Urologist and Male Infertility Clinic in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand

Welcome to the practice of Dr. Amir Zarrabi, where we provide world-class Urological care to the communities of Queenstown and Wanaka. In addition, Dr. Amir also has regular clinics and surgeries in other major locations across the North- and South Island of New Zealand, including Auckland and Dunedin. Our practice is founded on the principle of providing specialised, compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Through our multi-location setup, we hope to do our part in the collective effort to make advanced urological care more accessible than ever.

For residents of Queenstown and Wanaka, Amir’s practice offers an unparalleled opportunity to receive top-tier urological and male infertility treatments close to home. Beyond the convenience, patients from across New Zealand and abroad are drawn to our practice for Amir’s internationally recognised expertise, cutting-edge treatments, and the promise of compassionate, patient-centred care. Whether you’re local or considering travel for your healthcare needs, our practice is a premier choice for anyone seeking the highest standard of urological care.

Souther Cross Central Lakes Hospital in Queenstown
a vector of a nurse and a microscope
Urological Conditions

Information on various Urological conditions and the treatments I offer.

a vector of sperm and a magnifying glass
Male Infertility

Read all about conditions that affect male fertility and how I can help.

a vector of doctor and medical document

Useful reading for patients and General Practitioners.

Why Consult with Dr. Amir Zarrabi in Queenstown and Wanaka, NZ?

Choosing Dr. Amir Zarrabi for your urological and male infertility needs means entrusting your care to a professional with a highly decorated background and international experience.

  • Distinguished Medical Career – Amir has worked in urology since receiving his official qualifications in 2009, including spending the next decade as a consultant urologist at a large university hospital. Here Dr. Amir provided indispensable surgical expertise in a number of sub-specialities, including oncology, reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, paediatric urology, and kidney transplantation. The academic qualifications Amir has earned over the course of his long career include a PhD under Professor Thinus Kruger, one of the world’s leading researchers on sperm quality. He has also spent time at institutions across Europe and the USA, such as The Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University Hospital in New York, the Asklepios Hospital in Germany, and Harvard Medical School.


  • Involvement in Pioneering Surgical Procedures – Amir’s medical career is likewise marked by significant achievements, including pioneering contributions to male infertility treatment in South Africa, where he facilitated the world’s first live birth following micro-TESE in a man with non-obstructive azoospermia. He was also part of the 2014 surgical team that performed the first successful penis transplant in the world.


  • Diverse Research and Academic Contributions – Dr. Amir’s dedication to research has added valuable knowledge to the field of urology in the form of numerous scientific journal articles, book chapters and research papers presented at international conferences. He has additionally received invitations to various international workshops and similar events, serving as both a guest surgeon and speaker.


  • Comprehensive Professional Affiliations – Amir is a New Zealand board certified Urologist and a registered Specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand. He is also an active member of the following organisations: The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, The Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, The European Association of Urology, and The Société Internationale d’Urologie.


These elements combine to offer patients located in Queenstown and Wanaka the reassurance of being treated by a globally recognised specialist who is also deeply committed to providing only the highest standard of medical care.

Souther Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider


Dr. Amir Zarrabi’s Specialities


Amir addresses prostate, kidney, testicular, penis and bladder cancer with advanced diagnostic and treatment options, aimed at preserving function and improving outcomes.

Microsurgery for Male Infertility

As a leader in leader in male infertility microsurgery, Amir offers cutting-edge treatments, including microsurgical sperm retrieval techniques, varicocele repair, and delicate microsurgical reconstructions to improve fertility outcomes.


Peyronie's disease causes curved, painful erections that are typically treated through surgery. Urethroplasty repairs urethral strictures to improve urine flow. In both cases, we use tissue grafts and precise surgical techniques to restore organ function and appearance.


Varicocele refers to a condition that enlarges the veins within the scrotum, which can cause pain and reduce sperm production. Varicocele treatment at our clinic involves minimally invasive microsurgery aimed at relieving symptoms and enhancing fertility.

Stones in the Kidney and Bladder

Kidney and bladder stones are hard mineral deposits that can cause pain, infection or urinary blockages. The bladder and kidney stones treatment options we offer utilise the latest in laser technology and minimally invasive procedures.

Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

Prostate enlargement is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is characterised by an increase in the size of the prostate, which can cause difficulties with urination and bladder control. Treatments we offer include medication, minimally invasive therapies and surgical options, all of which focus on providing relief from symptoms and improving quality of life for patients.


A vasectomy procedure is a surgical procedure for male sterilisation or permanent contraception that involves cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm. As one of the few specialists offering no-needle vasectomy in New Zealand, Amir provides a less painful and invasive option for male contraception.


The surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis, known as circumcision, can be performed for health, religious or cultural reasons. Regardless of the patient’s circumstances, Amir uses techniques that ensure consistent comfort and optimal cosmetic results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are Dr. Amir Zarrabi’s urology and male infertility clinics located in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand?

Consultations are conducted at two convenient locations: Wanaka Lakes Health Centre and Queenstown Medical Centre (Jack’s Point), where Dr. Amir provides personalised care on a regular basis. Surgical procedures take place at the state-of-the-art Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital in Queenstown, just a brief 10-minute drive from Queenstown International Airport.

While most surgical interventions are carried out at Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, for cases necessitating major oncological procedures or involving patients with high-risk conditions, Dr. Amir performs surgeries at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin. Here, patients benefit from access to an intensive care unit and a range of specialized support services to ensure comprehensive care and optimal outcomes.

How do I schedule an appointment with Dr. Amir in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand?

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Amir in Queenstown and Wanaka, please call 03 467 6605 or send an email to info@queenstownurology.co.nz. You may also use the enquiry form on our contact page to send us a message.

What should I expect during a consultation?

During a consultation with Dr. Amir, patients can expect:

  • A review of their medical history
  • A physical examination
  • A discussion about diagnosis and treatment options
  • Information on any necessary surgical procedures and follow-up care

How do I prepare for surgeries and other medical procedures?

Preparation for surgeries and medical procedures typically includes:

  • Following specific instructions provided by Dr. Amir’s team, such as fasting or adjusting current medications.
  • Ensuring you have arranged for post-surgery care and transportation, as driving may not be allowed for at least a 24-hour period following anaesthesia administration.


Patients undergoing most fertility operations will typically be allowed to leave the hospital on the same afternoon or evening of their procedure. Other more complex surgical procedures may require patients to stay overnight at the hospital. Despite relatively low risk of complications, Dr. Amir also advises patients from outside of Queenstown and Wanaka to remain in town for at least one night after discharge just in case.

What do I need to know about medical costs at Dr. Amir's practice? Do you accept insurance?

We provide a detailed fee structure on our website for various services, including consultations, diagnostics and surgical procedures. Our practice maintains a strong relationship with medical insurance companies, including Southern Cross Health Insurance and ACC, and accepts payments via cash, credit card and debit card/EFTPOS on the day of the consultation. For surgeries not covered by insurance, a partial or full payment is required beforehand. Payment plans and financing options are available through Nova Medical Finance for eligible patients.