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Chris Hawke - GreenLight Urology

Private Service, Urology


Mr Chris Hawke has a particular interest in urological oncology having undertaken a Fellowship in Miami, USA in 2000 in cancer surgery. He performs brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants) and surgery.

Chris gives balanced advice to men regarding prostate cancer management best suited to their situation. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy offers men the hope of maintaining normal erectile function.

He is one of the early pioneers of Robotic Prostatectomy in NZ with over a decades experience in this technically demanding procedure. Robotic prostate surgery offers the potential for “keyhole” cancer removal with faster recovery. Laser prostate surgery for non-cancerous prostate enlargement is another strong interest.

Chris specialises in Urological Oncology, with particular focus in:

  • Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Laser prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Female TVT
  • Peyronie's disease.

Chris is New Zealand's pioneering Thulium Laser surgeon.

  • Thulium laser surgery is the latest development from Germany - this new laser can core out an enlarged prostate with no bleeding and minimal risk of side effects. Read more here

Chris also sees general urological referrals including:

  • Kidney stone disease
  • Vasectomy
  • Stress incontinence.



What is Urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine that looks at diseases of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system (urinary system plus genital organs) in males. The urinary system is made up of the:


  • kidneys (where urine is formed from material filtered out of the blood)
  • ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder)
  • bladder (a balloon-like organ that stores urine)
  • sphincter muscles (muscles around the opening of the bladder into the urethra)
  • urethra (the tube that carries urine to the outside of your body).

The male genital organs include the penis, scrotum and prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis and in front of the rectum. The urethra passes through the center of the prostate. A doctor who specialises in disorders of the urinary system and also the male reproductive system is known as an urologist. A doctor who specialises in kidneys and their function is called a nephrologist.


Referral Expectations

Dr Chris Hawke has several consulting locations, including Remuera, Howick, North Shore and Pukekohe.

To book an appointment at Greenlight Urology, please contact his PA Una, who will be happy to schedule a time for you.

Use our online enquiry form


Chris is a Southern Cross affiliated provider for various procedures under the following service categories:

  • Urology (e.g. kidney, bladder, prostate, and/or vasectomy)

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Robotic Prostatectomy

    Patients needing radical prostatectomy may now be offered minimally invasive robotic surgery.   … More

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    This is an enlargement of the prostate gland. In BPH there may be difficulties in passing urine as the enlarged prostate can cause a blockage.… More

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a test that examines the content of urine for abnormal substances such as protein or signs of infection.… More

  • Urodynamic Tests

    Urodynamic tests measure the storage of urine in the bladder and the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra.… More

  • Proteinuria

    This term means protein in the urine and may indicate that there is a problem with your kidneys. More

  • Haematuria

    This term means blood in the urine and may be the result of inflammation or other problems with your kidneys, blockages in your ureter, infection or other problems with your bladder or problems with your prostate. More

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    A UTI is caused by an infection in the urinary tract.… More

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine (passing urine without meaning to).… More

  • Urinary Retention

    Urinary retention, or abnormal holding of urine in the bladder, is a common urological problem.… More

  • Bladder Cancer

    What causes bladder cancer is not always clear, but the risk of developing bladder cancer can be increased by smoking, getting older, long term bladder problems and unsafe exposure to aniline dyes which are used in some industries.… More

  • Kidney Stones

    This term refers to stones in the urinary system. They form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system.… More

  • Kidney (Renal) Failure

    Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood or control the amount of water in your body.… More

  • Prostatitis

    This is the term used to describe inflammation of the prostate gland.… More

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer typically consists of many very small, tumours within the prostate.… More

  • Vasectomy

    A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure carried out to make a man sterile (he is no longer able to father a child).… More

Public Transport

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Free patient parking is provided at all clinics Mr Hawke attends. 

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:36AM on August 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Chris Hawke - GreenLight Urology.