MB ChB 2006 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2015


Simon is a NZ trained urologist with a passion for men's health and for ensuring that NZ men receive the world's best level of care.

After completing his training he headed to Melbourne for a fellowship in robotic surgery and complex uro-oncology.

Using these skills he worked at Guy's Hospital in London as a robotic consultant specialist in the largest prostate/kidney center in the UK.

Simon was integral in the prostate cancer diagnostic program using MRI fusion technology. During this time he was asked to teach and present to other urologists throughout the world about these techniques. Simon was also employed for his expertise in laser HOLEP surgery in this highly specialised field.

Simon has extensive experience in Laparoscopic surgery and kidney stone treatments and surgery and treats all other urological conditions including vasectomy and circumcision. 


Conditions treated include:
  • All urological cancers: kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, penile
  • Kidney stones, prevention and dietary advice
  • Urinary flow problems, incontinence and catheter issues
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual disorders, fertility and contraception
  • Scrotal abnormalities: hydroceles, varioceles, epidymal cysts
  • Kidney abnormalities.
Operations performed include:
  • Robotic prostatectomy.  Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy. Laparoscopic pyleoplasty, Bladder tumour removal
  • Ureteroscopy, laser, shockwave treatment (ESWL)
  • TURP, urodynamics, laser, cystoscopy, stent insertion
  • Circumcision, vasectomy
  • Scrotal surgery, hydrocele repair
  • Transperineal prostate biopsy, MRI guided prostate biopsy.

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

5 February 2008

Vocational Scope


Healthlink EDI


Contact Details

Mr Simon van Rij is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital

Phone: (09) 925 4400
Fax: (09) 925 4434

E-mail: northharbour@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

Location details here

Surgeons can be contacted directly at their private consultation rooms.

Private Services

MercyAscot Haematuria and Renal Colic Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom


This service is available at the following location:

161 Gillies Avenue, Auckland

Public Services

Auckland Regional Urology Service

This service is available at the following locations:

Auckland City Hospital

Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot Urological Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital - Urology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital