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Professor Peter Gilling CNZM



MB ChB 1982 Otago; FRACS 1991


Peter has a deep and ongoing commitment to patient care and innovation in both the private and public sector in the specialty of urology but is also actively involved with the teaching and mentoring of students to support the next generation of health professionals in the Bay of Plenty.

Peter introduced robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy to New Zealand in 2007 and with his partner, Mark Fraundorfer, developed Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate which is now practiced throughout the world.  He pioneered laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in urology in New Zealand, amongst other procedures, and continues to research and develop new treatment options for patients for a variety of urological conditions.

Read more about Peter's achievements here.


Peter is an expert in many surgical techniques in urology and in the management of urological conditions including:

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Robot-assisted prostatectomy and kidney surgery
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laser prostate and stone surgery
  • Cryotherapy for treatment of renal cancer
  • Male and female incontinence and urinary disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction

Title or Designation

Urological Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

20 December 1983

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Professor Peter Gilling CNZM is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Private Services

Urology BOP

This service is available at the following location:

850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga