About Braemar Hospital Ltd
Why choose a Braemar Hospital?
At Braemar patients can be assured of a quality service at competitive rates and the very latest of modern medical technology.
Braemar Hospital is 100% owned by the Braemar Charitable Trust – our surpluses are re-invested to provide the highest standards of surgical facilities and equipment.
GPs can be confident when they refer their patients to a Specialist credentialed at Braemar Hospital.
Services & Treatments
Specialities covered at Braemar
- Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
- Ear Nose and Throat
- Endoscopy Services
- Gastroenterology – including Pillcam and EUS
- General Surgery
- Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Paediatric Surgery
- Respiratory Medicine
- Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
- Urology and Lithotripsy
- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Over 100 credentialed specialists.
Braemar Hospital accepts all patients – regardless of which insurance company they may belong to, or indeed, regardless of whether they have insurance cover or not. All NZ health policies accepted including Southern Cross, Sovereign, Tower and others.
Braemar Hospital provides a full range of modern facilities and equipment designed to provide patients with the most appropriate level of care. These include a Special Care Unit (ICU/HDU) and day facilities.
Braemar Hospital provides a growing list of non surgical and investigative specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, endoscopy, gastroenterology, oncology, respiratory medicine and oncology.
Braemar Hospital provides a growing range of extended care services including cardio-vascular laboratory, physiotherapy, pain management services, laboratory, radiology and district nursing referrals.
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for selected services
Definitions of Services
Medical Specialists in this area are called Cardiothoracic Surgeons (Sometimes referred to as Heart Surgeons),There are two main types of Cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiac surgery involves the heart and large blood vessels around it, and thoracic surgery (surgery inside the chest) involves the lungs and any other thoracic organ. They may be separate surgical specialties or combined as cardiothoracic surgery. Generally, this surgery covers treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).more
An Endoscopist performs an Endoscopy. This involves examining the inside of the body with an endoscope, a lighted, flexible instrument that has a small camera on the tip. There are many types of endoscopes, and endoscopy, named according to the organs or areas they are used to examine (e.g. arthroscopy examines joints; bronchoscopy examines the lungs; cystoscopy examines the bladder and urethra; laparoscopy may examine the ovaries, appendix or other abdominal organs; colonoscopy examines the bowel). An endoscope is passed through a natural body opening (e.g. mouth) or a small incision. Small instruments can be inserted through an endoscope and used to take samples of tissues for analysis (biopsy), to remove material (e.g. removing polyps during a colonoscopy), or to carry out a surgical procedure.more
A Gastroenterologist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the digestive system (Gastroenterology). These may affect the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), rectum, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. more
General surgery takes its name from general medicine, and is a surgical specialty focusing on the torso and abdominal organs and is undertaken by a General Surgeon. This may include the intestines comprising the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. It also often deals with diseases and disorders involving the skin and breasts.more
Gynaecology is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system, including the uterus, ovaries and vagina, and associated organs and structures. Gynaecologists treat a wide range of conditions, including cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva; urinary incontinence; painful, heavy or absent menstrual periods; infertility; prolapse of pelvic organs; and infections of the vagina, cervix and uterus.more
Oral & maxillofacial surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery specialises in treatment of the mouth, face and jaws. (‘Maxillo’ comes from maxilla, the major bone of the upper jaw.) There is a wide range of procedures. Dentoalveolar surgery (to the teeth and bone that surrounds it) includes: removing and transplanting teeth; inserting dental implants; soft tissue or bone grafting; apicectomy (root tip removal); pericision or fibrotomy (detachment of the fibres that attach the tooth to the bone via the gum); and frenectomy (removal of tissue). Orthognathic surgery treats conditions of the face and jaws related to structure and growth, temporomandibular (TMJ) joint (the jaw joint); malocclusions (improper bites) or other orthodontic problems. Maxillofacial surgery includes treating trauma (injuries) such as broken teeth and jaws, and tissue trauma. It also treats a range of other disorders, including of the soft tissues and salivary glands.more
Orthopaedic surgery is concerned with treating conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat a wide range of problems, including trauma (injury), sports injuries, degenerative diseases (e.g. arthritis), infections, tumours and congenital disorders (those present at birth). Various procedures to treat the knee, shoulder and hip are among the most commonly performed surgery.more
Otolaryngology deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck, including the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat). Otolaryngology is commonly called ENT.more
Paediatric surgery involves treatment of diseases and disorders in foetuses, infants (including neonatal or newborn), children and adolescents. There are many specialised surgical areas, such as cardiothoracic (heart), nephrology (kidneys), neurosurgery (nervous system), and urological (urinary system) surgery. Paediatric surgery is commonly used for a wide range of conditions, many related to congenital malformations (birth defects), such as cleft lip and palate, or developmental defects, such as abdominal hernias and undescended testes. Surgery may also be related to social practices, such as male circumcision.more
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive surgery involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring the restoration, correction or improvement in the shape and appearance of the body structures that are defective or damaged at birth or by injury, disease, growth or development. It includes all aspects of cosmetrc surgery. For example, Plastic Surgeons treat Craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate; cancer of the skin, and head and neck; burns; trauma (especially facial and hand); breast reconstruction; chronic wounds etc.more
Respiratory medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and breathing. The lungs, located within the chest, bring oxygen to the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from it. When you breathe in, air passes through the throat into the trachea (windpipe). The base of the trachea divides into the right and left bronchi (tubes). These divide again and again, becoming smaller and smaller until the smallest airways, the alveoli, are reached. Oxygen moves across the walls of the alveoli and enters the bloodstream. After passing through the heart the arteries carry it throughout the body. Carbon dioxide is passed from the blood into the alveoli and is breathed out of the lungs. A range of conditions affect the respiratory system. Common problems include asthma, involving inflammation of the bronchi, which makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Sleep apnoea is characterised by a reduction or pause of airflow during sleep. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema.more
Urologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system (urinary system and genital organs) in males. The urinary system is made up of: the kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), bladder, sphincter muscles (muscles around the opening of the bladder into the urethra) and urethra (tube that carries urine to the outside of the body). Male reproductive organs include the penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and prostate (a walnut-sized gland situated between the bladder and the penis and in front of the rectum). Urologists may treat a variety of conditions, including: benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland; prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate); prostate cancer; bladder cancer; haematuria (blood in the urine, which may be caused by problems with the kidneys, bladder or prostate, or blockages in the ureter); kidney failure (when the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood or control the amount of water in your body); stones which form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system; proteinuria (protein in the urine which may indicate a problem with the kidneys); bladder control problems such as incontinence or retention; and urinary tract infections (UTIs).more
Vascular surgeons specialise in managing diseases & disorders that affect the blood vessels (the arteries and veins) with a variety of therapies, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. Procedures to treat arteries and veins include angiography (performed to view blood vessels in many areas of the body), stenting (inserting a small tube to keep a blood vessel open), repair of an aneurysm (an abnormal widening or ballooning of part of a vein or artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel); and treatment of obstructions in arteries, as well as other conditions.more