MB ChB 1980 Auckland; Dip Obst 1981 Auckland; FRACS 1987


I am a trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in spinal surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. I have major interests in adult and paediatric spinal deformity, degenerative, trauma and tumour surgery.

I head the Scoliosis Unit (children's spinal deformity) at Dunedin Hospital with tertiary referral basis through the South Island. The scoliosis service has been recognised by the American Scoliosis Research Society when I was made an International Fellow of the Society in 1999.

My other areas of specialty include adult bone and joint reconstruction (hip and knee joint replacement) along with general orthopaedic sports medicine (arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder).

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

  • Exeter, United Kingdom, 1988 (Bone and Joint Reconstruction Fellowship)
  • Munich, Germany, 1989 (Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship)
  • University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1989/1990 (Spinal Surgery Fellowship)

Positions and Memberships

  • Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dunedin Public Hospital
  • Visiting Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgeon, Christchurch Public Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Otago
  • Foundation Member New Zealand Spine Society (New Zealand Pedicle Club)

Full NZ Registration Date

6 May 1981

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Bruce Hodgson is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Dunedin Hospital

Ward 3B extn 58907 - Fax 03 474 7907
Ward 3C extn 58909 - Fax 03 474 7661
Outpatient Clinic extn 59243 - Fax 03 474 7746
Pre-admission Clinic extn 59249 - Fax 03 474 7746
Fracture Clinic extn 58337 - Fax 03 474 7695

Private Services

Mr Bruce Hodgson - Orthopaedic Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

Marinoto Clinic, 72 Newington Ave, Dunedin

Private Surgical Services

Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin