MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRACS 2005


Graduated MBChB Otago 1992. Orthopaedic training in Otago and Waikato Hospitals. Fellowship examination 2002. Spinal Fellowship 2003-2004 at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK. My surgical interest centres around orthopaedic spinal surgery using microsurgical techniques. This includes: cervical surgery, anterior for discectomy and fusion, posterior for decompression and/or stabilisation; lumbar spinal conditions both acute and degenerative and long-term sequelae of spinal fractures. I also enjoy the opportunity to operate on patients with hip and knee arthritis, nerve entrapment at the wrist or elbow and some knee arthroscopy, although not ligament reconstruction.



  • Spinal surgery
  • Microscope-assisted discectomy and decompression

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

24 December 1993

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Richard Somerville is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Richard Somerville - Orthopaedic Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

20 Hammond Street, Hamilton