Mr Russell Fowler



MB ChB 1984 Otago; FRACS 1995


Russell trained in NZ graduating from Otago University and worked in Edinburgh before returning to NZ to work in Greymouth for four years. He then returned to Invercargill. 

Russell has performed at least 1900 hip, knee and shoulder replacements including revision procedures while in Invercargill. He has further specialisation in arthroscopic work especially of the shoulder and knee including sports medicine work and has helped support the Southland Stags orthopaedically for the past 19 years.

As a General Orthopaedic Surgeon with a wide range of specialty interests, he is proud to be able to offer these life-changing services to Southern Cross, and has done so for 19 years in Invercargill.

Russell performs many primary and revision hip, knee and shoulder replacements, as well as working in sports medicine doing arthroscopic reconstructive shoulder and knee work.


  • Carpel Tunnel release
  • Primary total hip joint replacement
  • Primary knee joint replacement

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

27 February 1986

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Russell Fowler is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Russell Fowler - Orthopaedic Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

111 Gala Street, Queens Park, Invercargill

Public Services

Southern DHB Orthopaedics - Southland

This service is available at the following location:

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Emergency Department:
Ph (03) 218 1949, 24 hours / 7 days


Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital