MB ChB 1997 Auckland; FRACS 2005


I am a General Surgeon with sub-speciality training in liver, pancreas, biliary and transplant surgery.

A/Prof Bartlett specialises in

I am an experienced general surgeon specialising in liver transplantation (adult and paediatric) and the comprehensive management of liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, stomach and spleen conditions, including cancer.  My primary focus lies in treating primary and secondary upper gastrointestinal tract cancers, collaborating closely with a multidisciplinary team consisting of radiologists, oncologists and gastroenterologists in both public and private healthcare sectors.

Surgical Expertise
Throughout my career, I have acquired expertise in various surgical approaches, including open and laparoscopic procedures as well as thermal ablation.  Additionally, I am proficient in evaluating and managing patients for liver-directed therapies using selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) or chemotherapy-loaded beads.  To further expand my capabilities, I have obtained accreditation in the da Vinci Surgical System, enabling me to perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries.

Continuous Education & Training
Continuous education and training are essential components of my professional ethos as I am dedicated to refining my practice and skills.  I am deeply passionate about delivering exceptional care and employing the latest medical and surgical advancements for my patients.  Having trained and worked internationally at prestigious institutions such as King's College in London, Centre Hepato-Biliaire Paul-Brousse in Paris, Leuven Hospital in Belgium, The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, The National Children's Hospital in Tokyo, Japan and Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris (under the guidance of Professor Soubrane), I bring a diverse range of expertise to my practice.  I am frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences and actively participate in relevant courses to ensure that I am at the forefront of delivering up-to-date care, assessments and techniques for patients with diverse medical and surgical needs.

While primarily based in Auckland, I also provide consultations, perform operations, conduct follow-up appointments and offer support to Southland patients in Queenstown on a monthly basis.
Beyond my professional endeavours, I am deeply passionate about my profession and have dedicated a significant portion of my life to it.  Annually, I engage in pro bono surgery in Rarotonga providing much-needed support, training and assistance to the local medical team and the Cook Island community.

Beyond My Professional Endeavours
My adventurous and energetic personality extends beyond the operating theatre.  I find joy in exploring the hiking trails across Central Otago and biking through the backroads of New Zealand and Europe alongside my family.  Competitive sailing, kite-surfing and completing numerous half marathons are also among my favourite activities.  Recently I embraced the challenge of revisiting skiing after a long hiatus, with varying degrees of success!  I am happily married with two equally energetic daughters and a laid-back Labradoodle who bring immense joy to my life. 



  • Liver surgery
  • General surgery
  • Cancer and revisional surgery
  • Liver (or hepatic) resection
  • Liver cancer – primary or secondary (metastatic)
  • Bile duct surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Open cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic sportsman hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic femoral hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic paraumbilical hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic complex hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic revisional hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic ACC hernia repair
  • Robotic hernia repair
  • Robotic incisional hernia repair
  • Robotic ventral hernia repair
  • Open hernia repair
  • Open repair of epigastric hernia
  • Robotic rectus divarication surgery
  • Bowel surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic hepatectomy
  • Laparoscopic pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy
  • Biliary reconstruction surgery
  • Local ablation
  • Liver directed therapy
  • Pancreatico-duodenectomy (Whipples) surgery
  • Pancreatic resection surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Upper GI surgery


Subspecialty training in hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB).

Description of Specialisation:

  • Surgery of the Liver, Bile Ducts & Gallbladder
  • Surgical & Nonsurgical Ablative Therapy (Embolisation, Alcohol Injection, Radio-frequency (RFA) & Microwave Ablation) for Primary & Secondary Tumours of the Liver
  • Tumours of the Gallbladder & Bile Ducts
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Tumours of the Pancreas
  • Oncology & Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Title or Designation

General and Liver Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training


2006-2009 Senior Surgical Fellow, Hepatopancreaticobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, University of London.

2005 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), General Surgery, December 2005.

2004 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Surgery. University of Auckland.

1996 Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Auckland.

1993 Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB). Senior Scholar (A+ average), University of Auckland


Post-fellowship Training

2022 Post-fellowship training in the da Vinci X Robot Surgical System.  Intuitive Surgical.

2009 Post-fellowship training in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery.  The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

2008 Post-fellowship training in abdominal transplantation, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.



International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
International Liver Transplant Society
Transplantation Society of Australia & New Zealand
Australia & NZ Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association

Current Positions:

Associate Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Auckland
Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon, HPG/UGI Unit, Auckland City Hospital
General Surgeon, Auckland City Hospital 

Hospitals Practising at:

Endoscopy Auckland
Mercy-Ascot Hospital
Southern Cross Brightside Hospital
Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital 


Male / Tāne

Full NZ Registration Date

25 November 1997

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Associate Professor Adam Bartlett is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

Patient enquiries: (09) 375 4300
Known extension/pager numbers: (09) 307 4949
Outpatient appointments and surgical booking enquiries: (09) 638 0400 or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 
Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis Line: 0800 800 717
GP Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Associate Professor Adam Bartlett General, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB), Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

148 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Queenstown Centre of Medical Excellence, 12 Twelfth Avenue, Kawarau Park, Queenstown

Laparoscopy Auckland

This service is available at the following location:

148 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital