• 0800 250 257
  • 66, Alison Street, Hamilton Lake 3204
  • Mon-Thu: 8am - 8pm Fri: 8am -12 noon

Mrs Udaya Samarakkody


Mrs Udaya Samarakkody

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatric Urologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon


MBBS (Col), MS (Col), DCH (Col), FRCS (Edin), FRACS (Paed surgery), MClinEd (Auckland), Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (Strasbourg)

Languages spoken

Te Reo Maori

Udaya offers the entire range of paediatric surgery, paediatric urology and minimal access surgery. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Honorary Fellow of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.

Her achievements and involvement in the community has involved:

  • Paediatric surgeon in Hamilton since 1996
  • Director of Paediatric surgery at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton 2002-2011.
  • Honorary senior clinical lecturer in paediatric surgery, Waikato Clinical School of University of Auckland. Peter Rothwell Teaching Excellence Award 2019, Distinguished Teacher Award 2020
  • NZ representative of Australasian Association of Paediatric surgeons (AAPS) 2000-2004
  • Secretary, New Zealand Society of Paediatric surgeons, 1999 & 2000
  • Secretary, Perinatal Society of New Zealand, 2002-2006
  • President NZ Society of Paediatric Surgeons 2010-2013
  • Chairman of the Waikato Senior Medical Staff Association 2019-2021
  • Secretary, Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc, 2002 to date
She is a member of the following professional associations:
  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • International Paediatric Endosurgical Group
  • New Zealand Society of Paediatric Surgeons (founder member)
  • Perinatal Society of New Zealand
  • Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc.


  • Paediatric urology
  • Minimal access surgery (key hole surgery)

Common services

Surgery for inguinal hernia, hydrocoele, undescended testes, umbilical hernia, tongue tie, hypospadias, appendicitis and enlarged lymph nodes.
Circumcision (medical, social and religious)
Comprehensive endoscopy service that includes upper GI endoscopy, colonscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and related procedures
Abdominal surgery (including laparoscopy)
Head and neck surgery
Gallbladder surgery
Thoracic Surgery (including thoracoscopy)
Paediatric urology: Vesico ureteric reflux, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, hydronephrosis and urodynamic studies
Neonatal surgery
Consultation for antenatally diagnosed foetal abnormalities
Bowel motility problems
Investigation for Inflammatory bowel disease
Anal and peri-anal diseases