MB BS 1993 Lond; FRACS (GS) 2007


I am a general and colorectal surgeon offering clinics in both Invercargill and Queenstown.

I trained at St Thomas' Hospital in London and then gained my Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1999. I came out to New Zealand for a year in 1996 as part of my Edinburgh Fellowship, and was taken by the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of New Zealanders. After I'd gained my Edinburgh Fellowship I emigrated to New Zealand and joined the training scheme for the Australasian College of Surgeons.

I gained my Fellowship to the Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007, and then spent a further year working at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) Bath, UK. In Bath I gained additional training in colorectal surgery, particularly in laparoscopic bowel surgery.

I returned to New Zealand in 2008 to take up my position as Consultant General Surgeon here in Invercargill. I am currently the Chairman of the Senior Medical Staff here in Southland, and am on a number of committees.


  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic and open)
  • Varicose veins
  • Removal of skin cancers (including melanomas) and other minor skin surgery
  • Bowel cancer surgery (including laparoscopic bowel resections)
  • Surgery for diverticular disease (including laparoscopic surgery)
  • Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (including laparoscopic surgery)
  • Rectal prolapse, as well as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal fistulas (and other perianal problems)
  • Endoscopies (gastroscopies, colonoscopies and flexible sigmoidoscopies)
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Laparoscopi and open herina repairs

Title or Designation

General Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

6 June 2003

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Julian Speight is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Julian Speight - General Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

135 Don Street, Invercargill

Public Services

Southern DHB General Surgery - Southland

This service is available at the following location:

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital