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WAIKATO
CARDIOTHORACIC 
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 major public hospital located in Hamilton, New Zealand that offers a range of services, including cardiac surgery care for the Te Manawa Taki region. The hospital is staffed with a team of experienced cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and nurses who provide the best care for patients with heart conditions.

The hospital is equipped with the latest technology and facilities to provide a range of cardiac surgery care services, including coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, and heart failure surgery. The cardiac surgeons are highly trained and experienced in performing these surgeries with a high success rate.

In addition to surgery, the hospital also offers a dedicated cardiac rehabilitation program to help patients recover and manage their heart health after treatment. The program includes exercise, education, and support to help patients regain their strength and improve their overall quality of life. 

 


Specialist Services
Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit provides cardiothoracic surgery, to the extended 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 & On-pump coronary revascularisation

Arterial & Composite Grafting 

Mitral valve repair

Complex aortic surgery

Uniportal VATS lobectomy

Rib fixation and chest wall reconstruction

Endoscopic Conduit Harvest


International fellows are afforded excellent clinical experience and theatre exposure.

 

There is good 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 Francesco Pirone MD - Head of Department 

Dr Paul Conaglen FRACS

Dr Zach DeBoard MD

Dr Zaw Lin FRACS

Prof David J McCormack AFRACMA FRCS (CTh) MBA

Dr Felicity Meikle FRACS

Dr Nishith Patel PhD FRCS (CTh)

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Paul Conaglen
Nishith Patel
Zaw Lin

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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