Mr Jim Duthie



MB ChB 2004 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2013


Jim Duthie is a Urological Surgeon based in both Tauranga and Wellington, providing specialist Urology care. A graduate of Otago University, Jim has a sub-specialty interest in prostate disease, both cancer and benign conditions, and integrated men’s health. 

Jim is a high-volume prostate cancer surgeon with 10 years’ experience in Robotic surgery, having completed a Fellowship in Robotic Surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. Jim is a surgical trainer and mentor in Robotic Surgery. Jim was instrumental in acquiring New Zealand’s first robotic surgery simulator, has published research on robotic surgery and developed training materials for surgeons and surgical assistants in robotic surgery. Jim is committed to leading edge prostate cancer diagnosis and management including the use of MRI, transperineal prostate biopsy, PSMA PET scanning, and nerve-sparing robotic surgery. 

Jim offers a range of options for men with benign prostate hyperplasia, having extensive experience in Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP), which offers advantages over traditional TURP surgery, and was the first person to perform the Urolift procedure in New Zealand. 

In order to provide the most comprehensive health care possible, Jim has completed both a degree in Psychology, and a post-graduate certificate in Human Nutrition from Otago University. Jim is a medical advisor to the charities Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand and Testicular Cancer New Zealand. Jim has in the past designed two successful smartphone apps for men with prostate cancer, resources for PCFNZ and the Australian Prostate Cancer Centre, has been a writer on men’s health for the British Journal of Urology International, the European Medical Journal, and NZ Doctor magazine. Jim is the only Southern Hemisphere Urologist to be a contributor to the popular ProstateMatters.co.uk website. 


  • Prostate cancer treatment
  • Transperineal prostate biopsy
  • Benign prostate disease
  • Da Vinci Robotic surgery
  • Laser prostatectomy
  • Urolift surgery
  • Endoscopic kidney stone laser treatment
  • Laparoscopic Urological surgery

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training

Current membership of professional/other bodies:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)
  • European Association of Urologists
  • American Association of Urologists
  • Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Examination Committee (Urology)
  • Past New Zealand representative of the URGE Forum research group 2016-2019
  • Past Chairman of Training and Education Committee for New Zealand (USANZ) 2016-2018
  • Past member NHS Library Steering Group (Oxford) on Male Urogenital Disorders 2009-2017


Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

28 November 2005

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Mr Jim Duthie is available at the following services:

Private Services

James Duthie - Urologist

This service is available at the following locations:

Southern Cross Specialist Centre, 90 Hanson Street, Newtown, Wellington

Healthlink EDI:  wgtnmspc

Promed House, 71 Tenth Avenue, Tauranga

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Urology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital