6 Best Urologists in Christchurch


Are you looking for the Best Urologists in Christchurch? Perhaps you need help with some male urology issues like prostate. Maybe you just need a female urologist specializing in feminine pelvic health or a kids’ specialist for managing a child’s UTI.

In any case, you’ve come to the right place.

Below we are enlisting 6 of the best Urologists in Christchurch NZ. We have put together this list based on the following criteria:

  • Experience
  • Major accomplishments
  • Special services
  • Extras

We have also provided the contact details of these doctors.

  1. Dr. Stephen Mark

Dr. Stephen Mark is one of the top-rated pediatric and reconstructive urologists in Christchurch.

Experience and Qualifications

Dr. Stephen Mark completed his urological training from the United States in 1992. Following this, he headed to the UK to earn his degree in pediatric urology from Bristol Children’s Hospital. Today, Dr. Mark practices at Christchurch Hospital and is also a member of the Canterbury Urology Trust. He is also a lecturer at the University of Otago.

Major Accomplishments

  • Elected President of USANZ (Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand) in 2019. This body comprises nearly 700 urology specialists.
  • Recipient of the Christchurch Medal for his role in helping victims of the 2011 earthquake.
  • Participates and heads urology teams to work weekends in Dunedin to clear backlogs of urology patients.

Special services

  • Pediatric urology
  • Reconstructive urology


  • Enthusiastic biker
  • Collector of modern/contemporary NZ art.

Contact Details

Forté Health Building, 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

Phone 03 355 5129

  1. Dr. Kevin Bax

We recommend Dr. Kevin Bax MB ChB, FRACS for the following:

Experience and Qualifications

Dr Bax is a general urologist with specialization in tumors and malignancies of the urinary system. He is also trained in performing robotic surgeries. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Bax has a degree from University of Cape Town. He completed his advanced surgical training from Greymouth and received his MB ChB in 1997 and FRACS in 2011. Today, he practices at the Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital.

Major Accomplishments

  • Received his Fellowship in Uro-Oncology and Robotics from Bristol

Special Services

  • State of the art robotic surgery
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vasectomy and reversal
  • Kidney and ureteral stones
  • Prostate cancer
  • Surgery for enlarged prostate.
  • Circumcision
  • Cancer treatments
  • Incontinence

Contact details

Get in touch with Dr. Bax at or on phone (033) 355 5129.

  1. Dr. Nicholas Buchan

Dr. Buchan specializes in general urology as well as Uro-oncology.

Experience and Qualifications

Dr. Nicholas Buchan received his MB ChB degree in Brisbane, Australia 1998 and completed his FRACS from Fellowship Vancouver Prostate Center in 2010. Nick Buchan has practiced extensively in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Major Accomplishments

  • Extensively trained in uro-oncology
  • Can perform open and robotic surgery.
  • Is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and NZ.
  • Conducts clinical trials in renal cell cancer research

Special services

  • Bladder, renal, prostate cancers
  • General urology

Contact details

  1. Dr. Sharon English

If you are a woman suffering from recurrent urinary tract infections, then Dr. Sharon English can guide you. She specializes in feminine UTIs and especially in bladder dysfunction arising from accidents, trauma, or injuries.

Experience and qualifications

Following her training in urology, Dr. English moved to Houston specializing in bladder reconstruction surgery, and male-female UTIs.

Major Accomplishments

  • Dr. Sharon English is the Director of Urology Associates
  • She is also a Trustee in the Canterbury Urology Research Trust
  • She is also a senior Lecturer at Otago University.

Special services

  • UTIs
  • Bladder reconstruction

Contact details


Phone: (03) 968 3100

  1. Dr. Jane MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald specializes in urethroplasty and female urology.

Experience and qualifications

Dr. Jane MacDonald received her MBChB in 1990 from Otago and her FRACS in 2005. Thereafter, she trained in Ireland and the UK. She specializes in Urethroplasty which she trained for at the Institute of Urology and Nephrology in London. In Ireland, she achieved her fellowship in female urology. Dr. Jane MacDonald has significant experience in managing stress incontinence.

Major Accomplishments

  • Dr. Jane MacDonald  is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Second woman in NZ to qualify as urological surgeon in 2001.

Special services

  • Specializes in male stricture disease urethroplasty 
  • Management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men
  • Buccal and mucosal grafting procedures.

Contact details

  1. Dr. Louise Rouse 

Another leading female urologist in Christchurch, Dr. Louise Rouse specializes in kidney, bladder, prostate, and vasectomy-related issues.

Experience and qualifications

Dr. Rouse specializes in circumcisions, TURP and TURB procedures, ureteroscopy, urinary flow study, and urodynamic assessment. She completed her MB ChB in 2008 and her FRACS in 2018. Dr. Jane Rouse currently practices at Urology Associates, Christchurch NZ.

Special Services

  • Flexible cystoscopy
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Laser resection of prostate.
  • Resting ECG

Contact details

Phone: 03 355 5129

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How do I Find the Best Urologist?

Late humorist and author Erma Bombeck once rightly said: “never select a doctor whose office plants have died!” Think about it: if the good doctor does not care about his/her plants, why would they care about you?

Here are some tips to find the best urologist in Christchurch NZ:

  • Get referrals – Always ask your friends/family (whose opinion you respect) for a referral to the best urologist. Chances are they have had a problem similar to yours.
  • Investigate thoroughly – find out the doctor’s credentials. Look up the urologist in your city’s directory or by going online. Make sure their certification is current. Find out their interest/training in your issue. Is the specialist also experienced in non-surgical forms of treating your issue?
  • Find out the hospitals/facilities they are affiliated with. Research the facility well if you don’t already know it. Find out about the quality of care provided by the facility.
  • Ask if the practitioner accepts your medical insurance.


Urologists are doctors that specialise in treating urinary tract issues and bladder problems. Some doctors have specialization in urology as well as prostate and/or gynecology problems. Some have surgical expertise and can perform advanced robotic or LASER procedures too. These doctors examine and treat all the conditions that affect the muscles and tissues of the pelvic organs and the urinary system. We hope this guide helps you find the best Urologist in Christchurch for your needs.


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