Dr Jennifer Hicks

  • MA, FRCS, FRACS (Orth), BSSH Dipl. Hand Surgery
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Whakatane Public Hospital and Grace Hospital, Tauranga, as well as the East Bay Specialist Centre and Day Surgery, Whakatane.
  • 07 307 2029
  • Phoenix House Pyne Street Whakatane


Jenny is an orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in all upper limb surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy, stabilisation and joint replacement, nerve compression injuries in the arm, elbow problems, and wrist and hand abnormalities.

After her initial medical training at Oxford and Cambridge University medical schools, Jenny completed basic surgical training in Oxford, before immigrating to New Zealand in 1999. She completed her advanced orthopaedic surgical training in 2007, and then returned to the UK for sub-specialist hand and upper limb fellowships at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, and the Hand Clinic in Windsor.

Jenny was the first non-British medical trainee to be accepted for the prestigious British Diploma in Hand Surgery, which she completed in March 2010.

She has presented papers on arthritis of the scaphotrapezio-trapeziodal joint in the hand, and on the open-palm technique of surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s disease.

Her specialist knowledge in this area contributes to her work with the Hand Therapist in Whakatane, as well as some of the therapists in Tauranga and Rotorua.

Jenny enjoys the eastern Bay of Plenty lifestyle and manages to play some moderately competitive hockey.
Contact information:
East Bay Specialist Centre
Phoenix House
Pyne Street
Tel: 07 307 2029
Website: www.upperlimb.co.nz
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