dr daniel mafi


about dr daniel mafi

Dr Daniel Mafi - Tauranga

Daniel Mafi is a New Zealand trained General, laparoscopic and endoscopic Surgeon with a special interest in weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve and bypass), hernia repairs, and oesophageal and gastric problems including anti-reflux procedures.

Based out of Tauranga, Daniel has gained a wealth of experience over the past 15 years, working in all of New Zealand’s major centers, covering the full breadth of surgical specialties, including four years of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

He also spent two years of subspecialty training at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (Scotland) where he held a International Medical Training Fellowship in Oesophago-gastric Surgery. Having worked at the busiest cancer center in Scotland with internationally recognised experts, Daniel has returned to New Zealand with a comprehensive set-of-skills and truly contemporary expertise in managing Upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additional experience was gained during this time in complex hernia surgery (including abdominal wall reconstruction) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Daniel is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons.  He is additionally a member of multiple professional societies including the ANZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS), the ANZ Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA),  the British Hernia Society, and the European Hernia Society.  He holds Consultant positions at Tauranga Public Hospital (Bay of Plenty DHB) and Grace Hospital (Norfolk Southern Cross Ltd).

In addition to his clinical role as a specialist consultant, Daniel is involved in the education of junior doctors, particularly in teaching operative technique to surgical trainees.  Daniel also has a passion for global surgery and the provision of quality surgical care and medical education in developing nations.  

When Daniel is not at work you will find him with his wife, three kids and dog (Sammy) walking the beach in Tauranga, exploring the many beautiful bush walks throughout Aotearoa, cycling, or buried in a good book with a strong black coffee.

about dr daniel mafi

Grace Hospital Tauranga - high level of surgical care

Grace Hospital (owned and managed by Norfolk Southern Cross Ltd) is currently Tauranga’s only private hospital and has been offering high quality surgical care since 2007. The highly trained and experienced staff provide personalised and attentive care. No-one enjoys being in hospital but these facilities have been designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and both you and your family and friends can count on a warm welcome.

about dr daniel mafi

Tauranga Specialist Centre - consulting rooms

The Tauranga Specialist Centre, centrally located on Cameron Road, is a modern, custom-designed clinic that combines state-of-the-art facilities with relaxed and comfortable decor. A variety of medical specialties consult from this space including  General surgery, Dermatology, Appearance Medicine, and ENT.  There are three on-site theatres that can be used for Local Anaesthetic procedures including skin surgery and the repair of groin (inguinal) hernias.

Qualifications and Associations


Bachelor of Human Biology (Auckland)


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Auckland)


Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


Bachelor of Human Biology (Auckland)

My associations

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I am a Southern Cross affiliated provider

If you are insured by Southern Cross then your surgery may well be covered under you plan. We can discuss options with you when we have our first consultation. Dr Mafi is a Southern Cross affiliated provider.

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