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Specialist Breast and General Surgeon
for the Bay of Plenty
Peter Chin is a leading expert in field of Oncoplastic Breast surgery and regularly provides training to other surgeons.


Peter Chin MBBS (Melb) FRACS is a Specialist Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon for Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty region. He specializes in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and has a strong interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia and gallbladder surgery, thyroid, melanoma and sentinel node procedures.


Peter is the Bay of Plenty's most experienced breast surgeon and has performed over 2,000 breast cancer operations since 2006. Accordingly, he is referred complex cases from throughout the Bay of Plenty region for his expertise. He is a leader in his field and his experience and caring nature ensures that you will be given the best and most comprehensive advice possible.



Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Melbourne)


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


President, Australasian Society for Breast Disease


Committee, Breast Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)

Medical Advisory Committee, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Member, NZ Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS)

Peter Chin is a fellow of the Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Surgeons.
Peter Chin took over the Presidency of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease in 2023.
Peter Chin is an active member of the BreastsurgANZ, the representative body for breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand
Peter Chin is a member of the NZ Association of General Surgeon. The NZAGS represents all breast and general surgeons in NZ.

Since 2006, Peter has performed over 2000 breast cancer operations in the Bay of Plenty. He is the lead surgeon in the Bay of Plenty DHB Breast Service and the region's Breast-Screening program. He regularly teaches modern breast surgery techniques to other surgeons and trainees in Australia and NZ. His significant experience ensures that his patients receive the latest and most comprehensive advice possible.

Peter specialises in the full range of Oncoplastic techniques, which enables the removal of a cancer whilst achieving a good cosmetic result at the same time. He trained at the prestigious Edinburgh Breast Unit and is one of the few breast surgeons in NZ who perform and teach advanced Oncoplastic procedures in Australia and NZ.
Peter has a strong interest in Therapeutic Mammaplasty, LICAP/LTAP perforator flap, Fat grafting as well as Implant and Lat Dorsi Flap reconstruction.

Peter is able to provide counselling about screening, imaging and preventative measures for women with high risk family history or proven genetic mutation. If appropriate, surgical options for prophylactic Mastectomy and the optimal choice of Reconstruction will be covered in detail.

Peter is trained in all forms of hernia surgery which include open and keyhole techniques. He is one of
the first surgeon to introduce Laparoscopic (keyhole) inguinal hernia surgery in the Bay of Plenty. He has a thorough and balanced approach when recommending the appropriate surgery for you.


The presence of gallstones can cause debilitating pain and keyhole surgery is the standard option for
removal of a gallbladder. Peter is highly experienced and has performed keyhole gallbladder surgery (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) for over 20 years.

Thyroid surgery is a complex operation and requires expertise and skill which comes with experience. Peter has performed numerous thyroid operations in the Bay of Plenty and is able to advise you on the best course of action for the investigation and management of a thyroid lump.

Surgery for melanoma includes excision of the melanoma, sentinel node biopsy and in some cases, removal of groups of lymph nodes. All treatment options will be discussed with you.


Suite 9 - Promed House
71 Tenth Ave
Tauranga 3110

Ph: 578 1208
Fax: 577 9964
PO Box 2267

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm  ​

Weekends: Closed


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