Providing Safe and Efficient Surgery to the Te Manawa Taki Region
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.
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.
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.
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
Dr David J McCormack FRCS (CTh)
Dr Felicity Meikle FRACS
Dr Nishith Patel FRCS (CTh)