Andrew Kennedy-Smith

Urology

Riddiford Medical Director

I've been a full-time urologist in Wellington since 2002, in Private practice at Riddiford Medical and working at Wellington Public Hospital, with teaching commitments through Otago Medical School. Managing primarily adult urological patients, I have both a general and subspecialist practice. My subspecialist interests include laparoscopic surgery using the Freehand Robotic platform and waterjet technology for all kidney and adrenal surgeries; reconstruction surgery; urinary incontinence and prolapse management; and kidney transplantation. My research interests include laparoscopic kidney tumour surgery using waterjet, and a novel technique of en bloc bladder tumour management, for bladder preservation and to reduce tumour recurrence.

I established and am a director of Riddiford Medical Specialists. I completed specialist urology training in New Zealand, with additional Fellowship training in Brisbane, in Cardiff and in Paris. I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe and had schooling and university in South Africa. I’m a father of two super daughters, a mountain biker, an orchardist and cider-maker, a woodworker, and an advocate for environmental sustainability. I am married to Rebecca Garland, who now also works at Riddiford Medical.

Andrew Kennedy-Smith