Peter Chin MBBS (Melb) FRACS is a specialist Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon for Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region. He specializes in Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and has a strong interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) gallbladder and hernia surgery, melanoma, sentinel node and thyroid procedures.
Peter is a graduate of the prestigious University of Melbourne Medical School and undertook his surgical training in New Zealand. Upon completion of his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), he spent 2 years of post-fellowship specialty training in the United Kingdom, firstly at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and thereafter at the internationally-renowned Edinburgh Breast Unit. He returned to New Zealand to take up his post as a specialist breast and general surgeon in Tauranga Hospital in 2006. He has also been in private practice since 2007, operating at the Grace Private Hospital.
As a specialist surgeon, Peter plays an active role in the Surgical department at Tauranga Hospital and has regular weekly operating lists for which he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)and a member of the NZ Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS).
Peter is also an Executive Council Director of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD) and an active foundation member of the Breast Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ). He is the lead breast surgeon at Tauranga Hospital and the lead surgeon in the Bay of Plenty Breast Screening program since 2006. As a highly trained oncoplastic breast surgeon, he is referred complex breast cancer cases from both the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty. He has a special interest in the latest techniques in modern breast cancer surgery such as therapeutic mammaplasty, perforator flaps, fat grafting, nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction.
Peter is passionate about teaching and is a honorary clinical lecturer with the University of Auckland. He is a contributor for the breast surgery course run by the University of Sydney. He is on the Oncoplastic Committee of the BreastSurgANZ and is a member of the teaching faculty for the Oncoplastic surgery courses since 2015. These courses are held in Australia/NZ twice a year and are aimed at training breast surgeons with the latest advances in oncoplastic breast surgery. In addition, Peter had organized the first Oncoplastic workshop in New Zealand in 2019. He is also the Supervisor of trainee interns in General Surgery at Tauranga Hospital and a Supervising consultant for the Advanced surgical trainees. Peter is regularly involved in research activities and keeps himself updated with the latest advances in surgery by giving lectures and attending national and international conferences every year.
In his spare time, Peter has an active lifestyle and enjoys surfing, road biking, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and skiing. He owns a small kiwifruit orchard in which he spends some of his time on weekends. He regularly attends the St. Peters Presbyterian Church in Tauranga and enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life.
SUITE 9, PROMED HOUSE
Suite 9 is a private specialist clinic comprising specialists from different medical fields which provide integrated medical care. These include general surgeon, gynaecologists, gastroenterologist, cardiologists and physician/endocrinologist. This allows the input of various specialists as required in the assessment of the individual patient.
The services include cardiology and endocrinology assessment, preoperative cardiac work-up, Endoscopy service (gastroscopy and colonoscopy), gastrointestinal investigation and gynaecological assessment. In addition, there are Radiology and Pathlab services within the same complex.
Referral to the separate specialists can be made through your family doctor or by your specialist.