine or backbone provides stability to the upper part of our body.… More

  • Lumbar Stenosis

    Lumbar stenosis is the compression of spinal nerves caused by narrowing of the spinal canal and it is one of the common causes of low back pain.… More

  • Cervical Stenosis

    Cervical spine refers to the neck portion of the spine, and cervical spine conditions may result  from overuse injuries, trauma and certain diseases.… More

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is a condition characterised by abnormal curvature of the spine causing a deviation to one side.… More

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    The term ankylosis stands for loss of mobility of the spine, whereas spondylitis means inflammation of the spine.… More

  • Spine Trauma

    Spine trauma is damage to the spine caused from a sudden traumatic injury caused by an accidental fall or any other physical injury.… More

  • Sciatica

    Sciatica is a painful condition caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.… More

  • Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis is the displacement of vertebral disc from the spinal column.… More

  • Adult Kyphosis

    Kyphosis is a condition of abnormal curvature of the spine that causes rounding of the upper back or a hunchback.… More

Travel Directions

Please see our website, www.spinesurgeon.co.nz, for maps and directions to our clinics.


96E Carlton Gore Road

Parking and Directions

Some free parking is available in the carpark behind the row of buildings we are part of. Please enter the carpark next 96A and drive to near the end of the parking lot. Look for the signs that say 'Auckland Spine Surgery Centre Patient Parking'. Otherwise there is street parking and a Wilson's carpark at the end of Kingdon Street.

Please see our website www.spinesurgeon.co.nz for parking map and further details

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:47PM on June 13, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Dean Mistry - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon.