Specialties and Specialists

Kaweka Hospital’s specialists offer surgery in a wide range of fields including: ENT (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology, general surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology and urology.

exceptional surgical and post-operative care

Introducing

Cardiology

Dr Robert (Bob) Gerber
MBBS, MBedSci(Hons), MPH, PhD

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Bob Gerber is a Consultant Cardiologist currently working in Hawke’s Bay DHB. He graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School which is part of King’s College London in 2000. He holds dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal.

Bob is an expert in the field of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided stent implantation and is also trained in implanting pacemakers and implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICDs) as well as coronary stents. He has maintained his credentialing within New Zealand by performing these procedures on a regular basis. He has expertise in hypertension and heart failure as well as heart rhythm disturbances and dyslipidaemia.

He enjoys cycling, trail-running and time with the family who are living in Hawke’s Bay.

Introducing

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat)

Our specialists lead your care regarding any concerns relating to your ears, nose and/or throat. We are proud to provide superior treatment in areas such as hearing reconstructions, balance disorders, nasal reconstruction, allergy and sinus management, larynx and salivary gland concerns as well as facial plastic surgery.

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Common procedures include removal of tonsils or adenoids, insertion of grommets, complex middle ear surgery, sinus surgery and correction of broken noses.

Kaweka Hospital is the first surgical facility in Hawke’s Bay to invest in the latest laser technology offering an unparalleled level of precision for surgery and a faster recovery for our patients. The TruBlue laser will be used by our ENT team for specific procedures such as treating and removal of leukoplakia, papillomas and polyps, Reincke’s oedema and capillary Ectasia and conditions in the middle ear. It is used to coagulate and vaporize for bloodless surgery. We are also the first in Hawke’s Bay to invest in the latest image guidance system, also known as Stealth Navigation, allowing our surgeons to perform surgery of the sinuses and ear more accurately, safely and reducing the risk of revision surgery required.

Mr Andrew Dowley
MB ChB 1995 Sheff; FRCS (Otolaryngology) Edin 2008

Call: 06 651 4070
Email: info@enthhb.nz
Web: www.enthhb.nz

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Andrew did his training in the South Trent region, UK, including 2 years in Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and a Rhinology Fellowship in Plymouth.

Prior to coming to New Zealand, Andrew was a consultant in Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals where he was Programme Director for the Junior Doctors.

Specialising in:

  • Ears, Nose and Throat
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and its applications;
  • Septorhinoplasty, functional and cosmetic, including complex nasal reconstruction;
  • Facial skin lesions and skin cancer.
  • Paediatric
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Mr Stephen Toynton
MB BS (Lond) 1986; FRCS (Otol)(Eng) 1991; FRCS (ORL)(Eng) 1995; JCHST (ORL-HNS) 1996

Call: 06 651 4070
Email: info@enthhb.nz
Web: www.enthhb.nz

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MB BS (Lond) 1986; FRCS (Otol)(Eng) 1991; FRCS (ORL)(Eng) 1995; JCHST (ORL-HNS) 1996
Having trained in London at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, Stephen completed his Senior Registrar Training at St. Thomas’s & Guy’s Hospitals London, and advanced paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, obtaining Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991 and 1995. He worked as a Consultant and Clinical Director at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust for 16 years between 1996 and 2012, and was also the Otology advisor to the Diving Diseases and Hyperbaric Medicine Research Centre in Plymouth UK. Also a former council member of both the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology and the British Association of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology and current member of the Prosper Meniére Society and New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Clinical interests:

  • Ear surgery, in particular cholesteatoma, hearing reconstruction, and stapes surgery
  • Balance disorders and Meniére’s Disease
  • Trauma of the ear associated with head injuries and Scuba divers
  • Specialist paediatric ENT.

Title or Designation: Otolaryngologist, ENT Specialist

Full NZ Registration: 20146

Vocational Scope: Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

EDI: enthhbnz

Private health provider affiliations: Southern Cross, NIB

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Mr Paul Mason
MB BS 1990 London; FRCS 1994; FRCS (Otol) 1996

Call: 06 651 4070
Email: info@enthhb.nz
Web: www.enthhb.nz

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Paul did his training at Wessex ENT Training Programme and Fellowship in Australia.
Paul is an Affiliated Provider for balloon sinuplasty.

Specialising in:

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery and extended applications
  • Otology and mastoid surgery
  • Assessment and management of vertigo
  • Surgery for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Paediatric (Otol)
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Mr Christopher Kennel
MD (USA), ABOHNS (USA), FAAOA (USA)
(Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery)

Call: 06 878 8109
Email:
christopher.kennel@kawekahealth.nz

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Training: Chris holds bachelor’s degrees in visual arts, chemistry and biology. He obtained his doctor of medicine degree (MD) from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed otolaryngology residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

During residency he frequently attended courses led by global experts in endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery, facial trauma & reconstruction, skull base surgery, and allergy. After residency, he completed the Delaware Otologic Surgery & Medicine fellowship where he learned advanced otology, neurotology and stereotactic radiosurgery from Michael Teixido as well as the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training where he completed their 14-week advanced surgeons’ cochlear implant program. Due to the impact allergy has on many ear, nose and throat disorders, Chris completed an additional fellowship with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and hopes to bring allergy immunotherapy to the Hawke’s Bay region.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Chris enjoys practicing the full range of otolaryngology, teaching registrars and house officers, and bicycling to work at Kaweka Hospital. Chris feels lucky to work at Kaweka Hospital because of the extraordinary staff.

Clinical Interests:

  • Surgical management of complex ear and lateral skull base disease
  • Parotid surgery via minimal incision (face lift) approaches
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Neck dissections
  • Laser surgery of the ear and throat including Zenker’s diverticula
  • Unusual otolaryngology disorders
  • Allergy immunotherapy
  • Facial trauma and reconstructive surgery

Title or designation: Consultant Otolaryngologist / Senior Medical Officer.

NZ Registration: Provisional vocational registration in otolaryngology.

Vocational Scope: Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

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Epidural steroid specialist

Dr John Rose
M.B.,B.Ch (Wits) FFA(SA) FANZCA

Call: 027 433 5417
Email: john.rose@kawekahealth.nz

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Undergraduate training at Wits university in Johannesburg. Specialist training at Natal university group of hospitals.

NZMC registration no. 14111 (vocational registration)

John qualified M.B.,B.Ch in 1984 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to New Zealand for a 2 year stint in 1986 and began anaesthetic specialist training here in 1987, then returned to South Africa to continue specialist training at the Durban group of hospital, qualifying FFA(SA) in 1992. John, his wife Suzanne and their 3 children emigrated to New Zealand in !994 where he has been in practice in Hawkes Bay ever since. John was granted the Australasian Fellowship of Anaesthesia (FANZCA) by election in 2000 and has maintained a mixed public and private practice until very recently, when he retired from the public system after 29 years.

Highlights from Public career:- Head of Anaesthetic Dept 1997-2003

  • Chairman of Senior Medical Staff 2005-2020
  • Clinical Director of Surgery 2016-2018

John has had a broad experience of anaesthesia with particular experience in ENT anaesthesia, including many years of regular paediatric cases. He also continues a long record of urology anaesthesia, working almost 30yrs with the same surgeon.

John also continues to provide epidural steroid injections for chronic pain patients

Dr Murray Harty
MBChB FANZCA

Call: 027 285 4631
Email: mhartyal@gmail.com

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A Bit of Training History: After completing basic medical training at Otago Medical School, Dunedin, Murray’s first clinical years were spent at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. Six months as a junior in the Department of Anaesthesia introduced him to the specialty. His initial enthusiasm was confirmed by two years in the UK, both working in anaesthesia and travelling. Murray returned to New Zealand to commence specialty anaesthesia training in 1990 and gained his FANZCA in 1995.
In 1996 he was appointed as a Specialist Anaesthetist in Hawke’s Bay. Murray initially worked in ICU, Public Anaesthesia and Private Practice for five years, before stopping ICU work to concentrate on anaesthesia. He was Head of Department of Anaesthesia from 2010 until 2016.

Clinical interests: Murray is a generalist anaesthetist, with a mainly orthopaedic private practice

Title or Designation: Dr Murray Harty, Anaesthetist.

Full NZ Registration: NZMC 13843

Vocational Scope: Anaesthesia

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General surgery & Endoscopy

Our specialists lead your care with any breast, bowel, gall bladder or thyroid concerns and many other surgical conditions including skin cancers.

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Common diagnostic and surgical procedures include colonoscopy*, gastroscopy*, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, breast and thyroid surgery, bowel surgery and haemorrhoid surgery. Some of these operations can be offered laparoscopically.

*These procedures involve inserting a camera into the colon or the upper digestive system (oesophagus, stomach and upper intestines) to diagnose conditions or detect changes in these organs.

Mr Andrew Ing
MB ChB 2004 Aberdeen; FRACS 2016

Call: 06 873 1169
Email: reception@hbsurgeons.co.nz

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Andrew is a Specialist General Surgeon, with a sub-specialty interest in Colorectal Surgery. He enjoys the breadth of General Surgery and is heavily involved academic work and surgical education.

Specialising in:

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy
  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) gallbladder and hernia surgery
  • Proctology
  • Melanoma

 

Mr Bernard McEntee
MB ChB 2005 Auckland; FRACS 2012

Call: 06 873 1169
Email: reception@hbsurgeons.co.nz

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Bernard grew up in Hawke’s Bay, attending Havelock North High School.

He worked at Hawke’s Bay Hospital 2005-2007 and 2010 and returned again in 2015 as a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery.

2012: Obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a General Surgeon.
2013: Post Fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery, Waikato Hospital.
2014: Post Fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.

He is married with three children.

Specialising in:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticular Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Haemorrhoids, Anal Fissures and Fistula in Ano
  • Laparoscopic management of gallbladder disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy

Mr Bevan Jenkins
BHB 2003 Auckland; MBChB 2006 Auckland; FRACS (GS) 2015

Call: 06 873 1169
Email: reception@hbsurgeons.co.nz

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Originally from Auckland, Bevan worked in the Hawke’s Bay Hospital twice during junior doctor rotations.  He returned permanently in 2017 to take up a post as a Consultant General Surgeon, establishing a practice in both the public and private sector and he is married to a local GP.

Bevan completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB) in 2003 and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) in 2006. Post-graduate years as a junior doctor were undertaken in Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Palmerston North. Specialist General Surgical training was completed over that time with admission as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. Post-fellowship training undertaken in 2016 at the Royal Darwin Hospital in Rural and Trauma Surgery. Accreditation as a certified Endoscopist was acquired in 2015 for both Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy by the New Zealand Conjoint Committee.

Specialising in:

  • Hernia repair (laparoscopic and open)
  • Endoscopy, including bowel screening colonoscopy
  • Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
  • Skin Lesions including Melanoma
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer and Melanoma
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery, including bowel disease
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Mr Sid Trivedi
MBChB (Otago), FRACS

Call: 06 281 2797
Email: office@unityclinic.co.nz
Web: www.unityclinic.co.nz

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Sid returns to the Hawke’s Bay as a Consultant General Surgeon after commencing his surgical training here as a registrar in 2008. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) in 2004 and was awarded the Stanley Batchelor Memorial Prize in Surgery.

His Specialist General Surgical training was completed throughout the North Island and he was admitted to the fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. Post fellowship training in Breast and Endocrine surgery was undertaken at Waikato Hospital and he took a consultant position in Palmerston North. He moved with his wife and two sons to practise in Hawke’s Bay in 2020.

Specialising in:

  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Thyroid/parathyroid surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy
  • Haemorrhoids

Mr Jevon Puckett
MBBS, PhD, FRACS, MRCS(1)
(Colorectal and General Surgery)

Call: 06 873 1169
Email: hbcolorectal@gmail.com

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Jevon returns to the Hawkes Bay as a Specialist General and Colorectal Surgeon having spent a year here for surgical training. Originally from the UK he completed his undergraduate training through the University of London (2005) and subsequently moved to New Zealand in 2007. He undertook his Surgical training in New Zealand, completing this in 2019 to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Australasian Surgeons (FRACS). Following this Jevon was accepted into sub-specialist colorectal and proctology training through the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and was based in Australia for 2 years before taking up a consultant post in the Hawke’s Bay in 2022.

During his training, Jevon also embarked on a PhD in perioperative care through The University of Auckland. This was completed in 2018 and for which he received the prestigious colorectal Mark Killingback prize in 2014 from the Royal College of Australasian Surgeons (RACS). He is also accredited for both advanced colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Jevon is married with two children.

Clinical interests:

  • Minimally invasive (key hole) colorectal surgery
  • Diverticular disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Proctology
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistulas
  • Endoanal ultrasound
  • Gallbladder and hernia surgery
  • Skin lesions

Full NZ Registration: 44912

Private Health Provider Affiliations: All

Mr James Tan
BSc, MB ChB, FRACS
(Bariatric, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon)

Call: 06 873 1169
Email: info@specialistsurgery.nz
Website: www.specialistsurgery.nz

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James is a Specialist Bariatric and General Surgeon. Originally from Wellington, he completed medical school training through the University of Otago. He then trained in General Surgery at a variety of hospitals throughout New Zealand. Following this, James completed post-fellowship training in General Surgery at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, followed by sub-specialty training in Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at Austin Health, Melbourne. He has now returned to the Hawke’s Bay, where he also has a position in the public sector as a Consultant General Surgeon.

James specialises in:

  • Bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Anti-reflux and hiatal hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic and open hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cholangiography
  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Skin lesion removal and pilonidal surgery
Introducing

Gynaecology

Our experienced and compassionate specialists will lead your care for all concerns relating to women’s health. We are proud to offer surgical treatments relating to matters such as endometriosis, fertility issues, period problems and gynaecological oncology. 

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Common surgical procedures include the removal of cysts, polyps and fibroids, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), treatment of abnormal vaginal bleeding, prolapse and incontinence and colposcopy to remove pre-cancerous cells detected by cervical screening.

Dr Elaine White
MB ChB 1999 Glasgow; MRCOG 2005; CCT (UK) (Obst & Gyn) 2009; FRANZCOG 2016

Call: 06 650 0673
Email: enquiries@allwomen.co.nz
Web: www.allwomen.co.nz

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Dr Elaine White has many years of experience in Women’s Health. Elaine is professional, warm and friendly specialising in all aspects of Gynaecology.

Specialising in:

  • Colposcopy
  • Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Menopause
  • Oncology
  • Menstrual problems
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Gynae)
  • Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
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Dr Kirsten Gaerty
MB ChB 2002 Otago; FRANZCOG 2014, DDU 2015

Call: 06 650 0673
Email: enquiries@allwomen.co.nz
Web: www.allwomen.co.nz

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Kirsten is a consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist and has obtained both her Medical degree and a Post-graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology from the University of Otago. Subsequent to these accomplishments she embarked upon her Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist training and completed this in 2014 upon being awarded her Fellowship (FRANZCOG).

She has a special interest in complex obstetrics and completed an 18 month Fellowship (Mater Mothers Hospital, Brisbane) in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Whilst in Brisbane Kirsten also completed the highly complementary DDU (a post-graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound).
Kirsten provides care in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Obstetric interests and expertise are outlined above and areas of interest in gynaecology include pre-conception counselling, fertility assessment and the management of heavy periods. Kirsten is involved in quality improvement in her role at the DHB and strives to provide up to date evidence based practice and is a senior Clinical lecturer for the university of Otago. Kirsten works closely with Dr Elaine White in their practice ALL WOMEN obstetrics and gynaecology.

In addition to expert pre-conception advice, ante-natal consultations and a small shared care private Obstetric practice. Kirsten also offers professional care and services for general gynaecological problems.

Specialising in:

  • Menstrual problems
  • Female infertility
  • Complex obstetrics
  • Preconceptual counselling
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Dr Leigh Duncan
MB ChB 1985 Otago; Dip Obst 1987 Auckland; MRCOG 1991; MRANZCOG 1994; FRANZCOG 1995

Call: 06 873 8999
Email: Nettie.houghton@hhc.co.nz
Web: www.hastingshealth.co.nz

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Specialising in:

  • Prolapse /Pelvic Floor surgery special interest
  • Hysterectomy including vaginal and laparoscopic assisted .
  • Ovarian cysts/pelvic masses
  • Endometriosis (medical treatment and diagnosis)
  • Insertion of mirena
  • Incontinence (Gynae)
  • Menopause
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Gynae)
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Dr Jeremy Meates
1990 MB ChB Otago; 1992 Diploma Obstetrics, Auckland University; 1998 FRANZCOG; 2012 FRCOG

Call: 06 835 4030
Email: jmeates@whcentre.co.nz
Web: www.whcentre.co.nz

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Dr Meates is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He started his Specialist training in Christchurch and completed training in England. He moved to Hawkes Bay in 2001. He works at Hawkes Bay Hospital and in private practice with consulting rooms in Napier.

Specialising in:

  • Laparoscopic surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis
  • Menstrual dysfunction
  • Menopause
  • Abnormal smear management / colposcopy
  • Fertility assessment

Dr Luis Fernández de Castillo Torras
MbCHB 1997, NAVARRA, FRANZCOG 2024

Call: 021 660 397
Email: luis.decastillo@kawekahealth.nz

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Originally from Barcelona, Spain Luis completed medical school through the University of Navarra, Pamplona. Luis worked as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Barcelona from 2005 to 2018 in Private and Public hospitals. He moved to Hawkes Bay in 2019 with his family and works HB hospital since May 2019.

Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Menstrual dysfunction, Laparoscopic Surgery including Hysterectomy

Full NZ Registration: 82895

Vocational Scope: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Private Health Provider Affiliations: Hospital Universitario De Bellvitge Barcelona

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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology services are provided as a joint venture between Eye Institute and Kaweka Hospital. These skilful specialists care for all concerns relating to your eyes, and conditions affecting your vision. You will receive exceptional care for a wide range of issues including cataracts, glaucoma, eyelid, retinal and macula conditions.

Common procedures include cataract surgery, eye lid surgery (including blepharoplasty), vitrectomy, retinal detachment repair, intravitreal injection, medical treatment such as eye drops for glaucoma and suitability assessment for refractive laser surgery.

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Common procedures include cataract surgery, treatment of glaucoma, correction of stigmatisms, diabetic retinopathy treatment, vitrectomy, laser treatment and intravitreal injections and repair of retinal detachment.

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Dr Liz Insull
FRANZCO, MB ChB, BSC, PGDipOph, ANZSOPS

Call: 06 974 6664
Email: hawkesbay@eyeinstitute.co.nz
Web: www.eyeinstitute.co.nz

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Dr Liz Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Liz is the only member of the Australian, New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) in Hawke’s Bay.

Liz is the Clinical Director for Ophthalmology at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and is Vice-Chair on the New Zealand branch executive of RANZCO. She sits on the Women in Ophthalmology advisory board.

Liz was awarded 2021 ‘Trainer of Excellence’ by trainees in RANZCO’s New Zealand network.

Liz graduated in 2006 from the University of Otago with a medical and BSC (Neuroscience) degree. She gained specialist Ophthalmic training in Dunedin and Auckland and sub-specialty fellowship experience at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Specialising in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Lacrimal (tear duct) surgery
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Dr Shira Sheen
MB

Call: 06 974 6664
Email: hawkesbay@eyeinstitute.co.nz
Web: www.eyeinstitute.co.nz

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Dr Shira Sheen is a cataract and anterior segment specialist,who works at both Eye Institute Hawke’s Bay and Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (now renamed Te Whatu Ora).After graduating from medical school in 2007, Shira completed Ophthalmology training in Israel. She then undertook a subspecialty

Clinical Fellowship in complex cataract and refractive surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. It was here that she gained a vast amount of surgical experience with premium intraocular lenses.

Clinical interests:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Ocular surface procedures
  • Ocular trauma

Title or Designation: Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgeon

Vocational Scope: Ophthalmology

Private health provider affiliations: Southern Cross

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Dr Baswati Sahoo
FRCS, Masters and Diplomate in Ophthalmology, Fellowship Glaucoma and Anterior Segment

Call: 06 974 6664
Email: hawkesbay@eyeinstitute.co.nz
Web: www.eyeinstitute.co.nz

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A Bit of Training History: A member of the Royal college of Surgeons Glasgow . She has done her masters in Ophthalmology from the Armed Forces Medical College of Pune , India .

A keen learner with an open mind and aptitude for research, she was awarded the Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. She did a long term fellowship in Glaucoma and anterior segment from New Delhi where she worked as a consultant before moving to the United Arab Emirates. During this tenure , she was involved in the fellowship training programmes

Clinical interests: Minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries ,Cataract surgeries using premium lenses , Complicated Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeries

Title or Designation: Consultant Ophthalmologist , Refractive Cataract and Glaucoma surgeon

Full NZ Registration: NZ 82337

Vocational Scope: Vocational Specialist, ophthalmology

Private Health Provider Affiliations: Southern Cross, not aware of others

Introducing

Ortho Outpatient Clinics

Frank Wurmitzer

Frank Wurmitzer
FRACS(ortho), Dr.med., (A)FACAsM, PGDipAvMed

Call: 06 875 8070
Email: hello@temataorthopaedics.co.nz

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Specialty: general orthopaedic surgeon and aviation medical specialist

Clinical interests

  • Major joint replacement including revision surgery
  • Direct anterior approach hip joint replacement
  • Robotic assisted knee replacements
  • Orthopaedic trauma and sport injuries
  • Correction of posttraumatic deformities
  • Hand, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot surgery
  • Aviation medicine

Organisations: Te Mata Orthopaedics in Hawkes Bay and Aorangi Surgical Group in Timaru
Full vocational (orthopaedic) and general registration with MCNZ

Healthlink EDI: fwtemata

Private Health Provider Affiliations:

  • Southern Cross
  • NIB
  • ACC
Introducing

Urology

Our experienced and professional specialists will lead your care for all concerns relating to your urinary (kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra) and/or male reproductive systems.

Experts in their field, they are passionate about delivering the very best treatments for a wide range of conditions such as incontinence, bladder and urinary tract problems, cancers, prostate concerns, male fertility, and issues of the penis and testes.

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Common procedures include treatment of kidney stones (lithotripsy), vasectomy, cystoscopy*, circumcision, TURP (prostate surgery), and bladder tumour and cancer removal.

Kaweka Hospital is the first surgical facility in Hawke’s Bay to invest in the latest laser technology offering an unparalleled level of precision for surgery and a faster recovery for our patients. Soltive laser is used in Urology for lithotripsy (destroying kidney stones) and also for prostate surgery (enucleation).

*a diagnostic procedure to detect conditions of the bladder

Mr Nelson Wang
MB ChB 2008 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2020

Call: 021 0381 185
Email: enquiries@hawkesbayurology.co.nz
Web: www.hawkesbayurology.co.nz

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Originally from Hamilton, Nelson completed medical school through the university of Otago in 2008. Nelson worked in Hawke’s Bay as the urology registrar in 2014 and 2015. He also worked at Palmerston North and Auckland prior to completing his training at the Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney Australia in 2019. Following this he returned to Hawke’s Bay as a consultant surgeon with a special interest in Uro-oncology and Uro-reconstruction.

Specialising in:

  • Uro-oncology
  • Uro-reconstruction
  • Urological stone disease
  • Male and female lower urinary tract dysfunction

Mr Kim Broome
MB ChB 1985 Auckland; FRACS 1993

Call: 06 878 9383
Email: kimbroome@omahuclinic.co.nz

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