MB ChB 1988 Natal; FRACS 1999


Stan was born in Durban, South Africa and graduated from the University of Natal in 1988 with a distinction and the prize in General Surgery.

He moved to New Zealand in 1992 and completed postgraduate training obtaining FRACS in 1999.

Stan is a trained breast and general surgeon and practises all aspects of breast surgery including oncologic surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation and breast reduction.


  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Varicose veins
  • Laparoscopic oophorectomy for breast cancer


Procedure Offered

Benign Breast Disease

  • Excision breast lumps (circumareolar approach)
  • Microdochectomy
  • Excision large breast cysts
  • Excision phylloides tumour

Breast Cancer

  • Partial mastectomy
  • Total mastectomy
  • Hookwire wide local excision
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Axillary nodal clearance

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

  • Pedicled TRAM flap reconstruction (immediate or delayed)
  • Latissimus dorsi flap (immediate or delayed)
  • Expander reconstruction
  • Implant reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Mastopexy
  • Breast asymmetry surgery
  • Nipple surgery incl. nipple eversion, nipple reduction
  • Excision accessory nipples

Varicose Vein Surgery

  • pre-op duplex ultrasonography
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • simple varicose veins
  • complex varicose veins
  • superficial venous thrombosis

Laparoscopic Oophorectomy

  • for suitable pre-menopausal, node positive, hormone receptor positive breast cancer

Prophylactic Breast Surgery

  • prophylactic mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction for gene positive risk esp. BRCA I and BRCA II

Title or Designation

Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Vocational Registration with New Zealand Medical Council as Breast and General Surgeon.

Mr Stan Govender works at:

  • St Marks Breast Centre Remuera/Northshore
  • St Marks Vein Centre Remuera
  • Breastscreen Aoteoroa Auckland
  • Vein & Laser

Private surgery performed at:

  • Southern Cross Brightside Hospital
  • Southern Cross Auckland Surgical Centre
  • Northern Surgical Centre
  • Vein & Laser clinics

Stan is a member and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Phlebology.

Full NZ Registration Date

25 June 1992

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr Stan Govender is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

St Marks Breast Centre, 12 Saint Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

Public Services

BreastScreen Auckland Ltd

This service is available at the following location:

12 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

Auckland Surgical Centre - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland Surgical Centre, 9 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland

Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Brightside