Benjamin Cribb

Dr Benjamin Cribb is a Consultant General Surgeon with sub speciality training and expertise in colorectal surgery. He specialises in advanced laparoscopic / minimally invasive and robotic surgery for a wide range of colorectal and general surgical conditions.

Dr Cribbs' speciality surgical interests include; Robotic Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Hernia repair, Bowel Disease, Rectal and Colon Cancer surgery and HALRAR Haemorrhoid surgery.

Dr Cribb completed his medical degree from The University of Auckland in 2008 and underwent general surgical training in New Zealand, attaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in general surgery in 2019. His general surgical training was undertaken throughout New Zealand including; Taranaki Base Hospital, Whangarei Hospital, Tauranga Hospital and Middlemore Hospital.

Benjamin then completed a further three years of sub-specialty training in colorectal surgery completing the prestigious 'Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery' fellowship training program where he gained extensive experience in the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. His fellowship training included one year in Melbourne at Epworth Hospital, one year in Adelaide at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and one year at North Shore Hospital in Auckland.

Dr Cribb has published widely in the fields of general and colorectal surgery. He continues to undertake research in these fields at Tauranga Hospital. He has a special interest in improving the health of Māori people and is currently the chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous Health Committee advocating and working towards equitable surgical health outcomes for indigenous patients.

Dr Benjamin Cribb is from Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tamaterā.

Dr Cribb is passionate about offering his patients the highest quality and cutting edge surgical techniques with compassion and care.


  • MBCHB Bachelor of Medical Sciences | The University of Auckland 2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (with Credit). The University of Otago - Completed Nov 2011; Graduated: August 2012
  • Recognition of Colonoscopy training by: New Zealand Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – April 2017
  • FRACS Fellow of the Royal Australasian College for Surgeons 2019
  • ANZTBCRS Australia and New Zealand training board in colon and rectal surgery. Completed 2022

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