Mr David Crabb



MB BS 1971 Newcastle; FRACS 1979


David began to practise in New Zealand in 1983 as a consultant plastic surgeon. He has practised in Northland, Auckland and the Regional Plastic Surgery Centre at various times. He is currently working to upscale the Plastic Surgery service in Northland and is taking part in the Northern Regional Review of services at a planning level. He is also involved with the Ministry of Health in developing a new national threshold for treatment systems for our hospitals.

His recent focus has been the establishment of a breast reconstructive service and skin cancer reconstruction service, which is going well.

David has had a wide exposure to all facets of plastic surgery and wide experience.

He is a founding member of the New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and continues to maintain his membership.

He has been elected corresponding member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery for some years and continues to be involved in such projects as outcome studies and benchmarking. David has been benchmarked as being in the top quartile when judged by patients on outcome and ranked against his American peers, particularly in the field of Cosmetic Surgery.

David is actively engaged in research with scientists at the University of Auckland and is pioneering the use of topical gels that block Connexin expression to improve scars after surgery and projects to raise the effectiveness of treatments for skin cancer through applied immunology.

David has a longstanding interest in skin cancer prevention, which is incorporated into his practice as are the opportunities for patients to access the latest developments from research endeavours.


  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery

Title or Designation

Plastic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

David Crabb has completed overseas fellowships in reconstructive microsurgery in Melbourne and a senior clinical fellowship in the London Regional Plastic Surgery Centre.

Full NZ Registration Date

17 May 1974

Vocational Scope

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr David Crabb is available at the following services:

Private Services

David Crabb - Northland Plastic Surgery

This service is available at the following locations:

4 Vinery Lane, Whangārei

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Rodney Surgical Centre, 77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth, Auckland

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Private Surgical Services

Kensington Hospital

This service is available at the following location:

Kensington Hospital, Whangārei

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Rodney Surgical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Rodney Surgical Centre, 77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth, Auckland

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