Mr Falah El-Haddawi



MB ChB 1985 Baghdad; FRACS 2007


Mr Falah El-Haddawi is a Specialist Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon, practices at Taranaki Base Hospital, Hawera Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital, New Plymouth.

Mr El-Haddawi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Completed his General Surgical specialization training in New Zealand followed by two years of post Fellowship training at North Shore Hospital New Zealand and The Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital – Australia, concentrating on Breast and Endocrine Sub-Specialization. He took up his post as a Consultant Surgeon with Taranaki District Health Board in 2008. He is a foundation member of Breast Surgeon of Australia and New Zealand, and member of the International Society of Endocrine Surgeons and International Surgical Society.

He has strong interest in Breast Surgery especially for cancer, including the breast conservative surgery, Sentinel Node Biopsy and Axillary Surgery.

He also has a strong interest in Endocrine Surgery for the Thyroid gland and the Parathyroid glands.

Mr El-Haddawi performs a wide range of other surgical procedures including laparoscopic and open operation for different surgical conditions like Gall Bladder stones, Hernias and bowel Surgery. He discusses with his patients their individual case and their needs then recommends the best surgical approach for their condition.

He also performs surgical excision for skin cancer including Melanoma and performs upper and Lower gastrointestinal endoscopies (Gastroscopies and Colonoscopies).

Falah is an active member of the surgical team at Taranaki Base Hospital; with weekly full day theatre list for major cases and weekly operative session for minor procedures. He is the supervisor of Surgical Trainees with strong interest in Teaching. He also operates at Southern Cross Hospital, and is a Visiting Consultant at Hawera Hospital.

Mr El-Haddawi is the director of Haddawi Surgery Ltd., runs his private rooms from Carefirst Medical Centre in New Plymouth.


  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Anorectal operations

Title or Designation

General Surgeon, Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Iraqi Commission for Medical Specializations
  • Member of NZ Association of General Surgeons
  • Foundation member of Breast Surgeons Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of International Society of Surgeons (ISS)
  • Member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)

Full NZ Registration Date

11 June 1998

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Falah El-Haddawi is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Falah El-Haddawi - General Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

Carefirst, 99 Tukapa Street, Westown, New Plymouth

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital New Plymouth - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - New Plymouth