MBChB, PHD, FRACS
Arend trained in General Surgery in New Zealand gaining his Fellowship and a PhD on colorectal cancer in 2001. Following this he completed a post fellowship training programme in Colorectal Surgery in Auckland and Oxford.
He has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal surgery including; laparoscopic surgery, single site laparoscopic surgery, TAMIS (trans-anal minimally invasive surgery) and minimally invasive Haemorrhoid treatments such as HAL-RAR. His clinical interests are in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with a special interest in the genetics of colorectal cancer. In addition he is accredited in endoanal ultrasound and has an interest in the management of anorectal & pelvic floor disorders.
He is Head of the Colorectal Unit and Director of General Surgical training at Auckland Hospital, author of over 40 peer reviewed articles and a supervisor of postgraduate students at the University of Auckland. Arend is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland. Arend works as a Colorectal Surgeon at Auckland Hospital and in private practice at the Auckland Colorectal Centre and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer.