MB ChB 1999 Otago; FRACS (GS) 2015


I am a New Zealand trained oncoplastic breast surgeon, a member of Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons.

I am passionate about surgical education and research. Over the course of my career, I have received awards for research (Nates Myers Prize) and general surgery (John McCall Prize). To complement my expertise in oncoplastic breast surgery I have also completed a Masters degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery from the University of Sydney, Australia.

At Middlemore Hospital I am involved in the assessment and treatment of breast & skin disease, acute/emergency general surgical conditions and imparting surgical training/education.

My sub-specialty training in oncoplastic breast surgery allows me to provide a greater range of surgical options for women with breast cancer.

In clinic, I focus on taking time to provide patients with information to help decipher the options available to them in an easy to comprehend manner so they can make informed decisions that suit their individual needs.


  • Oncoplastic breast surgery

Title or Designation

Breast Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Breast Surgeon Australia & New Zealand Post Fellowship training programme
Birminham oncoplastics flaps course
Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery) University of Sydney

Full NZ Registration Date

29 November 2000

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Dr Sandhya Pillai is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Manukau SuperClinic™

Manukau SuperClinic™ has a Call Centre to receive incoming calls related to outpatient services. The Call Centre is open to receive calls between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Private Services

Auckland Breast Centre

This service is available at the following location:

209 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland

Shorewest Surgical Care - Sandhya Pillai General & Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

2 Montel Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

Northcare, 5 Home Place, Rosedale, Auckland

Tōtara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital