Phone - 867 4313
193 Cobden Street, Gisborne 4010
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About Us

Dr. Kassel is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years.
He specializes in sports injuries, arthroscopic shoulder, knee and ankle surgery and total joint replacement.
He completed his training in the United States before embarking on an 18 month fellowship in Sports Medicine in Perth, Western Australia. He has been in New Zealand for 14 years, returning with his New Zealand born wife Nikki and son Ben in 2006 to enjoy the lifestyle and be closer to family.

Dr Greg Kassel

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I trained in the USA and met my New Zealand born wife at the University of Arkansas where she was working as a paediatric flight nurse at Children’s Hospital. After completing my surgical residency I did an 18 month fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy in Perth, Western Australia, focusing on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle. After obtaining my Board Certification in the States and the birth of our son we moved back to New Zealand to be near family in 2006.

University of Wisconsin (Honours)

Medical School
Creighton University (Honours)

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Arkansas

Sports Medicine Fellowship
Peter Honey/ Tim Keenan Perth Western Australia

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006
Vocational Registration New Zealand Medical Council 2008

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Our People

Kirsten Clarke - Surgery Coordinator

RN, BN, PGCert HelathSci, RNFSA


Nicola Kassel - Practice Manager



Consultations are done at 193 Cobden Street.

All insurances, ACC, and Private consultations are accepted.

Affiliated provider for Southern Cross Insurance

Please note if you have an ACC claim, ACC requires a referral from your GP, physiotherapist, osteopath, or chiropractor.

Information about your first visit

  • At your first visit you will be asked to complete a new patient form. This can be completed prior and emailed to us.
  • Please bring all your relevant ACC and insurance documentation with you to your appointment.
  • If you have had x-rays done at TDH please stop by the radiology department and obtain a CD of any relevant films and bring this to your consultation.
  • X-rays done at Gisborne Radiology (next to Three Rivers) can be accessed by us online so you do not need to request films from Gisborne Radiology


All surgery is performed at Chelsea Hospital