Dr Parry (Primal) Singh

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon


Dr Parry Singh is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon and specialist Colorectal Surgeon who works as a Consultant at Counties Manukau Health (Middlemore Hospital and Manukau Superclinic). He obtained his medical degree from the University of Auckland with Distinction and completed specialist training in General Surgery through various hospitals across New Zealand to attain the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2018. He then went overseas to undertake further sub-speciality training in Colorectal Surgery in Adelaide (Lyell McEwin Hospital) and Melbourne (Alfred Hospital), accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).

Through this experience, he has gained expertise in treating a wide array of colorectal conditions ranging from complex problems related to colorectal (bowel) cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), and diverticular disease; to the more common and troubling anorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, anal fistulas, anal fissures and pilonidal disease. This comes with experience in a range of advanced surgical procedures including minimal invasive techniques such as laparoscopy (key-hole surgery) as well as being accredited to perform colonoscopy through the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). Alongside his subspecialist interest in colorectal surgery, Dr Singh also provides care for general surgical problems such as hernias and gallstones.

Parry is also passionate about research having completed a PhD in surgery through the University of Auckland. He has numerous publications and has presented his work at several national and international conferences and been a recipient of several notable scholarships and awards including the prestigious Mark Killingback Prize in Colorectal Surgery and the Louis Barnett Prize for Research from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also enthusiastic about teaching of medical students, junior doctors and trainee surgeons and holds the title of Senior Lecturer with the Department of Surgery at the University of Auckland.


MB ChB 2010 Auckland; PhD (Surgery) 2017 Auckland; FRACS (General Surgery) 2018


  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colonoscopy

Post-Fellowship Training

Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANTBCRS)

Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ)

  • Colorectal Fellow – Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, 2019.
  • Colorectal Fellow – Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 2020.




Additional languages spoken

Punjabi and Hindi