Newsletter 48

Gold Standard Colonoscopy test for Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer. The incidence of bowel cancer in New Zealand is one of the highest in the world and is the second highest cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Bowel cancer is curable if detected early enough.

The NZ National Bowel Screening Programme will only be available to those over 60 and has limitations.

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Newsletter 47

The Waikato’s leading Endoscopy Centre

Bramear Hospital is the Waikato’s leading Endoscopy Centre offering an increasing range of cutting edge procedures performed by the region’s leading specialists and nursing staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality diagnostic, screening and surveillance endoscopy and lead the way in working with other surgical and non-surgical specialists to provide a seamless and holistic service for your patients.

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Newsletter 46

Three new gastroenterologists have joined Braemar Hospital. They say with New Zealand’s high rates of colorectal cancer and liver disease, plus the roll out of the bowel cancer screening programme in the Waikato in March, there is increasing demand for their services…

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Newsletter 45

Braemar neurosurgeon Sami Raunio, says early intervention can avoid permanent and debilitating nerve damage. Patients with nerve dysfunctions stemming from nerve compression often present too late to specialists, compromising their ongoing health, says a Finnish Neurosurgeon at Braemar Hospital.

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Newsletter 44

Braemar renal physician ‘Dr Rabi’ believes that patient care extends well beyond a consultation – and is frequently lifelong…

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Newsletter 43

For Braemar cardiothoracic surgeon Paul Conaglen, bigger rarely means better…

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Newsletter 42

Braemar cardiothoracic surgeon David McCormack has worked in London’s leading hospitals. But it is in New Zealand – the place he calls “paradise” – where he believes he can do his best work…

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Newsletter 40

Braemar Hospital orthopaedic spine surgeon Joe Baker has many reasons for celebrating golfing legend Tiger Woods’ comeback…

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Newsletter 39

Braemar Hospital haematologist Natalia Gavrilova is excited about the new developments in the field in which she specialises…

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Newsletter 38

Gynaecologists at Braemar Hospital combine skills to tackle complex cases…

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Newsletter 37

Oral & maxillofacial surgeons Brian Whitley and Angus Colquhoun have carried out Braemar Hospital’s first temporomandibular (TMJ) operation, giving new hope to a young woman running out of options…

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Newsletter 36

Braemar colorectal surgeon Jasen Ly is hopeful new checks and better treatments will improve New Zealand’s statistics in bowel cancer…

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Newsletter 35

Braemar ENT specialist Andy Wood works in a field that delivers life-changing results…

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Newsletter 34

Two Waikato medical oncologists specialising in cancer care, have joined Braemar Hospital as private consultant oncologists.

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Newsletter 33

New Pain Specialist joins the Braemar Pain Clinic

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Newsletter 32

Persistent pain can drive people to despair. Braemar Hospital’s new pain clinic offers sufferers a way out of “Stuckville.”

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Newsletter 31

New Generation – three dimensional imaging for surgery at Braemar Hospital.

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Newsletter 30

The human hand is a complex mechanism, essential to a multitude of tasks from holding a pen, to performing hard labour or even high-fiving a friend.

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Newsletter 29

The installation of the very latest imaging system will revolutionise the digital operating rooms at Braemar Hospital in Hamilton.

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Newsletter 28

Elbow replacements are rare in New Zealand. They are usually performed on patients with rheumatoid arthritis but they have become less frequent due to advances in rheumatoid medication.

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Newsletter 27

Braemar paediatric surgeon Askar Kukkady achieved worldwide recognition when he led the team that separated con-joined twins in Hamilton, a decade ago.

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Newsletter 26

Braemar has been offering PillCam capsule endoscopy since 2007 and has now upgraded to the latest SB 3 technology.

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Newsletter 25

A top line-up of speakers is planned for the next CME event at Braemar Hospital…

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Newsletter 24

A chance meeting with a group of Kiwis in London set Braemar Urologist Adam Davies on his future path…

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Newsletter 23

Braemar’s Brandon Adams works in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. While the needs in these fields may be different, he says the aim for both is to always have a highly functional result…

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Newsletter 22

An increasing number of new services are being made available at Braemar Hospital. This newsletter highlights those introduced in recent times…

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Newsletter 21

Peter Gan’s career inspiration came early – and from an unusual source. “As a child growing up in Malaysia, I decided at around 8 or 9 that I wanted to be a doctor…

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Newsletter 20

Michael Woodfield is a New Zealand trained and qualified Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon with specialised training from world renowned surgeons…

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Newsletter 19

Braemar has become the first private hospital in New Zealand to offer EUS – a service that combines endoscopy and ultrasound to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal problems…

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Newsletter 18

Braemar Hospital’s new surgeon Rafique was told by colleagues in Japan that he should move to New Zealand. He has never looked back…

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Newsletter 17

Musculoskeletal radiologist Peter Gendall likes to help patients through the “medical maze” and be well-informed about their options…

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Newsletter 16

A simple breath-test may identify the foods that make many people’s lives miserable. The test will soon be offered by a Braemar gastroenterologist.

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Newsletter 15

New chemotherapy unit at Braemar opens in the new year.

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Newsletter 14

Braemar’s new orthopaedic surgeon Jason Donovan shares a name with one of Australia’s favourite sons.

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Newsletter 13

A leading neurosurgeon has joined Braemar’s team. He says New Zealand offers exciting opportunities in his field of work, but it also means his family can enjoy the lifestyle they love.

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Newsletter 12

A new role at Braemar Hospital will bring GPs and specialists closer together for the benefit of practitioners and patients…

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Newsletter 11

Win Meyer-Rochow’s patients are in good hands.

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Newsletter 10

Braemar again offers free surgery for children to the value of $50,000

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Newsletter 9

Braemar welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon Steve McChesney

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Newsletter 8

Endoscopy services now available to your patients under the Affiliated Provider programme.

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Newsletter 7

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Richard Willoughby has seen people with terrible injuries. He says it is extremely rewarding to help them on the road to recovery.

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Newsletter 6

Breast cancer surgeon Ian Campbell delights in giving his patients the good news stories.

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Newsletter 5

Introducing new ENT surgeon – Mr Julian White. All endoscopy patients welcome at braemar.

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Newsletter 4

Braemar Hospital offers free surgery for children to the value of $50,000. Our new website is proving to be popular with more than 1,000 visits each month.

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Newsletter 3

Work begins on new hospital – on time, on budget New Trans Oesophageal Echo (TOE) Equipment Purchased.

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Newsletter 2

New Hospital Site Purchased Return-to-Theatre Indemnity.

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Newsletter 1

PillCam™ – video capsule endoscopy Q Chip – latest technology in endoscopes.

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