Braemar’s Cardiac Surgery Service
O800 OPENHEART – Braemar’s Cardiac Surgery Service
Braemar Hospital has been successfully carrying out cardiac surgery for 20 years.
The service is led by Mr Ravi Ullal and Mr Adam el Gamel, the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the Waikato region. In theatre Ravi is supported by Dr Rob Cameron, while Adam is supported by Dr Jonathan Lau, both very experienced cardiac anaesthetists.
We employ our own cardiac theatre team which includes expert surgical assistants, theatre nurses , perfusionist and anaesthetic technicians.
Specialist Intensive Care cover is provided by three experienced Intensivists - Drs Rob Frengley, Peter Marko and Nick Barnes.
The unit’s nursing care is led by two qualified Intensive Care nurses who work exclusively at Braemar. We have registered nurses who are permanent employees and who are experienced intensive care nurses, high dependency nurses and cardio-thoracic surgical nurses.
Braemar Hospital has excellent allied health services to support the service, including physiotherapy, radiology and laboratory services.
With Midland Cardio Vascular Services (MCVS) running two interventional catheter laboratories at Braemar Hospital we are together able to provide the most complete cardiac service of any private hospital in the Waikato region. Specialist cardiologists are on site providing interventional diagnoses and treatments in the interventional procedures rooms, one of which is fitted to operating theatre standard. The cardiologists and specialist cardiology nurses are also available for clinical opinion, if required.
The combination of a cardiology and cardiac surgery service on site means that our ward and ICU staff see a greater range of conditions than any other private cardiac service in the region. This wealth of experience is reflected in the high quality of service offered to our patients.
Our hospital includes a purpose built cardiac theatre, a 5-bed ICU and overnight purpose built accommodation for doctors. Recent major equipment purchases include a new heart / lung machine, cell saver, TOE and balloon pump. This level of investment shows the commitment made to providing a safe, high quality service.
Phone: 0800 OPEN HEART
Phone: 0800 OPEN HEART
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