MB ChB 1983 Cape Town; FRACS 1995


Ross Roberts has a particular interest and a large experience in hernia repair. He specialised in General Surgery gaining Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 1995 followed by international post Fellowship experience in Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

When laparoscopic hernia repair became feasible in the 1990’s (with the improvements in technology and techniques) this method gradually became the most popular way to repair inguinal hernias. He has maintained a full, prospective audit of outcomes following hernia repair to ensure the quality of his practice as a Christchurch-based hernia repair specialist.


Areas of Specialisation: Gastrointestinal surgery; gastroesophageal reflux; gallstones; bowel resection and screening for bowel cancer; haemorrhoids and anal fissures; general surgery; endoscopy including colonoscopy and gastroscopy; hernia surgery including laparoscopic repair and repair of complex herniae including hiatus hernia.

Title or Designation

Endoscopist, Hernia & General Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

27 November 1987

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Ross Roberts is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Specialists @ Nine, 9 Caledonian Road, St Albans, Christchurch

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Contact us online:

The Hernia Clinic https://www.herniaclinic.co.nz/contact/ 

The Endoscopy Clinic https://www.endoscopyclinic.co.nz/contact/ 

Websites:  https://www.herniaclinic.co.nz/  http://www.endoscopyclinic.co.nz

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital