Mr Simon Chong



MB ChB 2004 Auckland; FRACS (Pl Rec Surg) 2014


Simon Chong is a University of Auckland graduate who received his Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Plastic Reconstructive Surgery training in Auckland, Hamilton and Melbourne. He qualified FRACS in 2014, and then spent 18 months as a fellow at Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney, pursuing subspecialty interests in hand and microsurgery. He returned to New Zealand in July 2015 to take up public appointments at Waikato Hospital and Thames Hospital. He has been in part-time private practice since 2016, providing care to both Hamilton and the Coromandel region.

During this time, he served as Head of Department, RACS Supervisor of Training for the Waikato region, and Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Board of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. While he completed his tenure at Te Whatu Ora Waikato in early 2023, Simon remains highly active in service to his specialty. He is an elected councillor for the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, and serves as an examiner for the RACS Clinical Examination. During his fellowship, he was an instructor for the University of Sydney Masters of Surgery microsurgery course, and continues to teach microsurgery for the New Zealand plastic surgery training programme. He has published first author papers in high impact specialty journals including Annals of Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery Clinics.

Simon’s background as a public hospital plastic surgeon allows him to confidently deal with a broad range of reconstructive plastic surgical and hand surgery issues. His particular area of interest is microsurgical reconstruction, and he is working to establish lymphoedema microsurgery in New Zealand in the near future. His consulting style is affable, with an emphasis upon spending time promoting patient understanding and engagement.

Simon is married with three young children. When not working or being Dad, he can be found tinkering in his garage workshop, taking coffee too seriously, or out enjoying freedom on his bicycle.


  • General plastic surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Hand surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Abdominoplasty and body contouring


  • Hand surgery

Title or Designation

Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

  • Current membership of professional and other bodies
  • Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Deputy Chair, New Zealand Board of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons


Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

6 December 2004

Vocational Scope

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Simon Chong is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Simon Chong - Plastic Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

56 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton

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Franklin Specialist Suites, 149 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland

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817 Rolleston Street, Thames

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Private Surgical Services

Anglesea Hospital - Plastic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Anglesea Hospital

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Franklin Hospital Plastic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Franklin Hospital, 12 Glasgow Road, Pukekohe, Auckland