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WAIKATO
CARDIOTHORACIC 
SURGERY
UNIT



Providing Safe and Efficient Surgery to the Te Manawa Taki Region

 

WAIKATO CARDIOTHORACIC UNIT

AT A GLANCE

Tertiary Level Facility
Waikato Hospital is a tertiary level facility that is a key provider of integrated hospital and community based health services to the Waikato Region which has a population base of approximately 400,000 in the central North Island of New Zealand.  In addition to Waikato Hospital, there is a network of community hospitals and services throughout the region. 



Specialist Services
Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit provides cardiothoracic surgery, to other neighbouring health providers in the Te Manawa Taki region.  In total, serving a total population of approaching one million.   It is a specialised 650 bed based hospital with all diagnostic and treatment facilities on one campus and a total staff of more than 5000 people.

Specialist services delivered in Waikato Hospital include vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, radiology, cardiology, otolaryngology, general surgery, gynaecology, haematology, paediatric surgery, maxillofacial surgery, medicine, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery , renal, respiratory, dermatology, urology and intensive care.

Cardiothoracic Unit 

Within Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit we treat a wide spectrum of challenging surgical pathology.  Our surgeons have expertise in:

  • Off-pump coronary revascularisation

  • Mitral valve repair

  • Complex aortic surgery

  • Uniportal VATS lobectomy

  • Rib fixation and chest wall reconstruction


International fellows are afforded excellent clinical experience and theatre exposure. There is ample opportunity to present and publish academic work with the support of the unit.

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OUR SURGEONS

Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit has a team of 8 specialist cardiothoracic surgeons. We work together to ensure patients and the population recieve excellent care. 

Dr David J McCormack FRCS (CTh) - Head of Department 

Dr Paul Conaglen FRACS

Prof Adam El Gamel FRACS

Dr Nand Kejriwal FRACS

Dr Zaw Lin FRACS

Dr Felicity Meikle FRACS

Dr Nishith Patel FRCS (CTh)

Dr Francesco Pirone MD

David J McCormack
Nishith Patel
Zaw Lin
Adam El Gamel
Nand Kejriwal
Paul Conaglen
 

JOIN OUR TEAM

Follow the link below for more details

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STUDENT ELECTIVES

International Undergraduates

REGISTRAR OPPORTUNITIES

Progress Your Career

FELLOWSHIPS

Dedicated Cardiac and Thoracic Fellowship Opportunities

 

WAIKATO CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY UNIT

Waikato Hospital,
Selwyn and Pembroke Street,
Hamilton,
New Zealand

(+64) 021 024 77867

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