BChir 2001 MB 2002 Camb; FRACS (GS) 2012


I am a New Zealand trained specialist Endocrine and General Surgeon.

My public practice is busy with both Endocrine and General Surgery work at Wellington Hospital where I receive local and regional referrals for sub-specialty care across the full range of endocrine surgery procedures.

I provide general surgical care of the highest quality for hernia, gallbladder and other core general surgical conditions.


  • Endocrine
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Gall Bladder
  • Hernias
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (General)
  • Lumps & Bumps


Thyroid nodules, ultrasound guided FNA, surgery for malignant and non-malignant thyroid disease including lymph node dissections

Most thyroid assessments include ultrasound and where necessary I perform FNA at the same visit to streamline patient care

Thyroidectomy for Graves’ disease including discussion of the appropriateness of this therapy as primary management


Diagnosis, treatment and review
Minimally invasive and bilateral parathyroid surgery including the work-up and organisation of localisation studies

Investigation and surgery for adrenal incidentalomas, functional and non-functional adrenal tumours

Abdominal Endocrine
Paragangliomas and small bowel neuroendocrine tumors

Gall Bladder Surgery

Hernias (laparoscopic and open, groin and abdominal)

Laparoscopic Surgery (General)

Lumps and Bumps

Title or Designation

Endocrine & General Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

My specialist training in endocrine surgery was carried out in Sheffield, UK a centre which received referrals from throughout the UK. I also spent a period of time observing endocrine surgery in a tertiary centre in northern France.

  • Endocrine Surgery Specialist Fellowship - Sheffield, UK
  • Higher Surgical Training - NZ
  • Basic Surgical Training - UK
  • Medical Degree - Cambridge University, UK

Current membership of professional/other bodies:

  • Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons – Executive Committee Member
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  • NZAGS Training Board Committee Member

Full NZ Registration Date

11 December 2006

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Simon Harper is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

Southern Cross Specialist Centre, 90 Hanson Street, Newtown, Wellington

Healthlink EDI : wgtnmspc

Wakefield Specialist Medical Centre, 99 Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington

Healthlink EDI : acurityh

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital

Wakefield Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital, Florence Street, Newtown, Wellington