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Mr Francois Van Der Westhuizen

Specialist

Qualifications

MB ChB 1993 Orange Free State; MMed (Orth Surg) 2003 Pretoria

Profile

I have done my undergraduate studies at the University of the Free State’s Medical School  and qualified in 1993.

Practiced as a General Practitioner before starting my Postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria. Received a Masters of Medicine - Orthopaedic surgery in April 2003.

I was in full time private practise from 2003 to 2019  in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

I have emigrated to New Zealand in  June 2019 and is living and practicing as Orthopaedic surgeon in Rotorua.

Motivated by the fast evolving technologies and surgical techniques in Orthopaedic surgery, I am committed to keep up to date with these developments. I am visiting leading Orthopaedic surgeons and attending national and international congresses on a regular basis. This allows me to improve my surgical skills and ultimately patient’s care.

Interests

  • Arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee surgery
  • Shoulder, hip and knee joint replacements
  • Sport injuries with soft tissue reconstruction of the upper limb, hip and knee joints

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gender

Male / Tāne

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Francois Van Der Westhuizen is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

Rotorua Hospital

Taupō Hospital

Private Services

Kuirau Surgical Centre - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

1239 Ranolf Street, Rotorua

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital