Dr Erin Ratahi is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, delivering patient-centred surgical care in Whangarei and throughout the Northand region.

About Erin

Erin Ratahi is a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who has practiced in Whangarei since 2008.

Born and raised on the coast of Taranaki, Erin completed his medical degree at The University of Auckland in 1993. He then went on to train in Orthopaedic Surgery, gaining his quailification in 2005 through The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Having become qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Erin underwent subspecialty training in both spine and shoulder surgery at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

Since completing his training, Erin has been a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and continues to hold membership with the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, the New Zealand Spine Society, and the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Erin held a consultant appointment at Whangarei Base Hospital from 2008 until 2018. Throughout that time he supervising and teaching orthopaedic trainees and junior medical staff. He now continues to run his private practice based at the Southern Cross Northland Surgical Centre.

Erin currently runs clinics in Whangarei, Kaikohe, Waipapa and Kerikeri. He operates at the Southern Cross Northland Surgical Centre and Kensington Hospital.

Erin is married to Leanne. Work aside, his favourite pastime involves being with his family (Leanne , Tiana and Harrison) either in or on the ocean.

My Practice

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I see and treat patient’s with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. Although my focus is on spine and shoulder conditions, I enjoy caring for patients with any orthopaedic problem. For example, as with all New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeons, I am proficient in both primary hip and knee replacement surgery. Because of the high incidence of sport injuries in our community I have also developed a keen interest in the management of the common ligament and cartilage injuries to the knee.

My practice is based at Southern Cross Northland Surgical Centre. I consult there alongside 9 other dedicated Orthopaedic Surgeons. As a group we offer assessment and management of the complete spectrum of orthopaedic conditions. I travel to Mid Northern Region weekly. I run clinics in Kerikeri and Waipapa and in the heart of the Northland region at Broadway Medical Centre, Kaikohe. I operate at both the Southern Cross Northland Surgical Centre and Kensington Hospital.

To view a list of the common procedures I perform click here.

Procedures That Erin Performs

Cervical Fusion
Cervical Disc Replacement
Posterior Cervico-foraminotomy
Lumbar Discectomy
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Transforaminal Lumber Interbody Fusion
LumboSacral Fusion
Sacroiliac fusion
Ultrasound Guided Epidural Injections

Metal-ware Removal
Carpal Tunnel Release
Trigger Finger Release

Primary Hip Arthroplasty

Shoulder / Elbow
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
Mini-open Rotator Cuff Repair
Long Head of Biceps Tenotomy or Tenodesis
Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilisation
Manipulation Under Anaesthesia
Subacromial Space Injections
Fractured Clavicle Fixation
Excision Outer End of Clavicle
Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Common Extensor Tendon Release
Open Elbow Debridement

Primary Knee Arthroplasty
Knee Arthroscopy
Meniscus Debridement
Meniscus Repair
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Northland Orthopaedic Clinic

15 Kensington Avenue



P: 09 4379028 F: 09 4379033 E: pa8@northorth.co.nz