Mr Michael O'Malley



I am a Consultant Orthopaedic, Trauma and Spinal surgeon at Southland Hospital in Invercargill. I underwent specialist orthopaedic training in the UK and developed a sub-specialist interest in spinal surgery culminating in a spinal fellowship at one of the largest spinal centres in the UK at the same time. I then worked as an orthopaedic, trauma and spinal consultant in the UK for almost eight years and during this time the majority of my work comprised all aspects of spinal surgery including cervical (degenerative, trauma, disc replacements, fusions), thoracic (mainly trauma) and lumbar (all aspects including anterior/posterior approaches, fusion procedures, disc replacements). I also perform facet injections, foraminal epidural steroid injection and sacroiliac joint injections as both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities.

I emigrated to Invercargill with my wife in December 2011 to take up my current post as Southland Hospital and, in the private sector, at Southern Cross Invercargill.

I have introduced a cervical spine service to Invercargill complementing the existing lumbar spine service.

My practice offers both cervical and lumbar disc replacements as well as fusion for the residents of Invercargill and surrounding areas. 


  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical fusions
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Open lumbar decompression for multiple level stenosis
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Lumbar fusion (including 360° fusion and posterolateral fusion)
  • Lumbar Facet joint injections (for back pain)
  • Lumbar Foraminal Epidural Steroid Injection (for radiculopathy)
  • Sacro-iliac joint injections
  • Spinal Trauma Fixation
  • Kyphoplasty (for reduction/stabilization of compression wedge fracture both lumbar and thoracic in osteoporotic or tumour patients) 
  • General Orthopaedic and Trauma cases including knee and hip arthroplasty


MB ChB 1992 Lpool; FRCS Eng (Tr & Orth) 2001; CCST (UK) Tr & Orth 2003; FRACS (Orth) 2017

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

12 June 2012

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr Michael O'Malley is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Michael O'Malley - Orthopaedic Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

111 Gala Street, Invercargill

Public Services

Southern DHB Orthopaedics - Southland

This service is available at the following location:

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Emergency Department:
Ph (03) 218 1949, 24 hours / 7 days


Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital Invercargill - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Invercargill