Mr. Robert Cable

Tauranga Obesity Surgery Centre - Mr. Robert Cable FRCS (England) FRACS

I am a General & Laparoscopic Surgeon who has been involved with Obesity Surgery since the 1980’s with Vertical Banded Gastroplasties (VBG's), then from 1996 I changed to Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery with the insertion of Lap Bands and from 2006 LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMIES. I have specialist expertise in Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Weight-loss Surgery. Because of the small wounds, minimally invasive surgery means less pain and faster recovery.

Medical School:

Otago Medical School, Dunedin


MB Ch B 1970

Post Graduate:

  • FRCS England 1975
  • FRACS 1977


Medical Council, New Zealand


  • General Surgery,
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery.

Professional Memberships:

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ)
  • International Federation of Obesity Surgeons (IFSO)

Current Appointments:

Full Time Private Practice, Tauranga

Private Hospital Visiting Rights:

  • Grace Hospital, Tauranga

Particular Interests are:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for : Gallstones, Hiatus hernia, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux, Hernia Repairs (Open and Laparoscopic), appendicetomy, division of adhesions
  • General Surgery for: Haemorrhoids