Medtral

Medtral

Auckland, New Zealand

Newmarket 1149

Guided Medical Tourism

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World class affordable surgery and aftercare in New Zealand...

We are a company specially set up by New Zealand physicians to provide people living in other countries with access to world-class surgery and aftercare in some of New Zealand’s leading private hospitals.
We offer international medical treatment, international surgery, world class non-acute affordable surgery and aftercare to international medical travelers looking for affordable surgery in an English speaking, first world country.

Exceptional value
We offer high quality non acute medical procedures for significantly less than what they would cost in other developed countries such as the USA and Western Europe.

World-class healthcare
The medical specialists we use are world-class physicians: all speak English as their first language and have had extensive training in the USA, Canada or the UK as well as New Zealand.

Assistance throughout your journey
Your Medtral New Zealand International Patient Coordinator will assist you with every step of your travel and treatment: arranging your return flights and accommodation, meeting you at the airport in New Zealand, booking your specialist appointments and your operation, organizing your aftercare while you are in the country, and liaising with your own doctor on appropriate follow-up care when you get home.

Accreditation
All of the hospitals we use are accredited by Quality Health New Zealand (QHNZ), whose stringent quality standards are based on those used in Australia and Canada. Accreditation is about striving for continuous improvement of systems, processes and outcomes, by everyone involved with the service – from medical specialists, doctors and nurses to administrators, caterers and cleaners.

QHNZ itself is accredited by the international umbrella organization, the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). ISQua is the same umbrella organization responsible for accrediting the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation scheme in the USA and the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, as well as accreditation organizations in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Operations and Procedures

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Fertility Treatment
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Renal Dialysis Treatment

Hospitals
As part of the Medtral New Zealand process, you will have your operation performed in one of New Zealand’s top private hospitals, to ensure that you receive superior medical care and treatment.
The hospitals are centrally located within the city of Auckland for your convenience. Through teamwork and innovation, these hospitals provide the highest quality private health services in New Zealand. You will benefit from both the advanced surgical facilities and the clinical and people skills of the medical specialists and staff.

  • Ascot Hospital - Greenlane, Auckland
  • Mercy Hospital - Epsom, Auckland

Our Medical Specialists
The medical specialists we choose to work with are all highly qualified and trained doctors, who have received some or all of their speciality training in North America or the United Kingdom as well as New Zealand. All speak English as their first language.

Unlike other medical tourism operators, we work in partnership with you and your local doctor to determine your health care plan for a non acute operation or procedure. Please Click Here to request more information from Medtral.

Details

Medtral New Zealand is fully adherent with the principles outlined in the American Medical Association's 'New AMA Guidelines on Medical Tourism'.

We’re committed to ensuring the Medtral New Zealand process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Your personal International Patient Coordinator will organize all your travel and treatment, including:

  • helping obtain a medical visa to visit New Zealand
  • flights from your country to New Zealand
  • airport pick-up and drop-off
  • consultation with the appropriate specialist
  • pre-operation accommodation
  • booking into a hospital for the operation
  • accommodation for post-operative recuperation
  • arrangements for aftercare while you are in New Zealand
  • flights home from New Zealand
  • emergency insurance coverage for any unexpected serious adverse event arising from the surgery that means prolonged hospitalization and/or a medical flight back to your country
  • travel insurance if required.

The Medtral New Zealand process
Once you have registered with us and completed your medical evaluation: we will send you the list of diagnostic tests (blood tests, radiological tests such as x-rays and CT scans, or other laboratory tests) you need to have in your own country, in order to have the planned operation in New Zealand.

Appropriate medical specialists in New Zealand will review your medical evaluation form and diagnostic test results. When this is done and you have chosen accommodation and travel details we can then prepare a quote for the expected cost of your travel and treatment.

When we have received payment for your evaluation and the evaluation has confirmed which medical procedure you need, we’ll organide your flight to New Zealand, send you all the required documents, arrange your specialist consultation, book the hospital for your operation, arrange your accommodation and aftercare and book your flight home.

PPO, TPA & Insurer Partnership
Medical Travel to New Zealand for USA based medical providers, insurers and self insuring companies Medtral New Zealand offers you world class surgical and medical treatment from highly trained, experienced medical specialists performed in internationally accredited hospitals in a first world English speaking country- New Zealand.

The choice is yours!!!
TPA, PPO, and cost containment companies
For all third party administrators (TPAs), Preferred Provider organizations (PPOs) or networks and cost containment companies medical travel to New Zealand offers you the chance to provide your clients with an alternative that will enable them not only to cut cost but not compromise on quality for non-acute surgical and medical services.

Insurers
Now Insurers can offer a high quality product complete with industry setting affordability in health premiums that allows you access to the rapidly growing medical travel and self insured market with a product and a destination you can trust and rely on. This allows you the competitive advantage to offer world class quality surgical and medical services without your members having to pay any high deductibles or co-payments.

Self Insuring Companies
We offer companies that provide self insurance to your employees to make substantial savings from your employee medical benefit costs but without compromising quality and providing your employees care and recuperation in one of the most beautiful and tranquil countries in the world..

Medtral New Zealand is interested in partnering with you to provide access to world class, first world medical facilities and surgeons in a country that shares a cultural affinity with you, including being English speaking.

Many of our specialists have trained and are board certified in North America and are extremely experienced in the operations they perform.

We have put together comprehensive packages that include:

  • The expected medical costs
  • Hospital (theater, accommodation – single room, nursing)
  • Surgical and anaesthetic
  • Allied health (physical therapy, dietetic)
  • Aftercare (nursing and physical therapy in hotels)
  • The projected hotel accommodation pre and post
  • Concierge services by our International Patient Co-ordinators
  • Air flights from North America and airport pickups
  • Contingency Insurance to cover the small risk of a serious adverse event (read more»)
  • The Cost of surgery

New Zealand, while being a first world country is able, through government regulation and policy to offer extremely cost competitive medical treatment to patients. Your clients now have the chance to access such affordable treatment options.

Medtral New Zealand offers you:

  • An English speaking, first world country as your destination
  • First world hospitals with internationally recognized accreditation
  • Superb healthcare value
  • World class, highly experienced medical specialists
  • Completely integrated Concierge service
  • Contingency insurance (in case something goes wrong) as standard
  • One of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit

Travel and Treatment
Medtral New Zealand will assist you on every step of your journey to better health. We will work with your doctors in your home country to complete your diagnostic tests, help you organize your Visa application and other pre-flight procedures for entry to New Zealand, your flights, accommodation, consultation with our specialists, the operation itself, and your aftercare.

Please Click Here to request more information from Medtral.

Treatments

Orthopedic Surgery Overseas
Medtral New Zealand's overseas orthopedic surgery packages offer access to a comprehensive range of orthopedic procedures including hip and knee replacements, hip resurfacing, back surgery, and elbow, shoulder, ankle and bunion repair.
All operations are carried out in advanced laminar flow operating theaters by English speaking specialists who have received extensive orthopedic training, both in New Zealand and either the USA, Canada or the UK.

We also offer intensive post-operative physical therapy programmes both in hospital and in your hotel accommodation as part of your aftercare.

Hip Surgery

  • Single Hip Replacement from NZ $36,000.00
    (PK 1,797,447.24)*
  • Double Hip Replacement from NZ $38,000.00
    (PK 1,897,305.42)*
  • Hip Resurfacing from NZ $30,000.00
    (PK 1,497,872.70)*
  • Knee, Ankle & Foot Surgery
  • Single Knee Replacement from NZ $38,000.00
    (PK 1,897,305.42)*
  • Double Knee Replacement from NZ $40,000.00
    (PK 1,997,163.60)*
  • Cruciate (Knee) Ligament Repair (ACL) from NZ $26,000.00
    (PK 1,298,156.34)*
  • Ankle Arthrodesis (Fusion of ankle bone) from NZ $25,000.00
    (PK 1,248,227.25)*
  • Bunion Removal (Both feet) from NZ $24,000.00
    (PK 1,198,298.16)*

Back Surgery (Discectomy, Decompression or Fusion)

  • Discectomy (Lumbar Discus Hernia) from NZ $24,000.00
    (PK 1,198,298.16)*
  • Lumbar Decompression  from NZ $24,000.00
    (PK 1,198,298.16)*

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair from NZ $24,000.00
    (PK 1,198,298.16)*
  • Shoulder Replacement from NZ $29,000.00
    (PK 1,447,943.61)*
  • Elbow Replacement from NZ $28,000.00
    (PK 1,398,014.52)*

Cardiac surgeries and procedures overseas
Medtral New Zealand's overseas cardiac surgery
is conducted by our highly qualified and trained specialist cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons whom perform a wide range of cardiac surgeries and coronary intervention procedures (PCI).

The results for heart patients who have these procedures in New Zealand and Australia are among the best in the world, as stated by The Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons.

We work with your doctors in your home country to ensure you have the appropriate diagnostic tests before coming to New Zealand. Aftercare following any operation includes a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation course and physical therapy in both the hospital and your hotel accommodation, to make sure you are fit to return to a normal life when you get home.

Surgical Operations Travel Package
(Estimated Cost) Estimated stay
(in New Zealand)

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)  from NZ $57,000.00
    (PK 2,845,958.13)* 4 - 6 weeks
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement Surgery - Aortic  from NZ $62,000.00
    (PK 3,095,603.58)*  4 - 6 weeks 
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement Surgery - Mitral  from NZ $62,000.00
    (PK 3,095,603.58)* 4 - 6 weeks 
  • CABG + Valve Replacement  from NZ $64,000.00
    (PK 3,195,461.76)* 4 - 6 weeks
  • Valve Repair- Mitral  from NZ $57,000.00
    (PK 2,845,958.13)* 4 - 6 weeks 
  • Valve Repair- Aortic from NZ $57,000.00
    (PK 2,845,958.13)* 4 - 6 weeks 
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair (ASD - A hole in the heart)  from NZ $55,000.00
    (PK 2,746,099.95) 4 - 6 weeks

Coronary Interventions and Procedures

  • PCI + Cardiac Stents (DES)  from NZ $33,000.00
    (PK 1,647,659.97)* 7 - 10 days
  • Pacemaker Insertion-single chamber  from NZ $26,000.00
    (PK 1,298,156.34)* 7 days
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
    (PTCA - Balloon Angioplasty) from NZ $18,000.00
    (PK 898,723.62)* 4 - 6 days

General Surgery Overseas
The general surgeons we use are all English-speaking and highly experienced in a wide range of general surgery procedures, including hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, liver and bowel resections.
Aftercare is provided as standard; with dietary advice and nursing support both in hospital and while you are an outpatient in your hotel, to help you recuperate as quickly as possible.

Operations Travel Package
(Estimated Cost) Estimated Stay
(in New Zealand)

  • Gallbladder Removal - Laparoscopic  from NZ $20,000.00
    (PK 998,581.80)* 10-12 days
  • Gallstone Removal - Laparoscopic from NZ $20,000.00
    (PK 998,581.80)* 10-12 days
  • Gastric Hernia Repair  from NZ $15,000.00
    (PK 748,936.35)*  2 weeks  
  • Gastric Sleeve Resection (GSR)- bariatric surgery  from NZ $30,000.00
    (PK 1,497,872.70)* 10-14 days       
  • Gastrectomy (Total or partial removal of the stomach)  from NZ $20,000.00
    (PK 998,581.80)* 3 weeks
  • Liver Resection - Partial  POA 3 weeks
  • Whipples - Pancreatico - Duodenectomy  POA 3 weeks 
  • Distal Pancreatectomy (Removal of part of the pancreas)  POA 3 weeks

Gynecological Surgery Overseas
We offer women access to a range of overseas gynecological surgeries in New Zealand. The gynecological specialists we choose to work with are internationally renowned for their surgical treatment of endometriosis and gynecological cancers, as well as many other conditions.

Aftercare is provided as standard; with dietary advice and nursing support both in hospital and while you are an outpatient in your hotel, to help you recuperate as quickly as possible.

Operations Travel Package
(Estimated Cost) Estimated Stay
(in New Zealand)

  • Hysterectomy - Vaginal  from NZ $25,000.00
    (PK 1,248,227.25)* 2 weeks 
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic from NZ $25,000.00
    (PK 1,248,227.25)* 2 weeks
  • Myomectomy (Fibroid removal) - Laparoscopic from NZ $16,000.00
    (PK 798,865.44)* 2 weeks 
  • Prolapsed Uterus from NZ $23,000.00
    (PK 1,148,369.07)* 2 weeks
  • Endometriosis - Laparoscopic Excision  from NZ $23,000.00
    (PK 1,148,369.07)* 2 weeks

Fertility Treatment Overseas
Why not get away from the stress of it all to an environment renown for its tranquility and beauty?

 Medtral New Zealand offers overseas fertility treatment in a first-world, English-speaking country
– New Zealand. Our treatment of female infertility is undertaken by the Fertility Associates, a group of leading New Zealand-based gynaecologists who are experts in the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques.

Some women may need more than one treatment cycle to fall pregnant. If so, you will need a stand-down period of two months between treatment cycles, and most people choose to return home for this period. There is a greater than 80% chance of falling pregnant within three treatment cycles.

Timeline for IVF treatment

Step Treatment Time
1 You undergo a series of diagnostic tests in your own country  Variable
2 You take a course of oral contraceptive pills in your own country 28 days
3 You receive therapy to stimulate your hormones* 12 - 18 days
4 You receive therapy to trigger egg production* 36 hours
5 Your eggs are collected and removed* 3-5 days
6 Your eggs are replaced*
7 You have a pregnancy test  14 days after egg replacement

*Treatment is provided in Auckland. If you want to visit New Zealand for the full cycle (up to 50 days) and experience the beauty, tranquility and hospitality of our country, Medtral New Zealand will happily arrange a special package for you.

Approximate costs for IVF treatment in New Zealand
The approximate cost (per cycle) for steps 3-6 is from NZ $21,000.00
(PK 1,048,510.89)*. This includes all travel , accommodation and treatment costs. You will be in New Zealand for up to 25 days and have the chance to explore beautiful New Zealand.

Plastic Surgery Overseas
(Cosmetic and Reconstructive)

Medtral offers overseas plastic surgery in New Zealand, with access to both:

  • Cosmetic plastic surgery (our plastic surgeons provide a range of procedures)
  • Reconstructive plastic surgery (including hand surgery)
    for people recovering from trauma or cancer treatment.
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Breast augmentation (Anatomical Cohesive Silicon Gel Implants)  from NZ $27,000.00
    (PK 1,348,085.43)*
  • Breast reduction from NZ $29,000.00
    (PK 1,447,943.61)*
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) from NZ $35,000.00
    (PK 1,747,518.15)*

Urological Surgery Overseas
The urologists we work with are trained in many of the latest prostate and bladder surgical techniques including laser excision, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.
Aftercare is provided as standard; with dietary advice and nursing support both in hospital and while you are an outpatient in your hotel, to help you recuperate as quickly as possible.

Operation Travel Package
(Estimated Costs) Estimated Stay
(in New Zealand)

  • Open Radical Prostatectomy from NZ $28,000.00
    (PK 1,398,014.52)* 2 weeks
  • Laparoscopic Prostatectomy from NZ $21,000.00
    (PK 1,048,510.89)* 2 weeks
  • Holmium Laser Prostatectomy  from NZ $22,000.00
    (PK 1,098,439.98)* 7 - 10 days
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)  from NZ $20,000.00
    (PK 998,581.80)* 7 - 10 days
  • Brachytherapy (Radiation Therapy) for Prostate Cancer from NZ $35,000.00
    (PK 1,747,518.15)* 7 days          
  • Robotic Prostatectomy from NZ $46,000.00
    (PK 2,296,738.14)* 7 days

Renal Dialysis Treatment Overseas
If you suffer from chronic renal (kidney) failure, regularly receive renal dialysis and would like to visit New Zealand on holiday, Medtral New Zealand may be able to assist you.
We can provide you with access to a renal specialist based in the city of Auckland, who is English-speaking and very experienced in providing the treatment of dialysis for patients with chronic renal failure.

Please Click Here to request more information from Medtral.

Qualifications

Renal Specialist
Dr. David Voss: BSc. MbChB FRACP MRCP 
Dr Voss is a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist).

Medical School:
Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Wellington Public Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand.
Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
 
Special interests:
Dialysis (peritoneal and hemo-dialysis)
Renal Transplantation
Management of hypertension, hematuria,proteinuria and renal failure

Memberships:
Australian and New Zealand Society for Nephrology
Australasian College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians (UK)
New Zealand Kidney Foundation
 


Orthopedics
Dr. Kevin Karpik: MBChB, FRACS
Dr Karpik is an Orthopedic specialist.

Medical School:
University of Auckland Medical School,
Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland, New Zealand
University of Miami, USA

Special interests:
Hip Arthroplasty
Knee Arthroplasty

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
New Zealand Orthopedic Association

Dr. Craig Ball: BHB, MBChB, FRACS
Dr Ball is an Orthopedic specialist.

Medical School:
University of Auckland Medical School Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland, New Zealand

Prince of Wales Hospital,
Sydney, Australia.

Washington University School of Medicine,
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Awards:
2004 American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellow

Special interests:
Advanced arthroscopic and joint reconstructive surgery (including joint replacement) of shoulder and elbow

Memberships:
Reviewer for the International Journal Shoulder Surgery.
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
New Zealand Orthopedic Association.
Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society.
New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society.
 
Dr. Gary French MBChB FRACS
Dr French is an Orthopedic specialist.
 
Medical School:
University of Auckland Medical School Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Middlemore Hospital,
Auckland, New Zealand.

Princess Margaret Rose Orthopedic Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

Woodlands Hospital,
Birmingham, UK.

Awards:
Biomet Award
Zimmer Traveling Orthopedic Fellow
 
Special interests:
Primary Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
Revision Total Hip Joint Surgery
Primary Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
Revision Total Knee Joint Surgery
Limb Salvage Surgery
Orthopedic Oncology

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
New Zealand Orthopedic Association.
International Society of Limb Salvage.
Connective Tissue Oncology Society.
  
Dr. Hugh Blackley: BSc. MBChB FRACS
Dr Blackley is an Orthopedic specialist.

Medical School:
Otago Medical School, Dunedin,
New Zealand

Specialist training:
Northshore Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Canada

University Hospital, London, UK

Special interests:
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
Revision Joint Replacement
Hip and Knee Joint replacement

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
New Zealand Orthopedic Association.
New Zealand Foot and Ankle Society

Dr. Garry Heynen: BHB, MBChB FRACS
Dr Heynen is an Orthopedic Specialist.

Medical School:
Auckland Medical School,
Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Royal Adelaide, Hospital,
Adelaide, Australia

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Institute for Bone and Joint Surgery, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Special interests:
Athritic and Joint Replacement Surgery
Revision Joint Replacement.
Minimally invasive Joint Replacement Surgery.
Computer Navigated Surgery.

Memberships:
New Zealand Orthopedic Association.
New Zealand Arthroplasty Society
Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Association
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


Interventional Cardiologists
Dr. John Ormiston: MbChB, FRACP, FRACR, FRCP, EFAPSIC, FCSANZ
Dr Ormiston is an Interventional Cardiologist at Mercy Angiography.

Medical School:
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist Training:
Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
UCLA, Wadsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA

Awards:
Boyd Prize in Medicine
Stanley Batchelor Memorial Prize in Surgery

Special Interests:
Coronary Angiography
Interventional Cardiology (coronary angioplasty / stenting)
Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
Clinical Research and Research into Functioning of Devices

Memberships:
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland School of Medicine
Emeritus Fellow of the Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology (former President)
Faculty Member of EuroPCR, TCT and American College of Cardiology
Associate Director of TCT
American College of Cardiology Interventional Cardiology Advisory Board
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Strategic Advisory Boards of Abbott Vascular and Boston Scientific Corporation
Editorial Boards of Circulation Intervention, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, Cardiology International and EuroIntervention 

Dr. James Stewart: MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRSANZ, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Dr Stewart is an Interventional Cardiologist at Mercy Angiography

Medical School:
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
St. Georges Hospital, London, England.
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England.
St Thomas's Hospital, London, England
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada

Special interests:
Interventional Cardiology
Coronary and Peripheral Stenting (Renal and Carotid)
Cardiac Pacing

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
British Cardiovascular Society
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
 

Dr. Peter Ruygrok: BSc, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FESC, FCSANZ
Dr Ruygrok is a Cardiologist at Mercy Angiography

Medical School:
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Special interests:
Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Transplantation
Cardiac Research

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Auckland 

Dr. Andrew Maslowski: MbChB, FRACP
Dr Maslowski is an Interventional Cardiologist at Ascot Angiography. 

Medical School:
University of Bristol, Bristol, England.

Specialist training:
Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
 
Special interests:

Coronary Artery stenting
Heart Failure

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
New Zealand Interventional Cardiology Group.
Medical Council of New Zealand Internal Medicine 

Dr. David Heaven: MB, ChB, FRACP, FCSANZ, Testamur IBHRE
Dr Heaven is an Interventional Cardiologist at Mercy Angiography

Medical School:
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

Special interests:
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Arrhythmia management
Electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation
Pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


Cardiac Surgeons
Dr. David HAYDOCK:   BSc, MBChB, FRACS(Gen.Surg) FRACS (Cardiothoracic)
Dr Haydock is a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Medical School:
Auckland Medical School, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland Public Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Greenlane Hospital, Auckland , New Zealand

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Awards:
New Zealand Junior University Scholarship
Gordon Taylor Medal- Surgical Training
Lewis Barnett Award-surgical research.
 
Special interests:

Coronary Vessel Surgery
Heart Arrhythmia Surgery
Valve (repair and replacement) surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Reviewer of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Australasian Cardiac Society
Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr Haydock operates on between 300 and 400 patients a year.

Dr. Parma NAND:   MBBS, FRACS(Gen.Surg) FRACS (Cardiothoracic)
Dr Nand is a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Medical School:
University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Specialist training:
Freeman Hospital,
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
 
Special interests:
Aortic Surgery
Valvular Repair surgery
Coronary Artery Grafting Surgery
Transplant Surgery

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Peter ALISON:   BHB. MbChB. ECFMG. FRACS
Dr Alison is a Cardiothoracic surgeon.

Medical School:
Auckland Medical School, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Greenlane Hospital Auckland, New Zealand.

LDS Hospital. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
 
Special interests:

Coronary artery bypass surgery
Valve repair and replacement
Heart and Lung transplantation
Surgical management of heart failure
Lung resection

Memberships:
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Australasian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Cardiothoracic and Transplantation)
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand


Urology
Dr. Chris Hawke: MBChB, FRACS
Dr Hawke is a specialist urologist.
 
Medical School:
University of Otago Medical School Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland, New Zealand

University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.

Special interests:
Robotic prostatectomy and nephrectomy
Holmium Laser Prostatectomy

Memberships:
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
American Urological Association
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


Plastics Surgeons
Dr. Julian Lofts:  MbChB FRACS
Dr Lofts is a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.

Medical School:
University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
The Priory, Roehampton, London, UK
Humana Wellington Hospital, London, UK
 
Special interests:
Cosmetic and Reconstructive breast surgery
Skin Cancer surgery and reconstruction
Burns and Scar revision
Vaser Liposelection

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Australian  Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
New Zealand Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Dr. Murray Beagley: MB ChB, FRACS (Plast), Dip Euro Hand Surg
Dr Beagley is a Plastic surgeon.

Medical School:
University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
The Wellington Hospital, London, UK
Great Ormond St, Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK
 
Special interests:
Complex Hand surgery
Hypospadias Surgery

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons..
International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Australasian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
British Society for Surgery of the Hand.


General Surgery
Professor. Jonathan Koea: MHB (Hons), MBChB, MD. FRCS, FRACS
Prof. Koea is a specialist hepatobiliary surgeon.

Medical School:
Auckland Medical School, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland Public Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Northshore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA.

Awards:
American College of Surgeons International Scholarship
Astra Zeneca Upper GI Research Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Eru Pomare Fellowship. Health Research Council of NZ
The Davis and Geck Award for Surgical Research.
Carrick-Robertson Prize for Surgery, University of Auckland.
Butland Prize for Medicine, University of Auckland.
Phyllis Paykel Memorial Scholarship
Dr George Home Memorial Scholarship.

Special interests:
Liver resection surgery
Gall Bladder surgery
Oncological Surgery

Memberships:
American Society of Clinical Oncology.
American Association for Cancer Research.
Society of Surgical Oncology (UK)
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
Society of the American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.
American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association.
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK)
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons.
New Zealand Society of Oncology.
Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa. 

Dr. Robert Fris:  MbChB, FRCS, FACS, FACP
Dr Fris is a general surgeon.
 
Medical School:
Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Northshore Hospital Auckland, New Zealand.

UBC Affiliated Hospitals, Vancouver, Canada.
 
Special interests:
Bariatric surgery (GSR)
Anti reflux surgery
Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Varicose vein treatment (surgical and non-surgical)

Memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
American College of Surgeons.
Canadian College Surgeons.
New Zealand Association of General Signs
Australasian College of Plebology
President: Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and NZ. 
 
Dr. Matthew Clark: BHB. MbChB, MD, FRACS
Dr Clark is a general surgeon.
 
Medical School:
University of Auckland Medical School, Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Auckland Public Hospital, Auckland , New Zealand.

Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland, New Zealand.

Royal Marsden Hospital, London ,UK
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.

Special interests:
General surgery including: Cholecystectomy, hernia repair.
Soft tissue tumors and sarcomas
Advanced malignant melanoma surgery

Gastrointestinal stroma tumors (GIST)
Colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease surgery
Endocrine conditions (thyroid disease, adrenal disease)

Memberships:
British Association of Surgical oncology,
European Society of Surgical Oncology
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
New Zealand Association of general Surgeons
Editorial Board Lancet Oncology


Gynecology
Dr. John Whittaker: MBChB, FRANZCOG, MRCOG, CGO
Dr Whittaker is a gynecological oncologist.

Medical School:
University of Otago Medical School
Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:

Gateshead Regional Gynecology
Oncological Center, Newcastle, UK.
 Special interests:
Gynecological cancer

Memberships:
Committee member oncological gynecology - Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (UK). 
 
Dr. Hilary Liddell: MBChB, MRCOG, FRANZCOG
Dr Liddell is a specialist gynecologist.

Medical School:
University of Auckland Medical School Auckland, New Zealand

Specialist training:

National Womens' Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand.

St Mary's Samaritan Hospital,
Paddington London, UK.

The Leicester Royal Infirmary,
Leicester, UK.

Special interests:
Gynecological Laparoscopic surgery.
Excisional surgery of endometriosis (all grades)

Memberships:
Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society
Royal College Of Obstetric and Gynecology (UK)
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Dr.Mark Insull: MBChB, FRCOG, FRANZCOG
Dr Insull is a specialist gynecologist.

Medical School:
University of Otago Medical School Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
Christchurch Womens' Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand.

John Radcliffe Hospital,
Oxford, UK.

Special interests:
Gynecological Laparoscopic surgery.
Excisional surgery of endometriosis (all grades)

Memberships:
Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society
Fellow Royal College Of Obstetric and Gynecology (UK)
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
New Zealand Medical Association 

Dr. Ai Ling Tan: MBBS, DipObs, FRNZCOG, MRCOG, CGO
Dr Tan is a gynecological oncologist.

Medical School:
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia.

Specialist training:
National Women's Hospital,
Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand.

Royal Women's Hospital,
Melbourne, Australia.

Royal Hospital for Women,
Randwick, Sydney, Australia.

Brighton Hospital, Brighton,UK. 

Special interests:
Premalignant and malignant gynecological tumors.

Memberships:
International Gynecology Cancer Society.
Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (UK).
The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Australian Society of Gynecological Oncology. 
 
Dr. Andrew Mackintosh : MbChB FRANZCOG, FRCOG.
Dr Mackintosh is a gynecologist

Medical School:
Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialist training:
National Womens Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hillingdon, Poole and St Thomas Hospital, London, UK.
 
Special interests:
Laparoscopic and general gynecology surgery

Memberships:
International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy.
The Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians & Gynecology.
Australian Gynecological Endoscopy Society

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Testimonials

Patient Success Stories

Judy W.
New York, USA
Judy, a 66 year old woman has a valuable insight into the similarities and differences between treatment in a New York hospital and treatment at Ascot Hospital in Auckland: she has had a total hip replacement in both.
Four years ago Judy, while living in New York began having extreme pain in her left hip. After being assessed it became obvious that she required a total hip replacement, which she duly underwent in one of New York’s well known private hospitals.

Last year while living in Auckland Judy experienced a similar pain in her right hip and was subsequently operated on by Mr Garry Heynen at Ascot Hospital.

While now a year on Judy was pleased with both operations she certainly feels her hip replacement from Ascot Hospital is performing better, with a superior range of movement and a much faster recovery time. While she can not put her finger on the exact cause of the difference, the minimally invasive surgical technique employed by Dr Heynen resulting in a much smaller scar, 30% the size of the one from New York, certainly contributed she feels.

All in all the experience was very similar, excellent surgeons and anesthetists and the same length of stay in both hospitals.

However three things were very different. In New York she was asked if she wanted to pay for her own nurse (in addition to the standard hospital staff) to care for her; she elected not to do. "This was a mistake" she said "I often had to wait for up to an hour at night for staff to come and help me to the bathroom". This was not an issue at Ascot Hospital where all patients receive complete nursing care 24 hours a day commensurate to their condition and requirements as standard.

Secondly her single room in the modern and well appointed hospital suite in Ascot Hospitals was superior to the twin room in a pleasant but much older hospital in New York

However the biggest difference was the price. Her bill for her hip replacement surgery in New York was NZ $98,000.00
(PK 4,893,050.82). Her bill for her surgery in Ascot Hospital New Zealand for the same procedure 2 years later was around NZ $18,000.00
(PK 898,723.62).

"The same insurance company paid for both" says Judy.  "The second time around they probably thought I had had a tooth extracted for that price".


Rolling Stone receives Neurosurgical treatment at Ascot
Monday February 19th ,2007

Source: The New Zealand Herald 

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was discharged from hospital today but may stay in Auckland for some time, his publicist says.

Richards thanked Auckland's Ascot Hospital staff for the "truly wonderful" care he received.

"From the doctors to the beautiful ladies who make painful nights less painful and shorter. I'm pretty much at a loss for words to express my deep gratitude," he said.

"I hope I wasn't too much of a pain in the arse - after all it was my head they fixed. Many thanks, kiwis."

Richards, 62, underwent an operation on Monday to relieve pressure on his brain. The operation involved drilling a hole in his skull to drain blood from the brain.

His spokeswoman, Fran Curtis, said Richards would be staying in Auckland as an outpatient and would be returning to the hospital for check-ups.

"He will be an outpatient returning to the hospital for check-ups."

Richards injured his head when he fell out of a coconut tree while holidaying in Fiji at the end of the Stones' tour of New Zealand and Australia.

The band's European tour, due to start at the end of the month, has been scheduled to begin in June.

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International Benefit Options:
Offering World-Class Health Care at Significant Savings
Article from CDHC Solutions Newsletter - September 2008
By Bruce Barwick

It’s a new world, and medical travel has transformed its image as a glorified travel opportunity into one that delivers high quality, affordable medical care.
In light of the growing health care crisis in the United States, employers and their employees are beginning to demand better choices for accessing quality, affordable medical care—and one of the best solutions is medical tourism (medical travel). Considering the many issues surrounding medical travel, it is incumbent upon employers to approach these opportunities with reliable information and guidance. If handled correctly, medical tourism can be a win-win situation for both employer and employee, given the potential savings of 70% or more on certain procedures. Employers, however, should proceed with caution.


Why Smart Health Planners in California Are Turning to Medical Tourism
California Broker Magazine Article
By Edward Watson, M.D.
25 September 2008

Health plans, PPOs, and third party administrators (TPAs) are beginning to see the wisdom of offering medical travel as an employee-paid healthcare option. Medical travel emerges as another viable solution to improve quality, cut costs, and make healthcare more affordable for the employer and employee. Brokers can differentiate their product portfolios and take advantage of the upswing in consumer interest in medical travel benefits. In a 2008 survey of 3,000 consumers, Deloitte found that outbound medical tourism is expected to experience explosive growth over the next three to five years. By 2017, there could be as many as 15.75 million Americans traveling overseas for medical care through medical tourism.

The opportunity to save a significant amount of money on quality healthcare is particularly appealing to those who don’t have sufficient coverage or face high co-pays. More than 20% of California employees are uninsured, according to a 2007 study by the California Healthcare Foundation. While this crisis is national, a smaller percentage of Californians have employer-sponsored coverage and a higher percentage is uninsured. Because of California’s large population, the number of people without insurance is the highest of any state at 6.6 million.

One half of the insured and uninsured who were surveyed in California expressed a great deal of concern about being unable to get care due to excessive cost, according to the California HealthCare Foundation study. Fifty-eight percent of those in poor health neglected care due to cost in 2007, up from 43% in 2004. Clearly, this leads to higher, more expensive rates of hospitalization and emergency room visits.

Medical travel is one solution to this -crisis since healthcare in many countries is a fraction of the cost of care in the United States. For example, one leading healthcare organization based in New Zealand offers a heart by-pass surgery package that costs NZ $38,000.00
(PK 1,897,305.42) including the procedure, round-trip air-fare, and accommo-dations. That com-pares to a cost of NZ $110,000.00
(PK 5,492,199.90) to NZ $125,000.00
(PK 6,241,136.25) in the United States for the procedure alone.

As a medical destination, New Zealand has taken center stage for many California health plans. It offers a 12-hour flight from the West Coast for high quality and affordable acute procedures. Many patients are more comfortable having procedures in New Zealand than they are in other countries. It is a first world, English speaking, and culturally familiar country that maintains strict hygiene control standards in all hospitals. It also has rigorous standards of enforcement over the use of antibiotics. As a result, the rates of hospital-acquired infections are low. New Zealand also has a low incidence of HIV infection and the country offers a clean, green environment, which is ideal for recuperation.

New Zealand’s government regulations and policy allow the country to offer extremely cost competitive medical treatment. But the quality of care is just as important. Many of the hospitals used in medical travel in New Zealand undergo independent accreditation by Quality Health New Zealand (QHNZ), which is accredited by the international umbrella organization ISQua. A report issued by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund reveals that New Zealand has one of the world’s best healthcare systems. The country’s private hospitals rival the best in the world with the latest medical facilities and excellent accommodations. All facilities are staffed by experienced English-speaking doctors and nurses – many of whom have had training and experience in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain.

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Why New Zealand?

New Zealand has a very high quality healthcare system and costs are relatively lower than in many other developed countries. Combine these advantages with spectacular scenery, a sophisticated, multicultural society and friendly, open people, and you can see why New Zealand is a first choice destination for stress-free surgical and medical treatment.

Your Accommodation in Auckland
When you arrive in New Zealand, you will stay in a luxury hotel, lodge or apartment prior to your hospital treatment and also for a variable time (depending on your specialist’s advice) after your treatment. All our recommended accommodation is modern, well appointed and close to many of Auckland’s top attractions.
We will arrange a room for you at one of the following hotels. However, if you prefer we can book you into any of the luxury hotels in Auckland.
Hotels

  • The SKYCITY Grand, Auckland
  • Novotel Hotel - Ellerslie, Auckland

Apartments and lodges (self catering)
Apartments are all located near supermarkets and shopping centers. However, if you would like to arrange some help with shopping and other personal requirements.

  • CityLife - Auckland

How is New Zealand able to provide prices that are so much lower than the USA?
Having a total population of only 4 million, the New Zealand economy is much smaller and more geographically isolated than the USA with lower wage costs.
There are two medical systems in New Zealand; a publicly funded system which is essentially free to New Zealand residents and a private system for those who don't wish to wait and are willing to pay. The effect of the health insurance industry on the medical system is therefore less prevalent than in the USA, with market prices being led by the biggest funder of health care, the New Zealand Government.

In addition to this the private hospital system in New Zealand only treats non-acute arranged surgical patients. It does not have to cope with (or need the infrastructure for) trauma and chronic conditions, which are handled by the parallel public system. As a result the costs for running a private hospital are much less.

The New Zealand medical system runs on a "non tort" basis, with the Government covering most malpractice and medical accidents through the Accident Compensation scheme (ACC). ACC pays out more often and more appropriately than in the USA for rehabilitation and to correct genuine mistakes or accidents. It does not pay vast, lottery like sums and as a result malpractice insurance is dramatically less expensive, even though the chance of the patient receiving costs for rehabilitation and time off work is much higher.

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