Simon van Rij is a Urologist and Robotic Surgeon

An expert in management of urological problems

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Simon is a NZ trained urologist with a passion for Men's health. After completing his training he headed to Melbourne for a fellowship in robotic surgery and complex uro-oncology.

Using these skills he worked at Guy's Hospital in London as a robotic consultant specialist in one of the largest prostate/kidney center in the UK.

Simon was integral in the prostate cancer diagnostic program using MRI fusion technology. During his time he was asked to teach and present to other urologists through out the world about these techniques. Simon was also employed for his expertise in laser HOLEP surgery in this highly specialised field.

Simon has extensive experience in Laparoscopic surgery and kidney stone treatments and surgery and treats all other urological conditions including vasectomy, circumcision  

Simon is an innovator. In 2018 he introduced transperineal prostate biopsy into the Auckland public hospital system along with an improvement program for MRI prostate. He is at the forefront of new techniques for managing men’s urinary symptoms and is introducing these techniques such as the Urolift and REZUM into Auckland.

Simon is a Southern Cross affiliated provider meaning a number of procedures and consultations are covered with no out of pocket cost

When not working Simon loves to be active out running with his wife (a GP here in Auckland)and cycling or watching his kids from the sidelines.

Simon loves working as part of a team and helped set up the Urology Institute a group of like minded Urologists providing timely and specialised care.


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Robotic surgery

Advanced precise technology to treat prostate and kidney cancer less invasively with faster recovery


Advanced prostate cancer diagnostics

Cutting edge diagnostic tools to give certainty and precision for men. 


Laser prostate surgery (HOLEP)

Effective and safe surgery for men with difficulty passing urine.