MB BS 1983 Colombo; FRCS 1992; FRACS 1994


I offer the entire range of paediatric surgery, paediatric urology and minimal access surgery. 

My achievements and involvement in the community has involved:

  • Paediatric surgeon in Hamilton since 1996
  • Director of Paediatric surgery at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton since 2002-2011.
  • Honorary senior clinical lecturer in paediatric surgery, Waikato Clinical School of University of Auckland.
  • NZ representative of Australasian Association of Paediatric surgeons (AAPS) 2000-2004
  • Secretary, New Zealand Society of Paediatric surgeons, 1999 & 2000
  • Secretary, Perinatal Society of New Zealand, 2002-2006
  • President NZ Society of Paediatric Surgeons 2010-2013
  • Secretary, Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc, 2002 to date
I am a member of the following professional associations:
  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • International Paediatric Endosurgical Group
  • New Zealand Society of Paediatric Surgeons (founder member)
  • Perinatal Society of New Zealand
  • Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc.


I can speak English, Sinhalese and Te Reo Māori.


  • Paediatric urology
  • minimal access surgery (key hole surgery)
My common services are:
  • Surgery for inguinal hernia, hydrocoele, undescended testes, umbilical hernia, tongue tie, hypospadias, appendicitis and enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Circumcision (medical, social and religious)
  • Comprehensive endoscopy service that includes upper GI endoscopy, colonscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and related procedures
  • Abdominal surgery (including laparoscopy)
  • Thoracic Surgery (including thoracoscopy)
  • Paediatric urology: Vesico ureteric reflux, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, hydronephrosis and urodynamic studies
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Consultation for antenatally diagnosed foetal abnormalities

Title or Designation

Paediatric Urologist

Post-Fellowship Training

  • MS-Master of Surgery, University of Colombo 1988
  • DCH-Diploma in Child Health, University of Colombo 1991
  • DipLapSurg- Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, University  of Strasburg 2012
  • MClinEd-Masters in Clinical Education, University of Auckland  2014

Full NZ Registration Date

19 March 1997

Vocational Scope

Paediatric Surgery

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Contact Details

Dr Udaya Samarakkody is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Private Services

Dr Udaya Samarakkody - Paediatric Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

66 Alison Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton

1181 Amohia Street, Rotorua

Private Surgical Services

Anglesea Hospital - Paediatric Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Anglesea Hospital

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Paediatric Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital