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

Mr Richard Somerville

MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRACS 2005

Practising at

Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery

Full NZ Registration Date

24 December 1993

Private Services

Mr Richard Somerville - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Physical address:20 Hammond Street

07 834 9159

07 834 1283

Healthlink EDI: hamortho

Special Clinical Interest(s)


  • Spinal surgery
  • Microscope-assisted discectomy and decompression


Professional Profile

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.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • Member New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the New Zealand Spine Society
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21 Von Tempsky St, Hamilton 3216
P.O. Box 4173, Hamilton 3247

Phone: 07 959 5700
Fax: 07 959 5702

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