General Manager: Mark Watson
21 Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216
Reception Phone: (07) 959 5700

Mr David Schroeder

MB ChB 1979 Otago; FRACS 1987

Practising at

Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital


General Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

20 November 1980

Private Services

Waikato Surgery

Physical address:36 Grey Street

(07) 859 0185

(07) 859 0187

Healthlink EDI: schroedh

Weight Loss Surgery

Physical address:36 Grey Street

(07) 859 0185

(07) 859 0187

Special Clinical Interest(s)

He is a member of several international obesity surgery societies, and is constantly updating surgical techniques and auditing outcomes. As a result, he has developed a keen interest in the role of the brain in getting the best results after surgery on the stomach. This is reflected in the team he has chosen to help patients achieve their goals.

Read more about David here.

Professional Profile

David Schroeder is an experienced laparoscopic abdominal surgeon who has been performing obesity surgery in the Waikato area for 18 years. He pioneered laparoscopic obesity surgery in New Zealand, introducing the gastric band in 1996, and performing the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in New Zealand in 2000.

He has performed over 1800 primary and revisional obesity operations.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of OSSANZ (Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and NZ)
  • Member of SLS (Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
  • Member of IFSO (International Federation of Surgical Obesity)
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21 Von Tempsky St, Hamilton 3216
P.O. Box 4173, Hamilton 3247

Phone: 07 959 5700
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