MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS 2006


He practices general adult urology. His special interests lie in the management of prostate and bladder cancer. Rod is interested in risk assessment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. He aims to minimize the discomfort and risk associated with prostate biopsy by offering trans-perineal techniques under general anaesthetic and trans-rectal biopsy under oral sedation and local anaesthetic. Rod is a strong proponent of active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer. He performs approximately 100 prostatectomies per year employing potency preserving techniques (where appropriate) with excellent oncologic, continence and potency outcomes. He also offers prostate brachytherapy.

For invasive bladder cancer Rod offers cystectomy, extended pelvic lymph node dissection then neobladder or ileal conduit reconstruction.

Rod is also interested in endo-urology for stone disease (PCNL, ESWL, flexible ureteroscopy, LASER), treatment of benign prostatic disease, no needle/no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, circumcision, urodynamics, flexible cystoscopy, management of erectile dysfunction, and prosthetic urology including penile implants and testicular prostheses.


Special interests lie in the diagnosis and management of prostate and bladder cancer.

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

2 May 2006

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Mr Rodney Studd is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital

Private Services

Mr Rod Studd

This service is available at the following locations:

Wakefield Specialist Medical Centre, 99 Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington

Bowen Specialist Medical Centre, 98 Churchill Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington

Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre, 107A Mana Esplanade, Mana, Wellington

Boulcott Specialist Centre, 666 High Street, Lower Hutt

Coastlands Shoppingtown, State Highway 1, Paraparaumu

Private Surgical Services

Wakefield Hospital - Urology

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital, Florence Street, Newtown, Wellington