MB ChB 2007 Otago; FRACS (GS) 2017; FCICM 2019


James is a specialist General, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon. He trained in New Zealand, with specialist training also in trauma Surgery in Canada.

James perfoms a wide range of general surgery, with a specific interest in hernias, including inguinal, femoral, incisional and complex ventral hernias.

He is also an endoscopist and works as a trauma surgeon for the CDHB.


  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (Complex, Inguinal, Incisional and Umbilical)
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair (Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional and Ventral)
  • Complex Hernia surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Splenic Surgery
  • Some Laparoscopic and open colonic surgery
  • Proctology/Perianal
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Appendix surgery

Title or Designation

General Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

3 December 2008

Vocational Scope

Intensive Care Medicine, General Surgery

Contact Details

Dr James Mckay is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Private Services

Christchurch Surgical Associates

This service is available at the following location:

146 Leinster Road, Christchurch