Dr Win Meyer-Rochow

Dr. Meyer-Rochow performs a wide range of general surgical procedures with particular expertise in endocrine surgery, specifically thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland surgery including minimally invasive and minimal access (otherwise known as “keyhole” surgery) surgical techniques

Areas of expertise

Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal)

  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Minimal access thyroid surgery
  • Thyroglossal cysts
  • Adrenal gland (nodules / adenomas / cancer)
  • Radiofrequency ablation thyroid nodules
  • Ethanol ablation thyroid cysts

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic / retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

General Surgery

  • Skin excision
  • Lipoma
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Haemorrhoids / anal fissure / anal fistula
  • Hernia surgery (umbilical, inguinal, femoral, incisional)
  • Mesh-free inguinal hernia repair
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery

Interventional Endocrinology

  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules
  • Ethanol ablation of thyroid cysts


  • MB ChB (Otago University) 1996
  • FRACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2005
  • PhD (University of Sydney) 2010

Specialist Training

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Otago 1996
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2005
  • Head and Neck Surgery, Breast & Endocrine Fellowship Auckland Hospital 2005
  • Australian Endocrine Surgery Fellowship (Sydney) 2006-2010


Past and current positions and memberships

  • Consultant General and Endocrine Surgeon Waikato Hospital
  • Consultant General and Endocrine Surgeon Braemar Hospital
  • Deputy President Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgical Society
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland School of Medicine
  • Member, Endocrine, General and Academic Surgery sections of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  • Member, Scientific Staff Council, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  • Member University of Sydney Cancer Research Network
  • Member, Association of Academic Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Surgery
  • Member, The Endocrine Society (American)
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgical society
  • Member, New Zealand National Thyroid Tumour standards committee
  • Member Commonwealth Neuroendocrine Tumour research collaborative (CommNETs)
  • Member, Theatre and Interventional Governance Group Waikato Hospital
  • Convener, Endocrine Surgery Section Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Convener, New Zealand Endocrine Surgery Meeting
  • Clinical Director Department of Surgery, Waikato Hospital
  • Co-chair Endocrine Multidisciplinary Team Meeting
  • Committee Member Clinical Governance Group Braemar Hospital


Dr. Meyer-Rochow graduated from Otago Medical School in 1996. After completion of General Surgery Specialist training in 2005 he undertook a Head and Neck Surgery, Breast & Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at Auckland Hospital. He was subsequently selected for a further sub-specialty training in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney’s Endocrine Surgery unit, recognised internationally as one of the world’s leading units for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland surgery before returning to New Zealand in 2009.

Dr. Meyer-Rochow is a high volume surgeon and is one of New Zealand’s most experienced Endocrine surgeons having now performed over 2000 thyroid and parathyroid operations. He has a particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery and laparoscopic surgical techniques. In addition to his specialist and subspecialist qualifications he has also completed a medical doctorate (PhD) in his area of subspecialty. With a background in General Surgery he also provides a wide range of General Surgical procedures.

Having had a personal experience with thyroid surgery Dr. Meyer-Rochow also has a particular insight into surgery from a patient’s perspective which is reflected by the exceptional care and excellent outcomes he provides for his patients. As an academic surgeon and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, Dr. Meyer-Rochow is actively engaged in research and training of new surgeons, has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and regularly presents at Australasian and International surgical meetings. As a result he is at the cutting edge of evidence based treatment and new advancements in surgery.

As an Endocrine Surgeon Dr. Meyer-Rochow has a close working relationship with local and regional Endocrinologists (including his wife Assoc Prof Marianne Elston), which ensures optimal outcomes for his patients treated for an endocrine disorder.